Music

“Let Them Talk” by Good Cookies Band

Recorded live at Moriarity’s Pub, Lansing, Michigan.

Smooth

Good Cookies – Bacon Fat

Recorded live in Lansing, Michigan -October 2013

Fun

I FEEL GOOD – Good Cookies/ The Hot Mess Exchange Lansing

Good Cookies Blues band With Chip and Sara from The Hot Mess

Power

I’ve known Doc online for ages from when he did an online video education type thing. It was a pleasure finding out he’s even more skilled as a blues keyboardist of some repute. This is his current gig—before Good Cookies he was with the Vincent Hayes Project. Hey here’s one of those for you : )

Vincent Hayes Project – “Insecurities”

 

Peace

 

Samantha Fish | “Gone For Good” Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Samantha Fish is a force to be reckoned with. She blends polished guitar work and engaging vocals that cross genres from Blues to Rock to Country. Her guitar riffs are like flint on steel and her vocals go down smooth like a fine shot of whiskey. She delivered a stand-out performance on the Main Stage which many consider to be a highlight from the 2016 Festival. Watch her perform “Gone For Good” live from Telluride Blues & Brews Festival earlier this year on Sunday, Sept 18, 2016.

For photo highlights of her set click here: http://bit.ly/2e7HqUj

Full album and discography available on iTunes, click here: http://apple.co/2eflY3o

For more info on the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, click here: http://www.tellurideblues.com/

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Oh Miss Fish…

Dig it

Peace

 

 

The Sad Sam Blues Jam ~ Funk in B

Sad Sam Blues Jam original
Players Pub, Bloomington, IN
12.26.14

Sadie Johnson – guitar
Krista Hess – guitar
Sam Johnson – bass
Matt McCarthy – drums
Sam Motter – sax

To this day I have a tremendous grin plastered on my kisser knowing that these wonderful ladies subscribe to my twitter! Me?! Still! Wow.

So I feel kinda bad not playing more of them…but I’ve been discovering new artists and maybe that’s a nearly good excuse.

Don’t worry girls, I love you !

Someday I will be able to go see folks play… and Sad Sam is on the short list.

Peace

 

True Lies • KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND • Bourbon Street Blues Fest 5/20/17

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Guitar & Vocals; Noah Hunt – Vocals & Guitar; Chris Layton – Drums; Kevin McCormick – Bass.
http://kennywayneshepherd.net
*Filmed in HD by Joan Mallotides aka BluesBroad 5/20/17.
Bourbon Street Blues Festival – The Fields @ Waterloo
Allamuchy Mountain State Park – Stanhope NJ

Power!

In for a treat, you are…

Dig it

Peace

 

DANIELLE NICOLE BAND “I’M GOING HOME” 3/25/17 HD LIVE !

Fantastic new song live @ Callahan’s Awesome Performance !
https://www.facebook.com/DanielleNicoleBand

Oo!

This lady is mighty fine…a wonderful addition to my fledgling Blues knowledge.

Her passion comes through, and the band has a nice, gritty quality that complements her voice.

Imma like it a lot.

Enjoy

Peace

 

Sweet!

Haven’t heard much from the lad lately, so this was a nice gift to us all.

A song from his new album Signs, Jonny was kind enough to let us download this one ahead of time. Album’s out now, so if you dig and have the loot… go for it.

Enjoy, Peace

 

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie Funky Groovy Jam Session

U can’t Deny, this dude is just funky & fun. Respect the most recorded drum player in history 😀 Enjoy people!!

Wow these two are groovin,’ man!

Mr. Purdie is so very super in his drumming, his kit really is an integral part of him.

And the bassist is great, too, but I don’t know who he is!

Sigh … and … dig it!

Peace

 

Jody Grind – Plastic Shit

Far Canal 1970

Line-up / Musicians

Tim Hinkley / Keyboards, Vocals
Pete Gavin / Drums
Bernie Holland / Guitar

Hmmm, 1070, eh? I have not had the pleasure of ever hearing of Jody Grind before. Which is a shame, really, as they sound pretty interesting, don’tcha think?

Oh well, thanks to the interwebz, I have now not only heard of them but am sharing them with you.

🙂

Enjoy

Peace

 

Arrivederci Pinuccio.

Now this is pretty sporty, innit?

Videolina Stasera alle 22 Videolina ripropone una puntata di Sardegna Canta Ieri e Oggi dedicata a Pinuccio Sciola. Era l’estate del 2012, e Pinuccio e Ambra Pintore parlarono per ore.

Tonight at 22 videolina replicates an episode of sardinia sing yesterday and today on saltsburg. It was the summer of 2012, and amber pintore pinuccio and they talked for hours.

Would love to try it in person.

One of the commenters on this vid’s page (click the date) did visit the artist, played his stones and said he is a nice guy.

