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John Graveling commented on robert sproul's blog post 'St. Paul & the Broken Bones Lay Down the Gospel - The Chapel (San Francisco, CA - April 22, 2014)'
"Saw them play their first U.K. show on Thursday, albeit a short opening set for Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. They went down well and to my ears much of what they played reminded me much of Van Morrison in his "It's Too Late To Stop…"
May 24
robert sproul commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a Copy of the Compilation Album All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman'
"Seeing the Hour Glass at the Filmore.  Not the best but certainly memorable.  There were so many hack band of the week running around. The Hour Glass appeared with very little publicity. I think they had been playing bars in Aspen…"
May 6
Miss Holly commented on robert sproul's blog post 'St. Paul & the Broken Bones Lay Down the Gospel - The Chapel (San Francisco, CA - April 22, 2014)'
"We also saw St. Paul et al. at Bristol last year and returned to our 'regular' lives shouting their praises right and left.   Caught the boys again at The Handlebar in Greenville SC (opening for Jason Isbell) and had a chance to…"
May 4
robert sproul commented on robert sproul's blog post 'St. Paul & the Broken Bones Lay Down the Gospel - The Chapel (San Francisco, CA - April 22, 2014)'
"David. I totally agree with your view on the new batch of retro soul singers as well as you assessment of  St. Paul. If this band hooks up with the likes of Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn they will be in good hands.  Daptone is probably doing…"
May 3
David Wright commented on robert sproul's blog post 'St. Paul & the Broken Bones Lay Down the Gospel - The Chapel (San Francisco, CA - April 22, 2014)'
"I appreciate the love shown for St. Paul & the Broken Bones. Mayer Hawthorn, Nick Waterhouse and Jesse Dee are all referenced in this review.  I respect Jesse Dee and look forward to seeing him again next week. at the NC Brewers &…"
May 2
James McKelvey commented on robert sproul's blog post 'St. Paul & the Broken Bones Lay Down the Gospel - The Chapel (San Francisco, CA - April 22, 2014)'
"St. Paul and the Broken Bones played a sail away show on Cayamo this year and there was a somewhat larger ship at dock with us.   During their set Janeway gave a shout out from the stage to the passengers on the other…"
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St. Paul & the Broken Bones Lay Down the Gospel - The Chapel (San Francisco, CA - April 22, 2014)

There's been  a lot written lately about the "demise" of the music industry.  PopMatters featured an editorial about what they refer to as the 1% -2% number. That's the number of music customers who visit iTunes and actually purchase the song that they sample.With the fragmentation of music, the focus on songs versus albums, and file sharing cutting out the artists, country, folk and soul groups who get back to the basics, like St. Paul & the Broken Bones, might stem the tide somewhat for…See More
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St. Paul & the Broken Bones Lay Down the Gospel - The Chapel (San Francisco, CA - April 22, 2014)

There's been  a lot written lately about the "demise" of the music industry.  PopMatters featured an editorial about what they refer to as the 1% -2% number. That's the number of music customers who visit iTunes and actually purchase the song that they sample.With the fragmentation of music, the focus on songs versus albums, and file sharing cutting out the artists, country, folk and soul groups who get back to the basics, like St. Paul & the Broken Bones, might stem the tide somewhat for…See More
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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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St. Paul & the Broken Bones Lay Down the Gospel - The Chapel (San Francisco, CA - April 22, 2014)

There's been  a lot written lately about the "demise" of the music industry.  PopMatters featured an editorial about what they refer to as the 1% -2% number. That's the number of music customers who visit iTunes and actually purchase the song that they sample.

With the fragmentation of music, the focus on songs versus albums, and file sharing cutting out the artists, country, folk and soul groups who get back to the basics, like St. Paul & the Broken Bones, might stem…

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Posted on April 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

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

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