Thursday, September 30, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
"Canadian urban roots" group Po' Girl is playing in Chico, CA, tonight, and Berkley, CA, tomorrow night.
I just discovered them through this sweet live video of them performing the great Elizabeth Cotten's Shake Sugaree
You can get hold of their music, videos, calendar, and what not, and get on their email list, at http://www.pogirl.net
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Robert Ross plays Bobbique in Patchogue Friday night, teaming up with Ken "The Rocket" Korb and Lora Kendal.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Zoë KeatingComplete article
by Anil Prasad
Cellist Zoë Keating isn’t content to wait around for the music industry to complete its achingly slow reinvention for the Internet era. She’s taken matters into her own hands and carved out a unique niche for herself by using social media to create buzz and engage her fan base.
Keating's work focuses on loop-based solo cello work. Using a minimalist software setup, she weaves together layers of sound, including lush and melodic elements, pulsing rhythms, and spectral atmospheres. Her third release Into the Trees captures her compelling and addictive approach at its most evolved. The album reflects the Canadian-born artist’s transition from urban life in San Francisco to her current existence in the woods of Northern California’s Camp Meeker.
As with her previous albums, 2005’s Natoma and 2004’s One Cello x 16, Keating’s determined DIY outreach approach has enabled Into the Trees to find a mainstream audience.....
Monday, September 20, 2010
The very cool cellist Zoe Keating (@zoecello on Twitter), who I got to see perform in Austin, Texas, earlier this year, has had a string of interviews lately.
Here are some with NPR, BBC, and NBC.
She's got a busy schedule, including being a new mommy:
She's got upcoming performances in California (Carlsbad, Sacramento, and San Francisco) and in Portland, Oregon.
Here 's a video of Zoe, playing and talking.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I've had the privilege of hearing the great Robert Ross in person, and he is one amazing blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player.
He has played with many of the greats and is often found touring throughout the New York metro area with the Robert Ross Band.
His gig calendar is here: http://www.robertrossband.com/gigcalendar, his videos are collected here: http://www.robertrossband.com/videos, and he's collected a bunch of audio files for your listening pleasure here: http://www.robertrossband.com/audio.
A real treat.
PS You can sign up for his email list here
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Photo courtesy of Baeble Music
Seattle based up-and-comers The Moondoggies have released the first track of their forthcoming sophomore album Tidelands as a free download. The track unfolds in a more or less linear fashion, starting off with some subtle electric guitar and somber lyrics, gradually building in pace and density to a climax rich with keyboards, wonderfully harmonized vocals, and drums, and finally taking the tempo gradually down to end the song. The structure leaves the song feeling a bit short but it is otherwise excellent.
Complete article at Baeble Music
For music, pix, video, and more info, go here