Friday, July 30, 2010

Lagniappe Friday Music Digest!

Have 5 extra items today. What a bargain!

Gary Lewis sighted

First listen: "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin"

Slipping away with 2 country gentlemen

Broadway invaded by...synthesizers!

Bettye LaVette sings George Harrison

Speaking of George, looking back at his "Wonderwall Music"

The first Traditional Jazz Camp opens this weekend in New Orleans

youtube increases its upload limit to 15 minutes!

The uke will set you free

Stupid Music! The Bob Wills Swing School

Big Band music at the Hollywood Bowl,0,5532706.story

New Orleans musicians start to write songs about the oil spill,0,3342432.story

Checking out this years Chicago Jazz Festival, which has added extra days this year

Heavy Metal wedding bells,0,3734458.story

And new music from Uncle Cyril Pahinui!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Midweek Music Digest

Uncle Tom Moffatt checks in with the latest music news from the 50th State. Tom started as a "Poi Boy" on KPOI AM, and is now Hawaii's main music promoter

More new releases on CD reviewed

For a good cause-United By Music

Stevie Ray Vaughan lives on

Recapping last weekend's HullabaLou Fest at Churchill Downs

Satchmo Summerfest

R.I.P. to Neil Young sideman Ben Keith

McCartney plays Nashville for the very first time ever

Coming soon-a new live album from legendary Hawaiian ookelele player Uncle Bill Tapia!

And a preview of September's Jazz Legends Gala in California

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Music Digest

A look at new CDs and DVDs out this week, including one from Ringo Starr's previous All-Starr Band

A visit with Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, who's played blues guitar with the best of them

Remembering the day Bob Dylan went electric at Newport

Concert review: Santana and Winwood

On the road (again) with Willie

At Dizzy's

Another update on the condition of jazz singer Al Jarreau...doesn't look good

Catching up with Mose Allison

Another great band name: Fingerprints

And remembering "The Silver Fox", country crooner Charlie Rich

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Music Digest

"It's a Good Day"

Free music in Florida to aid the tourism hurt by the oil

Travelin' music from out on Texas highway 51

R.I.P. to blues guitarist Phillip Walker, a Louisiana favorite

youtube relaunches its music homepage

Eric Idle talks about Spamalot and George Harrison

The Saints are Marchin'

Hugh Masekela's life on the road

Roy Rogers' first guitar finds its way to the Autry Museum

And going into the studio to record the theme song for the new version of "Hawaii Five-O"

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Music Digest

An interview with Los Lobos, who talk about their new album. It's terrific, by the way!

More info on this weekend's City of Water Fest in NY Harbor.

Here come the grand daughter! Tata Starr is the latest generation of Starkeys to pick up the music habit-as a bassist.

Eric Burdon goes to Pittsburgh

Previewing the Big Muddy Blues Festival

Songs about manual labor

Lowell Weekend starts tonight in MA

Earl Scruggs returns to the Ryman

Update on the Jerry Garcia biopic,0,1685767.story

And a free Stupid Music mp3 from Asleep at the Wheel


Got a chance for the second straight July Sunday afternoon to sit on a shady lawn in Maine and listen to Trio del Rio from the Austin TX area. They have expanded their setlist with some nice new tunes and some great covers. As usual, Maryann Price did a nice mix of her solo stuff as well as old Hot Licks, and they also covered NRPS' "Glendale Train", and even did an old Ella Fitzgerald tune as an instrumental!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Music Digest

John Prine is about to take the ferry to Governors Island

A chat with the Dream Weaver

Tom Jones does gospel?

Catching up with Mem Shannon in New Orleans

A preview of this weekend's HullabaLOU festival at Churchill Downs

Classical: Loyola hosts the annual New Orleans Piano Competition

Santana plays Woodstock for the first time since 1969

A "Spirit of America" Les Paul guitar goes on display on Ellis Island

40 years of strumming in Hawai'i

And what's new at The Fillmore in San Francisco

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Music Digest

Previewing today's Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island in NY Harbor

New Piedmont music

Book review: "Up From the Cradle of Jazz"

The Louis Armstrong statue in New Orleans gets damaged by a careless contractor

A new guitar made with a piece of Red Rocks history

Jake Shimabukuro has a kid brother?

>From music student to jazz master

Herbie Hancock's secret? Do your homework.

Concert review: Steve Miller Band

And the new face of jazz

Wednesday, July 14, 2010