Last Wednesday I went to check out a show by Australian singer songwriter, Matt Ellis . A resident of Venice Beach, California going on five years now, Little Radio fans may be acquainted with him as we spin his tunes at the station. He has also played our annual SXSW day party at The Red Eyed Fly down in Austin, a few years running. This show however was to be in the more intimate setting of Hotel Cafe.
Sitting at a little table in the front row I was able to really pay attention to… Continue
Added by Christina Conway on June 24, 2010 at 2:51pm —
This Friday (June 25), the next installment in the deftly named "Grant Alden's Field Notes" will air on WMKY-FM at 7 p.m. EST. The theme for this hour, recorded so many months ago that I can't even find the script so as to be sure what songs I played (so I'll fake it, from my iTunes folder), is the cowpunk ancestors of alt.country.
At the time I conceived these shows, I sort of imagined they'd run weekly. It hasn't worked out that way. I don't think WMKY has weekly time to air them,… Continue
Added by Grant Alden on June 24, 2010 at 10:42am —
Mark Olson has a new record coming out and the fine folks at Ryko have provided a free mp3 for us to share with you. It's a great track which features the talented Jolie Holland on backup vocals. Enjoy! Continue
01 Little Bird of Freedom (feat. Jolie…
Added by Kyla Fairchild on June 24, 2010 at 10:30am —
For singular intensity of feverish vision, the undiluted nature of the solo performance can't be beat.
-Andrew Goldfarb (The Slow Poisoner)
American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Phillip Roebuck
has long been an outsider of the music world. Even in the one-man band community where Roebuck is well known and admired, he stands apart from the… Continue
Added by James G. Carlson on June 24, 2010 at 1:30am —
By ‘Rebel’ Rod Ames
Back in 1969 I was sixteen years old and about to venture out to see my then favorite band perform at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas. The band was none other than Three Dog Night
who had been shaking things up in the world of Rock ‘N Roll. They were being hailed as “the next Beatles” and were making believers out of fans all over the world.
In reality, they were probably… Continue
Added by Rod Ames on June 23, 2010 at 6:30pm —
The "Wait So Long" video just hit 50,000 views! Thanks to all of you who keep sharing and sharing and sharing… Continue
Added by Trampled by Turtles on June 23, 2010 at 3:10pm —
It has perhaps slipped through some of my typing here that we are building a new home. A green home, smaller than the sprawling ranch in which we now live, as energy efficient and self-sufficient as we can manage. Some months ago we settled on a round house which comes in kit form from a company in Asheville, North Carolina, called DelTec
. And though I added the link, I would caution curious readers that what we're building is not going… Continue
Added by Grant Alden on June 23, 2010 at 12:33pm —
underwent a successful liver transplant operation this morning at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL as part of his continued recovery from Hepatitis C. According to Allman’s spokesman, “the singer, keyboardist, songwriter and guitarist had been on a waiting list for the transplant and is looking forward to a speedy recovery.”
“I feel pretty good, considering everything that’s happened,” Allman said in a statement. “Everybody involved here, my doctors… Continue
Added by Craig Young on June 23, 2010 at 12:30pm —
The Tribeca Film Festival swings through Los Angeles this weekend and I got the opportunity to watch a couple of the fest’s music-related movies.
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
continues the cinematic legacy of the White family. It started with Mike Seeger’s Talking Feet
documentary, which featured D. Ray White’s unique mountain dancing skills and then there were the Dancing Outlaw
movies that focused on Jesco White, who has become a cult figure.… Continue
Added by Michael Berick on June 23, 2010 at 9:20am —
1. Jamey Johnson made his name writing songs, both for other artists (George Strait, Joe Nichols) and from his breakout sophomore record… Continue
Added by Jeff Giddens on June 23, 2010 at 6:00am —
As the temperature sank Sunday night the realization sank in. Telluride 2010 was just about history and the majority of us would go back to our cubefarms in a day or so with just memories. But first there was a mighty powerful mood elevator; the epic final set by the Telluride House Band. Jerry Douglas
, Sam Bush
, Bela Fleck
Added by Mr Edyoulis on June 22, 2010 at 9:57pm —
I don't know what the general opinion of sampler records is but I've always had a bit of a thing for them. It's a pig in a poke, of course, even if you know some of the names on the track listing, but the joy that comes when even one of those new names is a revelation makes the whole thing worthwhile.
