Friday, July 31, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Stupid Music Heaven

Click on the post title for The Lucky Stars at LowellFest 2009!

You will even see your genial host sitting awestruck in the aisle of row 3! He's that decrepit guy with the blue cap and the red beans and rice shirt.

Wednesday Music Digest

Sorry for the belated video card died last night so I have been offline all day.

Dead Weather

Gabbin' with Uncle Tom

Careful with the Buffett

Ramsey plays Ramsey

And a benefit in Hawai'i

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stupid Music Heaven, Part 2

The Lucky Stars, Lowell MA, July 25 2009

Check out my Facebook page for a photo album of this terrific band!

Sunday Music Digest

The sad saga of Jackie Paris


West Coast Hip

Tribute to Chris Gaffney

And controversy over a new Disney film

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Music Digest

The Langley Ookelele Ensemble goes to Hawaii

A new Stupid Music group-The Toasted Western Swing Band! Great name!

A history of the Fender Rhodes

Another great band name-the California Honeydrops

And a preview of the Surf Ohio Fest

Monday, July 20, 2009

Stupid Music Heaven!

Some friends and I spent Sunday afternoon at a great garden party in Gorham Maine with Trio del Rio from Austin Texas! Left to right: Maryann Price, MariLisa, and Tanner Swain. Had a nice chat with Maryann before the show-we've been yakking occasionally via e-mail for almost 10 years and it was nice to finally touch bases. She even sang some great Stupid Music for us, including some tunes she did with Dan Hicks, "I'm An Old Cowhand", end even the Bob Wills standard "4 or 5 Times".

Click post title for Trio del Rio's Myspace page, and go to my Facebook page for a larger photo album of the show!

Monday Music Digest

Music Appreciation in Kansas

Harping to please

Growing jazz in San Diego

Lester Young!

And music at Snowbird

Friday, July 17, 2009

Approaching Sunset Thunderstorm

from my sat just to my north for over an hour, and I never even got a raindrop.

Friday Music Digest

Los at the Zoo

Land of a thousand dances

Vancouver Folk Fest preview

King Sunny does Philly

And Lady Day, 50 years later.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Music Digest

Sir Paul does Dave

A new movie about The Runaways

Preview of the 39th Target Ookelele Festival

Soul Power

And Afro-Pop makes (another) comeback

Sunday Music Digest

Sir Paul does Dave

A new movie about The Runaways

Preview of the 39th Target Ookelele Festival

Soul Power

And Afro-Pop makes (another) comeback

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

07-08-09 Music Digest

Uncle Tom's Gabbin' again

The University of Maryland has a new guitar hero

A young bluegrass musician heads to Nashville

Latin jazz at a NYC Creole eatery

And a review of the actual music at the Michael Jackson memorial service,0,1483691.storylink

Monday, July 6, 2009

Quiet Lake

Meredith Bay

7-6 Music Digest

Martin revives the no-frills guitar

Play Frank Sinatra on your axe!

Traveling to NYC on an ookelele string,0,491270.story

A review of the Hoop City Jazz and Arts Fest in Springfield MA

And R.I.P. to legendary drummer Jim Chapin

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Music DIgest

A new radio show about Oklahoma rock music's history

A jazz voice finds a mellower range

A preview of the Essence Fest, starting today in N'Orleans

A review of Levon Helm's "Electric Dirt"

And a preview of the St. Louis Blues Festival.