June 2012 Blog Posts (189)

Shipcote and Friends: 'Me and my Buddies'

Shipcote, the man from the foggy Tyne with the sunshine soul, is back with a new album from “Shipcote and friends”. The friends are Jon Codd on double bass, Cath Reding on fiddle, accordion and piano, and Bryan Younger on guitar, banjo, dobro and lap steel; seasoned players all, these guys play their “gentle, Geordie, jazzy, swingy country” in impeccable style, creating a vibe that is sweet, joyful and immensely pleasurable.

With a…

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Added by John Davy on June 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Melody Walker: Gold Rush Goddess

(This article originally appeared in Turnstyled Junkpiled)

The best popular music of the last century has come with a built-in memory of what’s come before. The most common metaphor that’s been used is roots. That is – something dug deep in the earth. While this isn’t exclusive to what’s being labeled as American roots music, the artists who have made the greatest impact in defining the genre have done so on the…

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Added by Terry Roland on June 30, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mapping the Inner Banks: Interview and tracks

If you could conjure a future past, a time both technologically advanced and bucolic, would passionate data shepherds and their inamoratas still prove digitally-rendered pleasures of valleys, groves, hills and fields while gamboling on beds of roses? You may fetch up on such a golden shore while lost in Wild, the new release by The Inner Banks. A musical pastoral from Caroline Schutz and David Gould, Wild paints…

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Added by Bob Moses on June 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Rock Machine (Still) Turns You On

An upcoming engagement with one of my favourite bluesmen, Taj Mahal, reminded me of when I first heard him. It was way back in the very early 197os when I bought a copy of a remarkable album that I would like to share with you/remind you of. It was called The Rock Machine Turns You On.



The album was remarkable on three levels. First, it only cost 75 pence (around $1) which at the time made it one of the cheapest LPs (long player for the young among you)…

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Added by musicJJMG (Jeremy Gaunt) on June 30, 2012 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Album Review: The Beach Boys "That's Why God Made The Radio" (Capitol Records) 2012

Album Review:

The Beach Boys

“That’s Why God Made The Radio”

(
Capitol Records, 2012)



In our continuing celebration of their 50th Anniversary - we bring you another review from The Beach Boys - their latest chapter - a new studio effort - "That's Why God Made The Radio"....

The Beach Boys do it again by following in the…

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Added by NSD on June 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

CD Review - The Bacon Brothers -Philadelphia Road: The Best Of

The Bacon Brothers – Philadelphia Road: The Best Of

There is something special about the pairing of sibling’s voices and how they match each other in an instinctive and natural way. The Bacon Brothers have been making music together their whole lives with Michael taking the path of full time musician and Kevin earning fame and celebrity as an actor, the pair joined forces official only fifteen years ago and have recorded a hand full of albums and toured the country with a full…

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Added by Rick J Bowen on June 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Grateful Dead...is there room in the tent?

My fifteen year old son is a joy to behold with his black fingernails, purple or green or red or black hair, black tees and Hot Topic metal on his neck and arms. He listens to music several hours a day...Spotify, free version, if you must know. After an extended period of Weird Al mania, he has drifted to the Aquabats, Paramour and others I have a hard time listening to. For a while he was doing Saturday night karaoke at a local Mexican bar and rib joint, and I've seen him bring…

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Added by Easy Ed on June 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #170 featuring Rachel Harrington and BoDeans, Chris Smither, Ben Glover, Hardin Burns and more...

FTB podcast #170 features the new album by RACHEL HARRINGTON called Makin' Our House a Honkytonk. Also new music from CHRIS SMITHER, BODEANS and HARDIN BURNS.

Here's the direct link to listen now!

Here's the…

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Added by Bill Frater on June 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Susanna Clark: An Appreciation

“Women can change better’n a man,” Ma said soothingly. “Woman got all her life in her arms. Man got it all in his head. Man, he lives in jerks-baby born an’ a man dies, an’ that’s a jerk-gets a farm and looses his farm, an’ that’s a jerk. Woman, its all one flow, like a stream, little eddies, little waterfalls, but the river, it goes right on. Woman looks at it like that.  

~Ma Joad, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

If there is any truth to…

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Added by Terry Roland on June 29, 2012 at 1:00am — 19 Comments

Interview with Faroese singer Marius Ziska

I've been getting interested in the culture of the Faroe Islands recently. First through researching Icelandic traditional music (Icelandic culture reaches down to these islands) and then while watching the hapless and infuriating new show Whale Wars: Viking Shores. If you've never seen…

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Added by Hearth Music on June 28, 2012 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Interview: Jesca Hoop Takes Us Into "The House That Jack Built"

I first heard of Jesca Hoop when I was interviewing songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz last year. She called out Hoop's "Hunting My Dress" as one of her favorite albums at the time. History repeated itself when I was speaking with banjo-master Noam Pikelny (of Punch Brothers)…

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Added by Chris Mateer on June 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Pride Month: Karen and the Sorrows -- Ocean-Born Mary

Originally posted on Adobe and Teardrops

Who says there's no such thing as queer country?

