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What song outside of the folk, Americana, country or blues tradition could be re-interpreted into a viable song of that genre?
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Through the years I heard re-arranged interpretations of many songs that, when written, were never intended to be performed the way some artists performed them. Some worked. Others didn't. Many songs…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Studebaker Hoch Mar 14.

Some Great Singers Not From Country-Americana Music's Heartland
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It occured to me that over the years many great country, Americana, folk, blues artists don't all come from the part of the United States associated with this type of music. Original country music…Continue

Tags: Blues, Traditional, Folk, Americana, Country

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom McD Feb 27, 2011.

 

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Studebaker Hoch replied to John Apice's discussion 'What song outside of the folk, Americana, country or blues tradition could be re-interpreted into a viable song of that genre?'
"The Replacements used to do "Goddamn Job" country style"
Mar 14
Colin Lazzerini replied to John Apice's discussion 'What song outside of the folk, Americana, country or blues tradition could be re-interpreted into a viable song of that genre?'
"I used to perform the old standard "Just Friends" - a favoured Charlie Parker vehicle which consequently achieved status in the be-bop canon - as reggae.  It works very well.  For me, one of the requirements of "a good…"
Mar 14
Bruce Brantley replied to John Apice's discussion 'What song outside of the folk, Americana, country or blues tradition could be re-interpreted into a viable song of that genre?'
"The Reggae classic Johnny Too Bad as a country blues by Dave Alvin"
Mar 13
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Mark Ripp - Quiet Again (Album Review)

At first glance of the CD cover art I try to determine what kind of a journey I am going to embark on musically. When I received Mark Ripp's new collection "Quiet Again," I was a little confused. The title of the CD gave me an impression of an all-acoustic set with spare instruments and lots of interesting little story songs.  But, the cover art had this old fashioned looking microphone, a rugged bearded Steve Earle cowboy hat wearing red-shirted J.J. Cale looking dude.My mind began to suggest…See More
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Mark Ripp - Quiet Again (Album Review)

At first glance of the CD cover art I try to determine what kind of a journey I am going to embark on musically. When I received Mark Ripp's new collection "Quiet Again," I was a little confused. The title of the CD gave me an impression of an all-acoustic set with spare instruments and lots of interesting little story songs.  But, the cover art had this old fashioned looking microphone, a rugged bearded Steve Earle cowboy hat wearing red-shirted J.J. Cale looking dude.My mind began to suggest…See More
Jan 29
Mike Dann commented on John Apice's blog post 'Bow Thayer featuring Levon Helm – Spend it All (Album Review)'
"This came out before the 3 PTW albums and the last one  EDEN  that came out this year is still getting air play. It is amazing how he plays his electric banjo and the writing is supurb. All his stuff is available on his website…"
Dec 20, 2013
John Apice left a comment for Mark Ripp
"If you're a friend of Mr. Hornblast that's recommendation enough. It would be a pleasure to give a listen and an assessment. For a comprehensive review please send a copy of your CD with press info / bio etc to my attention. Because some…"
Dec 15, 2013
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Esther Golton – Stay Warm (Album Review)

With a voice somewhere between Ferron, Eleanor McEvoy, Heather Nova and Cindy Bullens – this collection of tunes by dulcimer / flute musician Esther Golton is delightful the way a McGarrigles Sisters album always was.“Stay Warm” starts with a cover of Christine Kane’s “Overjoyed” and segues into the stirring “Nectarina and Avocado” where Esther displays her dulcimer and flute to good effect. This song is so McGarrigles-feeling that I couldn't help but wish Esther had worked with those two…See More
Dec 14, 2013
A blog post by John Apice was featured

Esther Golton – Stay Warm (Album Review)

With a voice somewhere between Ferron, Eleanor McEvoy, Heather Nova and Cindy Bullens – this collection of tunes by dulcimer / flute musician Esther Golton is delightful the way a McGarrigles Sisters album always was.“Stay Warm” starts with a cover of Christine Kane’s “Overjoyed” and segues into the stirring “Nectarina and Avocado” where Esther displays her dulcimer and flute to good effect. This song is so McGarrigles-feeling that I couldn't help but wish Esther had worked with those two…See More
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Dec 10, 2013
photo cowboy commented on John Apice's blog post 'Bow Thayer featuring Levon Helm – Spend it All (Album Review)'
"it is Bow Thayer & the Perfect Trainwreck and after doing some on line checking it says it was released in 2010 but for some reason i am thinking i had it back much earlier but oh well memory is fooled again -"
Dec 10, 2013
photo cowboy commented on John Apice's blog post 'Bow Thayer featuring Levon Helm – Spend it All (Album Review)'
"this harks back to the first 2 Bow Thayer & The Trainwreck's disc which were recorded at Levon's studio go give a listen to the Bottom of the Sky which is the second disc - a good one that deserves more listening - i kind of lost track…"
Dec 10, 2013
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Esther Golton – Stay Warm (Album Review)

With a voice somewhere between Ferron, Eleanor McEvoy, Heather Nova and Cindy Bullens – this collection of tunes by dulcimer / flute musician Esther Golton is delightful the way a McGarrigles Sisters album always was.“Stay Warm” starts with a cover of Christine Kane’s “Overjoyed” and segues into the stirring “Nectarina and Avocado” where Esther displays her dulcimer and flute to good effect. This song is so McGarrigles-feeling that I couldn't help but wish Esther had worked with those two…See More
Dec 9, 2013
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Marc Douglas Berardo - Whalebone (Album Review)

It’s always difficult to review, endorse or suggest an unfamiliar rising artist to an audience of readers / music lovers without comparing that artist somewhat with artists who have come before.A point of reference is required to give a hint to the reader what they are to experience and if their interest would be piqued. After all, to serious music lovers music is quite personal. Not every artist is back ground music. Some require time and patience to listen and hopefully, appreciate.Marc…See More
Dec 8, 2013
A blog post by John Apice was featured

The Dancing Hats – We Are All Still Friends (Album Review)

I’m coming a little late to this release, but decided to write something because I began to listen to it more than once and that’s a sure sign that something's likeable and special here.Released in October 2013 -- this is a rousing and melodic little collection -- with well-balanced male and female vocals.The Dancing Hats has an aggressive approach similarly exemplified by bands such as Great Big Sea, the Oyster Band and Spirit of the West. The drums are just an inch from being considered…See More
Dec 7, 2013
Mike Dann commented on John Apice's blog post 'BOW THAYER – SPEND IT ALL – Featuring Levon Helm – Crooked Root Records 2006'
"http://youtu.be/rEM7ywZK_6s  Here is a recently posted video of the Stone Kid recording with Levon laying down the beat like no one else. FYI The saxaphone playing on this album is non other then Morphine's Dana Colley !"
Dec 6, 2013

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Mark Ripp - Quiet Again (Album Review)

At first glance of the CD cover art I try to determine what kind of a journey I am going to embark on musically. When I received Mark Ripp's new collection "Quiet Again," I was a little confused. The title of the CD gave me an impression of an all-acoustic set with spare instruments and lots of interesting little story songs.  But, the cover art had this old fashioned looking microphone, a rugged bearded Steve Earle cowboy hat wearing red-shirted J.J. Cale looking…

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Posted on January 29, 2014 at 2:30pm

Esther Golton – Stay Warm (Album Review)

With a voice somewhere between Ferron, Eleanor McEvoy, Heather Nova and Cindy Bullens – this collection of tunes by dulcimer / flute musician Esther Golton is delightful the way a McGarrigles Sisters album always was.

“Stay Warm” starts with a cover of Christine Kane’s “Overjoyed” and segues into the stirring “Nectarina and Avocado” where Esther displays her dulcimer and flute to good effect. This song is so McGarrigles-feeling that I couldn't help but…

Continue

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 5:00pm

Marc Douglas Berardo - Whalebone (Album Review)

It’s always difficult to review, endorse or suggest an unfamiliar rising artist to an audience of readers / music lovers without comparing that artist somewhat with artists who have come before.

A point of reference is required to give a hint to the reader what they are to experience and if their interest would be piqued. After all, to serious music lovers music is quite personal. Not every artist is back ground music. Some require time and patience to listen and hopefully,…

Continue

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 3:30pm

Bow Thayer featuring Levon Helm – Spend it All (Album Review)

This album – with its spooky Nosferatu with a 1940’s cruiser cover -- was released independently in 2006 but, with the passing of the beloved Levon Helm – this album by Bow Thayer deserves another listen. 

It’s almost like discovering new music by The Band – which would also qualify the three albums Rick Danko made with Danko / Fjeld / Andersen. But, that’s another review.…

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Posted on December 6, 2013 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

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At 12:11pm on July 18, 2013, Mark Richard Plake-Mazzu said…

Much thanks John, I truly appreciate all of your observations. There are some things I am already chewing on. And thank you for letting me include your remarks on my web site - Mark

At 8:15am on July 18, 2013, Mark Richard Plake-Mazzu said…

Thank you so much for your comments and observations on my music John. It's a privilege when anyone listens, and a further plus when someone with your knowledge provides insight and review on my work. With your permission, may I post your comments on my website? Let me know - Mark

At 11:36pm on April 7, 2013, Chris Smith said…

Many thanks John, both Stevie and I really appreciate your interest. Look forward to speaking with you again.

Kind regards

Chris

At 2:37pm on March 22, 2013, Tony Bonyata said…

Likewise, John. Been a member for awhile, but haven't had enough time to really dig in. Gotta change that. Best

At 8:09pm on January 21, 2013, Julia Westlin said…

Thank you John for your welcoming, and for the tip about this site :)
Every opportunity has something to bring!
Now i will upload my new music video for tonight  :)

Thank you again!
Julia Westlin

At 2:24pm on November 25, 2012, Michelle Fortier said…

Wow, John, what a wonderful review of Loretta. Stellar! 

I will start getting it out to the masses, and do a Trespass Music Post. 

I read the review to Loretta and it brought tears (happy of course) to both of our eyes. She's been at this a long time, and it's good to know that someone really knows her career and appreciates it.

Loretta and I would like to know if you would like to come to the Pete Seeger show,  November 30 in Lodi. She'd love to have you as her guest. Let me know

Thank you so much,

Michelle

At 2:40pm on October 23, 2012, Michelle Fortier said…

Hi John,

Thank you so much for getting back to me. I'll get some music right out to you. I appreciate you taking the time to welcome me to the community, and I look forward to learning about and hearing great music. 

All the best,

Michelle

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At 11:50am on September 12, 2012, William Pilgrim said…

Thanks for your reply John.  I am happy to provide our Soundcloud link or give you a code to download our album free of charge if you let me know which you prefer.

At 9:52am on September 10, 2012, Thomas Hine said…

Hey John, you're welcome and thank you.  Let me know if you like the sound and I'll glady get you a copy of new stuff in January.  Even though self-produced but not in the basement (read in one of your reviews . . .)!

 

At 2:37pm on April 12, 2012, james maddock said…

thanks john and thanks for taking the time to listen

 
 
 

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