Monday, February 16, 2015

SXSW2015, Susan's picks of the day, folk and steel drums

This will be my fifth and Susan's first trip to SXSW. She's been gracious about accepting my showcase suggestions and today, she shared a few good ones of her own, including five from the folk list and one steel drum band.

Here are Susan's SXSW picks of the day:

1. Luluc (NPR Tiny Desk Concert)

2. Ben Caplan - Down to the River. 

3. Skinny Lister

Skinny Lister, Tiny Desk (NPR)

4. Ruby Jane - Ticket Out

5. Madison Ward - If I Ain't Got You (cover)

And now for some steel drum...

6. Codrington Pan Family

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SXSW 2015, The List: Jay Nash & Josh Day are the Contenders - Live at SPACE, Evanston

Like the flow, the like harmonica. Will try to find a way to see Jay Nash & Josh Day are the Contenders at SXSW.

"Maybe Katy" - Live at Space (one of my favorite venues, Evanston, Illinois)

Jay Nash, "Blame it All on the Wind"

SXSW 2015, The List Good Harvest

Swedish Americana? Swedish Alt-Country? The Swedish Indigo Girls? Sounds like sweet music to me. See you at SXSW, Good Harvest.

"Long Way Around"


SXSW 2015, The List: Delaney Davidson

"I Slept Late," chka-chka-chka guitar, deep in the holler vocals and-out of-nowhere the horns with a tinge of Mediterranean twirl: Delany Davidson makes my SXSW list.

Lots of songs about sleep and sleeping too. Never a bad thing. "Sleeping Woman,":

Monday, February 9, 2015

SXSW 2015, The List: American Aquarium

I've been a fan of American Aquarium since my friend Kevin saw them live a few years back and sent me a couple of their CDs. A few years ago, the band recorded a great Daytrotter session with a cover of one of my favorite tunes, Miss Ohio. They make my "want to see" SXSW list for 2015.

SXSW 2015, The List: The McCrary Sisters

Yes, I like my gospel with a double dose of soul. The McCrary Sisters may make my final SXSW schedule. 

SXSW 2015, The List: The Jones Family Singers

Now this is more like it. If I'm looking for a gospel act, my tastes run to those groups likely to rattle the rafters. I think The Jones Family Singers qualify.

And at The Continental Club...

SXSW The List: Kirk Franklin

With a a few exceptions, this is my first time going going to SXSW without any hard/fast must-see artists. Looking to stretch the my schedule to check out bands and singers from a range of genres, like gospel. Starting my list with Kirk Franklin.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Rosanne Cash Takes 3 Grammys in Pre-Show Awards

Congratulations to Rosanne Cash who earned three Grammys in the preshow awards: best American roots performance, American roots song and Americana album.

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Twitter List: 2015 Grammy "Live Tweeters"

Check out this Twitter list of 2015 Grammy live tweeters from @TwitterMusic.

Who's live blogging the Grammys?

Here's a list of the media outlets that are live blogging tonight's 2015 Grammys:

2015 Grammy Predictions from Forbes and 5 Others

Your Grammy Preview Round Up

Bob Dylan's Thoughtful MusicCares Speech (Rolling Stone)

Bob Dylan didn't have to sing to make an impact at Friday's MusicCares ceremony. Jack White, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Beck and Neil Young were among the artists providing the musical tribute.

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Iconic Rock Star Photo by Henry Diltz (CBS Morning News) #Grammys

35 iconic photos by legendary R&R photographer Henry Diltz of Frank Zappa, Buffalo Springfield, Cass Elliot, The Lovin' Spoonful, and The Hollies and more (CBS Morning News).
The Best Of Buffalo Springfield: Retrospective
"Epic Anthology": From The Original Master Tapes!
Greatest Hits: The Mamas & The Papas

Legendary Rock Photographer Henry Diltz profiled on CBS Sunday Morning

Lots of great #Grammy and music-related features on CBS Sunday Morning today. This feature on legendary rock photographer Henry Diltz brought we directly back to the 1960s.

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