All Blog Posts Tagged 'Billy' (33)

Glastonbury Festival 2014 - A Review of the Smaller Stages

Everyone has their own Glastonbury experience. It’s so vast, with 200,000 people and thousands of acts scattered across two large Somerset farms, that this giant muddy city is able to offer something for everyone. There are those that like the big name acts of the Pyramid and Other…


Added by Joe Lepper on July 1, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Interview: Michael Stosic

Q: Your new self-titled album doesn't suggest someone who has just entered the field, but a professional musician with a confident outlook and an established vision. How long have you been doing this?

A: I started playing music in bands when I was twelve years old playing all original music that I wrote. You must remember my mega-hits "Fun In The USA" and "Loving All I Gotta Do?" No? My first songs. I wrote and released my first album in 1986. It was a Gospel album…


Added by Stacey Zering on February 17, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Seth Glier

Just a quick look at Seth Glier’s press kit gives you a real clue as to the number of accolades he has received in just a few years time.   Quintessential folkie singer-songwriter Ellis Paul says "Talent like Seth Glier’s brings out the psychic in all of us… He’s gonna be huge.”  Livingston Taylor compares Seth’s songwriting to Billy Joel’s.  USA Today goes one step further and says his voice is reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen and Joel.  Seth has an engaging stage presence,…


Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on February 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Photo journal from the Americana Music Association Conference and Festival

Here are some photos of live music from the Americana Music Association Festival and Conference earlier this fall. It was a great networking event and I had many interesting interactions. It also served as a fine introduction to some of Nashville’s best music venues...The Basement/Grimey’s, Cannery Row, The Station Inn and, of course, the Ryman Auditorium. It was also a pleasure meeting No Depression editors Kyla and Kim and others involved in the community. Crossing paths with…


Added by Demos Papadimas on November 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dreams Do Come True

Central Valley born and bred Gary Tackett's DREAM as a 10 year old was to "play guitar on a Merle Haggard record". "That was my only dream". "Not to be a policeman, fireman, or doctor, but to be a sideman for Merle Haggard (Be one of the Strangers featuring Norm Hamlett, Roy Nichols, Mark Yeary, Biff Adams, Jimmy Belkin, Tiny Moore). Gary's dream came true on October 16th 1989 when Merle's keyboardist Mark Yeary called…


Added by Gary Tackett on November 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Thanks For Giving A Damn

Today is kind of a big day for me in my tiny piece of the world. A year ago, I promised myself I'd do something positive. I'd create a show that features some of my favorite musicians telling road stories, tall tales and anecdotes. No music and no one plugging their new record. Just lighthearted talk where the host (me) shuts up and stays out of the way. I had no idea what I was doing, but I dove in head first and taught myself along the way. I loved the idea of speaking directly…


Added by Otis Gibbs on September 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The Jail Guitar Doors Benefit - Featuring Wayne Kramer, Billy Bragg, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, The Alvin Brothers and MORE!

In 2007, Billy Bragg founded the Jail Guitar Doors organization in England, named after The Clash song about Wayne Kramer of the MC5, who served time for cocaine offenses, but Bragg didn't know it was about Kramer. In 2009, Bragg and Kramer met up for a show at Sing Sing prison, and Kramer both told him he was the song's namesake, and decided to start up Jail Guitar Doors USA. They give guitars to inmates, who then learn and have a skill to…


Added by CJ Gronner on September 9, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

George Duke: Up Close and Personal

The mid-seventies were a busy time for master keyboardist and jazz/rock icon George Duke. The projects he involved himself in that were the most visible at that time were his many recordings and tours with Frank Zappa, and his own band with drummer extraordinaire Billy Cobham.

I had seen both Duke and Cobham perform live, but separately – George with Zappa and Billy with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Both were simply incredible musicians and spellbinding to…


Added by Dan King on August 9, 2013 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

CD Review - Stevie Agnew “Wreckin' Yard"

The offspring of two famous musicians prove their worth independently on this commendable effort

I came to this music on “Wreckin’ Yard” not knowing anything about Stevie Agnew and his band. And that’s a good thing, because as time went by I learned more and was pleasantly surprised.

I don’t usually read biographies or research other critics reviews of an artists’ music because I don’t want to be influenced by what they might…


Added by John Apice on May 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #208 with New American Farmers, Billy Bragg, Annie Keating, Wayne Hancock and more...

FTB podcast #208 features the new album by NEW AMERICAN FARMERS called Brand New Day. Also new music from BILLY BRAGG, WAYNE HANCOCK and ANNIE KEATING.

Here's the direct link to listen now!

