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The Week in Music…Blogs – Jan 12, 2013 to Jan 18, 2013

Everyone has snow…except us. Apparently, through the force of my will alone, I have created the only snow-free zone in the southeast.

Bman’s Blues Report had a nice article on the upcoming 3rd Annual Clarksdale Film Festival. If you all get a chance to go, check out Cat Head while you are roaming around town.

Little Indie Blogs previewed the new single ‘Portrait‘ from singer Josephine Oniyama and shared her touring schedule for the next couple of months.

Many years ago when the ‘Bit was still a tiny bit, Kahuna and I lived in Florence, Al for a while. Florence is a cool place to live – big blues festival in the summer, great downtown and some of the neatest kid parks I have ever seen. It is also just across the river from Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia. Together they form what locals refer to as “The Shoals”.

This is also the place where four session players (Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, David Hood and Jimmy Johnson) bought a recording studio in 1969 and created the distinctive Muscle Shoals Sound. The documentary Muscle Shoals premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Below is the trailer for the movie.

 

 

Autopsy IV from Ninebullets.net put out another awesome radio show Thursday night. I have been trying to find a Dorado track to put in the jukebox so it was nice to hear them in the show. He also had tracks from Drag the River (yay!) and The Heavy Horses as well as a new release from Shooter Jennings. Pop over to Ninebullets and check out the track list, then follow the link to listen to the recording of the show. Bryan shared the news on his Facebook that the Ninebullets Radio Show will be moving to Saturdays 2-4pm in Feb. (This adds an hour more of music to the show!)

Okay, must have more coffee and a biscuit. As always, if you have a music post or news you want just drop a comment below or send me an email to guitarkit at gmail.com and I’ll put your link in the post.

- Kit

The Week in Music…Blogs – Dec 29, 2012 to Jan 4, 2013

Mostly Harmless with Dammit Damian tossed up his Top 10 of 2012 and added a podcast to the mix.

Farce the Music listed their top 75 albums of 2012.

Easy Street Records blogged about the closing of their Queen Anne (Seattle) area record store. (- thanks Penny)

Rune from Ninebullets.net listed his favorite albums of 2012 while AutopsyIV spun out another amazing Ninebullets Radio Broadcast.

Usually I link to articles written by bluesman Peter Parcek, but today the article is about him. Check out George Pelletier’s interview with Parcek for the Bedford Journal.

 

From the Music Maker Relief Foundation – check out this new video of Ben Payton playing Black Dog Blues:

 

 

Finally, from Noisetrade.com, Mason Jar Music presented The Storm is Passing Over – A Hurricane Sandy Benefit album from Mason Jar Music and Friends.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn-based collective Mason Jar Music has assembled an all-star collection of indie-folk artists to create The Storm is Passing Over, a benefit album of fifteen classic American storm songs. Donations exchanged for these recordings will go directly to support ongoing relief work in New York City and the tri-state area.”

Lots of great songs on this. I am partial to the Memphis Minnie and Joe McCoy version of ‘When the Levee Breaks’ but Micheal Daves does a nice job on his rendition. ‘The Storms are on the Ocean’ by Aoife O’Donovan is beautiful and probably my favorite of the group. I also love ‘Lonesome River’ by Roseanne Cash (love, love her arrangment on this) and Tift Merritt’sSwing Low Sweet Chariot’.

The album is available to download for free but a tip jar has been set up on the webpage and all tips will go to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

That’s it for me this week. If you have a music blog or site and want to be added to the list above just drop me a note with your addy either in the comment section below or in an email to guitarkit at gmail.com and I will pop your entry into the post.

- Kit

The Week in Music…Blogs – July 21 to July 27, 2012

I pretend this is moment Jimmy read my tweet.

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:

 

 
 
 

- Kit

The Week in Music Blogs – July 7 to July 13, 2012

Okay, had my coffee, ready to get to work.

In No ‘Rest’ for the Working Man, Steve Wildsmith from The Daily Times (Blount Co. TN) interviewed Jason Isbell.

Blues guitarist Cary Morin updated his blog, Open Mic Odyssey, with an entry about his west coast tour.

Peter Parcek added another installment to his Unsung Heroes of the Blues Guitar series. This week he profiled Muddy Waters’ guitarist Sammy Lawhorn and shared a couple of videos.

AutopsyIV reviewed Look Out Mama, the new Hurray for the Riff Raff release and streamed several tracks from the album.

 

 

Chuck Dauphin over on Billboard reviewed Uncaged, the new release from the Zac Brown Band. He also tossed up a couple of vids for the album tracks. (as of this morning two had been pulled from you tube by Warner Music Group but one is still available to view)

In more Billboard-esque related news, Ed Christman wrote about the digital music pricing wars presently going on between Amazon, iTunes and Google and the effect those wars are having on the Billboard charts.

Michael Barwise from Michael’s Music Madness has his own radio show. He wrote about it and his other work at Hospital Radio.

Finally, check out #Rock Out With Your #Folk Out Press, which is kind of a daily music news aggregate helmed by singer/songwriter Corey Koehler.