But of course he is : )

Sharon Renee Stewart for the curious, like me. from Wiki: “Pinuccio Sciola (1942-13 May 2016) is a sculptor and muralist from San Sperate, Sardinia. His work has been mentioned as a major attraction of the nearby town of Assemini. His work has also been exhibited in Alghero. Forms in which he works include pietre sonore or “sound stones”: large sculptures (mainly limestones or basalts) that resonate when rubbed by human hands or small rocks.”

Music! Food of love, you know…

So, keep calm and play on.

Peace

 

SAMANTHA FISH BAND “Shake ‘Em On Down” 3/22/13

Samantha Fish – guitar, vocals
Christopher Alexander – bass, vocals
Go-Go Ray – drums, vocals
www.samanthafish.com
Ukrainian American Cultural Center / Whippany, NJ
3/22/13
Filmed in HD by Joan Mallotides aka BluesBroad
Video #14

Oh God… Ms. Fish… is… wonderful.

This one was posted to a non-musical post I made on fb by my dear friend Frank, I think to soothe my battered soul!

He got me all excited of course, Miss Fish has that effect on me : )

She is so very good, a true master of the blues at such a young age and so very scrumptious to boot, what more could anyone ask for in a Goddess?

Hmmm?

Enjoy

Peace

 

 

Old & In The Way – Pig in a Pen – Live 11.4.73

Old & In The Way
California State College Sonoma – Cotati, CA
November 4, 1973
Unreleased soundboard recording

omg…! Right off the mixer!

WooHoo!

Thank you, Jimmie B!

Best. Bluegrass. Ever.

Jerry. Vassar. Owsley. Oo

Peace

eta/ for some reason the fact that this thrill of my yoot was forty four years ago has weighed anchor in my mind. : \

more Peace

 

Johnnie Johnson and The Kentucky Headhunters She’s Got To Have It

First pre production rehearsals back in 1992 for Johnnie Johnson and The Kentucky Headhunters CD “That’ll Work” Performing “She’s Got To have It”

Kewl!

First heard em just now on Aardvark and now rare video… sweet.

Diggit

Peace

 

Doug Skinner “Musical Curiosities”
VideoDave2's Channel
VideoDave2’s Channel
Uploaded on Feb 15, 2008

Doug Skinner presents “A Cabinet of Musical Curiosities” at INFO’s 2002 FortFest. After playing a variety of obscure and archaic instruments, Doug entertained with this rather strange song on agriculture. For more information on INFO go to http://www.forteans.com

This man can make you laugh, friend, I assure you. He outdid himself every single time.

Great on the ukulele. Best friend of John Keel.

I used to pick him up in front of his apartment in the City and we would drive down to the INFO shenanigans in Baldymore and back. One time I messed up his sound really badly. That was awkward. He freaked out one late night because we all liked the Beatles and we awoke to him gone. Uncomfy. Still. And that was years ago… more than 10, for sure.

Oh, those were times.

I also want to relay my best regards to my late friend Dave Singer up in Heaven, a Fortean and a physicist and the first INFO member I ever met. (The uploader, check it) He knew everybody and took part in the investigation of the notorious Coso object and loved filming and above all, kayaking. Cheers, Dave.

Peace

 

George Jones – Six Days On The Road

From the 1966 album “Love Bug”
George’s version of the Dave Dudley classic

Another childhood hero singing a favorite tune.

Fabulous.

Interwebz 🙂

Peace

 

 

HUSH by Empire Assembly

Music and lyrics by Jay A Hansen
Produced by Bruno Justi, Jay A Hansen, Kibrom Birhane, Diego Ruvalcaba
Executive Producer – Bruno Justi
Engineered and Mastered by Kibrom Birhane
Mixed by Benjamin Orth

Vocals and guitar – Jay A Hansen
Ukulele – Bruno Justi
Bass – Nando Raio
Drums and percussion – Diego Ruvalcaba
Keys and piano – Kibrom Birhane
Claps and ‘Ohs’ – Bruno Justi, Jay A Hansen, Kibrom Birhane, Diego Ruvalcaba, Le Dib
Edits and programming – Marko Fazio
Additional recordings – Rubén Limones at Onyx Recording House

Music Vídeo by Bruno Justi
Art Direction by Bruno Justi and Jay A Hansen

Visit www.empireassembly.com

I got an email from Mr Hansen today. It was a note to remind me and a list of others that he had contacted me / us last year with a single and if we liked it would we like to work with the band.

Nary a single, solitary hint of a rumor of a clue as to how I got onto this man’s list of “emails it would be good to send his band’s demo to,” as the others were mostly real record company submission addresses. Weirdness. I used to get quite a surprising number of VO demos, too. High weirdness.

I’m sure I played it when he sent it. But I don’t remember and I’ve not looked it up. But I listened to his new one and then went to their yt channel and found I like this one a lot… Kinda punchy.

Haven’t heard them on the radio at all… #WFUV check it out.

Good luck, mates!

