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Last night I watched the StageIt concert with Jimmy Buffett and it was so very cool.
The StageIt crew (along with Evan Lowenstein) set up in Jimmy’s dressing room at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Mike Utley hung out and Matt Hoggatt showed up to sing one of his songs.
Jimmy sang Tin Cup Chalice and Boat Drinks. He also read tweets aloud as they went by and now everyone watching knows I was eating soup right before the show.
( I didn’t know Jimmy would see the pre-show tweets or I would have, you know, sent something clever or cool…or just not weird)
The show was a lot of fun and Jimmy raised over 20,000 for charity. Yea!
In the world of music blogs -
Emma Warren from Music and Words by Emma Warren described the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics and went over a good bit of the music played for the event.
Eddie Baranak from The Sights is keeping a tour diary. His latest entry has quite a few photos and general ‘on the road’ stuff.
American Blues Scene interviewed Big Llou Johnson on his new album, They Call Me Big Llou, his acting, B.B. King, the Just Blues Music Awards and his radio and announcing work. The entire interview is available to steam from the site as a podcast.
Autopsy IV from ninebullets.net asks the readers to Gimme Your Top 5 Of The First Half Of 2012 and also lists his choices.
Rachel from Adobe and Teardrops interviewed singer/songwriter Hannah Aldridge on her music, her family and her new EP, Wanderer. Rachel also streamed two tracks from the EP.
I am going to finish up with the new Gaslight Anthem vid:
There are still a few tickets left for the Steve Carlson and Jonah Dolan concert on StageIt tonight.
I missed this when I did the post yesterday so I’m tucking it in before the blog list. The Amends have their new EP, Signal up for two bucks on Bandcamp.
Monx from over on I Want 1000 Guitars reviewed Living with Scars by The Jo Wymer Band. I Want 1000 Guitars is also the home of Free Music Mondays so look around a little while you are there and pop some new stuff on your mp3 player.
Terry Gross from from NPR‘s Fresh Air interviewed Neil Young about Americana, the new album from Young and Crazy Horse.
Dora from Buzznet profiled the Young Electrics and streamed a track for listening. Jack Moore (Gypsy and the Wolf) is playing guitar for them (although not in the vid she has up).
From Reader‘s Artist on Artist Johnny Burgin interviews Charlie Musselwhite.
Rachel from Adobe and Teardrops reviews Bear Creek from Brandi Carlile.
Debbie Davies is looking for some tremelo pedal recs. You can help her out on Twitter @DebDaviesBlues.
Gonna end this week with a video from the Americana Music Association Award Nominee Announcement, which was apparently a good excuse for lots of cool musicians to get on stage and play. This is Robert Ellis (with a little help from Jim Lauderdale, Don Was, Buddy Miller, Don Heffington and Greg Leisz on the pedal steel) performing Westbound Train.
Josh Hathaway from Blinded by Sound tossed out a list of releases for April, including stuff from Tab Benoit (yea!), the Smiths and Elvis Costello.
Brandon over on The Burning Ear streamed All the Rowboats, a track off the upcoming Regina Spektor release, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats.
Michael Barwise from Michael’s Music Madness posted the Favourite Songs Of 2012 So Far:
So March is now over which means that we are a 1/4 of the way through 2012. Three months of great new music. I asked radio DJs, bloggers and more about what music they’ve been loving so far this year…”
Rachel at Adobe and Teardrops streamed Bully, from the upcoming album, When the New Wears Off, by The Only Sons.
John Jurgensen from the Wall Street Journal interviewed Bonnie Raitt about music and her new album, Slipstream.
If you could only listen to the discography of 3 artists/bands for the remainder of your life. Who would they be?”
Finally, if you aren’t already reading Peter Parcek’s Unsung Heroes of the Blues Guitar, this is a great time to start. Check out his latest installment, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan.
The list seems a little short but I spent most of the week a bit sleep-deprived and didn’t read as many blogs as usual. If you want me to add your post to the list just send me an email, bug me over on Twitter @kitbrown_wmb or leave your addy in the comments section.
Pour yourselves a very big cup of coffee ’cause the links this week are going to take a while to work through.
Kendra Carter of The Gadsden Times eulogized Bluesman Jerry “Boogie” McCain.
Jim White from Community Voices reviewed Stronger for It, the new release by Javina Magness.
Pete Feenstra over on Get Ready to Rock reviewed the new Walter Trout, Blues for the Modern Daze.
Bluesman Peter Parcek took a little time out of his playing schedule to pen another in his Unsung Heroes series and profiled blues guitarist Leroy Foster.
MusiciansFriend interviewed Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks in their home studio:
Jordan Richardson over at Blinded by Sound reviewed the new Cannibal Corpse release, Torture.
Mike Ostrov from Ninebullets.net reviewed Giant Orange from Cheap Girls.
Over on Adobe and Teardrops, Rachel reviewed electronic pop band Xylos.
Sandy Auden from London Calling interviewed Steve Carlson about his music and his “mini” European tour.