That is it for me this time around.  I have been fighting a killer cold all week and am ready to just crash on the couch and play Dawnguard. As always, if I missed your blog or you have a link to share please send me a quick email or leave your addy and info down in the comments section.

- Kit

The Week in Music Blogs – June 23 to June 29, 2012

Tony Conley from Rock Guitar Daily reviewed Tilting, the upcoming (and really good) release from Johnny Hickman.

Josh Hathaway over on Blinded by Sound reviewed the new Norah Jones album, Little Broken Hearts and tossed a stream of the album up for listening.

Delarue from New York Music Daily reviewed the Haley Bowery and the Manimals/Hannah vs the Many concert at Webster Hall.

At Screamer Magazine, Richard Rosenthal interviewed Ron Young from Little Caesar.

Heading south to ninebullets.net territory, Romoesidvicious reviewed Nah, Death Ima Comin’ for You, the upcoming release from Michael Dean Damron, and streamed a preview track from the album. While you all are over there, check out the ninebullets radio show from this week. The show had tunes from Have Gun Will Travel, William Elliot Whitmore, Pawn Shop Saints and so many more good bands.

Rachel over at Adobe and Teardrops wrapped up Pride Month with her review of White Noise, the new EP from Sarah Walk. She also shared a link to download the EP for free or for a donation amount of your choice.

Also from the Adobe and Teardrops Facebook page, some Gary Clark, Jr.- Live from Bonnaroo -

 

 

Little Indie Blogs reviewed and provided a link to preview four songs from the Chapel Club upcoming release, Good Together.

The Steve Carlson / Jonah Dolan StageIt concert that had to be cancelled has been rescheduled for July 11th. Tickets are sold out now, but they usually release another bunch closer to show date.

Cameron Matthews over at Spinner previewed Hey Girl, a new single from Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., the upcoming (August 7th) album by the Buffalo Killers and offered it up as a free download.

Fire by Viv and the Revival is being used by NBC and Bud Light in their summer Olympics ads and promo spots.  You all can see the first video on the band’s website and catch more over the next month.

The Young Electrics only need a couple more votes and they will be performing at the Olympics as part of the Emerging Icons. Pop over and click on the little star to help them. Seriously, how many times are you going to have the chance to say, “I picked one of the bands that played the Olympics“?

To finish out the list, bluesman Peter Parcek tossed out another in his series, Unsung Heroes of the Blues Guitar. This entry focused on Kid Ramos.

And that is it for me. As always, if I missed your blog post just leave a comment with the addy or shoot me a quick email.

I’ll leave you all with a cool little live vid of Peter with Willie Hayes, Jesse Hayes and Kevin Harvey doing Let The Good Times Roll.

 

 

Kit

The Week in Music…Blogs – June 9 to June 15, 2012

The list is a little short this week as I am packing for vacation and trying to get the reviews for next week written ahead of time.

Carrow from the Blue Walrus reviewed Closer to You by The (awesome) Coronas.

The Digital Fix interviewed Shade of Red on their debut EP Don’t Trust the Captain and streamed the track Mahatma Gandhi in Space.

Viv and the Revival released a new video from Seven-

 

 

Merlin Jobst interviewed Brendan Benson for The Line of Best Fit. They discussed Nashville, Benson’s new album What kind of World and his new label, Readymade Records.

John Allman from Ninebullets.net reviewed the new Bruce Springsteen album Wrecking Ball, while Autopsy IV convinced me to give the new Shooter Jennings release, Family Man, a listen.

New Alabama Shakes vid recorded live at Bonnaroo -

 

 

I took a walk on the punk side with a review of Born Strange, the debut album from Haley Bowery and the Manimals while Phil Allely from FameMagazine UK interviewed Haley on her music and the new album.

- Kit

The Week in Music…Blogs – June 2 to June 8, 2012

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).

Peter Parcek continues his Unsung Heroes of the Blues Guitar series with a piece on Andy Fairweather Low.

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.

 

 

- Kit

The Week in Music…Blogs – May 19 to May 25, 2012

Grab your mugs and pull up a seat. The coffee is hot and there is plenty of music to read and enjoy this morning. Sending out a quick Happy Birthday to both my baby brother and my dad-in-law.

Michalis Limnios from Blues.gr interviewed Debbie Davis about her new album, After the Fall.

Terry Mullins from Blues Blast interviewed Bob Margolin.

indieLondon tossed up their ‘singles of the week’ including music from Rumer (cool little cover song btw), and The Coronas.

 

 

Seba Rashii Culture reviewed Closer to You by The Coronas. I’m not going to argue since Addicted to Progress is a great song – but it isn’t the best track on the album. (that would be Write to MeThough it does have a nice video.

Getting her punk on, Laura Snapes from Pitchfork interviewed Savages.

And over on NPR Music, Joel Rose talks Ramones, Joey Ramone and music, both old and soon to be released.

That’s it for me this morning.  I have an omelet to finish and a pool to lounge (can lounge be a verb?) around. As always, if you have a music post on your blog you would like me to add to list please send me a quick email (guitarkit at gmail dot com) or toss a comment below the post with your addy and I’ll add you to the post.

- Kit

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