Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Youtube Treats

It's been a very busy couple of weeks so I am just kind of vegging today.  Here are some really interesting clips floating around YouTube.

The Band - King Harvest Has Surely Come recorded in Woodstock

Buffalo Springfield - I am a Child and Kind Woman from Bridge School Benefit.

Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man from the Bookshop Sessions

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Let Them Knock from French TV

Good music for a great Sunday afternoon! Enjoy friends.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mountain Heart - That Just Happened

Mountain Heart is a bluegrass outfit out of Nashville.  Their newest, That Just Happened, dropped on October 19th and is a 7 song e.p.  I kind of like the idea of releasing e.p.'s and extended singles with songs that are ready for prime time.  All killer, no filler seems like a good idea to me.

There's something here for both country and bluegrass fans.  I really like their bluegrass leanings and the tracks Little Sadie and Same Old Heartache are particularly good.  I hear a little bit of the SteelDrivers in the soulful vocals which is a good thing in my book.  They really step out on a cover of the Allman Brothers Whipping Post which stretches out solidly into Jamgrass territory.  The only track that really didn't grab me was Even if it Breaks which was a bit too slick but my wife really dug it so what do I know.

If you are digging the contemporary bluegrass scene give this one a listen, I think you might just find something you like.

Little Sadie

Same Old Heartache

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

RIP Solomon Burke

I was away last week when news broke that Solomon Burke had passed.  I came to the party late on this, back in 2000 or so but I was lucky enough to have seen this legend.  Soul music like it is supposed to be.  Words can't express how much talent he had so check out a show from 2008 recorded from the soundboard at Estival Jazz.  The bitrate is only128 kbs but it sounds great.

Solomon, you will be missed...Long Live the King.

Some Buddy Guy for Y'all

Here's a few Buddy Guy shows I found on an old Megaupload account.  Good stuff here.

Buddy Guy - Estival Jazz 2008

Buddy Guy - Estival Jazz 2002

Buddy Guy - I've Still Got the Blues (with Stevie Ray Vaughan)

All three are excellent soundboards and the Jam with Stevie Ray is just absolutely freakin' awesome.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Two Really Good Shows

I've been so backed up lately at work that I haven't had time to write about some recent shows.  The Gaslight Anthem was great at Radio City.  I heard more than a few complaints that they were off that night, but this was my first time seeing them and if this was off then watch out folks...

Gaslight Anthem are just a killer rock & roll band.  In my opinion their sound is ready made for big arenas (not desirable) right now.  I'd love them to stay in smaller venues but they are just so right for big crowd sing-a-longs.  Catch them if you can.

The Subdudes made their annual trek to NYC and were their usual wonderful selves.  Just a great group of musicians.  It's worth going just for the encores with the band un-mic'd out in the crowd.  Pure talent.

Two great recent shows by two totally different bands.

Roger Waters - The Wall

I haven't posted in a while as life has gotten a bit hectic.  Made it to the Wall last night at the Nassau Coliseum and I have to say the show was good.  Good, not great.  Visually stunning and all high tech goodness but to me the album just doesn't hold up well.  I have to rank it behind Dark Side, Wish You Were Here and even Animals on my Pink Floyd list.  Some classics for sure but also some clunkers.  So it was a fun night.  A little bit of a flash back but nothing that I will be talking about for very long.  And I really love Pink Floyd...