Peace

 

The Doors – Love Her Madly

Band: The Doors
Album: The Very Best of The Doors
Release date: 2001
Track number: 15
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Lyrics:

Don’t ya love her madly
Don’t ya need her badly
Don’t ya love her ways
Tell me what you say
Don’t ya love her madly
Wanna be her daddy
Don’t ya love her face
Don’t ya love her as she’s walkin’ out the door
Like she did one thousand times before
Don’t ya love her ways
Tell me what you say
Don’t ya love her as she’s walkin’ out the door
All your love
All your love
All your love
All your love
All your love is gone
So sing a lonely song
Of a deep blue dream
Seven horses seem to be on the mark
Yeah, don’t you love her
Don’t you love her as she’s walkin’ out the door
All your love
All your love
All your love
Yeah, all your love is gone
So sing a lonely song
Of a deep blue dream
Seven horses seem to be on the mark
Well, don’t ya love her madly
Don’t ya love her madly
Don’t ya love her madly

Alrighty then, all I can say is that I am really feelin this song, especially that line in this song… that line, “wanna be her daddy,” because, well, yes,  omlgjhcita, yes I do.

Madonne.

Strong stuff… strong af.

Whoa

Peace

 

*new* SAMANTHA FISH • Either Way I Lose • Sellersville Theater PA 4/12/17

Samantha Fish – Guitar & Vocals; Chris Alexander – Bass; Kenny Tudrick – Drums; Mark Levron – Trumpet; Travis Blotsky – Saxophone; Phil Breen – Keyboards.

www.samathafish.com

*Filmed in HD by Joan Mallotides aka BluesBroad 4/12/17.
Sellersville Theater – Sellersville PA

Whoo Mama… Girl be givin’ me Chills and Fever !!!

Oh yes, me likey.

I was worried before cuz she’s so young, younger than all me darlin’ angels even—but it looks like our lady’s mind is as strong as her hands (yay) — therefore we are good to go, go, go!

Enjoy

Peace

 

Samantha Fish – R.L. Burnside style ! 4 13 14

Samantha smokes on this R.L. Burnside tune – Po’ Black Mattie –
playing the gas can guitar slide style -wow- relentless driving beat !
turn it up!
At the River Beach Pub in Chillicothe Illinois 4-13-14

https://www.facebook.com/samanthafish…

Ooh baby, how timely can you get… a fabulous R.L. Burnside song played by my Goddess, the Mistress of Blues. Check out her performance. Did you go, ‘Whoa!’?

This is passion, this is power and this is drive. Oooh! Like this fella said on facebook’s Samantha Fish Fans page…

Ian Ashcroft shared a link.
March 28 at 9:04pm

I know I’ve posted this before, but I felt it needed to be posted again. John Richardson captured a piece of Music magic here almost three years ago. I love all that Samantha Fish has recorded have all the albums, watched countless youtube videos, but to me this is her at her raw best. So much passion, energy and drive. Slide blues summed up in ten glorious minutes.

Right on, Ian!

Right?

Yeah Heah!

Enjoy,

Peace

 

R.L. Burnside: See My Jumper Hanging On the Line (1978)

Alan Lomax Archive

Fabulous talent.

Please read this excellent article, Forgotten Heroes: R.L. Burnside, by Ted Drozdowski, over at Premier Guitar.

It is eye-opening, that’s for sure.

Peace

 

Dust-to-DigitalMonday, January 23, 2017 at 8:05am
Jean “Django” Reinhardt, born on this day in 1910 in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium.

I do not believe that I have ever actually seen the man play before.

For this unexpected pleasure I must thank Frank Petrilli who always comes up with something fabulous when he is not directing a play or feature or something. PentaProps!™

Enjoy!

Peace

 

There is mischief afoot.

That is Mr Peter Townshend, posing nicely in his home studio way back in the 60s. Look at that stuff!

This pic was kindly posted to Instagram by the fab folks at TapeOp magazine. TapeOp is awesome.

I suppose this might celebrate the start up of my latest attempt at a studio of some at least halfway-decent sort.

Got an impromptu drum track from my dear friend Lynn, who was definitely on the jazz cuz she was gigging the next night, all the way away in Olde Blighty! Which is not unusual at all because her recording studio, Bakehouse Studio and her Wobbly Music musical empire are just up the road. In fact, last night the second EP, Foodbank Robbery, from her latest band, The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment, was released via the Senior Sounds project. Get it here eh.

Here is a bit of it.

Focusrite! Yeah they’re the “old” ones but ask me if it’s anything but academic. Seriously, now. Especially in this timeline and in any event, these pieces are nice.

And I can use it with the Thunderbolt 3 laptop as well as the Firewire laptop. I like that a lot as the Thunderbolt interfaces are so very dear these days. It cost $60 to be able to plug it in though. And that with Focusrite providing their half of the connection gratis. This studio does set new standards for low budget, for the time being, and for quite a foreseeable time.

But beyond that hardware lust…

the music making…

that will be the candy.

Must save brain…

obecause Ig, like Eldrad before him…

Must Live!

Not quite like Paulo’s place, eh ? :

 

Ah, yes, you will be among the first to know what happens.

Peace