All Blog Posts Tagged 'Hall' (50)

Catie Curtis - Flying Dream (Album Review)

Curtis’ Flying Dream is carpeted wall-to-wall by songs that explore the many shades of ‘love.’

This year Maine bred Catie Curtis celebrates quarter-of-a-century as a recording artist. Commencing with the self-released, cassette-only album Dandelion (1989), Curtis’…

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Added by Folk Villager on April 15, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Michael Stosic - "Michael Stosic" (Album Review)

The indie approach of low-frills studio production has become clichéd and dull. Michael Stosic’s new self-titled album flips the pages back to a different aesthetic, when sounding slickly recorded and big wasn’t a crime against musical taste. For the most part, Stosic is channeling the ‘80s here, equal parts Hall & Oates-ish R&B and Bruce Hornsby heartland rock. For those old enough to recall Adult Contemporary radio during that era, Stosic’s music will strike a nostalgic…

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Added by Stacey Zering on March 16, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Long Dusty Road of L.A.'s The Far West

There is a point, when listening to a music created with a specific vision where looking back connects us to the present and the shows us the road to the future.  

The Far West, who have just released their sophomore album, Any Day Now, on the San Antonio based Medina River Records illustrates this experience. Along with L.A.…

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Added by Terry Roland on February 28, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

In the Brilliant Film "Muscle Shoals," There's More Than Enough Sound to Go Around

When you've got Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Cliff and Gregg Allman in your rockumentary, do you really need Bono and Alicia Keys? No, you don't. And yet Muscle Shoals, about the Alabama hamlet which gained outsize fame for its record-producing prowess, feels the need to chat with the pair, despite their flimsy relationship with the subject matter. This…

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Added by Mike Seely on December 24, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express with Strings - The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA – November 24, 2013)

The life of a contemporary indie musician is fraught with uncertainty, not least of which is, “How am I going to pay my rent next month?” The evolving realities of the music business have shifted the onus of generating income from recordings to performing and Chuck Prophet, with the Mission Express, has been on his version of the never ending tour for years now, crisscrossing the US and Europe and building a reputation as one of the hottest, tightest, most imaginative, and…

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Added by Steven Drace on November 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Mr. Harper's Opus - Ben Harper Plays The Walt Disney Concert Hall

In the final show of Ben Harper's fall solo acoustic tour, he single handedly brought down the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. One guy. A whole bunch of instruments. A completely rapt (and totally diverse, from race to age to gender) audience. You know it's going to be good when there's a standing ovation just because someone walks on stage.

That Disney stage creates kind of an in-the-round experience, as they fill the seats behind the stage as well, and all the…

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Added by CJ Gronner on November 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

John Oates and Jim Lauderdale collaborate on Oates’ new single “Close”

John Oates, member of the number one selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, has teamed up with Grammy Award winning Americana artist, Jim Lauderdale, to write the new single off of his current solo project, Good Road To Follow. The song, which Oates describes as “psychedelic Americana,” will be released October 15. Co-produced by Oates and Tim Lauer, the recording features a variety of…

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Added by Katharine Richardson on October 8, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Q&A with Yarn

Yarn has been playing together since 2007 and have released at least an album’s worth of music each year.  They’re decided to go back to their roots and unplug a bit and see what happened: the result is their latest CD, Shine the Light On, which is being released on September 10.   Was lucky enough to get a preview of the music and have to admit that it’s pretty tasty: it’s intimate, it’s full of great harmonies and instrumentation, and it will definitely delight Yarn’s avid fans,…

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Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on September 9, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

It's Time to Take It Easy on the Eagles

Shitting on the Eagles is basically a national pastime for hard-core Americana fans. In fact, while there are several brilliant artists that alt-country loyalists are apt to bond over, dislike of the Eagles may be the single most prevalent and unifying force.

Yet while there is ample cause to loathe the Eagles, the band's raw output…

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Added by Mike Seely on August 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — 130 Comments

Ron Sexsmith, Royal Albert Hall (London, UK 3/7/13)

‘Oh, I cut my hair?’ questioned Ron Sexsmith during his first headlining appearance at this prestigious venue, but a fan had actually shouted out to him ‘I’m glad you’re here!’ That summed up perfectly the sentiments of the rest of tonight’s audience, which included Sexsmith’s parents who had travelled from Canada to see their son perform. 

