Saturday, November 30, 2013

Trypotophan Saturday!

Taking a day off-back on December 1st!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Aloha Friday Music News You Can Use

Black Friday music in NOLA

Jazz listings for the week ahead in the Big Apple

Dave Rotundo's true blues

Will Rocksmith find its niche?

James Hill's Ookelele Epiphany

A New Orleans music lover's Christmas List

Crossroads is a global smash

Latest from the Fab Two

Rockin' Polynesia returns to Yuba College

And wishing a Happy 70th to Walter "Wolfman" Washington

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Music News You Can Use

Beatles music in a funeral home

Today's hot music picks in New Orleans

Building eco-friendly instruments

Japan's Guitar Wolf head Down Under

Remembering Mary Osborne, the first woman in the US to play the electric guitar professionally

A look back at "The Last Waltz"

A parade of hats in New Orleans for St. Catherine's Day

Link Wray sighting

And one of (Mister) Acker Bilk!

Finally, uniting French Jazz and Vietnamese tradition

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Music News You Can Use

17 Degrees!

Previewing January's Blues Alive Awards

An Ookelele Thief gets nabbed in Hilo

Celebrating West Texas Music

Los Lobos heads to The Fillmore

A Typhoon Haiyan musical benefit in New Orleans

A preview of today's 3rd annual Berkshire Ookelele Festival

Molly Ringwald does some jazz gigs in Maine

Piano Masters from Brazil and Cuba

A new book about Duke Ellington

And a Juke Joint Bash in central Vermont

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Sandoval Sez: Music " keeps you alive!"

Blues Control has moved away from noise

Yer Blues

Showing some Pluck

The rise and fall of Paramount Records

Latest Slack Key news from Kaua'i

Where Los Lobos will also be tomorrow

A night with jazz legends

A preview of next week's George Harrison tribute

And meet Jake Hertzog, the latest Next Big Guitar Kid

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Midweek Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about this week in 1968, when The Turtles came to Honolulu. Opening acts? Canned Heat and Buffalo Springfield!

A new Guitars Not Guns program gets underway in California

More info on that upcoming CBS Beatles special

Ry Cooder, live again.

The 2014 Norfolk & Norwich Festival announces his first acts

New Orleans' Big Top is closing

Los Lobos throw a 40th Birthday bash at the Whiskey A Go Go

"Under the Milky Way"

The Fab Faux sighted in Jersey

And the story of Duane Allman's long-lost 1957 guitar

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday Music News You Can Use

New Orleans Funk 3

Some new Jazz biographies reviewed

A preview of "Le Petit Noel"

Bill Wyman has a warning for Blues Fans

Globe-trotting acoustic guitars

The coming of age of George Harrison

A review of Volume 2 of The Beatles at The Beeb

David Hidalgo hopes he didn't piss off Bob Dylan

A new documentary about "Professor Shorthair"

And yet another report from the London Jazz Festival

Friday, November 15, 2013

Aloha Friday Music News You Can Use

10 acts to see at London Jazz 2013

Steve Vai reflects on the soundtrack of his childhood

Andrea Martin gets a new TV show

Time for the Waimea Ookelele and Slack Key Guitar Institute

Beat the black canvas

Elvin Bishop heads to Modesto

A new special from CBS about The Beatles

KCSN hits the airwaves with a live performance by Los Lobos

Jake travels light

And 10 things to do in New Orleans this weekend

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffett Gabs about this week in 1992, when Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefers came to town

Jazz rises in popularity in Knoxville

Remembering the Blues and Gospel artists of the 1920s

Now that's a record collection!

A tropical breeze blows into Oregon

Starkey adds a new percussion instrument

The 2014 Ann Arbor Folk Festival announces its lineup

Hugh 'N' Larry

Checking out the Liverpool Ookelele Ceilidh

And Rickie Lee Jones is selling her clothes

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday Music News You Can Use

"Canadian Cold Front, Movin' In..."

Talking Story with Magic Flight

A Red Hot Chili Peppers-signed guitar goes on the block for charity

Toilets of the World, beware!

Yet more Beatles memorabilia up for sale

Roll With It

A review of last week's NJPAC Jazz epic

Latest Ookelele News from Tasmania

Stringing together a hit guitar

Latest from the Church of Beethoven

And hanging out with The Beatles

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day Music News You Can Use

Thank you for your service!

Allen Toussaint is singing the blues

An update on the Blues Museum coming to St. Louis

Guitar music from Brasil on the Cape of Cod

The day Jeff Lynne met George Harrison

Jazz and Colors fills Central Park

Guitars made the old fashioned way

Another Rolling Stones rumor bites the dust

Previewing the 2014 Brubeck Festival

A report from last week's International Body Music Festival in San Francisco

And Canadian jazz great Bill King Talks Story

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Stormy Sunday Music News You Can Use

First 2" of snow of the season...

Almost time for the 2013 London Jazz Festival

Celebrating "Little Rev"

Bonnie Raitt in search of that sacred exchange

Starkey returns to Mexico

How to eliminate your guitar pedal board

Exploring the Ookelele Festival in Hawai'i

Hugh Laurie gets a new NOLA gig

Hitting the Suite Spot

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame gets ready to induct the Class of 2013

And a report from yesterday's Columbia Blues Festival in South Carolina

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Blog Post #5,001

Hot Saturday music in N'Orleans

The West Texas Jazz Orchestra gets ready to Play It Again

The creators of Guitar Hero have a new project

First report from Starkey in South America

Over the Moon Music teaches kids how to play the Ookelele

A wrap of this week's Country Music Awards,8fb6b3f00a622410VgnCLD2000000dc6eb0aRCRD.html

Singing for Justice

A preview of today's Homegrown Hawaiian Music Festival on Kaua'i

How Verve Records helped spread Jazz around the world

And film sketches from "Yellow Submarine" go on the auction block

Friday, November 8, 2013

Aloha Friday Music News You Can Use

A milestone! This marks Post #5,000 for this blog since it began 5 years ago.

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Uncle Cyril Pahinui heads to Seattle

Why music gives Bill Wyman the Blues

L.A. has a new alternative Latin music radio station

Allen Toussaint, reluctant solo star,0,7427137.column

Music for the coming week in the Twin Cities

Previewing next weekend's Hamakua Hula Fest

A jazz bromance,0,653046.column

The upcoming music week on the Cape of Cod

And a report from Wednesday's "Stand Up For Heroes" benefit concert

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Aloha Friday Music News You Can Use


Lots of great music in New Orleans today, including the Rock 'n' Bowl 25th Birthday Party

Great Stupid Music News from California

The Cotton Club goes Broadway,0,7987511.story

Mali Blues in California

Slack Key guitar in Napa

The guitar Dylan played at Newport is going on the block

A Ukenanny in Virginia

A Cheat Sheet for this year's Voodoo Fest in NOLA

Jazz Montana is celebrating Women in Jazz this season

And checking out the International Blues Competition in OK City