All Blog Posts Tagged 'Jack' (38)

Interview: Banjo Legend Tony Trischka on "Great Big World"

For over 45 years Tony Trischka has been one of the most influential and groundbreaking banjo artists influencing bluegrass and acoustic musicians everywhere. He is a legendary banjo innovator, composer, collaborator, and teacher. His new album, Great Big World, was recently released via the Rounder label.…


Added by Chris Mateer on March 5, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Lee's Listening Stack: Fifteen More Essential Albums

Speed the Plough

The Plough & The Stars

(Bar None)

Speed the Plough was a band that ought to have been far more famous by now. With four albums to their credit -- spread across a productive 30 year career -- this New Jersey outfit demonstrated their penchant for superb song craft as part of their extraordinary output. Sadly, that glorious invention fell mostly on deaf ears and an indifferent public. It’s appropriate then that The Plough & The…


Added by Lee Zimmerman on February 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Stan Wells brings major folk icons together on his debut album

Having spent nearly nine months carefully crafting "High Tide", Stan Wells's debut album is a testament to perseverance, hard work and the sublime spirit of never letting go of one's vision to create the perfect album. High Tide is the culmination of a lifetime of expertly crafted, true to the core songwriting.

It takes a special kind of musician to bring folk icons like Nina Gerber, David Grisman, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and David LaFlamme all together to play on a debut…


Added by Alex Simon on November 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Rolling Thunder Americana Revue & Travelers Log

Attending the Americana Music Association in Nashville from September 17 through 22 is much more than just about the music.  It’s about reconnecting with old friends and fostering new ones.  It’s about good comfort food and local beer.  It’s about revisiting old haunts and exploring new hidden gems.  So sit back and relax … this will be a very long story.

Hitting the open road at eight-thirty in the morning from Akron, my partner in crime Dale Elwell and I made our way down…


Added by Jay Minkin on September 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Lee's Listening Sack -- Eighteen (count 'em EIGHTEEN) mighty reviews for September

Ian McLagan & The Bump Band

Live at the Lucky Lounge

(Maniac Records)

Ian McLagan’s transition from noted sideman and member of dual Rock and Roll Hall Fame bands the Faces and Small Faces has been steadily advancing successfully over the past decade, following his resettlement in Austin Texas where he’s now a major part of the local musical landscape. There’s no better evidence of this creative shift than in this 14 song live set recorded at one of his…


Added by Lee Zimmerman on September 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Interview with Glenn Jones on "My Garden State"

Guitarist and songwriter, Glenn Jones, returns with the follow-up to his Thrill Jockey debut, 2011The Wanting. For My Garden State, Glenn wrote a collection of reflective and evocative tunes in his childhood home in New Jersey while taking care of his mother who suffers from Alzheimers.

As a guitarist working in the American Primitivism tradition, Glenn employs a wide…


Added by Chris Mateer on May 30, 2013 at 9:30am — 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

Buddy Miller + Jim Lauderdale: Old Friends, Hometown, Pure Music Mercy Lounge, Nashville, 1 March 2013

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale have been friends so long, making a record seemed almost beside the point. They’ve played in each other’s band, recorded each other’s songs and followed each other from New York to LA to Nashville, and along the way done a fine job carving out the sonic roots and origins of today’s Americana movement.

But time teaches people to honor their core, seek those things that are overtly pleasurable. Thankfully, Buddy…


Added by Holly Gleason on March 7, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Interview: The Black Twig Pickers Share Their Story Of "Rough Carpenters" & "Whompyjawed"

The Black Twig Pickers have a new recording out called Rough Carpenters (via Thrill Jockey). The album was recorded during the same sessions as their recent Whompyjawed EP (a sprawling 2-track jam), which was released last fall.

Since I interviewed the band when their last album, the magnificent Ironto Special, was released, a lot has…


Added by Chris Mateer on February 19, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

CD Review - Janis Martin "Blanco Sessions"

Janis Martin's set of 11 rockabilly tunes, "The Blanco Sessions," finds itself in the record bins due largely to the tireless work of singer Rosie Flores. It was Flores who met Martin in 1994, enlisted her to sing on her "Rockabilly Filly" album the following year and inspired Martin to record this set over 2 days in 2007 at Dennis Challman's Rancho Relaxo studio in Blanco, Texas.

