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Mary Sack commented on robert sproul's blog post 'The Warren Hellman Museum and the Music of the Great Recession'
"Really thorough overview of a great man and a great team that truly makes the world go 'round.  You nailed it when you said Warren was all about the music and musicians. That aura clearly surrounded him, and we are all better for it."
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The Warren Hellman Museum and the Music of the Great Recession

I'll be the first to admit that it's a little strange to be floating down the Rhone River in France, eating fois gras while writing an article on Warren Hellman, the Hellman Museum and the music that has emerged from the Great Recession of 2008.  I just finished reading two books "Detroit - An American Autopsy" by Charlie LeDuff  and “The Unwinding of America” By George Packer which really put a fine point on what the horrifying bottom looks like for  those who really got the short end of the…See More
Oct 2, 2013
Jon Mitguard commented on robert sproul's blog post 'Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"'
"Maurice is a major talent across a wide spectrum of talents. Perhaps the core is his writing which is top notch, but he also self produces the recordings and makes all the graphic design. We've enjoyed having him to our selves in the SF bay…"
Sep 10, 2013
Misisipi Mike Wolf commented on robert sproul's blog post 'Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"'
"It's high time that the rest of the world get in on one of California's best kept musical secrets. Maurice Tani is a five tool player in the music game: singer, songwriter, band leader, sideman and producer. How high will the river rise…"
Sep 9, 2013
Paul Griffiths commented on robert sproul's blog post 'Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"'
"A friend took me to a Maurice Tani: 77 El Deora show,  about 3 years ago at The Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco. I have been a fan ever since.  Great writing, great singing, great arrangements and great playing~he always uses very…"
Sep 9, 2013
Kathy Sands-Boehmer commented on robert sproul's blog post 'Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"'
"Thanks for putting a new artists on my radar.  There's just so much good talent out there...  impossible to find the hours in the day to listen to  it all.  I have to agree about the programming for "The…"
Sep 9, 2013
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Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"

I don’t pick up my mail regularly, which is not a good practice in my line of business, however one day I dropped by the mail room and found an envelope that contained two cd’s and a nice handwritten card from Tanya Pinkerton who is publicist for several up and coming Bay Area singer songwriters. One cd featured Maurice Tani with his partner Mike Anderson in a more or less acoustic setting and one with Tani's band 77 El Deora. Tanya had read my blogs on No Depression particularly the articles…See More
Sep 8, 2013
Barbee C. commented on robert sproul's blog post 'Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"'
"Great comments! I'll just add that I can play a classic 77 El Deora CD like "Hammer and Tongs" on a long drive to just about anywhere and cruise the entire way, wrapped in the dark cinematic beauty of his songs. I adore the man, the…"
Sep 8, 2013
Laynie Tzena commented on robert sproul's blog post 'Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"'
"Great article!  I’ve been listening to Maurice Tani’s songs for a while. You nailed it.  If you ask me, the man writes songs that are a lot like human nature: often beautiful, sometimes dark, and almost always more complex than…"
Sep 8, 2013
tom bockmon commented on robert sproul's blog post 'Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"'
"Long live Maurice Tani and 77 El Deora!! In the musically rich Bay Area the cream still rises to the top and that's where you'll find Maurice. I painted my soul "Flat Black" in tribute, in fact! And ditto Diana - why…"
Sep 7, 2013
Diana Hartman commented on robert sproul's blog post 'Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"'
"There is not a better lyricist around than Maurice Tani. The more you listen, the more you really hear. His collaboration with Mike Anderson is a rich one. The acoustic "Two Stroke" is unbelieveably good. And hey, next year the Hardly…"
Sep 7, 2013
Robby 'Mac' McCloskey commented on robert sproul's blog post 'Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"'
"Maurice Tani and 77 El Deora are the premiere Americana outfit in the Bay Area. Nice to see the rest of the country learning about him. He and his collaborators deserve to be discovered by a much larger audience."
Sep 7, 2013
Max Newton commented on robert sproul's blog post 'Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"'
"I've been a fan for a while now.  Maurice is as classic as Willy and Waylon and Merle.  It can not be overstated how deeply great is this man's music.  Voice ain't bad, either.  Keep paying attention. "
Sep 7, 2013
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Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"

I don’t pick up my mail regularly, which is not a good practice in my line of business, however one day I dropped by the mail room and found an envelope that contained two cd’s and a nice handwritten card from Tanya Pinkerton who is publicist for several up and coming Bay Area singer songwriters. One cd featured Maurice Tani with his partner Mike Anderson in a more or less acoustic setting and one with Tani's band 77 El Deora. Tanya had read my blogs on No Depression particularly the articles…See More
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The Warren Hellman Museum and the Music of the Great Recession

I'll be the first to admit that it's a little strange to be floating down the Rhone River in France, eating fois gras while writing an article on Warren Hellman, the Hellman Museum and the music that has emerged from the Great Recession of 2008.  I just finished reading two books "Detroit - An American Autopsy" by Charlie LeDuff…

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Posted on October 2, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Maurice Tani: "Are you listening? We're taking calls"

I don’t pick up my mail regularly, which is not a good practice in my line of business, however one day I dropped by the mail room and found an envelope that contained two cd’s and a nice handwritten card from Tanya Pinkerton who is publicist for several up and coming Bay Area singer songwriters. One cd featured Maurice Tani with his partner Mike Anderson in a more or less acoustic setting and one with Tani's band 77 El Deora. Tanya had read my blogs on No Depression particularly…

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Posted on September 7, 2013 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

The Daniel Castro Band: Everything Old is New Again: Part 2

Daniel Castro was fifteen years old when his brother Mario died.  His passion remained the blues even though by the time he entered high school anybody interested in being in a band was into rock.  On Tom Mazzolini's Blues by the Bay radio show yesterday he featured an old interview with Bobby "Blue" Bland who passed away the prior week. Bobby Blue Bland was talking about the difference between blues and rock music.  "Rock is all about the beat. Blues music is about the story.  And…

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Posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Daniel Castro Band: Everything Old is New Again: Part 1

I had been working on a story about the Warren Hellman Museum and the music from the Great Recession when I was approached a few weeks ago by my friend David Perper to come see his new band, The Daniel Castro Band.  I'm not in the habit of writing about new bands or bands that I know little about.  I told David that I couldn't write a decent review for a Pink or a Fun concert if my life depended on it.  I'm not interested in that music nor do I know much about the influences or the…

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Posted on June 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

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