maandag 27 september 2010

Country Rock from the seventies: Redwing

When I'm driving to my work or to home I'm listening to my CD's. Today Redwing from Redwing. Great.

Redwing was a band from Sacramento, CA. The band evolved out of the New Breed and later Glad, which included Timothy B. Schmit (Poco, the Eagles) in the lineup. After Schmit left in 1970 to join Poco, his replacement in the band was Andrew Samuels. The other members of Redwing were Tom Phillips, Ron Floegal, and George Hullin. In early 1970 the band cut its first album, Redwing, for United Artists. On this record many grat country rock songs.

  • Please Doctor Please
  • Dark Thurday
  • I'm Counting on You
  • Oh Maggie

vrijdag 24 september 2010

Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch was born in 1967 in Manhattan and grew up in West Los Angeles. It was as a child that she became fascinated by bluegrass and early country music. Gillian Welch is now living in Nashville.With her partner Dave Rawlings.

Gillian Welch's debut album is Revival. Listening to "Orphan Girl" and "Annabelle," and "Pass you by." I believe she played "One more dollar" on Take Root 2010.

zondag 19 september 2010

Take Root 2010 (18-9-2010)

My first Take Root. I've missed a lot with e.g. The Cowboy Junkies some years ago. On Take Root 2010 I've seen fantastic shows Dave Rawlings Machine with Gilian Welch from Nashville (Tennessee), Musee Mecanique from Portland (Oregon). Due to the Take Root schedule I've missed Wilco and Carrie Rodriquez.

I was amazed anout Black Moutain, too.

Next year again with Calexico and Iron & Wine with band. Without is borrowing.

vrijdag 17 september 2010

Jamming with grandpa (Jerry Miller)

Jerry Miller was one of the founding members of the Moby Grape.

Jerry Miller (born July 10, 1943 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. He performs as a solo artist and as a member of the Jerry Miller Band. He is also a founding member of the 1960s San Francisco band Moby Grape, which continues to perform occasionally. Rolling Stone included Jerry at number 68 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarist of all time.

Listen to:

Jimi Hendrix died 40 years ago

Unbelievable. Tomorrow (18 september 2010) it's 40 years ago.

Listen to:

Hey Joe was one of famous songs. Be quiet to tomorrow. Thank you Jimi.

Rolling Stone included Jimi Hendrix at number 1 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarist of all time

Moby Grape's It's a beatiful day

Listen to "It's a beatiful day" from Moby Grape. Live 1968

One of the best guitar intros ever recorded, and Mosley sings his ass off and his bass playing as always was nigh on to exta-terrestial! Damofino these boys were just plain great, Peter Lewis' harmony vocals were also extraordinary, and Don Stevenson was a very tight drummer, and Jerry Miller may have just been one of the ultimate pickers on this or any other planet! Rest in Peace Moby Grape, your day in the sun, may have been brief, but, thanks for the memories! Thanks

woensdag 8 september 2010

Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer: Side by Side on the Road, Starting at Hardly Strictly Oct 3

Each woman has had a storied career, marked by intensely emotional vocals, songs that dig deeper towards the heart of the human condition and very different career trajectories, yet at their roots Grammy-winner Shelby Lynne and Oscar-nominated Allison Moorer are sisters -- and the common blood is what binds their disparate kinds of roots music together like a mandrake root.

After years of enlisting each other's help on various projects and one-off shows, Lynne and Moorer are going "Side by Side" for a short run of tour dates this fall. Beginning October 3rd at Golden Gate State Park, the women will first join voices as part of San Francisco's storied Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. They will then pick up for later in the fall for a November 27 show at Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY, a pair of shows Nov. 29-30 at the DC area's legendary Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia and ultimately bringing it all back home for a Dec. 4 show at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile, AL.

"I am so happy Sissy and I are able to do this," says New York resident Moorer, recently a mother to John Henry. "We've talked about it for so many years, now we're finally going to."

Moorer released the critically-heralded Crows, produced by longtime collaborator RS Fields, in February. Lynne released her Tears, Lies and Alibis, the debut release on her own Everso Records. In addition to the CD release, hardcore fans will be able to buy a vinyl version Oct. 19 -- the week after Lynne releases her seasonal Merry Christmas

Lynne who came to prominence as a teenager whose fiery vocal presence suggested classic country divas, but that flame was tempered with a definite darkness She has explored far beyond the mainstream country Billy Sherrill and Bob Montgomery thought she was perfect for. The intense vocalist has made swing records Temptation singer/songwriter records Love, Shelby, a wonderful Dusty Springfield tribute Just A Little LOving and her seminal I Am Shellby Lynne.

Moorer, who would sing background vocals for her sister as a college student, took a subtler approach -- mining a decidedly roots country that yielded the metaphoric exploration of a theme The Duel, the decidedly cheerful Steve Earle-produced Getting Somewhere, the Buddy Miller-produced covers collection Mockingbird and the recent noir consideration of adult womanhood Crows and as Oscar-nomination for "Soft Place To Fall," the theme from Robert Redford's "The Horse Whisperer."

The shows are slated to be intimate, acoustic and -- knowing the sisters -- hilarious. With the kinetics of Lynne's voice and Moorer's more velvety lushness, there is no texture, color or form the sisters can't bring to life -- and finally, two decades after Lynne stepped on the national stage, the world can experience what makes these siblings such singular, but immense talents.

maandag 6 september 2010

John Gorka & Ad van der Veen in In the Woods

Gisteren, 5 september 2010 bestond In the Woods 10 jaar. 't werd gevierd met optredens van John Gorka en Ad van de Veen, uiteraard samen met Kisten de Ligne. Het hoogtepunt van de avond hun gezamenlijke optreden. Een beetje onwennig maar van een buitengewone kwaliteit. Met liedjes van Bob Dylan en uiteraard Townes van Zandt. De foto's volgen nog. Voor degenen die niet geweest zijn. Jullie hebben wat gemist.