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Tom Weber commented on Grant Alden's blog post 'How can a poor musician survive such times?'
"Artists should think about putting stuff out on vinyl, with a download code inside, either along with or instead of the CD release. There's a lot to be said about vinyl from a merch standpoint -- it's collectible, the artwork looks great…"
Dec 12, 2012
Tom Weber replied to Melissa James's discussion 'Searching for a Blues Folk Singer Songwriter'
"She's more coming out of gospel, and she played electric guitar, but check out Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll. The link is to an hour-long BBC documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyk5mvZH40Q Also, a name I…"
Aug 24, 2012
Tom Weber replied to victor pearson's discussion 'Townes van Zandt rarities'
"My favorite Townes song would have to be "The Hole". It's about as far from "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" as you can get."
Jul 31, 2012
Tom Weber replied to Gary Schwind's discussion 'Favorite "off-the-beaten-path" singer-songwriters'
"My favorites (featured in my documentary "Troubadour Blues", available for purchase at http://tomweberfilms.com) Peter Case Chris Smither Garrison Starr Sam Baker Mark Erelli"
Jul 24, 2012
Tom Weber commented on Tom Weber's blog post 'The 2010 Troubie Awards (may I have the envelope please?)'
"To be honest, Matthew, I don't even remember. That was a long time ago."
Feb 19, 2012
Matthew Francis Andersen commented on Tom Weber's blog post 'The 2010 Troubie Awards (may I have the envelope please?)'
"i'd like to hear more about the jagbags that opened for baker, et al, and then talked at the bar during sam's set. who were they??? let's allow readers to know their names."
Feb 19, 2012
A video by Tom Weber was featured

Sam Baker - "We Shall Overcome"

The anthem of the U.S. Civil Rights movement was adapted from various Baptist hymns by Zilphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Guy Carawan and Pete Seeger. Publishin...
Feb 2, 2012
Tom Weber commented on Jonathan Sanders's blog post 'Overexposed: Lana Del Rey, Saturday Night Live, and How Indie Music Hype Cannibalizes Its Young'
"Let me add to my rant that another ingredient of this phenomenon is a generation of indie musicians raised on the principle that there is no winner and every kid gets a trophy for participating."
Jan 27, 2012
Tom Weber commented on Jonathan Sanders's blog post 'Overexposed: Lana Del Rey, Saturday Night Live, and How Indie Music Hype Cannibalizes Its Young'
"This is a perfect illustration of what I see more and more in the YouTube era -- performers who have records and videos and get on big stages and TV shows without actually knowing how to play in front of an audience. Nearly every opening act I have…"
Jan 27, 2012
Tom Weber posted a video

"We Shall Overcome" by Sam Baker

The anthem of the U.S. Civil Rights movement was adapted from various Baptist hymns by Zilphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Guy Carawan and Pete Seeger. Publishin...
Jan 16, 2012
Tom Weber replied to Midwestern Lull's discussion 'What does the word "indie" mean anymore?'
"Same thing is happening in film, where "independent" used to mean it was done without support from a major studio or distributor (and usually with unknown actors). Richard Linklater's "Slacker" or Robert Rodriguez's…"
Jan 10, 2012
Tom Weber commented on robert sproul's blog post 'The King of California Comes to Gold Country: Interview with Dave Alvin'
"What I admire most about Dave Alvin is that he is always challenging himself, pushing himself to stretch his limitations and do something new. Both the Guilty Women and Guilty Men had great backup singers like the late Chris Gaffney and the very…"
Nov 16, 2011
Tom Weber commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win an autographed copy of Kenny Vaughan's new album 'V''
"I've loved his playing for a long time. Some of his best work, in my view, happened years ago, with Greg Garing on Lower Broadway (I never saw this but got some homemade CDs) and on RB Morris's fantastic, now out-of-print, solo record…"
Sep 16, 2011
Tom Weber replied to The Imperial Rooster's discussion 'Anyone else out there have a Kickstarter to share?'
"I recently ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise completion funds for my documentary, "Troubadour Blues," which thanks to the kindness of more than 160 supporters will be released on DVD this fall.   Although I had a great experience…"
Jul 12, 2011
Tom Weber commented on Jim Morrison's blog post 'Rock and Roll Adult: Garland Jeffreys Returns from In Between'
"Both "Escape Artist" (early '80s) and "Don't Call Me Buckwheat" (early '90s) were decade-defining records for me. I wore out one vinyl copy of each before buying the CDs. Garland Jeffreys has great ears -- he…"
Jun 7, 2011
Michael D Hansen commented on Tom Weber's video
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"The Fat Man" by John Fullbright

"Tom .... Greetings from Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.  Thanks so very much for posting this video. I believe that John Fullbright is a prodigious talent who has the potential to be anything he seeks to be. Having been to The Blue Door some years ago on…"
Apr 22, 2011

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The 2010 Troubie Awards (may I have the envelope please?)

(From Troubadour Blues: A Music Documentary -- http://www.troubadour-blues.com)



It's customary as December rolls around for the music industry to shower awards on the singers, players, producers, albums and individual songs that are judged the "best of" the preceding year.



This being America, the only standard we know by which to judge art is the almighty dollar. So, in practical terms, award season means…

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Posted on December 22, 2010 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Kenny Edwards, 1946-2010

Originally posted at www.troubadour-blues.com



In the last couple of years, mostly since principal photography was completed on Troubadour Blues, I'd been getting to know a California musician named Kenny Edwards. He wasn't in the film, but he made a big impression.



A masterful guitarist and mandolinist with a sweet tenor voice and a humble manner, Kenny was a gentle giant who didn't talk much but always… Continue

Posted on August 22, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Mary Gauthier Tells Her Own Story

(Originally posted on Troubadour Blues: A Music Documentary)



Mary Gauthier is on tour right now, doing about the most courageous thing I've ever seen an artist do. She gets up on stage in front of a roomful of strangers night after night and unflinchingly tells her life story: a litany of abandonment, resentment, trouble and pain, ending on notes of hope and redemption.…



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Posted on June 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Real As An Animal

Originally posted on Troubadour Blues: A Film by Tom Weber



A recent trip to Cleveland reminded me all over again what I liked about the "old" music business, before the Internet and cheap digital technology turned every kid with a guitar and a computer into an instant recording artist.



They were called The Lighthouse and The Whaler, they seem like nice people with nice parents who love them very much, and I… Continue

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 8:08am — 4 Comments

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