News overnight that Joy Kills Sorrow have joined the list of bands on indefinite hiatus which seems to have become the new "broken up". They were rare visitors to Europe and didn't make it past the small clubs which is a shame because they were a lot of fun to watch and listen to. They'll be missed but hopefully the component parts will re-surface soon on stages near by.
From their website:
To our dear friends and our faithful followers,
We're just back from…Continue
Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment
<Disclaimer: any terms of a qualitative nature used in this post represent exclusively my own opinions and in no way purport to assert a general qualitative claim with respect to the intrinsic worth, artistic or otherwise.> That should keep Not-really-that-Easy Ed off my case.
According to the gig diary, which is normally reliable, I made it to 65 gigs through 2013. Three of these were festivals – a 1 dayer and 2 days of a 3 dayer. The artist count is nudging 180…Continue
Posted on December 22, 2013 at 2:21am — 2 Comments
I’ve had a long list running since the summer and found it being added it to at least monthly as 2013 has seen some inspiring new music as well as a treasure or two from the vaults of history. Given the ferocity of the competition I decided to go for a Big Tune differentiator ie no matter how good the quality of the performance there had to be a number of truly excellent songs in there to get it over the line.
1 Sara Petite – Circus Comes To Town
Posted on December 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments
Last summer Bob Weir arranged a concert at his TRI studies to celebtrae what would have been Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday. The webcast was reviewed at the time by Jim Moulton (founder of the ND Grateful Dead group).
In October Eagle Rock issued a truncated - 159 minutes - cut of the show interspersed with interviews of people reminiscing of time…Continue
Posted on December 15, 2013 at 9:30am
It was quite an experience seeing Suzy Bogguss in this picture book theatre in leafy Canton around 45 minutes north of Atlanta. The promoters of these shows are local people dedicated to bringing great music to their community and worked front of house making sure all went smoothly for the almost sold out crowd.
Suzy Bogguss, accompanied as ever by her personal wrecking crew Pat Bergeson (guitar, harmonica) and Charlie Chadwick (double bass) took the stage shortly after 8…Continue
Posted on June 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments