Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Musick Party @ the Morgan's

I've been meaning to post about this for a while now. It's one my favorite things I've found anywhere and it comes from the excellent Southern Shelter. The recording is a couple years old, taking place right before Adam & Wendy Musick of Southern Bitch left Athens. This is a very informal jam session/going-away party at Brad Morgan's (of Drive-By Truckers). Some others showing up to jam/sing include Patterson Hood (DBT), John C. Stubblefield (Lucero), and Don Chambers. The whole set is great with plenty of originals and choice covers. Check a couple of my favorites out below and get the whole set from Sloan here. Highly recommended!

"My Kind of Country" - Adam Musick
"Rock Salt and Nails" - Adam Musick

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Reno Bo - "There's a Light"

Reno Bo, whose new album I featured here, is premiering the video for the single "There's a Light" next Tuesday, April 20th. I'm not much of a music video fan, but this one is animated by Reno himself and is pretty neat. Stylistically, it reminded me of a Schoolhouse Rock bit. If your into videos, good music, and/or art, sign up for Reno's mailing list and you can win signed and numbered prints of the artwork. Also check out Reno's Facebook and Twitter. Electric Western Records (Reno's label) will be releasing still images of the video leading up to the release date. You will be able to buy the single directly from Reno's Bandcamp upon release. I suggest picking up the whole album. It really deserved to be heard.

State Champ & Titus Andronicus @ Skull Alley 4/21

Here's a great chance to catch local favorites State Champion. Their latest album is one of my favorites of the year so far. They will be playing with a couple other bands I've heard good things about, Spider Bags and Titus Andronicus.
It all goes down at Skull Alley next Wednesday, 4/21. Tickets $10, doors at 8pm.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

YouTube Bluegrass

Here is a couple classic videos from YouTube. First one is a Gram Parsons cover by J.D. Crowe and the New South from about 1975. Check out Ricky Skaggs! Guess he has always had good hair. Second video is an "allstar jam."