I sat in the Stalls and the people around me were so attentive throughout and like me, hung on every note of this twenty-eight-song show. In the…

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Added by Jela Webb on March 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Country Music Hall of Fame: Class of 2012 Induction Ceremony (Connie Smith, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Garth Brooks) Oct 21

When the Country Music Association made the decision that network tv time was too valuable a commodity to devote to the Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees, something had to be done. After all, the men and women being inducted into the Hall are the foundation of the genre, architects of the sound and innovators in what is largely considered to be America’s most listened to format of music. Rather than accept being taken off the CMA Awards as a demotion, Elizabeth Thiels, Kyle Young and the…

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Added by Holly Gleason on October 22, 2012 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Interview: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band Reflects on 50 Years of Preservation Hall

This week marks the release of two spectacular recordings of very different breadth and scope celebrating the 50th Anniversary of New Orleans' Preservation Hall: The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection box set and the live album St. Peter & 57th St.

The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection is an expansive 4-CD, 58-track box set spanning the history of The Preservation Hall Jazz Band since 1962. This incredible box set traces the…

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Added by Chris Mateer on September 27, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hank Cochran: Living On A Song + Then Some (Nashville Film Festival)

Hank Cochran:

Living On A Song

Nashville Film Festival

People are bitching about the demise of country music, but they’re missing the point. At a time when everybody is overly styled, making the rounds and doing the marketing, they missed the point of what made the oeuvre great: people lived hard, put their hearts out there and harvested the pain and the passion with a ruthlessness that often left ravaged relationships in their wake.

Not that it’s about strafing…

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Added by Holly Gleason on April 27, 2012 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Death Cab for Cutie’s Songs Made Magik: Live at Massey Hall with the Magik*Magik Orchestra

Orchestral sounds are all the rage with indie-rock bands these days, and do not think that veteran alternative rockers Death Cab for Cutie would miss out on that trend--Ben Gibbard and Co. have just begun a tour that will highlight their music to date, with the support of Magik*Magik Orchestra. The San Francisco-based orchestra played on their latest album Codes and Keys (released last Spring), and join them on this newly kicked off tour, which brought the band…

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Added by Shauna C. Keddy on April 22, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

This weeks Medicine Show Radio Schedules Playlist and Podcasts March 16

This week featured album on The Health & Happiness Hour is Hillfolk Noir - Radio Hour . Playlist below also available our Concert Special for the week, with Kuschty Rye 

(Des Horsfall & Andy Mckerlie) +  and Erin Hall-Gardiner recorded on 27th March and 25th March  2012 in Dingwall at The Greenhouse.

The Medicine Show, Health and Happiness Hour, first airs March 7th Feb 2012 8pm (GMT) on …
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Added by The Medicine Show on March 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Gram Parsons for Lifetime Achievement Award? A Look at Web Metrics and the Meaning of "Lifetime"

In these days of Linda Chorneys and Lana Del Rays, it's getting increasingly difficult to deal with the criteria used to nominate someone, and in which category even, whether for halls of fame or for the likes of the Grammy Awards. There are clearly ways to "play the system" if indeed there still exists a system to be played. You have to know your way around the Casino.

And when it comes to "lifetime achievement awards," which would also include induction into halls of fame,…

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Added by Will James on February 20, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

CD Review - Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCoury Band - American Legacies

January 2012

By: Dan King

Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCoury Band - American Legacies 

Record Label: McCoury Music

Release Date: April 12, 2011   

Collaboration. The dictionary defines it as people from different origins working together toward a common goal.

Collaboration is what made America great. On “American Legacies,” The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and…

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Added by Prescription Bluegrass Media on January 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Matt Jennings with Bombino at The Mint - Mint!

Matt Jennings blew through L.A. this last week, opening for Bombino at The Mint, and it was remarkable. Remarkable, I say! I've loved Matt's music and its international flavors for years (He's from Minnesota too. We pretty much all get each other ...), and it's about time you all get to know and love it too.…



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Added by CJ Gronner on December 13, 2011 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Nomination Proposal to the Country Music Association to Induct Gram Parsons Into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Nomination Proposal to the CMA to Induct Gram Parsons Into the Country Music Hall of Fame; Reprinted on His 65th Birthday



(submitted as hard copy with List of Supporters to CMA, 9/19/08, on the 35th anniversary of Gram's death and available updated to them now 24/7 online)



Based on the criteria established and promulgated by the Country Music

Association in regard to an individual's nomination for induction into the

Country Music Hall of Fame…

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Added by Will James on November 10, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Interview: Dan Smith of reunited country rockers Riverrock

One of the surprise benefits of an underground music scene taking off on a mainstream level is the rediscovery of pioneers that have been somewhat forgotten. These are artists who, for one reason or another, simply were not able find massive success in the active days of their youth. For example, in the ‘80s as alternative rock began to stir interest on a commercial level, the genre’s late ‘60s godfathers the Velvet Underground found their discography reissued to a collegiate and more… Continue

Added by Stacey Zering on October 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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