We have talked many, many times in these pages about my love for live music and my obsession with recordings of concerts. I'll allow you to go back to those pages if you like and catch up instead of treading the same water again here. What I will say is that its a darn fine week to be a fan of officially released live recordings.In 1974 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young lit out for 30 gigs in American arenas and stadiums then jumped over to London for one show at Wembley Stadium. Each night they played up to 30 songs
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A bevy of live albums in this week's new releases #NewMusicTuesday
It's the week before Record Store Day and we've got a slew of major releases ready to be snatched up in addition to all the exclusives being ushered out to celebrate independent music retailers. If you didn't wind up owing the taxman, here are a few items to spend your refund on... Let's begin with Justin "Bon Iver" Vernon's latest effort, a side project called The Shouting Matches and their debut album Grownass Man. I'm a huge fan of the title of the record to begin with as it's an inartful but fun phrase I throw around when I'm feeling
35 Years Of Stony Plain is more than a compilation of music that has been distributed by the Canadian blues/roots independent label. It goes beyond merely chronicling the artists who have crossed their path to make a record here and there. It tells a story and presents the music in a context for listeners who may not have ever paid attention to the name of the label on the spine of a CD. It illustrates all that is magic about maverick artists making music on their terms and an independent label willing to not only allow it but in some
New Music Tuesday: Derek & The Dominos, Emmylou Harris, Tab Benoit, Steve Earle, Robert Johnson, Bobby Rush, Bowling For Soup
New Music Tuesday for April 26, 2011 is loaded with legends!
The Easter Bunny has one more stop to make before he heads for his vacation home in- where does the EB go to chill after making his annual run? Anyway, this week's new releases offer up some good, good stuff and my Easter basket will runneth over tomorrow. Let's start with a couple albums I've not yet ordered: Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris both have new sets out this week. I've been listening to Earle's better half of late but haven't spent much time with the man himself. Emmylou Harris' new album is the reason I write this column
One of Canada's great indie labels is celebrating a special milestone...
Much has rightly been made by blues fans and industry folks about Alligator Records turning 40 this year and the excellent 2-CD retrospective that commemorates it, but they are not the only specialty label celebrating an important birthday. Canada's Stony Plain label is celebrating its 35th birthday this year and they, too, are issuing a major package May 10 to celebrate. Stony Plain is currently home to the amazing blues guitarists Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Joe Louis Walker, and Rory Block, just to name a few. They've made major contributions to the blues but have also issued major releases in