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Brown Bird's Dave Lamb faces a crisis, and his fans have his back in a big way.
Spend a few minutes hanging at the warm side of street musicians’ guitar case, lost in the rawness of word and melody, and a niggling sense will creep into your reverie: Playing for quarters and raggedy dollar bills is a scary way to make a living. That musician, however, might have paying gigs too. Hell, they might even tour with a partner or band. What a life! Unfortunately, no…Continue
Posted by Angus Edward on May 18, 2013 at 11:00am
Rivers flood broad expanses of the Southern imagination. The mythic Mississippi rolls through literature, our watery national spine, by turns torpid and apocalyptic. But there are countless intimate tributaries and every Southerner knows one. Flowing water provides blessed relief in summer, spiritual cleansing and profane recreation. If you grew up messing around in creeks and rivers, you pushed through thick, brown water past insect skaters skimming the surface in sunny pools -…Continue
Posted by Bob Moses on May 18, 2013 at 11:00am
Posted by Bill Frater on May 18, 2013 at 10:00am
Though country music is most typically associated with the Southern United States, its impact has been felt all around the world. In addition to Nashville and Texas exports, a strong but little-known strain developed among Australian aboriginals in the second half of the twentieth century.…Continue
Posted by hyperbolium.com on May 18, 2013 at 9:00am
It was definitely Billy Bragg's day, with a strong contender for performance of the year, not just of TGE. In comparison with the other stuff I saw, it's a bit like wondering how the rest got on when Mo Farah turned up for the dads' race at sports day...
It was probably the fifth or sixth time I've seen Billy over the last 25 years or so and the first that he's had a full band available throughout. We still got some solo and stripped-down numbers, but it was…Continue
Posted by Peter Wrench on May 18, 2013 at 1:30am
“I think there are a lot of ‘Delta’ bands out there, too, so we kind of get that ... people get confused,” said Holljes, the whip-smart singer of the North Carolina-based sextet (like Deborah Harry used to say about Blondie, Delta Rae is a group). “And I completely…Continue
Posted by Michael Bialas on May 17, 2013 at 11:47pm
The 29-year-old Texan, an old-school chanteuse with a contemporary lilt, has funded production of her second album via a community workshop and through…Continue
Posted by musicJJMG on May 17, 2013 at 11:34pm
How does the co-writing song process differ from the alone songwriting process you just wrote about?
Co-writing is quite different from writing alone. When I'm working on something alone I have complete freedom. Freedom to experiment, to make mistakes, to try things I'm quite sure won't work and the freedom to reconstruct whatever has come before and rebuild it like a bad water pump. When I'm working on a song with another writer there is the presence of…Continue
The ambitious new album See The Light, from Alabama quintet Fiddleworms is a cavalcade of styles with literally a parade of guest musicians including the University of North Alabama marching Band. The eleven original tracks are interspersed with snippets of radio sound effects and spoken word segments that flow from jazzy blues to stomping country rock fusion all centered around the lazy everyman vocals Russell Medford. The level of production and…Continue
Posted by Rick J Bowen on May 17, 2013 at 11:30am
There are very few singers or bands that have a 100% distinctive Trademark sound; but The Mavericks achieved that very early in their career and in the UK you still can’t go to a Wedding without being corralled onto the dance-floor as soon as you hear the opening bars to Dance The Night Away.
After breaking up in 2004 lead singer and songwriter, Raul pursued a successful solo career visiting the UK several times…Continue
Posted by Alan Harrison on May 17, 2013 at 8:00am