Friday, November 26, 2010

Gold Heart performing "Blues won't you go away" at WDVX

My New Project Pt. 2....

Some more personalized CDs poured in. This is cool!

Bonnies Music Live - Signed EP and her new CD "Shiny Lights & Limousines" and a 4x7 color promo photograph.

Cindy Woolf
- Signed "Simple and Few" and "Before Daylight" CDs.

Molly Venter
- Signed "Love Me Like You Mean It" CD. Signed at a Red Molly show.

Red June
- Signed "Remember Me Well" CD.

Sara Petite
- Signed "Lead The Parade" and "Tiger Mountain" CDs.

Check out these artists for great sounds! More CDs, etc. are on the way.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanks, Triggerman!

Saving Country Music
is an amazing website that I stumbled across today. The Triggerman seems to have the ability to read my mind and write almost exactly how I feel about our beloved Country Music. I've already read some of his posts and I plan to read almost all of them. He goes beyond the Taylor Swift bashing, which I've done here on more than one occasion (we can't help ourselves, she makes it so easy). He takes shots at other "Country" stars such as Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flats and Lady Antebellum among others and then he gives us a transcript of his interview with Ruby Jane, a 16 year old fiddle phenom. I must admit that this was my introduction to Ruby Jane, but rest assured, I want to find out more about her and her incredible sound. Thanks, Triggerman, for introducing Ruby Jane to us! More to come.....

Sugarland - Worst song ever?

Is this the worst "Country" song ever written, recorded and performed? I've listened to a lot of crap in my time, but this...........(and what's with that guy with the stupid hats?)

Red Molly on YouTube

She's Got You

Foreign Lander


May I Suggest

Eilen Jewell Shakin All Over

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My #1 - Eilen Jewell (& the Band)

Well we might as well start with my favorite, #1, greatest of all artists, Eilen Jewell and The Eilen Jewell Band. I might as well say, that although EJ is at #1, about half of my music library is tied for #2, and the other half is tied for #3. And that ain't bad.
Check out EJ's website here , buy some CDs, look at some images, listen to some music, send Jason (her/manager/drummer/husband) an email telling him how much you like the music, go to a live show (trust me, well worth the price and effort) and enjoy! Speaking of Jason, I hope I don't get in trouble with him, but, man, I just LOVE her!
Here's a few MP3s from selected albums. This is by no means a complete discography. There's more stuff out there.

MP3 - Don't Come Home A'Drinkin'
MP3 - You Ain't Woman Enough

Boundary County
Back To Dallas

Heartache Boulevard
Blue Highway

Sea Of Tears
Codeine Arms

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Found on Amazon

I found this little blurb on Amazon as part of a biography, and I think it says a lot:

(artist name) is one of those musical treasures that lurk beneath the popular "culture" radar and we ignore at our own peril lest they get discouraged and disappear, only to be "discovered" by Sweden or somewhere. (No offense, we love you Sweden!) Then we are left to scratch our heads and say "Hey, why didn't WE love her/him/them first?"

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Great Website

Here's a great website that I found over at totallyfuzzy. I plan to spend a LOT of time there, exploring the music. This guy is doing almost exactly what I want to do here. Alert you to great artists, listen to a few tracks, expose you to music that you might not find on your own, and to provide a link to the artist's web-site or MySpace page. I'm going to try to get in touch with him and ask him how to play selected music through links provided by me. Meanwhile, have a look around here:
Beat Surrender
I'll get back to you

Monday, November 8, 2010

My new project....

There's a little project I started a few weeks ago, and it's progressing nicely, with a few surprises. I'm starting with the artists I REALLY like and I'm emailing them and asking if I can buy a signed and personalized CD through their website. What better way to support the artists? Here's a list of the signed CDs (or otherwise) that I've received so far:

Carolann Ames:
Signed "So Long Abilene" and "Shades of Indigo" CDs PLUS 2 8 1/2x11 color photos, also signed! I wasn;t expecting the photos. Thanks, Carolann!

Derrick Jensen:
"The Other Side of Darkness" CD plus several books.

Gold Heart: Signed "My Sisters and Me" and "Never Let Go" CDs. These sisters are awesome!

The Honey Dewdrops: Signed "If the Sun Will Shine" and "These Old Roots". Laura and Kagey are really GREAT people. I'm so glad I found them (through eMusic)!

Jubal's Kin: Signed "Jubal's Kin" CD. Great and highly talented young artists.

Lynda Kay: Signed "Dream My Darling" CD. I'm a BIG Lynda Kay fan!

Pat Wictor:
Signed "Living Ever Lovin' Live" and "Waiting for the Water" CDs. I met Pat at a Red Molly show. Really great guy!

Red Molly: Signed "James" and "Love and Other Tragedies" CD. AND Abbie Gardner "Honey on My Grave", Carolann Solebello ""Glass of Desire" and Laurie MacAllister ""The Things I Choose To Do". Everyone knows that I'm a HUGE Red Molly fan. "Nuff said!

Shannon Wurst: Signed "What's More Honest Than a Song" CD. Shannon is REALLY cool!

Stephanie McMillan Several books signed and personalized

The Vespers: Signed "Tell Your Mama" CD. I found these guys at the Woodsongs site, and I really like them. Another young group.

Here's a few that I'm waiting to hear from;
Marian Call
The Wrights
The Secret Sisters

I'm going to email some more in the next few days.