Archive for February, 2009

Critically acclaimed songstress Maria Taylor, who you may already know from Saddle Creek’s Azure Ray, is gearing up to release her third solo album titled Ladyluck on March 31. Teaming up with producer friends Andy LeMaster , Mike Mogis and Lukas Burton and featuring collaborations with Michael Stipe, Nate Walcott of Bright Eyes and Mckenzie Smith of Midlake, LadyLuck showcases Taylor’s ability to pull at your heart strings while proving shes not a woman down on her luck.

Already available on iTunes, “Time Lapse Lifeline” is about how fast life moves and how in a moment everything can change. Appropriately, the song is punctuated by both a driving beat and lingering, plaintive vocals. The video for “Time Lapse Lifeline” features Maria alongside friends from local bands Har Mar Superstar, Whispertown 2000, Tilly and the Wall, and The Donnas.

The album’s second track, “Cartoons and Forever Plans” will be released on iTunes on March 17. As on previous albums, she works with Andy LeMaster as well as new contributor, REM‘s Michael Stipe.

After touring Europe with Joshua Radin in March, Maria Taylor returns to tour the US in April – check her out with Whispertown 2000 on the following dates:

April 04 – Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
April 05 – Orlando, FL – The Social
April 06 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
April 07 – Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
April 08 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
April 09 – Carrboro, NC – Local 506
April 10 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
April 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Barbary
April 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Bell House
April 13 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
April 14 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
April 16 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
April 17 – Toronto, ON – El Mocambo
April 18 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
April 19 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
April 20 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
April 21 – Madison, WI – High Noon
April 22 – Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
April 24 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
April 25 – Denver, CO – HI Dive
April 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
April 28 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
April 29 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
May 01 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord
May 02 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
May 03 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

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Bob Dylan- At The Beeb

Posted February 27, 2009 By admin

Bob Dylan
“At The Beeb”

First Show

Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Mr Tambourine Man
Gates Of Eden
If You Gotta Go, Go Now
Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
It Ain’t Me Babe

Second Show

Love Minus Zero/No Limit—The file in the .zip is corrupt, download here
One Too Many Mornings
Boots Of Spanish Leather
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
She Belongs To Me
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue


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Steve Martin-The Crow

Posted February 26, 2009 By admin

Steve Martin puts his album, “The Crow: New Songs For the Five-String Banjo,” “under the heading of I’m not getting any younger…”

That led the actor/comedian/author/musician to work in earnest on “The Crow,” and features 15 original Martin compositions recorded with guests such as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Mary Black, Earl Scruggs, Tony Trischka, Tim O’Brien and Pete Wernick. It was produced by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s John McEuen, a high school friend of Martin’s.

“I started (playing banjo) when I was 17,” Martin tells “I know what my specialty is–playing songs I write, and if I’m asked to step outside that specialty, I can get a little nervous. It’s a dichotomy; on one hand I can play my own songs with anybody, but if I got into a really serious bluegrass crowd, I’d play a couple standards and retire.”

Martin says five of the songs on “The Crow“–named after a track he wrote and performed on Trischka’s “Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular” in 2007–date back to the late ’60s and early ’70s, while others are more recent. “Tin Roof” came along while he was filming 2003’s “Cheaper By the Dozen,” while “Pretty Flowers” was conceived while filming 2006’s “The Pink Panther” in Boston.

“I had these songs,” Martin says, “and I was up to speed ’cause I sort of got back into the banjo in the last three years. And I thought ‘Now it’s time…'”

  • Late For School
  • Words Unspoken

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Bob Dylan-Live At Free Trade Hall

Posted February 25, 2009 By admin

Bob Dylan
Free Trade Hall
Manchester, England
“Now’s The Time For Your Tears”

The Times They Are A-Changin’
To Ramona
Gates Of Eden
If You Gotta Go, Go Now
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
Love Minus Zero
Mr. Tambourine Man
Talkin’ World War III Blues
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
With God On Our Side
She Belongs To Me
It Ain’t Me Babe
Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
All I Really Want To Do
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue


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Bob Dylan- Unreleased CBS Concert Album

Posted February 24, 2009 By admin

Bob Dylan
Unreleased CBS Concert Album

Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie
Lay Down Your Weary Tune
Dusty Old Fairgrounds
John Brown
When the Ship Comes In
Who Killed Davy Moore?—-Missing from ZIP file, download HERE
Percy’s Song
Bob Dylan’s New Orleans Rag
Seven Curses


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****This post has generated over 4000 visits in one day, easily the most by any one post ever on this blog. Also, over 800 people have downloaded the concert from this blog since it was posted. Much of this traffic came from Expecting Rain, many thanks to them for posting a link to this concert, the traffic is appreciated!*****

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The Devil Makes Three

Posted February 22, 2009 By admin

The Devil Makes Three quite possibly are the best band that you have never heard of. They have been constantly on tour, selling out dates across the country and in their neck of the woods on the West Coast drawing nearly capacity crowds nightly. This is all word of mouth. For the past 7 years, The Devil Makes Three have garnered fans the old school way, playing a city, making friends, conquering fans and moving on. When they hit the next town, venues are packed with folks that heard from a friend in a city that they’d been before.

Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio -consisting of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean -brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music that is deeply steeped in rhythm and alive with three part harmonies, which is pleasingly dissimilar to most other bands in modern music.

The Devil Makes Three had the goal of being “an acoustic band but to play our shows like a rock show,” the band changed notions of what acoustic music could be. Mixing styles from the ragtime and country music of the twenties and thirties to the rock-and-roll and punk music of their adolescence, The Devil Makes Three pushes the boundaries of acoustic music. The band combines tight vocal harmonies with idiot-savant finger style guitar to create an exciting and original sound. The end result is genuine blues music that thrives as much in a live setting as it does on The Devil Makes Three.

The Devil Makes Three was conceived on an epic goat ride through the Himalayas in search of the elusive yeti. On this fateful journey the drummer was killed in a bone-crushing avalanche. In another turn of bad luck a wandering priest cursed the three to tour the United States endlessly with nothing to listen to but Ravi Shankar.

Before long the group lost touch with reality and were incarcerated for trying to over throw the government. While residing in the asylum for the criminally insane, all members of the group received electro shock therapy in the hopes that it would make them normal productive members of society.

Strangely enough just the opposite happened and they were eventually released when some paper work went missing. The rest, as they say, is history.

  • All Hail

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