The mind boggles at how long this must have taken to set up. I kept waiting for Feathers McGraw to make an appearance.
Are you ready for some Pink Floyd inspired Montana bred bluegrass? Splendid stuff from the Kitchen Dwellers recorded live just a few days ago.
A good time had by all.
For those of us of a certain age he covers just about everything – Ronnie Hawkins/meeting Bob/THAT tour with Bob/putting The Band together/Last Waltz/Levon etc. He comes across a bit Donovon in places but it’s a good show. I know some of you tend to skip Marc’s monologues at the start but these are interesting times in the USA these days and he has his own perspective on things, despite the fact that he’s somewhat more mellow than he was.
Derek Trucks is on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast this Thursday. Seeing as Marc’s a bit of a guitar geek it should be good. I get his newsletter email each week where he posts selfies with his latest guests. Derek’s beard is getting rather wizardish these days.
Stumbled across this over the weekend. No doubt some of you know about it already, but for me it’s the equivalent of the Second Coming – a radio show that seems to be especially made for me and then donated to archive.org (hundreds of them!). I dipped into a couple of them today – one featuring blues albums released in 1969 and the other mainly playing tracks involving Duane Allman. There’s virtually no advertising and the DJ seems too stoned to say much. If they’re all as good as what I’ve heard so far then I’m in hog heaven.
By the by, the great Terry Reid is Marc Maron’s guest on his WTF Podcast this Thursday. Should get the Led Zep coulda shoulda story straight from the horse’s mouth.
Have a nice weekend everyone.
Ry Cooder is 69 today (March15th). This year especially, look after yourself mate.
“They were on the floor. I have never seen a more direct demand for me to change the litter.” Marc Maron’s WTF newsletter.
Came across this as an bonus feature on 30 Rock’s Final Series DVD. Nice Detail, getting Ryan’s guitar right.
So I was doing a bit of work this afternoon and decided on some musical accompaniment. Going to my Windows Media Centre (cutting edge me) I settled on Lucinda Williams’ Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. Then I noticed it. Genre – Folk. Now I know Lucinda started out as an acoustic folk/blues artist, but this album – Folk? I did a quick bit of research: Beth Orton (Sugaring Season) – Folk Dave Rawlings Machine (A Friend Of A Friend) – Folk Devendra Banhart (Cripple Crow) – World Cowboy Junkies (Early 21st Century Blues) – Pop Bob Dylan (Time Out Of Mind) – Rock
Musical genres these days can be absurd. Luckily I have only two – Music I Like and All The Rest.
Here’s Lucinda with something for all you real-ale quaffing folkies.
Carla Bley Band – Hallelujah, The Lord Is Listening To Yah! I seem to remember there was a bit of a love-in about it. Well, If you’d like a free download of Carla doing Christmas carols in a similar vein, then our friends at Bigozine 2 have just the thing for you.
Can we expect some Egyptian Reggae? Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs?
Very good mono soundboard recording from a 1995 gig in Maryland Heights. Not really my cup of tea but I know the Nailers are worshipped in this place and one or two of you find the Brixton underachiever vaguely tolerable (Have I got that right?) so I thought I’d let you know. Bigozine continues to turn up the occasional gem. The recent Steve Earle & The Dukes live at Electric Lady Studios doing his latest album is an absolute cracker. Well worth hunting down.
It’s been done before on a Mojo or Uncut freebie CD but this is a performance by Watkins Family Hour & Friends that includes all of Robbie Z’s classic album. Watkins Family Hour includes Sara & Sean Watkins (late of Nickel Creek), Fiona Apple and Benmont Tench. & Friends includes Al Kooper, Shawn Colvin and Aimee Mann. Thought it was worth a mention.
Obama drops in to the garage. Whoda thunk it? Marc’s wishlist is about to become a waiting list.