Brendan Cooke
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A video by Brendan Cooke was featured

Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer - "Willie Of Winsbury"

Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer perform Willie Of Winsbury at the 2014 Folk Awards
Brendan Cooke commented on Plain Sense's blog post '35 Years Ago Music Wept with the Passing of a Charismatic Genius'
"Yes really great post and tribute to Lowell....Feat were my favourite rock band of the 70's and remember being gutted when I heard  Lowell had died. Thankfully I got to see him and the band in 77 I think it was...great show in…"
Jul 3
Brendan Cooke posted videos
Jul 1
2 videos by Brendan Cooke were featured
Jun 27
Brendan Cooke replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"lovely stuff, Jeff and a fine follow up to the excellent Lion's Roar"
Jun 12
Brendan Cooke replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"his best for ages...agreed "
Jun 12
Brendan Cooke commented on Garrett Cash's blog post 'Hot Club of Cowtown - One of the Greatest Shows I've Ever Seen'
"What a great review and excellent backstory, glad you got in to the gig and enjoyed it so much. I have seen HCOC quite a few times now and they never ever disappoint...absolutely brilliant live act and the way this type of music…"
Jun 10
Brendan Cooke replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"excellent album, Stevie...but what do you expect from the great Will Johnson?"
Jun 9
Brendan Cooke replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"not out here yet....16 June I think so not long to wait...loved her first two albums!"
Jun 8
Brendan Cooke replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"This sounds interesting!!"
Jun 8
Brendan Cooke replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"These are the albums that I have been spinning most recently... Centro-Matic "Take Pride In Your Long Odds" The Rails "Fair Warning" Dave and Phil Alvin "Common Ground Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt "For Keeps" Joe…"
Jun 8
Brendan Cooke commented on Gretchen Peters's blog post 'Letter To A Young Artist'
"and now we know why you are one of the best contemporary singer-songwriters around...sage advice indeed....particularly like the "know your elders" bit."
Jun 4

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How I got in to Americana...

I suppose the recent passing of Richie Hayward of Little Feat got me thinking about my past and particularly the 1970s and how I got into this style of music in the first place. Naturally I got to thinking about the records that introduced me and got me hooked. Not necessarily the best records made in the genre (though some of them probably are) but those that provided me with an introduction into that wide musical territory we sometimes call Americana(whatever that is!). I was going to do…


Posted on August 30, 2010 at 6:30am

Richmond Fontaine 28February Bury

Never seen a bad show by Willy and the boys and this was better than most. Richmond Fontaine ,thankfully , are frequent visitors to our shores(UK) and have built up an enthusiastic and loyal following. They toured to promote "We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River" only last Autumn and though still obviously promoting this their set wasn't over reliant on the new stuff, excellent though it is.

Sunday's gig at Bury Met was all the better for the presence of Paul Brainard,… Continue

Posted on March 2, 2010 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

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At 10:22am on February 28, 2013, NoDepression said…

Hi Brendan,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent comment on a concert review here on No Depression. It means a lot to the folks who blog and post other content here to know that it's being noticed and appreciated. Since the majority of content on this site is crowd-sourced, community involvement is what makes everything here on ND possible. So, thanks again for taking the time to post comments - we really appreciate it!

- Lucca at No Depression

At 4:12pm on February 16, 2013, Karen Johnson said…

I'm glad we're friends - You have impeccable taste - Gene and Carla were so good together - and, yes, Gene was my favorite - (and we were friends, if ever so briefly)... Cheers to you and yours!

At 1:11am on April 15, 2012, John Henry Rigley said…

Morning Brendan , ya only three weeks to go , the line up is very strong ,looking forward to seeing you ,take care John .

At 3:53pm on December 1, 2011, Hal Bogerd said…

Glad to be your overrated  (or is it underrated) pal.


At 4:12am on May 17, 2011, John Henry Rigley said…
Hi Brendan ,it was great to see you again at the rhythm roots festival ,sorry i left so fast near the end of Doug Paisley set ,i was already late for Sam Amidon - my highlights were Kort , Frontier Ruskus ,Mary Gauthier and Drive by Truckers - did you enjoy John Grant - my rhythm roots pictures are on facebook - John Rigley
At 1:38pm on January 16, 2011, Elvis Fontenot said…
Cheers for the Add Brendan - Declan said you were off to see Elizabeth Cook? Enjoy!
At 12:23am on November 5, 2010, Sue Abel said…
Hey.. I just LOVE my picture of me and Big P!!
Everytime I look at it, I grin like a loon.. it was a big deal for me! :-)
At 2:15pm on November 4, 2010, Sue Abel said…
Hey Brendan!

Thanks for pointing me over here... great stuff!
I keep having sneaky peeks at your page, just so I can get the gist of all that goes on.
I keep meaning to add some stuff, but then I get lost in reading through the archive instead haha!
At 11:38am on September 28, 2010, RP N10 said…
Thanks for the add.
At 8:39am on September 27, 2010, RP N10 said…
You mentioned the singer songwriter show Friday. here's the scoop on the series of 4:

Coming up next week, songwriters' circle series. I had a ticket to the Lovevtt,Hiatt,Ely show and it was excellent. I was at the last one too but less impressed ; more like 3 solo sets in turn.

Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega and Loudon Wainwright, BBC Four, 10pm, 1st October.

Boo Hewerdine, Chris Difford and Justin Corrie, BBC Four, 10pm, 8th October.

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt and Joe Ely, BBC Four, 10pm, 15th October

David Gray, KT Tunstall and Ray LeMontagne, BBC Four, 10pm 22nd October

Before each show there will be a 'Singer-Songwriters' at the BBC' compilation, BBC Four, 9pm. This four part-long archive compilation digs deep into the BBC vaults to explore the burgeoning singer-songwriter genre that exploded at the dawn of the '70s and became one of the defining styles of that decade. Programme sources include Old Grey Whistle Test, In concert, Top of the Pops, Sounds for Saturday.


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