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Health & Happiness Hour The Galipaygos in session July 23 2014



On this week’s Medicine Show Health & Happiness Hour, we have Highland harmonic pop combo The Galipaygos, with a summer sun sounding session (perfect) we have Toots and The Maytals, Eric Hisaw, Zoe Muth,…

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Added by The Medicine Show on July 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Bill Frisell and “The Great Flood”

I feel late to the game with Bill Frisell, discovering him around the time of East/West and just after The Intercontinentals.  We all have those moments of discovering something that is so beautiful and so complete (and even  quite popular), but…

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Added by Jake Schepps on July 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Jillpoke Bohemia #232 - "The Avatar" - by Shawn Cote

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Added by Shawn Edward Cote on July 22, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Lake Street Dive Motorboats into the Big Time

The usual pleasantries open the interview with Lake Street Dive's singer extraordinaire, Rachael Price. There’s a mention of a shared acquaintance and a nod to the band's previous appearances in town, the first before a tiny crowd at Norfolk's Taphouse in 2011.

"Oh, I recall," Price says. "That was a very memorable show."

I push the comment aside, deciding to return to it at the end of the interview.

It's been a memorable year since Lake Street Dive played Norfolk…

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Added by Jim Morrison on July 22, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Jessie Bridges lets her music breathe (Interview)

Hailing from a family where music has always held a prominent presence can offer a valuable head start when it comes to picking up an instrument. But it is what you do with the instrument that really counts. In Jessie Bridges's case, she has channeled her burgeoning musical prowess into an inflicting new recording that she has recently taken on the road. The album she has been out promoting is titled "Let It Breathe" and follows on from a 2010 EP,…

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Added by Brett Leigh Dicks on July 22, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dailey & Vincent Thrill Standing Room Only Ryman Auditorium Crowd

The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee played host to a standing room only crowd for IBMA stalwarts and Grammy winners, Dailey & Vincent. The intimate feeling and otherworldly acoustics brought out a richness in classic bluegrass and rootsy songs and other than the Ryman the highlights obviously were Dailey & VIncent’s harmonies but the amazing mandolin playing off Jeff Carter, banjo Jesse Baker and the Cherryholmes contingent, Molly and BJ, on fiddle. Bluegrass of…

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Added by Chuck Schultz on July 22, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Chris Smither - Still on the Levee, A Fifty Year Retrospective (Album Review)

I first heard Chris Smither in 1970. Not live, unfortunately, but on vinyl when picking up his first record "I'm A Stranger Here Myself" on the Poppy label, unheard, for the simple reason that it was Townes' label. I figured -- rightly so -- any label that knew what a talent he was could certainly be trusted. It did not disappoint. The album not only included a future staple that would be covered by many folks, 'Love You Like a Man,' most famously Bonnie Raitt, and the Skip James'…

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Added by Amos Perrine on July 22, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Getting to Know Roy Schneider -- Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist

Roy Schneider has presence.  It’s impossible to dismiss him when watching him on stage.  His music makes a powerful impact on the listener. As one music critic says “Roy Schneider fits in the same bag with such classic singer-songwriters as Guy Clark, John Prine, Steve Goodman and Townes van Zandt.” That’s some bag!  Add the keyboard and vocals contributed by Kim Mayfield (Roy’s wife) and you’ve got a winning combination.

Having…

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Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 22, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

No Depression Is Getting a Facelift: A Note About What's Around the Bend

Ever since we announced that No Depression had been acquired by FreshGrass back in March, we’ve heard from many of you with questions, concerns, and ideas about the future of this website and the community that gathers here. We created a forum topic at that time so we could organize these comments and refer to them frequently, which we have done as we’ve developed…

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Added by No Depression on July 22, 2014 at 12:00am — 10 Comments

Vancouver International Folk Music Festival Day One (Jericho Beach, Vancouver BC - July 18th, 2014)

A glorious run of unseasonably warm weather for a couple of weeks in Vancouver had me all but convinced that the 37th annual edition of the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival would see rain: we can rarely rely on the sun for that long in the Pacific Northwest, so it seemed like a sure thing. As it turns out I was wrong—again,…

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Added by Skot Nelson on July 21, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Getting to Know Avi Wisnia -- Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist

Avi Wisnia is eclectic and he revels in that fact.  He’s not your typical acoustic musician. When’s the last time you heard someone cover Lauryn Hill or Bjork, for instance? Avi takes his own unique view of the world and wraps creative chords around clever lyrics and out pop memorable songs.