Well Red Beet Records
claim that there's… Continue
Added by John Davy on June 22, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Due to some keen marketing and a barrage of advance press, most rock fans now know the back story of Mojo, Tom Petty’s long-awaited return to the studio with his legendary band, The Heartbreakers. Recorded live, mostly on the first take with little to no overdub or tweaking, this corps of rock and roll Hall of Famers live up to their billing with a blistering, bluesy, and furious statement of an album designed to cement their legacy to long-time fans and show a new generation how it’s done.… Continue
Added by Jeff Strowe on June 22, 2010 at 7:16pm —
Not exactly a book for your night stand. This is a small but heavy treatise from the Barrelhouse Blues
series that has brought us a number of excellent volumes chronicling various aspects of the Blues. This volume, written by Paul Oliver, a blues historian and author since the early 60s, focuses on field recording in the history of the blues.
Acknowledging lesser known artists from the Grand Ole Opry's De Ford Bailey to the obscure and near mythical George Washington… Continue
Added by J. Hayes - music writer on June 22, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Johnny Mathis croons Yom Kippur songs, Temptations groove out on “Fiddler on the Roof”. . .
INTERPLAY OF JEWISH CULTURE AND BLACK MUSIC CHRONICLED ON 'BLACK SABBATH: THE SECRET MUSICAL HISTORY OF BLACK-JEWISH RELATIONS '
CD compilation with deluxe booklet to be released by the Idelsohn Society on September 14; features Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Scott, Cannonball Adderly, Nina Simone, the Temptations and more
LOS ANGELES, Calif.… Continue
Added by Conqueroo on June 22, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Clint Eastwood - Cowboy Favorites (Collectors' Choice, 2010 Reissue)
With so much incredible material in the Cameo-Parkway vault, most of which hasn’t seen reissue in fifty years, one has to wonder why Collectors’ Choice decided to make this 1963 television tie-in one of the first C-P original album reissues. When originally issued, Eastwood had been starring in… Continue
Added by hyperbolium.com on June 22, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant is a legendary Venue in Houston, Texas that has featured great Americana and Folk music for over forty years. Some of the artists that got their start at this iconic venue include Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, and Lucinda Williams, to name a few... The new documentary film called "For The Sake Of The Song" does a great job of telling The Anderson Fair story. The film includes interview segments and song clips from many of the legendary singer/songwriters of the… Continue
Added by Chris Harkness on June 22, 2010 at 1:30pm —
by Jim Simpson
Out of the wilds of Idaho and Alaska, Megan McCormick
has settled in Nashville. Her fiery debut, Honest Words
, hits you from the opener, “Shiver”, a down-and-dirty song of obsession and addiction, and never lets up. McCormick… Continue
Added by Jim Simpson on June 22, 2010 at 11:00am —
On Saturday 6-19-10 the begining of what I hope will be a yearly event took place.I will be looking forward to many more Country Throwdown Festivals in Irvine California.
There was a fantastic lineup of some of the top names in Country music today. There were also several fantastic up and coming artists and song writers taking the stage in one of the 3 locations to play and entertain the crowd.
My focus here will be on the… Continue
Added by Erik Jordan on June 22, 2010 at 9:14am —
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The last show of Richard Thompson's Meltdown Festival 2010 was last night - Broken Bells, with Lone Wolf opening to a full (maybe not quite sold out) house. I'm so drained that, dare I admit it here, I have not even downloaded my pictures yet. Check back tomorrow, please.
Saturday was a busy day for Festival… Continue
Added by Annaliese Moyer on June 22, 2010 at 8:46am —