Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday Music Digest

Yet another wealth of info-if this keeps up I will have to make this expanded edition permanent!

The Man in White

Rainbow Nation

Playboy and Jazz: a history

New jazz on DVD

Big swing from jazz to steampunk

A punk rock ookelele festival?

New sounds live

The Guitar Man of Broadway

Rockin' Jake sighted

Lineup announced for this year's French Quarter Fest

A rare George Harrison pic

A chat with Clapton's guitar tech

An interview with engineer Ken Scott

The Stones return to Main Street

And Texas Trails

Friday, February 26, 2010

Facebook Reminder

Foe more music and mayhem please visit my Facebook musical friends added this week include New Orleans bluesman Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Boston singer Andy "Avenging Annie" Pratt.

Lagniappe Friday Music Digest

Another backlog of material today...

Guitar Heroes celebrate Hendrix

A new album explores Irish-Mexican history

Upcoming jazz shows in NYC

And jazz news from LA

Music Appreciation 101 with Ornette Coleman

SXSW time

Stupid Music fiddling around with Carrie Rodriguez

Famous Ookelele Players of History

Making Alternative music

Upcoming pop and rock music in NYC

Hugh Laurie's secret role on a Meat Loaf album

Where does Clapton rank?

Carlos Santana doing...a cover album?

Coming soon to a PBS station near you: "SCTV Classics"

And Johnny Cash and the American Recordings

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lagniappe Thurday Music Digest

Had extra stuff again today...

New music from The Sojourners

The Rads head to Fall River

ARTafterDARK returns to Honolulu

Experimental jazz in Arizona

Review: "Princess Noir"

Learning Stupid Music from the masters

Stupid Music from Kinky Friedman

An autograph just ain't what it used to be

Another great band name: Rabbit Food Punks

The SMASH electric guitar

Hall of Champions

Happy B-Day, Hari

Boston's new HOB

Composer Richard R. Sherman talks Disney music

And HBO podcasts recall the days of radio comedy

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lagniappe Wednesday Music Digest!

Had some extra news today, so we have 15 stories instead of 10! Can you stand the excitement?

Weekly music news from Uncle Tom Moffatt, the man who brought Elvis to Hawai'i

The man who opened the door to jazz in Cuba

Review of the return of Gil Scott-Heron

Latest Stupid Music news from Oklahoma

The Willie Way

Anna Ash, the Sad Beauty

A bluegrass revival?

SXSW preview

Sir Paul sets some new tour dates

Roger Daltrey wants to work with Jimmy Page

George Harrison to get a Star

Preview of this year's French Quarter Fest

Moody's lowers the rating of Gibson Guitar

Leon Redbone sighted

And a Mardi Gras sax fest!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blues Hall of Fame Announced

Click on the post title for this year's class members.

Ash Wednesday Music Digest

A new/old solo release from NRBQ's Tom Ardolino

Another nice Stupid Music story about fiddler Johnny Gimble

Soundtrack of the Rainbow Nation

The new Pres Hall album features some big names

"Tonight" to lose its bandleader

The Langley kids do the Olympics

Ookeleles for Haiti!

Oh, Yoko!

EMI puts Abbey Road Studios up for sale

And it's Wednesday, which means it's time for Uncle Tom Moffatt

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lundi Gras Music Digest

Another R.I.P., DOUG FIEGER of The Knack

Here's an obit for Dale Hawkins

My Funny Valentine?

Fiddlin' Around

The soul of Mardi Gras

Richie Havens sighting

A new Smithsonian Folkways release

Another roundup of new music

A vintage Mahavishnu video surfaces on youtube

And Tanglewood Jazz Fest tix are now on sale

R.I.P. Dale Hawkins

Rockabilly pioneer DALE HAWKINS left us yesterday at the age of 73. I took this shot of Dale in 2004, and he was kind enough to post it on his website. Click the post title for a recent performance of Dale doing his signature song, SUZY Q.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Music Digest

Gabbin' time with Uncle Tom Moffatt in Hawai'i

40 years of the Rowan Jazz Fest

Al DiMeola sighted

A chat with Pete Escovedo

All that jazz

The Mamou Playboys are back

2010 dates for the US Air Guitar Championships:

Another New Orleans Saints song

Them Crooked Vultures

And a Jan and Dean rarity sees the light of day

Facebook Alert

Check out my Facebook page...New Hampton School friend Steve Corbally was at the New Orleans Saints parade yesterday and uploaded some great pics. Click on my FB Badge.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Welcome Back!

Gil Scott-Heron returns

A New Label Launch

Ravi Shankar is launching a new label; one of its first releases will be the "Raga" movie, which featured George Harrison.

2/4 Music Digest


A Haiti benefit concert in Waikiki

Return of an old logo

Speaking of Haiti, remember Sidney Bechet?

A Jazz Fest returns to NYC

Sonic assault

My pal Foot Foot

Dr. John suggests New Orleans

Tunes to target cancer

And Jimmy Buffet says: "Who Dat!"

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Station Break Part 2

Still having plumbing problems. However, if you wander over to my Facebook page, plenty of music there! Latest FB musical friend additions are JOE McDONALD and DAVE DAVIES.

Tuesday Music Digest

Tony Bennett paints Louis Prima for the 2010 New Orleans JazzFest poster

A preview of Kokua Fest in Hawai'i

We Are The World-Again

A new Stupid Music release from Bob Wills fiddler Johnny Gimble

Grammy debriefing

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Previewing the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Fest in Trelawney

More on Etta James

MingusFest preview

And Leon Russell rocks at the Grammys-2 weeks after brain surgery!