Re- Introducing A Major Italian Rocker's Scorching All-Blues English Album
Released in March 2006 this CD -- in some markets -- passed under the radar but should have been widely heard by aficionados of the blues especially in the United States and other English-speaking countries.
Americana, folk, blues, roots music – nowadays it comes from many more places than just America as this collection attests. Canada, Australia, New Zealand and England…Continue
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Its and unashamedly "Medicine Show" Medicine Show this week, we have music from Scott MacDonald, Danny & The Champs, Galipaygoes, Lisa Richards & Drew Landry, all of whom are on the road with the Medicine Show this week, also introducing out new record label, Medicine Show Records, with music from our Festive Collection by Jo Philby & Roberto Cassani, and a preview of "The Very Dab" by Cigarbox Don and "Sous un Arbre" from Mr Moon & Grace which are the other Albums…Continue
Added by The Medicine Show on November 19, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Todd talks about tripping on mushrooms and ecstasy, Chris Robinson’s drug of choice, his new book, recording with the Turbo Fruits, joining a band called The Hard Working Americans, sending mix tapes to Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jerry Jeff Walker stories, John Prine stories, meeting Chuck Berry, making a movie with Elizabeth Cook, advice to…Continue
This week’s Medicine Show syndicated Health & Happiness Hour Featured album Bittersweet Road by West Virginia's Blue Yonder, the collaboration of champion flat picker Robert Shafer, Will Carter (Bass) and singer songwriter John Lilly. I play music from Cam Penner, Brian Kelinec who are on tour (and on the House Concert Hub) and look forward to The Danny & The Champions of The World UK Tour, a mix of classic music with Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Juliette Greko and the…Continue
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By Martin Jones
"The best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” That’s how Dr John has described James Booker.
Booker is consistently referenced as a significant influence by New Orleans musicians. He played with the likes of Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, Freddie King, Wilson Pickett, Fats Domino and Bobby Bland.
And yet, outside of New Orleans, he remains relatively obscure.
Filmmaker Lily Keber has decided to…Continue
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…Continue
Logan Connor Meredith was born ten weeks early with EA “Esophogeal Atresia,” which has caused a series of complications ranging from life threatening to severe chronic lung disease. He and his parents have been in the CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) in NICU for 11 months and counting. The Love…Continue
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Bob Franke has been a distinctive voice in the world of folk and acoustic music for many years. The world is a better place because Bob is in it. His gentle and lyrical way with words and melody encourages even the hardest heart to pay heed and listen…and absorb his message. It’s not every songwriter who can say that they’ve been covered by Peter, Paul & Mary, David Wilcox, June Tabor and John McCutcheon to name a few. Bob is a beloved fixture on the North Shore of Boston…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on October 3, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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,…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on September 9, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Hey Twangers! Here it is, number 15 podcast. In this special episode we feature the latest from The Civil Wars, currently residing on the top of the Billboard charts. Also excellent new music from Robbie Fulks, Valerie June, Aoife O’Donovan and Trisha Ivy. Also er feature a great cut from the master songwriter himself Guy Clark.
We finish up by featuring an older cut by Jim White that is currently enjoying popularity due to placement on a recent placement on FX’s “Breaking…Continue
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“Play it like it was wrote, boys,” Bill Monroe said.
“We never verbalized about an arrangement and the only requirement for a song to be in the band repertoire was that one person could perform it all the way through.” John Hartford said.
John who?The Father of Newgrass. The inadvertent shepherd of the Roots music movement, the bassy-voiced, dancing fiddler/banjo picking songwriter who put the American in Americana, the Free in Freedom when it came to music. John who?…Continue
These days bedroom recording artists have Logic X and a raft of other gadgets to play around with. Back in 2001 all The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle had was his trusty Panosonic RX-FT500 boombox and its tiny, tinny condenser mic, writes Neonfiller.com's Joe Lepper.
Turns out this ancient piece of technology, which was bought…Continue
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It takes two. In the case of Smooth Hound Smith, two is all that’s needed to brew a raucous clash of backwoods folk, raw blues, and underground rock. The California-based duo, consisting of Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonica) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion), generate enough power to fuel a full band. But there’s something more intimate about two musicians playing off one another, harmonizing as their collective energy and chemistry blows off sparks. For example,…Continue
Added by Stacey Zering on July 28, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Take a good, working rock and roll musician, strip him down to the basics, give him an acoustic guitar and say, 'tell me what life's taught you so far, seriously' and in this perfect world you would get John Moreland and the deeply satisfying work, 'In the Throes'. In the throes of what? you may well ask. In the throes of the important things between birth and death. Deciphering God, the devil, love and one's place on this earth. In the throes of whatever passion holds you in its grips,…Continue
Doug Allen is a Connecticut guy with a tasty alt-country Nashville sound. He has combined his love of nature and music and is loving playing songs for all kinds of audiences. His reminiscences about learning how to play guitar and how he began songwriting will resonate with all singer-songwriters. Doug is one of 24 musicians chosen as Emerging Artists at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale,…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 19, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
Michael Braunfeld is back and he’s got a lot to say. It’s a wonderful thing that someone who has made music, recorded albums, played around a bit can take a decade off and come back even stronger than before. Michael has been chosen as one of the Emerging Artists at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival this year.
Falcon Ridge is celebrating its 25th anniversary the first weekend in…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 11, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
It’s funny, the lasting impressions the music we hear as children makes on us. In my home, which was a very musical environment, to say the least, I came up with quite a range of music. What sticks out most in my memory is an assortment of blues and folk and country, and a fair amount of classic rock. I remember very well, my father, a self-taught musician and avid music enthusiast, spending a good deal of time in the little room adjoining the considerably larger living room, from…Continue
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Up until now, Jeffrey Foucault has mainly been known as an intuitive singer/songwriter with a ready grasp of what makes for a compelling melody and a telling storyline. This latest outing, which finds him again performing under the banner of Cold Satellite, has him sharing songwriting duties with poet Lisa Olstein, while relaying the results in a full band format. Gone…
Added by Lee Zimmerman on May 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Working On A Building
Tim Hensley, George Jones, Lilly Pulitzer, Christopher Hanna Ripple On…
I’m at the Rhiga Royale, now called the London. Once upon the time, it was the high, but not most nosebleed expensive rock & roll hotel: a place where Billy Gibbons and I once passed the night talking about heaven only knows, where running a “Regis & Kathie Lee” performance with a young client, Nanci Griffith heard my laugh and ran up to…Continue