November 2010 Blog Posts (252)

Matt Urmy Sweet Lonesome

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One of the standout songs on a recent Red Beet Records sampler was Matt Urmy's Renaissance Rodeo, a big, bold, sweeping song that spoke of a very self-confident writer. The mood on Sweet Lonesome is rather darker, dealing as it does… Continue

Added by John Davy on November 26, 2010 at 8:22am — No Comments

Tonight in Sweden!

Once a month there is a folkmusic pub in Växjö, Sweden. Live music in the smallest pub I know. The stage is half the pub, which makes almost every concert into a play-along when the audience brings out their own instruments. And those that don't play they dance on spot that is 2 x 2 m.

Tonight it's time again with Bålgetingen (a group that plays music solely by the fiddler August Strömberg from Jät in Småland, Sweden) and after that Travelin'… Continue

Added by Astrid Selling Sjöberg on November 26, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Giving Thanks

Yesterday I was walking w/my dogs down Fairfax Ave in West Hollywood when my dog Ranger pulled towards the Chapel doorway of a Church. Lying on the cement steps in the doorway was a man with his coat pulled over his head sleeping. Its been a tough year for many people. Started thinking about what it must have been like for the Plymouth settlers at the first Thanksgiving. They were probably grateful to just to have food. Then I thought about a friend I once had who may have been the most… Continue

Added by Joe Gorfinkle on November 25, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments

'Rebel' Rod's Reflections - Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

By 'Rebel' Rod Ames



It is finally starting to feel like fall around here in South-Central Texas.



We have consistently had temperatures in the 80’s for the better part of a week or two now, and it has been difficult to experience the full effects of the ‘fall’ spirit. If it were not for high school basketball, I would not have even realized the Holiday Season was upon us.



My… Continue

Added by Rod Ames on November 25, 2010 at 7:32am — 4 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!



Sounds like inclement weather is sweeping into the entire eastern half of the US today, with more snowy rainy stuff dropping back home in Seattle. Wherever you are today, I hope you have an excellent, safe Thanksgiving! If you're overseas, not celebrating our American holidays, well...you have a good day too! There's never a bad time to reflect on the things for which you're thankful.



Me? I'm thankful for you folks, for continuing to show up here every day,… Continue

Added by Kim Ruehl on November 25, 2010 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

7 Roots Music Staples I'm Thankful For





With Thanksgiving upon us, I started thinking about how grateful I am for the role music has played in my life. As much as I love film, the visual arts, craft traditions, and the written word, I feel music might be the most spiritually fulfilling of… Continue

Added by Dustin Ogdin on November 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — 16 Comments

Acoustic Americana Music Guide, Nov 24 to 30 – short, News-Only, edition…

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING ! As we all prepare our turkey demolition plans, we’re thankful for the WONDERFUL abundance of live music – as members of the audience and when we’re on stage – and we’re thankful for ALL the good things in our lives!

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NOVEMBER 24 to 30,… Continue

Added by Tied to the Tracks on November 24, 2010 at 6:42pm — No Comments

A more theatrical Cabaret of Souls from Richard Thompson at UCLA's Royce Hall

After 2 days of workshopping and performing at Idyllwild, the company of Cabaret of Souls returned to Los Angeles for the most theatrical presentation of the work yet, presented by UCLA Live at the lovely Royce Hall.





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A full day of tech preceded the evening performance.…



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Added by Annaliese Moyer on November 24, 2010 at 5:38pm — No Comments

The Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation Auction

Check out this list of just some of the great items available for auction:

First day issue stamps of Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead Frankenstein Hand-Signed Lithograph by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley, Autographed Monkees Lunch Box, LP Test Pressing for Bon Iver's Debut Album For Emma, Forever Ago, Signed Copy of Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones 1969 U.S. Tour and MUCH more.… Continue

Added by Kyla Fairchild on November 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a great Holiday courtesy of James McMurtry!



Now granny she’s yelling

She’s ready to eat

She’s havin’ conniptions

‘Cause they won’t take their seats

But she’s got ‘em all gathered now under one roof

With her camcorder loaded

She’s gonna get proof

But do you have to wear that

Well I just don’t see why

Please pass the potatoesAw eat shit and die

Did you hear… Continue

Added by Hal Bogerd on November 24, 2010 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

Is the mainstream officially out of ideas or have we been validated?