Okay, this is a slightly larger fraction of all the music blogs and posts this week. If I missed yours please shoot me an email or leave your post addy in the comment section below.
Michael Barwise from Michael’s Music Madness interviewed indie pop band The Mutineers.
Peter Parcek continued his Unsung Heroes of the Blues Guitar series with slide guitarist Robert Nighthawk.
Michael Verity offered up a free mp3 from Math and Physics Club on michaelverity.com.
Rachel from Adobe and Teardrops also offered up free music from band The Attic Stairs.
Alan Ashton Smith reviewed punk band Zulu‘s new release ‘Way of the Zulu’ on Shout4Music.
Greg Barbrick over on Blinded by Sound was also digging the punk scene with his review of Pure Punk by The Vibrators.
Little Indie Blogs offered up Five Hot Ones (videos) of the Week.
Wesley Britton from BC Music (blogcritics) reviewed Solo by Vonda Shepard.
As always, these are a tiny fraction of the cool musics blogs written this week. If I missed your post drop me an email or leave your addy in the comment section and I’ll add your post to the list.
Rachel from Adobe add Teardrops reviewed High Dive from punk band High Dive and offered the album up as a pay-what-you-want download.
Damian also got his punk on with the latest Mostly Harmless podcast of Laura Stevenson and the Cans.
Need more punk? Alex Jackson from Shout 4 Music reviewed The Static Jacks – ‘If You’re Young’.
Musician Peter Parcek takes us all to Texas in the latest edition of his series Unsung Heroes of the Blues Guitar with a profile of Houston blues guitarist Clarence Hollimon .
The Reverend Keith A Gordon compiled the Weekly Blues Music Report and included a link to a duet with Gary Clark, Jr and Shemekia Copeland.
Michael Barwise from Michael’s Music Madness picked his single of the week…and tossed in a few others for kicks. I still haven’t forgiven him for the Jagger thing.
For those not headed to Austin, Ben Homewood from the The Fly has a new video off ‘Baby‘, the debut album by Tribes.
Marty Dodge from Blogcritics brought us a heavy dose of girl-metal with a series of reviews, including Lacuna Coil and Xandria.
As always, only a fraction of the cool music blogs out there. If I missed your review or post and you would like to be included please toss me an email or leave your post addy in the comment section and I’ll put your link up in the roundup.
Rachel from Adobe and Teardrops reviewed the new Ani Defranco album, Which Side Are You On.
Michael Barwise interviewed 17 yr old singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt on Michael’s Music Madness.
Damian interviewed Frank Turner on the Mostless Harmless podcast show:
Frank was kind enough to sit down with me and talk about his early music years and the roads that brought him to becoming a singer song writer. We talk about his upcoming plans for world domination and the daunting task of filling London’s Wembley Stadium…”
Casey Ragan over on American Blues News took on the monumental task of reviewing Omar and the Howlers Essential Collection.
Musician Peter Parcek profiles Hollywood Fats in Unsung Heroes of the Blues Guitar.
Sheryl Bryant at the Raleigh Music Industry Association gets her Piedmont blues on with an article and concert review of blues musician ‘Boo’ Hanks:
His brand of acoustic guitar playing, sometimes known as “frailing” is indicative of an older technique of guitar and banjo “pickin” whereby Boo’s thumb picks the bass sound while his forefinger picks out the melody on the treble strings. The unique and rhythmic sound creates the illusion that two guitars are being played when in reality it is just one lone acoustic guitar and his master at work…”
More Piedmont blues as Autopsy IV from ninebullets.net reviewed the new Charlie Parr album, Keep Your Hands on the Plow.
Walter Trout discussed his upcoming new release, Blues for the Modern Daze, in a youtube video.
As usual, only a fraction of the cool music blogs out there. If I missed you, send me an email or drop a comment below with the addy to your blog post and I’ll toss it up with the others. Have a great weekend!
February 12, 2013 | 4:06 pm
I have been trying to write the review for Blurred, by San Francisco singer/songwriter Alex Wise for a few months now but can’t seem to finish it. This is difficult for me to say but I get about halfway through the process and find myself so homesick I just can’t continue. The past few years have been full [...]
- Arc & Stones…
February 11, 2013 | 4:53 am
Now that Scooter is back sleeping nights I proclaim this ’dig myself out from under the mountain of un-reviewed music‘ week. Kicking off the week o’reviewing is Arc & Stones, the debut EP from Brooklyn band Arc & Stones. The guys are Dan Pellarin (vocals), Ben Cramer (guitar), Joe Doino (drums) and Eddy Bayes (bass). I had [...]
- Telegraph Taboo…
January 21, 2013 | 8:45 am
So, I was in the mood for some blues and whoosh – blues appeared. Other people get coupons, bills and news updates in the mail while I get blues music. Cool new blues music in the form of the debut release Telegraph Taboo from the Chicago-based band Nick and the Ovorols. This is not a pretty album. The vocals on a few tracks [...]
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