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MILWAUKEE—Farm Aid took to the field today to reveal details about its 25th anniversary benefit concert, scheduled for Oct. 2 at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp joined executive director Carolyn Mugar by webcast at an on-field news conference at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers to reveal details about the all-day music festival that will mark their 25th year.
“For 25 years,… Continue
Added by Adam Sheets on August 2, 2010 at 3:41pm —
"Canada is as rich and layered and as fucked up as any human being”
An on again off again conversation with Doug Heselgrave
Like many people, I have had a lifelong fascination with the Yukon. Growing up in Canada, my childhood hours were often spent reading Farley Mowatt’s dramatic tales of stoic Inuits and lonely trappers who endured the bitter hardships of life in the far north. As I grew older, I met people from… Continue
Added by doug heselgrave on August 2, 2010 at 2:30pm —
I've recently decided to move to North Carolina. By the time mid-autumn rolls around, I'll be nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains up there in Asheville. It'll be a little bit different from life in Seattle, I reckon - half of the point. Sometimes you just need a change.
I should first say, to get it out of the way, I'll still be managing this site and doing the same things I do now for a living. When I announced the move via Twitter and Facebook, I got a couple of notes… Continue
Added by Kim Ruehl on August 2, 2010 at 12:00pm —
If the No Depression community had it's own Hall of Fame I'd be shouting from the rooftops for one particular nominee from these shores to be in the inaugural honours list that would be Jon Langford
,there's no doubt in my mind that the former drummer and guitarist with punk band The Mekons
is more than… Continue
Added by simon2307 on August 2, 2010 at 5:50am —
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It's no secret that Eilen Jewell has been hugely influenced by the work of Loretta Lynn. After all, the guitar she plays in her live shows was autographed by the envelope-pushing singer-songwriter. Now, to pay tribute to her hero, Jewell is releasing an album called Eilen Jewell Presents Butcher Holler: A Tribute to… Continue
Added by No Depression on July 26, 2010 at 11:30pm —
(Photo: Daniel Coston)
Driving home from a gig in Mobile yesterday, Mark and I put together a list of our top ten favorite slide guitar players (bottleneck or steel). Here’s what we came up with, with a link to a song for each:
1. Mick Taylor
- Beautiful tone and exceptional vibrato. "Love in Vain"
2. Ry Cooder
- To me he's got the hugest… Continue
Added by Tom Gray on August 1, 2010 at 3:59pm —
In the wonderful booklet that comes with Keep An Eye On The Sky, the most comprehensive compilation of the semiminal (though often overlooked) Big Star, there’s an in-depth article where Bob Mehr gathers comments from fans, friends and famous supporters of the group. Continue
Among them there’s…
Added by Gianfranco Callieri on July 31, 2010 at 4:30pm —
This is a tale of raw stupidity, and it all starts with desertion.
With that, I’ll get right into it.
Because I’m a Bruce Springsteen cultist, I decided recently to leave the sweet bosom of New Hampshire for one day only and hit the Jersey Shore.
Out of that fever and a well-developed hunch-meter hatched over 25-years, I rallied a buddy from Manchester and my brother for an all-out road trip to Asbury Park, New Jersey to find The Boss.