Every month, Karen and the Sorrows host a monthly party that showcases LGBTQ Americana artists. (Sadly, it's in Brooklyn.) I made it to Branded last month, but by the time I got there the place was PACKED. I recommend getting there…

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Added by Rachel C on June 28, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

CD Review -Tedeschi Trucks Band Live -Everybody's Talkin'

Originally Publish in Innocent Words 

Tedeschi Trucks Band Live –Everybody’s Talkin’ –Sony Masterworks

In today’s world of digital recording where editing and studio magic is as easy as a click of the mouse and auto tune rules the airwaves in every genre , a live album from master musicians seams and old fashioned notion. Everybody’s…

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Added by Rick J Bowen on June 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Book review - Buddy Guy: When I Left Home

Buddy Guy w David Ritz – When I Left Home: My Story

When Buddy Guy tells the story of meeting Muddy Waters for the first time he recalls this: “As Muddy kept talking I found myself tapping my foot to his words. He was talking alright, but it was more like he was singing.” You will find yourself doing the same as you read the pages of his new autobiography When I Left Home from Buddy Guy and coauthor David Ritz. Described in loving detail and poetic vernacular, the story of…

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Added by Rick J Bowen on June 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Waylon Jennings/ Sex, Drugs & Rockabilly (Part 3)

"THE OUTLAW THING HAS PROBABLY CAUSED ME A PROBLEM OR TWO"

When 1976 rolled around, Waylon Jennings was on a roll and a roar.  His share of country music's first platinum album, Wanted: The Outlaws, catapulted him into a new world of crossover superstardom.  His recent discovery of cocaine as a stay-awake-for-days stimulant took him on a trip that would end in part when he was arrested in ‘77 for possession.  After the bust, he watched his step but didn't stop…

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Added by Bill Conrad on June 28, 2012 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

"Mindy Smith" - Mindy Smith - A Review

Mindy came out with her first CD on Vanguard Records back in 04. Seems like such a long time ago. I was crazy about her music, when I heard that CD. Mindy was a songwriter in Nashville working for a songwriting company, where she had access to recording studios to record her demos to give out to Producers and however that company worked. Mindy was originally from Long Island,New York. But she moved to Knoxville, Tennessee because of her Dad's job. In Knoxville, she became…

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Added by Jim Moulton on June 28, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

CD REVIEW: The Beach Boys "Smile Sessions" (Capitol Records) 2011

The Beach Boys Are In Full Swing of Their 50th Anniversary Tour/New LP "That's Why God Made The Radio"  - But We' re Taking A Look Back At Some Good Vibrations And The "Smile Sessions"

The Beach Boys "The Smile Sessions" (Capitol Records, 2011) (2xCD)

Before any intentions of Brian Wilson's forthcoming masterpiece Smile could ever see the light of day, the project was leaked out by fellow musical counterparts as well as the musicians…

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Added by NSD on June 27, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

John Fullbright's / From The Ground Up

John Fullbright's From The Ground Up is one of the best debut albums you'll ever hear and I'll stand on Steve Earle's coffee table in Todd Snyder's cowboy boots and say that.  Let me begin again since I don't know if Steve Earle has a coffee table, I know Todd Snider doesn't wear cowboy boots and From The Ground Up is not actually John's recording debut but it is his first studio album.  Hailing…

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Added by Hal Bogerd on June 27, 2012 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

Interview: Dave Wilson of Chatham County Line on "Sight & Sound" CD/DVD Box Set

Yep Roc Records has just released Sight & Sound, a collection pairing an audio set and live performance film from North Carolina-based Chatham County Line. Sight & Sound includes 20 live tracks drawing from all five albums of the band’s decade-long career. Nine songs appear on both the audio CD/LP and the DVD; four are exclusive to the DVD, while the CD/LP expands the…

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Added by Chris Mateer on June 27, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Country Fried Rock Radio Show #1223 The dB's

The dB's met each other by the age of 8 or 9 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Chris Stamey ultimately formed the trio with Gene Holder and Will Rigby in the late 1970's, adding Holsapple after they requested him to audition on keys. Chris Stamey stayed with the band for the first two albums, then moved on to play with Alex Chilton for many years. Over time, the original lineup changed, and within a decade, The dB's as they were had run their…

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Added by Sloane Spencer on June 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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