Total disclosure: I have not heard either of the two albums I will be talking about. I have listened to the singles from the albums and read some reviews from authors and publications I respect, but I haven't heard them myself. And since I'm discussing the concepts and not the content, I really don't think that's necessary.



In 1993, Johnny Cash began recording with producer Rick Rubin. The release of this material created a trend that we are still seeing today. From Neil Diamond to… Continue

Added by Adam Sheets on November 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

(It’s a long long way) To the top of the world – Almost Acoustic and Ragged But Right



Review by Douglas Heselgrave



Jerry Garcia meant many things to many different people and the pressure took its toll on him. By 1987, he had long outgrown the ‘Captain Trips’ persona that he was saddled with at the height of the psychedelic era, but for the literally millions of fans the Grateful Dead picked up during the last decade of their thirty year run, he often existed as a symbol of 1960’s hedonism and not as an evolving artist and human being. Freshly clean of… Continue

Added by doug heselgrave on November 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

A Portrait of The Artist As A Young Man: Jackie Greene Turns 30



About four or five years ago, my friend Bill invited me to a show at The Ark: a history laden folk/roots music venue in my home state of Michigan. Knowing my taste in music better than most, he guaranteed I would like Jackie Greene, a singer-songwriter out of California that he had already been listening to heavily for the past few months. So even though I had personally never heard of him, I agreed to come along.



The night of the… Continue

Added by Dana Blaisdell on November 24, 2010 at 10:00am — 16 Comments

Rock 'n' Roll Photog: The Frames 20th Anniversary Tour

A repost from my blog Now This Sound Is Brave:


Today, Jennifer shows us how far Glen Hansard has come from And And Fucking And. (I don't have a long memory, I just happen to have re-watched The Commitments recently.)




You may be most familiar with Glen Hansard's voice from his being half of The Swell Season, or perhaps from his appearing in and writing all the music for the movie Once,… Continue

Added by April Fecca on November 24, 2010 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

Charlie Haden - Rambling Boy (2008)

by Nick DeRiso



We know Charlie Haden as the bass-playing ground wire on scores of jazz's more important works -- not least of which was his late 1950s turn with the shape-shifting improvisational genius… Continue

Added by Something Else! Reviews on November 24, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Interview: Jeffrey Foucault Discusses His New "Cold Satellite" Album

Jeffrey Foucault recently released his sixth studio album, Cold Satellite, on November 16th. The…
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Added by Chris Mateer on November 24, 2010 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

Album Review: Bastard Lovechild of Rock n' Roll - "Bim Bom" - (Self Released)

By Jim Simpson



Bastard Lovechild of Rock n' Roll (BLORR) are the humbuckin' pickups on an old reliable Telecaster and the bottleneck sliding up and down the fretboard. But they're also the melancholy chords that take you back to a certain summer in a certain secret garden with a certain someone you lost long ago.



Oh, and this Florida duo of Cookie SugarHips (aka Chris… Continue

Added by Jim Simpson on November 23, 2010 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Review: J.R. Shore - Talkin’ on a Bus (Self Released, 2010)

J.R. Shore - Talkin’ on a Bus (Self Released, 2010)



Canadian singer/songwriter J.R. Shore brought home a whole lot of the South from his two year sojourn to Nashville. Ironically though, his new music is more redolent of New Orleans and the Tex-Mex border than it is of Music City. The banjo that opens the album gives way to a hearty second-line rhythm, dixieland trombone,… Continue

Added by hyperbolium.com on November 23, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Tommy Santee Klaws record release show in Los Angeles



The New Los Angeles Folk Festival proudly presented the record release show for Rakes at… Continue

Added by The New Los Angeles Folk Fest on November 23, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Justin Townes Earle's 2011 Tour Dates!





Just a quick post (and a couple of my favorite vids) in celebration of Justin's upcoming return to the road, as well as his recently announced Seattle and Portland stops in 2011! Color this gal a very happy, swoony Northwesterner.…





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Added by Dana Blaisdell on November 23, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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