Peter Christopherson
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  • The Troubadors
  • Trashville Records
  • Steve McCormick
  • Ghost of a Dog
  • Clubhouse Records UK
  • Bob Harris
  • Maverick Festival
  • Lisa McCarville
  • Sin City Shilah
  • Nancy K Dillon
  • Shaun Belcher
  • The Medicine Show
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Peter Christopherson commented on Bill Kopp's blog post 'CD Review - Hymn for Her "Lucy and Wayne’s Smokin’ Flames"'
"How's about Vinegar Joe, the combined tonsils of Robert Palmer and Elkie Brooks? Now they COULD (and DID) rock."
May 7, 2013
Peter Christopherson commented on Jela Webb's blog post 'The Deep Dark Woods, The Haunt (Brighton, UK) 8/25/12'
"I totally agree Jela. There were two d*ckheads at the bar who never shut up, plus constant BVs from the bar staff themselves. I ended up having words with them, which didn't make me Mr Popular. Still, with DDW I find the best technique is…"
Sep 4, 2012
Peter Christopherson commented on No Depression's blog post 'Marty Stuart interview contest and free album stream of 'Nashville Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down''
"Is it true you now own the orchard where Roy Orbison's house stood?"
Apr 24, 2012
Peter Christopherson commented on hyperbolium.com's blog post 'Sara Petite - Doghouse Rose (Sweet P, 2009)'
"Sara is playing in London three times while she's here with the Sugar Daddies - all at the Leadenhall Americana Festival in the City of London. Currently (but may be subject to change) Thursday 8th July lunchtime, Friday 9th July evening and…"
Jun 5, 2010
Peter Christopherson joined Christene LeDoux's group
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Aug 4, 2009
Peter Christopherson replied to Clubhouse Records UK's discussion 'The Clubhouse is open...' in the group UK Based ND'ers
"Hi there Two Fingers Of Firewater would be happy to contribute to your compilation CD. I'm thinking perhaps one of our live recordings rather than an album track. We have a great version of our live performance favourite Satan Your Kingdom…"
May 17, 2009
Peter Christopherson commented on Andy's event 'WENSTOCK Folk Festival - Real Ale Real Folk Real Moths Real Maidens'
"Sod it. Busy all day that day. Was tempted though."
Apr 6, 2009
Peter Christopherson replied to country danny's discussion 'Who are the 'Best of British'...' in the group UK Based ND'ers
"Shameless plug then ... Two Fingers Of Firewater supporting Dale Watson from Austin at the Luminaire on June 24th - and also playing a festival in Hampshire with the Toy Hearts on July 12th. Other dates for TFOF include the Betsey Trotwaood on April…"
Mar 25, 2009
Peter Christopherson joined Andy's group
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UK Based ND'ers

It's what it says on the tin!
Mar 25, 2009
Peter Christopherson posted videos
Mar 17, 2009
Peter Christopherson posted photos
Mar 17, 2009
Peter Christopherson is now a member of No Depression Americana and Roots Music
Mar 17, 2009

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Two Fingers Of Al Perkins

Described by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris as “chaotic – but wonderful”, Surrey-based band Two Fingers Of Firewater have recently made hundreds of new friends across the UK on their recent ‘review-style’ tour with US slide guitar legend Al Perkins, San Franciscan singer Brigitte Demeyer and Chris Donahue and Brady Blade, the bass and drums combo behind Emmylou Harris’ Spyboy project.

Much of the set consisted of reworkings of classic early Seventies songs by The Byrds, Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers, for who Al Perkins provided pedal steel guitar on their original recordings. From “Take Me Back To The Country”, a tune written by Perkins, who said at the time “this country rock thing will never work” to classic Parsons/Harris duets such as “Love Hurts” and “That’s All It Took”. TFOF evoked the spirit of the Californian pre-Eagles country rock movement.

In their own original song set they show how they are revising the sound for modern audiences for whom the names of the original artists mean little or nothing. Using strong melody lines, meaningful lyrics and a high standard of musicianship, the band vary their instrumental line-up by using pedal steel guitar, mandolin, accordion and synthesiser to augment their guitar, bass, drums line-up. The distinctive country twang is provided by acoustic guitars and Telecasters, but the music never slips into C&W territory. Lyrically they are as likely to sing about the South Bank Girl who “walks by with a pen in her hair” as they are to “count the grains of sand and count the rain” along the Endless Highway “back to you again”.

With work complete on their own farm-based recording and rehearsal studio, the band are looking to augment the songs on their debut CD, released in May 2008, with a new set that will play to festival audiences throughout the summer of 2009. In the autumn two UK tours are being lined and a US expedition is being mooted for 2010.

For more information visit the band's MySpace page

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At 2:02pm on December 22, 2009, Jefferson Ross said…
THANKS FOR THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP, T.F.O.F.!!!
At 6:24am on March 20, 2009, The Medicine Show said…


Thanks for hooking up to the Medicine Show hope hope you can join me for the show sometime, I open and monitor the chat frame at www.houseconcert.eu Wednesdays 10pm GMT (Check local times)
Rob Ellen
At 8:06am on March 17, 2009, No Depression said…
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