Here's the…


Added by Bill Frater on April 20, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Australian singer-songwriter Jack Carty asks "What Does Your Heart Say?" (premiere of his new single)

Jack Carty first caught my attention earlier this month when I came across his wonderful tune “She’s Got A Boyfriend.” This self-deprecating uptempo lament about losing a girlfriend to another holds an ingratiating charm that suggests a young, lovelorn Billy Bragg.

Investigating further, I discovered that Carty is an up-and-comer singer-songwriter from Down Under. Since 2009, the impressive twenty-something troubadour has released an EP and a pair of full-length albums. Both…


Added by Michael Berick on March 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Under The Sheets with Anthony Haden-Guest and Lorraine Leckie: The Story of Rudely Interrupted

By Tom Semioli

"Well it is art if they say it is…" Anthony Haden-Guest.

Music often makes for strange bedfellows. The above-quoted iconic writer Anthony Haden-Guest and noir folk artist Lorraine Leckie would strike most American citizens as polar opposites. He: the legendary reporter, poet, writer and cartoonist renown for his chronicling of socialite life (and death) in New York City in the wild and crazy 1970s. She: the dark princess of the contemporary Greenwich…


Added by Tom Semioli on March 17, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats

Lugging the sound of Appalachian around like a travel worn tattered old suitcase plastered with travel stickers, containing the basic necessities a traveler needs to keep thier roots close, and ample space for things collected through weary wanderings, Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats build on those roots of mountian music with a cross section…


Added by Popa Tunes on January 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with B3 Hammond prodigy Wil Blades & Billy Martin about their new album 'Shimmy'

On one level it sounds like dogged persistence paid off.  Billy Martin is in San Fransisco doing a drum clinic, the young organist Wil Blades whose built a name for himself at the Boom Boom Room thinks he can swing a duo money gig together, presses the manager, and apparently he passes the muster. "We just got up there and played, there was no preparation we didn't really have time for any of that with Billy coming in to do these clinics there just wasn't any time.  So we basically…


Added by Luke C. Bowden on November 22, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

CD Review - Greg Fleming and the Trains - Edge of the City

If the opening track is any indication of how far Greg Fleming has come in his career this is the achievement. Wow.

Greg has had many wonderful songs through the years – but, this is certainly something to be proud of. Usually it takes a few listens to get into an LP and then pick excellent tracks but this lead off track is like getting knocked out in the first round.



Added by John Apice on September 1, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Quick Q and A with Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl

Marbleheaders are all proud to call Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl two of their own. Daring is the much heralded and influential composer of the soundtracks for John Sayles’ films. Jeanie is a renown folk and jazz singedr.  Both comprise the duo, Daring and Stahl. “Marblehead Morning” is the most well-known song they have recorded.  It was a staple on folk radio in the 1970s.   Mason and Jeanie were part of what became dubbed as The Passim All Stars.  In addition to Mason and Jeanie, the All…


Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on August 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sara Lee Guthrie Talks Her Legacy, Her Family, and Where They Go From Here

First published on OurStage, an MTV/CMT Partner

Talking to Sarah Lee Guthrie, daughter of Arlo and granddaughter of Woody, you’d never know she is folk music royalty. Even though her relatives have created some of the most enduring songs in the American music catalog—everything from “This Land is Your Land” (written by Woody…


Added by Nancy Dunham on July 13, 2012 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 143 - Americana Ryan Estes Mix

Once again, I’m taking this week off. But, my buddy Ryan Estes (@RadioEstes) from the fantastic podcast 8th Grade Ball is taking over for me this week. For those of you with eclectic tastes, Estes jumps around the genre and plays a little outside the box with what you would normally hear on the show, making this episode one of the best you’ll hear.

Also check out…


Added by Americana Rock Mix on May 30, 2012 at 7:41am — No Comments

Curtis Stigers - Let's Go Out Tonight - CD Review

There was a time when some people wrote song and some people sang songs. The two rarely mixed. In that era of Tin Pan Alley and the songwriting mills, Curtis Stigers would have been a demi god. As he displays on Let's Go Out Tonight, he can take well written songs and wring every bit of melody and emotion out of them. Songwriters would be inventing ways to get Stigers to record one of their works. 

But those days of songwriters churning out one song after another in the hopes…


Added by Jason Linder on May 2, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

BEYOND SXSW: The Silos, The Bluebonnets & Others Rock Beyond the Mainframe

Silos' front man Walter Salas-Humara’s hair is now laced with silver, but the Florida ex-pat has lost none of the romantic tendencies that marked the Cuban songwriter/singer’s songs from the Silos’ earliest days. Also, a visual artist specializing in dogs, the appropriate place to decamp for South by Southwest was the backyard of Yard Dog Gallery, who’d hosted some of the week’s best parties.

Like the dBs, who had fans clogging the sidewalk outside their BD Riley’s  Friday night show…


Added by Holly Gleason on March 18, 2012 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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