Posts Tagged ‘music’

Kate McGarrigle, 1946-2010

Kate McGarrigle, 1946-2010

We are saddened today to learn of the death of Kate McGarrigle last night from cancer. She was 63. McGarrigle performed widely with her sister, Anna, for more than three decades, recording 10 albums. She was also well-known for being the matriarch of a musical family, the Wainwrights. McGarrigle was the mother of singers Rufus […]

"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with …"

"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with …"

The Sundance Channel is well into the second season of its critically acclaimed music/talk original series “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…”. This week — Jan. 20, 10 p.m. EST — features the first of a two-part episode with guest Bruce Springsteen. In the series, executive produced by Sir Elton John, Costello interviews his musical guests and […]

Buddy and Julie Miller – "Written In Chalk"

Buddy and Julie Miller – "Written In Chalk"

There was a time when I anxiously awaited the impending arrival of a new Neil Young release, knowing it would not only impact my life, but that it would speak to me on a level of depth somewhere between religious, familial, and primordial-in other words, scary personal. That place is now reserved for Buddy and […]

Dierks & Patty create “A Beautiful World”

Dierks & Patty create “A Beautiful World”

One of the hottest names in country music has teamed up with a folk legend, and the result is nothing short of, well, beautiful: Dierks Bentley and Patty Griffin seem right at home and natural in the video for “A Beautiful World.” The video, simply shot and authentic, matches the organic and easy lyrics, melody, […]

Alt-country’s Farmer Jason earns second Emmy nod

Alt-country’s Farmer Jason earns second Emmy nod

Alt-country legend and 30 year entertainment industry veteran Jason Ringenberg, or Farmer Jason, as he’s known to his fans, earned his second Emmy nomination for Best Children’s Program Mid South Region recently. The nominations were announced at a BMI reception in Nashville late November. “I am humbled and honored to receive another Emmy nomination,” Ringenberg […]

The Greencards – "Fascination" (Sugar Hill Records)

The Greencards – "Fascination" (Sugar Hill Records)

This is not your father’s bluegrass. Progressive isn’t a strong enough description for The Greencards: otherworldly is more suitable. The trio at the core of this band consists of two Aussies and a Brit who originally met in Austin, Texas, but now call Nashville home. As for the band’s quirky name, I suppose Greencards sounds […]

CMP Talks with Rosanne Cash about life, her legendary father and her extraordinary new album.

CMP Talks with Rosanne Cash about life, her legendary father and her extraordinary new album.

Rosanne Cash’s new album, The List, could be called the Dead Sea Scrolls of country music. A strange analogy, but an entirely apt one for a disc with twelve tracks by Cash from a list of 100 essential country and roots songs compiled for her by her father, the legendary Johnny Cash, when she was […]

Say hi to Davie Gayle and the kids at Flour Fusion…another tale about the long tail

Say hi to Davie Gayle and the kids at Flour Fusion…another tale about the long tail

Originally posted at www.nodepression.com A few months ago on a hot September night I got a call from my friend John who asked if I wanted to go down to a little coffee shop in our neck of the woods that was having an open mic night for singer-songwriters called Friday Night Writers. Neither of […]

Watson Twins To Release New Album On Vanguard Records

Watson Twins To Release New Album On Vanguard Records

The Watson Twins will unveil their sophomore release Talking To You, Talking To Me on Vanguard Records February 9, 2010, their most ambitious album to date. The new album finds the Watson Twins taking a soulful turn a la Carole King, but with a pop edge reminiscent of Feist. The result is a heartfelt nod […]

On The Road With Port O’Brien – Interview

On The Road With Port O’Brien – Interview

By Dan Evon I had been listening to Port O’brien for an entire week. I had gotten their album, All We Could do Was Sing, the previous year and was enamored with the eclectic mix of acoustic guitars, ancient rhythms, and choir like singing that reminded me of the Polyphonic Spree. Every track was a […]

Ponderosa Stomp

Ponderosa Stomp

According to Ira “Dr. Ike” Padnos, rock and roll is an American export that paved the way for many different types of music, laying a base for performers to experiment with rockabilly, R&B, jazz, blues, garage, soul, funk, and swamp pop. Even some renowned country guitar greats such as Keith Urban and Brad Paisley can […]

Loudon Wainwright III – High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2nd Story Sound Records)

Loudon Wainwright III – High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2nd Story Sound Records)

Back in 1966 when Bob Dylan broke his neck in a motorcycle wreck, Loudon Wainwright III was among his possible successors (along with Springsteen, John Prine and Steve Forbert) – heaven forbid should Dylan not recover. At least that’s how Wainwright told it on “Talking New Bob Dylan” from his wonderful and personal History album […]

Merle Haggard, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, 10/1/09

Merle Haggard, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, 10/1/09

Seeing Merle Haggard live is in many ways (at least for me) similar to what it used to be like seeing the Grateful Dead. Now that some of you are quite possibly cursing me, let me elaborate before the hate mail begins.. First, you never know what songs will be played, as Merle never makes […]

The Complete Recordings of The Red Fox Chasers

The Complete Recordings of The Red Fox Chasers

Sitting around a camp fire in the woods of North Carolina, Guy Brooks and Paul Miles begin to play. They play songs they learned from their fathers, from hunters, from farmers, from the people of the mountains. The fire crackles and they play real appellation mountain music. It’s been a long day hunting foxes along […]