1975: John Denver wins Country Music Entertainer of the year, beating the likes of Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, and Ronnie Milsap.
Charlie Rich, who had obviously had a drink or two, in presenting the award finds a special way to express his opinion about who won. After they go back from Denver [...]
Roseanne Cash (@rosannecash2h ) put up on Twitter:
Went to Mercury Lounge tonite. I have seen the future of music & the name of the band is St. Paul & the Broken Bones. http://stpaulandthebrokenbones.bandcamp.com
She’s paraphrasing Jon Landau from an early and famous review of a Bruce Springteen show,* which is pretty high praise indeed. [...]
NPR has a long story about the controversy over Brad Paisley’s Confederate flag song (which, as I am writing this, I’ve yet to hear, an odd thing given I’ve read about this flap in a New Yorker post, and in a number of other places.
The NPR piece is just plain bizarre. It covers [...]
The American Routes anniversary show, Friday April 19th, at the Rock and Bowl in New Orleans…
h/t Scott Barretta.
My father was a trad jazz fan (and clarinet player), and loved revival music of the forties from New Orleans.
About that time, he and some friends worked their way into the steeple of the First Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson, which had loudspeakers connected to a record player. They set it up [...]
Of course, it’s the Mekons, “St. Valentine’s Day.” Check it out, because, as the album title sez, we ♥ the Mekons.
OK, folks, you have to listen to this video on headphones.
Beck got hired by the folks at Ford Lincoln to do a cover version of David Bowie’s “Sound Vision” from the album Low. And somehow, that got financing for over a hundred musicians– a gamelan orchestra, a soul band (the Dap Kings), [...]
So, fifty years ago this week, the Beatles were touring the UK as a warm-up act on a bill headlined by pop singer Helen Shapiro, who I’m sure is entirely news to you (well, she was to me). Just before “Please, Please Me” broke and forever ended the question of who the headliner should [...]
The weather and a post from Pepper Crutcher on Facebook inspired this. It’s Sister Rosetta Tharpe.