It's also Flores who's responsible for the album's release, having taken…


Added by Michael Verity on December 21, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interview: Sean Rowe Tells His Tale Of "The Salesman And The Shark"

Sean Rowe's Magic was one of my favorite records of last year. It was his second full length (his first was his self-produced 27, now out of print) and it marked the true arrival of a singularly unique songwriter with a voice that evokes wonder, mystery, and awe. Not surprisingly, names like Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits often got name-dropped when discussing the album and attempts to describe his live performances. One listen and the uninitiated quickly learned…


Added by Chris Mateer on August 22, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Interview: Jesca Hoop Takes Us Into "The House That Jack Built"

I first heard of Jesca Hoop when I was interviewing songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz last year. She called out Hoop's "Hunting My Dress" as one of her favorite albums at the time. History repeated itself when I was speaking with banjo-master Noam Pikelny (of Punch Brothers)…


Added by Chris Mateer on June 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Ramblin' Jack Elliot to Headline Santa Rosa Guthrie Centennial

Santa Rosa, CA, June 6, 2012 –

For over five years, a young Ramblin’ Jack Elliott stuck to Woody Guthrie like rust on a boxcar, becoming so proficient at his style that America’s most famous ballad writer remarked, “Jack sounds more like me than I do.” (He would soon teach Woody’s tricks to a young Bob Dylan.) Fast forward to July 29th, 2012: Ramblin’ Jack, having forged a unique legacy of his own, takes the stage at This Train: A Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Jubilee - a…


Added by Dale Henry Geist on June 6, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interview: Josh Rosenthal (Tompkins Square Records) Talks The New Michael Chapman Tribute LP

This week the Tompkins Square label is releasing Oh Michael, Look What You've Done: Friends Play Michael Chapman. The collection features an impressive lineup of artists, all paying tribute to the music of Mr. Chapman, while adding their own unique stylistic sensibilities to the source material. Contributors to the project include Meg Baird, Black Twig Pickers, Lucinda Williams, Thurston Moore, Hiss Golden…


Added by Chris Mateer on May 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 138 - Don't Take Yourself So Seriously

In this episode I respond to an issue that a couple of people had with the last episode. The title of this episode should give away my response to that issue. Also, I'm now a strong advocate for getting massages. Awesomeness never felt so good. And in between these segments of talk, I pack in some awesome music with the likes of which I'm pretty have been unheard.


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Added by Americana Rock Mix on April 27, 2012 at 7:10am — No Comments

Americana Boogie: New music this week from Marty Stuart, Wacos & Paul Burch, Joe Pug, Jack White & more...

Here's a few new Americana and roots-type music releases for the week of April 24th, 2012. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist's names link to their websites and the CD title links go either Amazon or CD Baby for easy ordering. The Freight Train Boogie podcasts…


Added by Bill Frater on April 24, 2012 at 8:56am — 1 Comment

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 137 - Frazzled And Ranting

Apparently I'm in rare form in this episode. I find out some irritating news about the podcast apps that I've been trying to put together for Android and IOS systems, and I got on a lengthy rant about it. Fortunately there's some amazing new music in this episode to distract you from my distraction.

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Music in this…


Added by Americana Rock Mix on April 18, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Show In Los Angeles - This Land Is Your Land!

Woody Guthrie would have been 100 years old this year, and there was a BIG old party for him last night at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Because it was Los Angeles, we dealt with the usual trifecta of traffic, long lines and confused box office workers, so we were late to the show, but were in good company as Steve Earle and Tim Robbins straggled in with us too, and seemed just as excited to get in. I learned a lot about Woody Guthrie from my friend, Tom Morello, so was most excited to see…


Added by CJ Gronner on April 15, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Patsi Bale Cox: Real Broads Live on Their Own Terms, Stand Their Ground & Go Out More Alive Than Most People Live

Weeks before Patsi Cox left her mortal coil, she got busted. Riding shotgun down from Kentucky with a guy running moonshine; the feds in an unmarked pulled the pair over.  BANG! Put the bracelets on. Took her in. Couldn’t make the charges stick, but what an outlaw move!

How Patsi…

Right before she checked out, she goes flying on the wrong side of the law, laughing and telling stories, feeling more alive than most of us would ever dare. Sixty-some odd years old, and there she…


Added by Holly Gleason on March 31, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark producer notes

My introduction to Guy Clark came early.  I was 14 years old in 1975 when a friend of my dad’s brought over Guy’s first LP Old No. 1.  Dad was into Memphis soul music and the friend tried and failed to interest him in folk music.  But one listen to Old No. 1 and folk music was IT for me.  “She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” was the theme song for my teen angst. I eventually moved on to other folkies and 70s rock…


Added by Tamara Saviano on March 21, 2012 at 9:58am — 22 Comments

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