Avi  is one of 24 Emerging Artists chosen for this year’s Falcon Ridge…

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Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 21, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Americana Boogie new releases for the week of July 22nd... Richard Thompson, Don Flemons, Chris Smither, Hot Tuna...

DON FLEMONS

Prospect Hill (Music Maker)

In 2005, at the now-fabled Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, N.C., Don he met Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, the fortuitous moment that launched the Carolina Chocolate Drops. After…

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Added by Bill Frater on July 21, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Danny Petroni & frank Lacy - The Blue Project (Album Review)

Guitarist Danny Petroni teamed up with Frank Lacy to create a modern blues, jazz and soul band that he bills as the “Sound of Asbury Park” the result is the self titled release The Blue Project

The album is a collection of hymns to the common mans struggle and inner city view of modern life mixed with good old time horsing around fun.  Vocalist and trombone man Frank…

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Added by Rick J Bowen on July 21, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Instrumentally Speaking...Woodstock Gets Hungry for Music

In 1992 while he was enrolled at George Washington University, Jeff Campbell had an idea that initially was inspired by a class project. The concept was to bring street musicians and other DC music talent together for a concert called Hungry for Music, that would benefit the Coalition Against Homelessness.

These concerts were held in 1992 and 1993 and also included a food drive. Two…

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Added by Easy Ed on July 20, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Jayhawks at Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London, U.K. - July 18th, 2014)

A hot and steamy London night saw the Jayhawks' 1997 touring band play at this iconic venue in support of the recently released and remastered versions of the Sound of Lies (1997), Smile (2000) and Rainy Day Music (2003). The trilogy includes bonus tracks, alternative versions, demos, live takes, new liner notes and unreleased material from the band’s extensive collection of archives. Original co-founder Gary Louris was the driving force behind the initiative, which has…

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Added by Jela Webb on July 20, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Selwyn Birchwood in Durham Central Park (Durham, N.C. - July 18, 2014)

If you go to a Selwyn Birchwood show, the dance floor should be packed with enthusiastic hoofers. If not, the young Florida-based guitarist has a back up plan. To ensure that there's at least one dancer gyrating to the beat, a mummified muppet voodoo doll dangles by his neck in front of the kick drum, hinged limbs jerking with every thump, paying silent homage to the exuberant, vibrant Birchwood blues soundtrack.

Friday night's show at Durham,…

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Added by big boy on July 19, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

A Preview: Pt. Reyes’ Far West Fest Is a Huge Model for Pint-sized Festivals

For the last six years, my husband Dave and I have been involved in a funky little homegrown festival called the Far West Fest in Pt. Reyes Station, California.  For us, it’s a great way to get back to our theatrical roots while helping to support live music. We have stage-managed at least one of the three stages and been involved in…

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Added by Shelley Champine on July 18, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Pop Presidents: Nixon

One of the things that should prompt a thankful pride in all Americans is how our country’s presidents so often and so willingly reach for the hot handle of responsibility. In fact, a famous president once said, “The buck stops here.” This series, “The Pop Presidents,” seeks to honor an aspect of the last eleven president’s responsibilities that is often overlooked – presiding over the growth of pop music, specifically the genre known as Rock and…

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Added by John Ellis on July 18, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Local Folk n Art Fest at Mayday Brewery will Showcase Murfreesboro's Best Talent

This is huge!  If you are into local artists, this event is for you.  On July 26, 2014, Mayday Brewery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee will be hosting a Folk n Art Festival which will showcase both visual and performing arts.  There will be lots of artists selling art and some of the top bands in the area will perform.  Mayday also brews their own craft brews, which I can say from experience are delicious.  The atmosphere is really laid back and…

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Added by Josh Smith on July 18, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

The Glade City Rounders go to Uncle Dave Macon Days 2014

Wow!! What an exciting weekend we had at Uncle Dave Macon Days.  The whole band (the Glade City Rounders) went down to Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro for the whole weekend.  It was a blast playing old tunes at Cannonsburgh Village.  Just knowing Uncle Dave passed by there many times with his mules makes us proud to play his songs and carry on his musical tradition.  Friday night we all sang in the traditional blues contest, which was a lot…

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Added by Josh Smith on July 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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