Now, I don't blog all that often, but when I do, you know it's worth waiting for, right? Well, eyes down and hold the frontpage: a new ‘supergroup’ is born. The as yet unnamed project has been beavering away in an old barn outside the northern Italian town of Pavia, and features the collective talents of former Green On Red man Chris Cacavas, Edward Abbiati of Italian roots-rockers Lowlands, Bob Dylan, Giant Sand and Warren Zevon drummer Winston Watson and Marah and Jason Molina…Continue
Posted on August 30, 2013 at 8:00am
How's it going?
Last time I wrote we were preparing for UK dates by Lowlands. Well, as expected they went down a storm. They played four gigs in all, in Newport, Norwich, Southend-on-Sea and London. I wasn't there but by all accounts they had a particularly good time in Southend at The Railway Hotel, a venue that's no stranger to great gigs.
The tour culminated on the Sunday night at Brixton's…Continue
Posted on December 1, 2012 at 6:00am
OK, it's been a while since my last post.
You'll know that we'd been gearing up for a run of dates by songwriter and violinist Chiara Giacobbe. These were Chiara's first solo dates outside Italy, having previously played in London with her old band Lowlands and, last December, accompanying Italian-born, UK-based singer songwriter…Continue
Posted on October 17, 2012 at 11:00am
You’ll remember I wrote a couple of months ago about working on a record with the talented young Italian violinist Chiara Giacobbe, formerly of the band Lowlands. Well, the record she made – generally with me just scratching my balls on the studio sofa – is now ready to go. In fact, it’s actually called Ready To Go! How’s that for happenstance?
UK readers will be delighted to know that she’s lined up a handful…Continue
Posted on July 21, 2012 at 11:00am