Archive for the ‘Blues’ Category

Josh Small

By • Aug 3rd, 2008

A while back I downloaded the sampler of a small indie label called “Suburban Homes” featuring 14 tracks from their catalogue of artists. One of the tracks was “Come Down” by Virginian Josh Small from his solo album “Tall” which you can listen to below. IndieHQ Music Player “Tall” is 12 beautiful songs that recall […]

Charlie Parr – 1922

By • Jul 9th, 2008

OK, here is another one of those songs that I had to find because of a bloody television ad (shades of Leslie Feist and 1234). This one is “1922” by Charlie Parr off his 2002 album of the same name. Charlie Parr is a country blues musician from Duluth, Minnesota. His influences include Charlie Patton, […]

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

By • Jun 28th, 2008

With a dark Louisianna voice and a guitar that howls out the blues, Kenny Wayne Shepard is keeping alive a tradition that began in the depths of Africa, traveled to the new world and rooted itself into the muddy soul of America. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Blue on Black (Live DC 4/22/07) His interpretation […]

Twilight Singers – Bonnie Brae

By • Jun 1st, 2008

The Twilight Singers are breathtaking, as you listen to the songs over at you will sort of realise that this band doesn’t really serve up “jolly”, it’s more about how we are all on the same journey with the same destination. “Bonnie Brae” is a powerful song and the live version is one where […]

The Black Keys – Strange Times

By • May 16th, 2008

The Black Keys are a blues-rock duo consisting of Dan Auerbach (vocals and guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums and percussion) from Akron, Ohio. This is a serious amount of noise for just two people. What is really amazing is that they are amazing. Head over to their MySpace site at click on “Strange Times” […]

Valet – Kehar

By • Mar 16th, 2008

Valet, is the musical project of one Honey Owens. Owens, who is active in Portland’s (the American one), DIY music and arts scene. She also has a bass playing gig with “Atlas Sound.” Valet’s music inhabits huge acoustic spaces that compel you to wander following “shifting, reverb-drenched repetition” and which reward your close attention to […]

Toumast – Amilana

By • Feb 12th, 2008

In the middle of January this year, Jon Pareles of the New York Times wrote a review of Globalfest 2008 and in it he mentioned a band called Toumast Here is some of what he wrote… Finally, there was Toumast, led by a Touareg guitarist from Niger, Moussa Ag Keyna, who came to Paris after […]