All Blog Posts Tagged 'Jack' (26)

Jack Clement – For Once And For All (Album Review)

Allen, Reynolds, and a laid-back, masterful collection of familiar Clement-penned country classics.

A decade of Clement-penned originals plus a pair of co-writes grace this late music legend’s third solo collection, released just short of a year after his passing aged 82. Memphis-raised Jack Henderson Clement launched his career with the renowned imprint Sun Records, as producer, musician, songwriter, and recording artist. His 1950s sides for the label were included…


Added by Folk Villager on July 17, 2014 at 12:30pm — No 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

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

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

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

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

Sonoma Wireworks Interview: "You don't know Jack? Read on to learn about this amazing songsmith..."

Jack Tempchin

 Artist Spotlight by Daniel Codella- Sonoma Wireworks Artist Spotlight Page Story Link

A relatively small group of musicians have had top 10 singles in their careers. An even smaller group have written platinum selling albums. …


Added by Jack Tempchin on December 10, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Buck Ritchey: A Northwest Country Radio Legend

The Pacific Northwest's most storied Country/Western radio DJ – Marion "Buck" Ritchey – effectively promoted that genre of music for about 32 long years on area radio stations. Born in 1915, he was initially inspired by the recordings of America’s “Blue Yodeler” Jimmy Rodgers, & he taught himself to play the guitar. In 1930, & at the mere age of 15, he left his home in Missouri, & his wanderings eventually led him out to Tacoma in 1938.

By 1942 he’d been…


Added by Pete Blecha on November 1, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Long Reach of Jack Hardy

News this week of the passing of Jack Hardy elicited many tales of how he affected lives of both listeners and of fellow performers, an inspiration to many but truly known by only a few. My familiarity with Hardy comes mostly from recommendations by others, most notably folk singer/songwriter Jack Williams, who first met Hardy in the early 1970s and traveled in the same song circles at Kerrville with him for the past decade or so. Two of the best remembrances are linked below; an obit in the…


Added by Kevin Oliver on March 15, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

R.I.P. Jack Hardy: Mentor to many, master of song

Photo by Sara Finke.


Very sad news this morning. Various sites are reporting that John Studebaker Hardy passed away at the age…


Added by Roy Kasten on March 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Farewell to the White Stripes

Last week, The White Stripes announced that the band "has officially ended."  On The White Stripes website, Meg White and Jack White stated that there are many reasons for the split, but it is "mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way."  They conclude by thanking fans:

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong to you now and you…


Added by JeffK on February 11, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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