All Blog Posts Tagged 'Martin' (37)

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

Scott H. Biram unleashes Nothin’ But Blood on the world

The Dirty Old One Man Band is back with his latest release Nothin’ But Blood, and Scott H. Biram has brought a hefty helping of kick ass music along with him. Not one to follow any set standards in music Mr. Biram has made a living dishing out tunes that mix country, blues, rock, punk, metal and Americana creating an extremely unique style. You wouldn’t think bringing all those sounds to one album would work but then Biram is all about defying what is sensible.

His latest…


Added by Chris Martin on March 28, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Lydia Loveless impresses with her latest album Somewhere Else

Like a fine wine or maybe smooth bourbon would be a better metaphor, Lydia Loveless just gets better with age. The diminutive singer/songwriter creates a big sound with her country twang and punk attitude as she belts out tunes about love, heartache and bad decisions. With her latest record – Somewhere Else – she builds off the success of her previous albums offering up some of her…


Added by Chris Martin on March 28, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Those Crosstown Rivals take listeners to Hell and Back

Bursting from the speakers with wild abandon the new record - Hell and Back - from Kentucky’s Those Crosstown Rivals (TCR) hits you like a sucker punch to the jaw. An all out guitar driven assault on the listener’s ears these guys have delivered an album that demands to be listened to at high decibels.…


Added by Chris Martin on March 28, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Hard Working Americans make other people's music their own

Todd Snider embodies the phrase hard work with his relentless work ethic and music that gives a nod towards the average Joe. When you add a pack of kindred souls to the mix then you get the Hard Working Americans (HWA). Comprised of Snider, Dave Schools (Widespread Panic)Neal Casal (the Cardinals & Chris Robinson…


Added by Chris Martin on March 28, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition deliver music that will rattle your soul.

When you get a new record from Jimbo Mathus you need to know two things. One, you never know what you will get from one song to the next and two you can count on it all being freakin’ brilliant. Mr. Mathus and his Tri-State Coalition are back with a new record, Dark Night Of The Soul, and these guys just…


Added by Chris Martin on March 28, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ keeps getting better with EP #4, Songs For The Turntable

Since Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ (DNC) started out on their journey through sound and space with the release of multiple EP’s they have kept fans and newcomers happy with the new music while simultaneously creating a want for the next EP. The latest in the EP line, Songs For The Turntable…


Added by Chris Martin on March 28, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Deadfields 'Often Wrong, Never In Doubt' has something for everyone

There is a lot of good music coming out of Georgia these days of every shape and form. No matter what your taste is there is something there to make you happy. One of these bands is the Deadfields, and their music is making a lot of people happy.

Loaded with enough banjo to make a bluegrass fan happy, enough twang to appease the country aficionado and the right amount of southern rock to win over a ‘Skynyrd’ loyalist, the Deadfields…


Added by Chris Martin on March 28, 2014 at 5:00am — 3 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

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

Cambridge Last Day: Fire and Waterboys

Even with a cracking band led by her husband John McCusker, Heidi Talbot took a chance by opening her Main Stage set with a singalong. Luckily, a Cambridge Folk Festival crowd is a resilient bunch and even those still recovering from last night’s fun were taken with the charming Heidi’s tales of feckless maidens, nudity, randy shepherds, Johnny Depp and the like.

If Heidi represented the ongoing folk renaissance, Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick are so much of the old…


Added by Kevin Bourke on July 29, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Cambridge Day 2: Suddenly It's Soggy...

Launching his terrific new album Vagrant Stanzas on the Main Stage, Martin Simpson reflected that he’d been coming to the Cambridge Folk Festival since he was a teenager, playing onstage for the first time in 1976. This year he celebrated his sixtieth birthday and he’s obviously still as passionately committed to exploring the living tradition as he ever was. Dedicating his first song In The Pines to the late J.J. Cale, Simpson delivered a set, substantially drawn from that new album,…


Added by Kevin Bourke on July 28, 2013 at 3:31am — No Comments

Getting to Know Martin Swinger

How can you resist this description of Martin Swinger on his website? “Robert Frost meets Tom Lehrer in ‘one potato chip’ songs that dare to venture into the worlds of Autism, Alzheimer’s, oysters, dyslexic theology, and the meeting of Betty Boop and Buddha.”  Martin is a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist this year.

Falcon Ridge is celebrating its 25th anniversary the first…


Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 8, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2013: Bluegrass + Attitude + Altitude Make A Fine Four Days!

There are festivals and then there’s Telluride Bluegrass. There, it’s more about the vibe, a natural occurrence that transpires when you gather the loyal hordes – known collectively as Festavarians – at heights of 14,000 feet above sea level within a natural box a mere stone’s throw (or so it seems) from some of the most splendid peaks in the heart of the Rockies.

That feeling of euphoria is evident on arrival, from the sheer beauty of the magnificent surroundings to the obvious…


Added by Lee Zimmerman on June 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 23rd - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Jerry Miller, Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, Tejas Brothers and more...


Love Has Come For You (Rounder)

Steve Martin is currently in the fifth decade of a varied and accomplished career as a comedian, actor, author, playwright, banjoist and songwriter. His fellow Texas native Edie Brickell has carved out an iconoclastic solo career that's solidified…


Added by Bill Frater on April 23, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q and A with Patty Larkin

Performing Songwriter got it right. They called Patty Larkin a “drop dead brilliant guitar player, a richly textural singer, a commanding, poetic songwriter, a hilarious and personable entertainer.”  Yes, all combined into one fantastic performer.  Patty never fails to amaze me.  Her fingers fly up and down the fretboard, her lyrics exude honesty, her style is beyond classy.  In this little interview, Patty tells us a bit about her latest CD, gives us a mini-lesson about looping…


Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on January 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

CD Review - Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor "The Colonel & The Governor"

Confession One: I had never hear of either Tommy Emmanuel or Martin Taylor before being sent this CD for review. This despite the fact that the former, an Australian,  was named as "Best Acoustic Guitarist" in a Guitar Player  readers' poll. Confession Two: I am no a great fan of Django Reinhardt -style jazz guitar. I appreciate it, but a little goes a long way.

Having said that, I have found myself listening rather avidly to this "The Colonel & The Governor"…


Added by Jeremy Gaunt (music JJMG) on January 27, 2013 at 10:30am — 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 with B3 Hammond prodigy Wil Blades & Billy Martin about their new album 'Shimmy'

On one level it sounds like dogged persistence paid off.  Billy Martin is in San Fransisco doing a drum clinic, the young organist Wil Blades whose built a name for himself at the Boom Boom Room thinks he can swing a duo money gig together, presses the manager, and apparently he passes the muster. "We just got up there and played, there was no preparation we didn't really have time for any of that with Billy coming in to do these clinics there just wasn't any time.  So we basically…


Added by Luke C. Bowden on November 22, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

We're All In This Together - Michael Weston King

Just bought my copy! well done Michael Weston King, can't wait to hear what "The View from Shit Creek" is like from Jackie Leven (still can't believe we won't see Jackie again) great list of folk including our friends Kit Clark, Southern Tenant Folk Union, Eddi Reader, Martin G Stephenson, Peter Bruntnell, Reg Meuross, Andy White, Christine Collisterall venting their spleens for us, thank you well done!

At least in this project we…


Added by The Medicine Show on June 9, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

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