I’m forty now… Continue
Added by Rob Azevedo on July 31, 2010 at 12:40pm —
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Gulf Songs Oregon has been presenting a series of benefit concerts this summer around Portland. Lover's of the music rooted in the gulf areas have been lending hands and instruments to this cause. Friday July 30th Billy D and the Hoodoos and Rich Layton and the Troublemakers played Duff's Garage. The crowd was good and… Continue
Added by Annaliese Moyer on July 31, 2010 at 1:56pm —
So several of my favorite musicians hail from north of the border folks like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, James Keelaghan and recently I added John Wort Hannum to my collection. Well today I added another I was checking out the FAR Chart and I saw several names picked out three and cued them up in Rhapsody. It didn't take long to find one that I liked. The first… Continue
Added by Ed Karn on July 31, 2010 at 11:09am —
There are certain artists whom I feel most music fans should have at least a passing familiarity with: Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Hank Williams, Robert Johnson, Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, the Ramones, etc. The list is debatable, of course, and I'm sure hard rock and heavy metal fans would want to add Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath just as fans of hip-hop would want to include the likes of N.W.A. (in fact, fans of hip-hop would probably dismiss most of… Continue
Added by Adam Sheets on July 30, 2010 at 9:00pm —
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Rosie had played the very same space just one week before on her way north to a swing through southwestern Canada. She and her band liked it so well that they asked if they could stop on the way south just a week later and play again. So, Monday July 26, they played a 2 hour happy hour show. There were returnees from… Continue
Added by Annaliese Moyer on July 30, 2010 at 3:25pm —
The Felice Brothers
will be hitting the road again this summer with a stop at the Newport Folk Festival August 1st before heading to Europe for several engagements. Upon their return to the U.S. in September the band will perform shows in Nashville, Sante Fe, San Francisco, Denver, Detroit, Washington and more cities. Check below for all available dates.
The Felice Brothers and their long time friends and band mates Greg Farley and Christmas Clapton, come to us from… Continue
Added by Craig Young on July 30, 2010 at 3:00pm —
in late October early November. Featuring the astounding Bryan Sutton, Tim O'Brien, Nick Forster and Pete Wernick. This outfit rarely plays more than a few festivals per year so catch them when they stop at your local honky tonk.
Added by Mr Edyoulis on July 29, 2010 at 9:59pm —
“20 Years of Tall Tales”
is the title of the web series The Black Crowes
will roll out starting Tuesday, August 3, the street date for Croweology
(Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records), their first-ever double album of all-acoustic material with new arrangements of their best-loved songs and deep cuts.
In a wide-ranging and freewheeling interview marking the 20th anniversary of their landmark multi-platinum debut, 1990's Shake Your Moneymaker, frontman Chris… Continue
Added by Craig Young on July 29, 2010 at 8:30pm —
's new CD, Chicken & Egg
is featured on show #80. Also new music from ROMAN CANDLE
and CHATHAM COUNTY LINE
. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the songs on the FTB podcast. Please email me
with any… Continue
Added by Bill Frater on July 29, 2010 at 11:32pm —
My monthly bit of abject self-promotion: The next edition of "Grant Alden's Field Notes" airs Friday night, July 30, at 7 p.m. EST on WMKY-FM
. For various reasons involving lawyers (but not guns) and money, they can't podcast the show. Which is a pity, from my side of the...microphone.
Anyhow, this show (cut at the end of March, so it's all a dim memory and an iTunes file now) celebrates Patty Griffin's terrific… Continue
Added by Grant Alden on July 29, 2010 at 5:06pm —
The ninth installment of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series
will be a collection of demos the singer recorded in the mid-60s for publishers Leeds and Whitmark, according to the Dylan fan site Isis
. Although no official announcement has been made, the site said the releases will come in October.
The site says Dylan is also preparing an eight-CD set of his early albums in their original mono mixes --… Continue
Added by Paul Cantin on July 29, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Squeeze and English Beat
Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles
July 28, 2010
By Michael Berick
Summertime concert-going can be an exercise in “pick your nostalgia.” Do you want to see Heart or Pavement? The Scorpions or Cheap Trick? Last night, I chose the early ‘80s New Wave-y variety of nostalgia, going to see a double bill of the English Beat and Squeeze at Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre.
Opening the show was the English Beat, which is now original frontman… Continue
Added by Michael Berick on August 10, 2010 at 3:27pm —
As President and Chairman of the Board of ASCAP, Oscar®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter Paul Williams has taken to criticizing those who support interpretations or models of artistic control other than those promoted by his organization.
In June, Williams lashed out
at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge and Creative Commons with a mistake-filled broadside whose accusations were quickly… Continue
Added by hyperbolium.com on July 28, 2010 at 9:30pm —