All Blog Posts Tagged 'Luther' (10)

A Conversation with Photographer Adam Smith

I had the pleasure of great conversation with photographer Adam Smith this past Memorial Day weekend. Smith has captured more images through his lens than most folks double his age have gawked at. The 38-year-old Macon, Ga., native has photographed images featured as album art for Delta Blues legend Junior Kimbrough and country music statesmen Marty Stuart and Porter Wagoner.  If for some reason that doesn’t strike your fancy, he’s done the same for the Drive-By Truckers and…


Added by Sad Songs Keep The Devil Away on June 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Southern Soul Assembly at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile

"It is a privilege, honor and pleasure to play with these guys,” says JJ Grey as he introduces the Southern Soul Assembly that he pulled together. “Thank you for the eternal smile and letting me heal myself in front of you.”

These guys are Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, and Anders Osborne--the four songwriters are touring together as Southern Soul Assembly and played in Mobile at The Saenger Theatre on April 1.  Each one has successful music carriers touring with bands…


Added by The Southern Rambler on April 2, 2014 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Pete Seeger's Dream Comes Alive

When Kim Ruehl tipped me off that there was something goin' on up in Pete Seeger's town of Beacon New York on the day we acknowledge the life, work, accomplishments and passing  of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I hit the interwebs to dig up the information. In my mind, whenever the ninety-four year old Pete comes out to do something, it's pretty damn big news. An event. A happening. A gathering. So it was sort of surprising to discover barely any details of what Pete Seeger and the…


Added by Easy Ed on January 22, 2014 at 6:30am — 13 Comments

Blind Willie Johnson: Lamps, Middle Eastern Weddings & Justice

Blind Willie Johnson is one of the most influential of the early bluesmen, with his songs , covered down through the years by Rev Gary Davis and Fred McDowell, but also by more recent rock bands like the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen and the White Stripes.

Johnson has the distinction of having one of his songs feature on a special recording sent aboard the Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977 to head beyond the outer solar system into deep space –…


Added by Gary Burnett on August 17, 2013 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

Johnny Cash and Luther Dickinson: Ain’t no Grave

Left: Rev. Gary Davis

Songs about death and dying are common in the blues. Not surprising, given the toughness of life for African Americans in the southern states under Jim Crow during the early decades of the twentieth century when the blues grew up. Infant mortality was high, life expectancy low, disease common and healthcare practically non-existent for many. So death was an ever-present reality – families losing children, children losing a mother or father,…


Added by Gary Burnett on July 2, 2013 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Interview: Jimbo Mathus Talks "Blue Light," South Memphis String Band, and 'Raw' Stories

This article first appeared on OurStage, an MTV/CMT partner

It would be impressive enough to note that the original string songs Jimbo Mathus wrote so closely mirror classic tunes of that format, notably those on the just-released Old Times Therealbum by the South Memphis String Band, that one must look at the linear notes to…


Added by Nancy Dunham on July 8, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Americana Boogie Music Releases for the week of July 3rd include The Blasters, Keller Williams, James Luther Dickinson & more...


Pick (SCI Fidelity)

And as revered and successful each are in their own right, the collaboration delivers much more than either act alone. Keller's unconventional…


Added by Bill Frater on July 3, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Everything you ought to dig about Harry Belafonte, authentic American folk activist

Don't laugh at Harry Belafonte, the incomparable American/world roots folk musician and popularizer, for being caught on tv asleep or meditating last week. Laugh with him during his appearance with Steven Colbert  which he amazingly turns…


Added by Howard Mandel on October 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Playlist KALW A Patchwork Quilt Saturday 1/15/11 Martin Luther King special

Playlist for A Patchwork Quilt

pre-recorded for broadcast

Saturday 5pm-6:30pm

originally broadcast 17 January 2004

Rebroadcast Saturday January 15, 2011

on 91.7 fm KALW San Francisco

500 Mansell Street San Francisco CA 94134

Kevin Vance, host & producer

past playlists can be found at

search archives… Continue

Added by Kevin Vance on January 15, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Review: Luther Dickinson & The Sons of Mudboy - "Onward and Upward"

Instrumentist for Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones and Flamin Groovies. Producer of Green On Red, Replacements<, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Willy DeVille, Mudhoney and Tav Falco.

Leader of Mudboy & The Neutrons, a grungy swill of swamp-blues, country and rock and…


Added by Gianfranco Callieri on January 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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