There are certain icons in American music that need to be shared. The Preservation Hall Jazz band have been creating the best Jazz in the world since Jazz was created. Strangely, they have never released an album of all original material…until now. Jim James of My Morning Jacket has stepped up and produced this record of all original material. Enjoy this brief history of the band the making of the record. Tell everyone you know about this amazing collection and give one of America’s finest treasures some well deserved praise.
Beth Hart has always had a million dollar voice. Unfortunately her demons have gotten the best of her in the past and kept her from reaching the top. Finally, the demons seem to be in check and the new album sounds awesome. This is what Billie Holiday would have sounded like if she had made a Rock ‘N’ Roll album.
I am heading to Philadelphia for a radio convention on Wednesday. I was lucky enough to be asked to bring Son Volt out on stage for their performance. It’s nice to know I’ve made some friends along the way. I have always been a fan of Jay Farrar and couldn’t be happier to be involved in helping to make this band a household name. Here’s a classic from their first album.
Emily Bell’s inspirations span from The Ronnettes to Otis Redding, Gene Vincent to Hank Williams, and The Stones to The Stooges. The result is a collection of high energy, highly original songs. Her first release is “Back to the Way I Was”, a stompy rock and soul number that cleverly captures Bell’s return to the place of her roots.
This is a short documentary about the Johnny Cash project. Over 250,000 artists from 172 countries helped make this video, the last of Johnny Cash’s career. It was a labor of love and a tribute to the man who used his music to make the world a better place. To find out more about this amazing piece of art go to: http://www.thejohnnycashproject.com/
Ok, here’s a fun one that has absolutely nothing to do with the music business. Filmmaker Will Witte created this brilliant short using scissors and paper for his props. No images were computer generated but, I am sure he used stop motion animation. How he did it is any one’s guess. Enjoy.
It was 70 degrees here on Friday. I got a great ride in and had the pleasure of having this song come up on my IPod. Langhorne definitely finds a way to say a lot of the things I am thinking and this song definitely hit me at the right time. Enjoy.