From the press release
With his own new label, Hank3 Records, and the sense that he has thrown off the chains holding him back creatively, Shelton Hank Williams III, aka Hank3, is coming out swinging this year with the release of FOUR records on September 6 - that's right - FOUR.
The unprecedented launch, in a distribution partnership with Megaforce Records (MRI), features a broad range of music that bridges more than one head-thumping genre - a…
Added by Ed Karn on June 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Once again the kind folks at WMKY have renewed my, um, contract (yeah, that's it). And so my monthly hour-long show, listened to by an audience the counting of which does not yet oblige me to take off my socks, that deftly named monthly show called "Grant Alden's Field Notes" airs this Friday at 7 pm, EST.
You will note that no artist whose name might be alphebetised after S is included. I'm still unpacking,…Continue
I have a theory about listening to new albums. It’s like dating. The first date can be fun, sure, but it can also be full of awkward bits, weird surprises, and strange twists. Same with an album. If you get through the first date (listen) without being totally repulsed, you’ll probably try it again. On the second date (listen), some of these quirks become a little more familiar, the flow of your time together makes a bit more sense, but there are still some surprising moments, further…Continue
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Gateshead Town Hall
Sunday 12th June 2011
The final concert to celebrate 25 years of the Newcastle based Roots Music Promoters the Jumping Hot Club was a real humdinger; with three acts who all started their careers playing in the downstairs of the Bridge Hotel 25 years ago.
James Hunter got the evening off to a barnstorming start with an hour of good old fashioned Rhythm and Blues.
James’s star is currently burning…Continue
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I realize that the Screaming Trees don't necessarily fall into the americana and roots category but they are one of my all time favorite rock bands and Mark Lanegan's solo work, which does fit in the roots category, is right up there with the best of them. I was super excited to hear about this record coming out when I heard about it last week and want to share the news!
Screaming Trees to Release Final Album…Continue
Jimmie Dale Gilmore + the Wronglers
21 June 2011
They call it Heirloom Music, going so far as to make it the title of their first collaborative recording; but for Jimie Dale Gilmore and chockablock San Francisco roots/string/grass band the Wronglers, it is more a call to remember what the sheer joy of playing can create. Onstage at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom, there was nothing new, but rather a celebration of…Continue
I mentioned this in post on Beat Surrender a few weeks back, just in case you missed and because it's getting near I'm hoping I can persuade a few more folks to put a few dollars in the pot and support this project, times are tough in rock n roll and Kickstarter, Pledge Music and IndieGoGo are offering artists a great opportunity to get their music out there, I've made personal pledge to put aside some of my music…Continue
The title track opens the album with drums, bass, and…
Robert Plant's Band Of Joy is one of the biggest acts to ever play Telluride Bluegrass Festival. There was a lot of buzz about BOJ's Sunday night show all during TBF. Even Plant's presence backstage and in the "Poser Pit" just in front of the stage had folks talking. Aurora Sentinel writerContinue
Added by Mando Lines on June 22, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
A back porch sitter..
Rib Tips- Andre Williams
Your Doin' It Too Hard- Sir Douglas Quintet
Put It On- Rockin' 'Sydney with the Dukes
Please Don't Leave Me- Dave Myers
Pony Tail- T Bone Walker
Catfish Blues - Jelly Roll Kings
Fear No Evil- Robert Ward
Am I Expecting Too Much?- Allen Toussaint
99 1/2- Mavis Staples
Gatur Bait- The Gaturs
Drunk Man- Eddie Harris
Freedom Jazz Dance- Eddie…
It seems that every day some musician dies. In fact, my old pal Vince has a web site devoted to daily postings of the newly departed, and he posts today's fresh deaths along with those who also died in years past on this date. Along with another friend named Phil who posts on Facebook a daily birthday note and video for every musician who was born on this or that particular date, I'm pretty much covered on the comings and goings. Sometimes it's news, other days it just serves as a reminder.…Continue
It's hard to ignore an artist who keeps remarkably talented company (consider Greg Leisz, James Intveld, Sara Watkins, etc.), so I'm pleased to be able to share a free download from Nick13, whose recent self-titled release dropped on Sugar Hill on June 7, 2011.
The tune is called "Carry My Body Down," and there's really no better descriptor for it than "psychobilly," which is what's used in his press materials. (You may know I'm not a huge fan of made-up genres,…Continue
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Kíla's the kind of band that's lived on the edge of musical scenes their whole lives. They're Irish and they can play the hell out of Irish trad music, but their albums have spun off into Afro-pop explorations, or Chinese literature inspirations, or world-beat ministrations, or compositional meditations. To call their music experimental might be going a bit far, though some of their more eclectic compositions push far enough beyond…Continue
Added by Hearth Music on June 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
American folk-singer Chuck Brodsky, so very well received at last year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival, opened the first night of his first full UK tour at Twickenham Folk Club, an ideal setting for a man whose literate style just demands the listener’s ear.
Brodsky has built up a reputation for writing about ordinary people who do extraordinary things. He gives credence to the belief that once you start to peel away at the layers, there is no such thing as ‘ordinary’ in the…Continue
Added by Jela Webb on June 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Cajun music from the Northwest? Well, yeah. Sorta. Now living in Portland and formed in 2010, the Cajun Country Revival came together during Caleb Klauder's Country Band's Northwest tour promoting his album, Western Country. Coincidentally, fiddle sensation Joel Savoy and Cajun music guru Jesse Lege were also in the Northwest and Caleb invited them to sit in on his tour. The group immediately connected blending Savoy and Lege's rustic roots music with Caleb Klauder's…Continue