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.
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’s ‘Swing 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.
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.
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.
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“?
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.
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.
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