The first time I experienced Jenna was at NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance). I had heard her name prior to that but didn’t know what to expect when I was finally able to sit back and experience her doing her thing….totally captivating an audience within seconds of taking the stage. I immediately knew that this was a singer-songwriter that had not only some very good songs to share but had such a sunny disposition and outlook on life that I needed to do what I could to…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on April 23, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Southern Gothic Country to make your spine tingle
I first encountered Brigitte DeMeyer a couple of years ago when she shared a stage with legendary guitarist Will Kimbrough (who co-wrote 10 of the 13 tracks here alongside Ms. DeMeyer); and while I remember enjoying her performance; sadly she was over shadowed by Kimbrough who the majority of the audience had come to see, and salivated every time he touched his guitar.
Subsequently I’ve bought a couple of her…Continue
Added by Alan Harrison on April 23, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
So, who is Jason Moran, really? Well, seems he took his MacArthur “genius” Fellowship and began messin' with folks, in his latest musical project. For part of the show, he transforms into the Harlem Renaissance pianist-singer-songwriter Fats Waller, wearing a giant caricature head.
If you go, and shout out something about his head getting too big, he'll be asking for it, with that get-up. But he might just grin and say "Yo' feets' too big!" as Fats would have, in one of his…Continue
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Growing up in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, you'd think that bluegrass music would have seeped into your pores. But Asheville's Turchi ain't about that. The band calls its sound kudzu boogie, mixing hill country fuzz and swampy hoodoo fonk, blending Dr. John, the North Mississippi Allstars and R.L Burnside. “I think all over the place is a pretty fair description,” frontman/guitarist Reed Turchi says.
Their latest, Can't Bury Your Past, was recorded in Memphis,…Continue
Added by big boy on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Talking with the Canadian Punk Rock legend about politics, Pete Seeger, the Guthries and that acoustic album he keeps threatening to record.
Activist Summit: Joe Keithley and DOA talking backstage with Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at Vancouver's Malkin Bowl before the 'Expo Hurts Everyone' free concert, May 25 1986
Not many punk rockers get profiled on roots music websites. It wouldn't make sense. What could - say - Merle Haggard and The Sex Pistols possibly…Continue
Added by doug heselgrave on April 23, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
I’m back this week after being absent last week because of some dental work. Ugh. Anyway, I’ve got some “different” kind of Americana mixed in with your favorite flavor of music today. Enjoy!
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- Transistor Resistor AND Love In Minor Key by The Whistles & The Bells
(from The Whistles & The…
Added by Americana Rock Mix on April 23, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Nearly a quarter century has passed since Warner Brothers issued the excellent Storyteller, which covers all the bases of Rod Stewart’s career up to 1990 but features only a few previously unreleased goodies. Finally, though, the record company has unlocked the vaults and swung the doors wide open. In 2009 it delivered the revealing Rod Stewart Sessions, a four-CD box that contains 63 previously unavailable outtakes, demos and other rarities recorded between 1971 and 1998. And this…Continue
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This weeks medicine show we welcome Danni Nicholls, talks about recording in Nashville with Chris Donahue, I play a track from the album and she sings a couple more, we feature tours with Madison Violet, & Fraser Anderson, I have new music from Willie Campbell, Lachlan Bryan and Adam Holmes, revisit Joe West & John Spillane + a classic track from Mickey Newbury.…
Added by The Medicine Show on April 22, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
People who like to throw labels around once labeled his music alt country. ’”I don’t know what that means,” singer/ guitarist John Howie says. His sound is what country used to sound like and still oughta if it has that label. It's honky-tonk as all get out, full of twang and tension, peppered with pedal steel and hosted by a voice that sounds like it just unfurled itself from the toes of Ernest Tubb's muddy cowboy boots.
The Chapel Hill native…Continue
Added by big boy on April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
4 track sampler of Modern Folk with a 70's twist
As there wasn’t a Press Release with this CD I’ve had to do my own research and I find that Jo Bartlett has been around the music industry in a variety of guises for more years than her photograph would have us believe; (she must have begun as a schoolgirl) recording intermittently and releasing her own solo album in 2010.
What goes on to be a reasonably impressive quartet of songs gets off to a God-awful start…Continue
Added by Alan Harrison on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
There are certain songs that transport you back to the time and place when you first heard them. It’s an auditory memory that lingers, sometimes for a lifetime. For me, the first time I heard Antje Duvekot’s song “Judas,” I was driving to work. I admit it. I am radio flitter and it’s gotten worse now that I have satellite radio. In this instance, I was listening to the old WERS Coffeehouse program and it came on the air. There was something…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on April 22, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Fortune (Sugar Hill)
By now, Black Prairie has clearly outgrown its roots as a casual side project, solidifying into a primary, creative focus for its members a band with its own internal momentum, genuine character and style. Still, it s only…Continue
Added by Bill Frater on April 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
April 20, 2014 was the last Sunday Social in the third season at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, Alabama. If the season had to end, Cathe Steele closed it out the right way with The Mulligan Brothers and Willie Sugarcapps playing together for the first time. It was a…Continue
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"It's better to burn out than to fade away," Neil Young so memorably sang in his "Hey Hey, My, My (Into the Black)," the song that famously provides the counterpart to his "My, My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)" on his Rust Never Sleeps album (1979).
Well, Young himself will neither burn out nor fade away nor rust nor sleep. The man whose insatiable curiosity and whose unceasing love of experimenting with musical styles and with music technology has done it…Continue
You could have just as well called John Nemeth's latest release Soul from Spudsville. No matter what the location, everything the Boise, Idaho native touches turns to soul. This one he calls Memphis Grease because it was recorded there in his new adopted homebase, slathered with boilin' Memphis guitar and punched up with Stax style fatback horns, but the spirit and sound of 50's r&b and soul is the backbone.
His take on Otis Rush's “Three Times A Fool” sounds like…Continue
Added by big boy on April 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
Subtle and Sweet folk music from Wales
Most people reading this review will probably be of an age where they have pretty defined music tastes and don’t have the time or inclination to readily discover anything too radically new. I too am a bit like that; but as a music reviewer I can still discover new genres that can spin my preconceptions 359 degrees. This album by Dan Amor has just done that for me.
I was intrigued by the opening song,…Continue
Added by Alan Harrison on April 21, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments
So, I did the Record Store Day thing on Saturday, late afternoon when the crowds had died down...
A new four track EP from Bruce Springsteen, a nice live album from Chris Forsyth, but I think the cream of the crop is a lovingly-produced 2x10" set from Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin. The records come in a hardback book-style sleeve, like some 78s used to, back before the dawn of time. Yep Roc Records have even managed to pre-age the sleeve with some imitation ring-wear, but were…Continue
On episode 188 of the Americana Music Show, Jimbo Mathus plays tracks from Dark Night Of The Soul, talks about going from "sepia tones to ultrachrome" and the "crazy Mississippi white boy chain."
Also in this episode, indie rock from Bobby Bare Jr., heartland rock from Jonny Two Bags, country rock from Rodney Crowell, road tripo music from Chuck Ragan, soul from St. Paul & The Broken Bones, country…Continue
Added by Americana Music Show on April 21, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments