dinsdag 30 april 2013

CD Review - The Wailin’ Jennys’ Ruth Moody "These Wilder Things"

Posted by Jeff Burger on April 27, 2013 at 6:00pm View Blog The Wailin’ Jennys’ Ruth Moody hits the ball out of the park on this atmospheric second solo album, which profits from her poetically crafted love songs and lilting vocals. The understated but passionate “One and Only,” which reminds me a bit of Lucinda Williams’s “Right in Time,” is among the most seductive ballads I’ve heard in a while. Also here are the exquisite “Make a Change,” about a love that “passed by like the cars”; “One Light Shining,” which features Jerry Douglas on dobro; “Pockets,” with electric guitar and backup vocals by Mark Knopfler; and “Nothing without Love,” an emotive plea to a lover “living worlds apart” that sounds like an instant classic. The only non-original in the batch actually evidences a good deal of originality: Moody turns Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” into a sweet, soft meditation that fits well with the rest of this melodic package. The uncluttered production is just right, and so is the backup, which emphasizes piano and acoustic guitar but also sparingly applied horns, fiddle, cello and other instrumentation. If you like such artists as Mary Black and Nanci Griffith, you really ought to hear this. (release date May 7, 2013)
Carla Olson's new duets album "Have Harmony, Will Travel" The long awaited new Carla album will be released in the U.S., Canada and Europe in April. The album, "Have Harmony, Will Travel," consists of all cover songs and each track features a guest vocalist: You Can Come Cryin' To Me (Radney Foster) with Juice Newton Look What You've Done (Wes Farrell & Bob Johnston) with Rob Waller (of I See Hawks In LA) Love's Made A Fool Of You (Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery) with James Intveld Keep Searchin' (Del Shannon) with Peter Case Still Waters (Chris Jagger) with Gary Myrick She Don't Care About Time (Gene Clark) with Richie Furay All I Needed Was You (Little Steven) with Scott Kempner The First In Line (Paul Kennerley) with John York (of the Byrds) Stringin' Me On (James Intveld) with Juice Newton Upon A Painted Ocean (PF Sloan) with John York 8:05 (Jerry Miller & Don Stevenson of Moby Grape) with Peter Case Til The Rivers All Run Dry (Wayland Holyfield & Don Williams) with Rob Waller With instrumental support from: Clem Burke, Cindy Cashdollar, Mike Clinco, Skip Edwards, Tom Fillman, Barry Goldberg, Rick Hemmert, Tony Marsico, Tom Jr Morgan, Richard Podolor, Marty Rifkin, Pat Robinson, Gregg Sutton. U.S. and Canada: http://www.bustedflatrecords.com Europe: http://www.continental.nl Album release gig: McCabe's, Santa Monica, CA (ticket information and directions) Sunday April 28, 2013 8:PM with some very special guests! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From the 'Have Harmony, Will Travel' recording sessions: Peter Case and Carla Olson. From the 'Have Harmony, Will Travel' recording sessions: L-R: James Intveld, Juice Newton, Tom Fillman, Carla Olson and Tony Marsico. Richie Furay and Carla Olson. Richie appears on Carla's new album 'Have Harmony, Will Travel'. This photo was taken backstage at a recent gig of his. From the 'Have Harmony, Will Travel' recording sessions: Marty Rifkin, Carla Olson, Skip Edwards, Saul Davis, Tom Jr Morgan. From the 'Have Harmony, Will Travel' recording sessions: L-R: Rick Hemmert, Carla Olson and John York. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GOOD LUCK ON THE NEW STONES TOUR MICK!! Mick Taylor and Carla Olson, Long Beach Blues Festival 1998(photo by Saul Davis) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carla Performs with Barry Goldberg at The Mint Los Angeles, February 27, 2013 Photos by Markus Cuff Barry Goldberg (keyboard), Carla and Jimmy Vivino (guitar) - at The Mint in Los Angeles, February 27, 2013. Barry Goldberg (keyboard), Carla, Gary Mallaber (drums) and Jimmy Vivino (guitar) - at The Mint in Los Angeles, February 27, 2013. Barry Goldberg (keyboard), Carla and Gary Mallaber (drums) -at The Mint in Los Angeles, February 27, 2013. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carla Has Multiple Studio Projects in Progress Carla Olson and Paul Jones at the Cat & The Fiddle in Hollywood on February 28th. (photo by Bob Saldana) Carla has been in the recording studio almost non-stop the past six months producing four albums by Ana Gazzola, Chubby Tavares and Paul Jones plus Carla's own long-awaited duets set. Ana Gazzola's album is entitled "Musica e Palavras dos Bee Gees" and features eleven Bee Gees songs sung in Portuguese by the Brazilian singer. In addition to her band of fellow Brazilians (Antonio Sant'anna, Pablo Medina and Ze Bruno Eisenberg) guests include guitarists Mike Clinco, Eric Johnson, Laurence Juber and Peter Leinheiser and Joyce Rooks on cello. The translations were approved by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb. Antone "Chubby" Tavares of the legendary 70s soul group Tavares makes his solo debut with "Jealousy." Featured guests include Evelyn Champagne King who sings a duet with Chubby as well as Walt Fowler and Ernie Watts on horns. Paul Jones finished basic tracks, vocals and harmonica on February 27th, using the same band he and Carla recorded his prior album, "Starting All Over Again," with a few years ago: Jake Andrews, Tony Marsico, Alvino Bennett and Mike Thompson. (look for this in October 2013) And Carla's "Have Harmony, Will Travel" set which consists of all cover songs will see the light of day this fall. Guest vocalists include Peter Case, Richie Furay, James Inveldt, Scott Kempner, Juice Newton, Rob Waller (of I See Hawks In LA) and John York.(an early 2013 release is likely.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RARE UNSEEN (?) PHOTO OF THE MONTH Gene Clark, Ian Wallace, Dave Mason, Carla Olson, Al Kooper, Stephen Stills and Jackson Browne backstage at the Roxy. (photo by Gary Nichamin) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carla Performs with Donovan Carla rehearsing with Donovan. (photo by Lee Davis) Carla and Donovan photographed while rehearsing March 18th, 2010 for Donovan's sold out March 19th El Rey Theatre gig in Los Angeles which benefited the David Lynch Foundation. Carla played guitar on performances of Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow and Atlantis. See http://www.dlf.tv for more. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carla Interview in June 2009 Performing Songwriter: Howard Massey interviews Carla for his Producer's Corner feature in Performing Songwriter Magazine: "There are laughs" he writes, "and then there are Texas-sized laughs. This studio whiz has one of those - a honking guffaw that makes you want to bust out in a big ol' grin yourself." Get the June issue of Performing Songwriter Magazine to read the three page interview first hand, but if you can't wait, you can read just the interview here! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul, Eric Clapton, Carla and Mikael Rickfors. (photo by Lee Davis) Carla Produces New Paul Jones Album Carla has produced a new album by British Invasion legend Paul Jones - the singer of the Manfred Mann hits Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Sha La La, Pretty Flamingo, The One In The Middle, My Little Red Book, If You Gotta Go - Go Now, Oh No Not My Baby, Come Tomorrow, 5-4-3-2-1... Paul is also the lead singer of The Blues Band and the co-lead singer of The Manfreds and has had two BBC radio programs for decades. The album was mostly recorded in Los Angeles with Jake Andrews (guitar), Tony Marsico (bass guitar), Alvino Bennett (drums) and Mike Thompson (piano, organ) but a few overdubs were recorded at Olympic Studios in London and a photo from that session is above: Paul, Eric Clapton, Carla and Mikael Rickfors. Eric plays on 2 songs and Sweden's Mikael Rickfors sings harmony on a few tracks and also co-wrote 1 song with Paul. RELEASED IN THE U.S. MARCH 10th and in EUROPE APRIL 6th. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- B. Thompson of The Birmingham Weekly's 'Mixed Media' blog posted this review of new releases Detroit '85 - Live & Unreleased and Too Hot For Snakes (plus). 3 new CDs released April 2008: Carla Olson & The Textones - "Detroit '85 - Live & Unreleased" Recorded by Westwood One just after a successful European tour. The band's set includes 8 of Midnight Mission's 10 songs plus a few well chosen covers like John Fogerty's Rockin' All Over The World and Little Steven's Under The Gun plus Phil Seymour singing Dwight Twilley's Looking For The Magic and Steve Hufsteter's Back In Time. Carla Olson & Mick Taylor - "Too Hot For Snakes (plus)" The out-of-print live at the Roxy Theatre album with a second disc of 13 studio recordings from various albumsincluding an alternate unreleased 11 minute version of the Stones song Winter. Also featured: Ian McLagan, Barry Goldberg, Mikael Rickfors, George Callins, Brian Brown, Jesse Sublett, Rick Hemmert. Gene Clark - "Silverado '75 - Live & Unreleased" Recorded in Denver this is the 1st ever in concert Gene album! Among the 12 songs are such classics as Set You Free This Time, Spanish Guitar, Silver Raven, Kansas City Southern,Train Leaves Here This Morning which was recorded by The Eagles on their 1st album, She Darked The Sun which Linda Ronstadt covered and the never-before-released in any form Daylight Line. SWEETHEART LIKE YOU - BOB DYLAN - featuring Carla on guitar catch it on YouTube! NEW Collectors' Choice Release by Carla Olson and Gene Clark! Gene Clark (The Byrds) and Carla Olson (Textones) on Collectors' Choice 2 CD set: 'Gene Clark with Carla Olson: In Concert' Read new reviews from FolkWax and at Flagpole.com in our Reviews section. Ken Barnes in his USA Today blog likes the 'Flashes of genius' in this double album and finds it '...compelling'. You can also read more about this historic double cd in Harp, Modern Guitars Magazine and Country Standard Time magazines. Review: Percy Sledge's 'Shining Through The Rain' album at Soul Tracks.com The long awaited re-release of the Gene Clark & Carla Olson album So Rebellious A Lover is OUT! on Fuel2000 Records (MCA Universal). It features 6 rare bonus tracks -some never before issued in the U.S. Percy Sledge released a new album in 2004 and it featured 3 songs Carla co-wrote: Misty Morning (Mikael Rickfors, Hasse Huss & Carla), Rubies & Diamonds (George Callins & Carla) and The Road Of No Return (Mikael Rickfors & Carla). Guest vocalists and musicians on the album include: Jakob Dylan, Phil Upchurch, Ana Gazzola, and Paul Jones! If you missed it you can read about this impressive effort here and here and especially here - note: co-produced by Saul Davis and Barry Goldberg! Previous News: New photos! Check out the Photo Gallery (New 5x7's and 8X10's as well as the new Gene Clark tribute gallery). More previous news... Contact Carla for more info on appearances and projects. this site and its contents © Carla Olson 2013 ... another website by Raw Terra Studios this site and its contents © Carla Olson ... another website by Raw Terra Studios

zondag 28 april 2013

Woody Guthrie Center opens Saturday in Tulsa

Woody Guthrie Center opens Saturday in Tulsa By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Associated Press – Fri, Apr 26, 2013 This April 25, 2013, photo shows workers put the finishing touches on the Woody Guthrie Center, which features a mural of the Oklahoma-born folk singer/songwriter, in downtown Tulsa. The center is set to open to the public on Saturday, April 27. (AP Photo/Justin Juozapavicius) TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It took Woody Guthrie's hometown of Okemah more than 30 years after his death to finally celebrate his life and work with an annual music festival, and signs of acknowledgment in other parts of Oklahoma have been rare. Monuments and exhibits honoring Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers and songwriters who died in 1967, were scarce as attitudes about his perceived leftist allegiances lasted more than a generation. But when the 12,000-square-foot Woody Guthrie Center opens Saturday in Tulsa, it won't mark some uneasy truce between Oklahoma and the Dust Bowl balladeer and his kin. The center's debut will kick off a two-day celebration that affectionately, albeit belatedly, welcomes the native son home with open arms and all the fanfare his longtime supporters can muster. "I realized that everything Woody learned — empathy, compassion — all of this stuff he learned in Oklahoma," the late singer's 63-year-old daughter, Nora Guthrie, told The Associated Press. "He got all his ideas initially here. The core of who he was was determined in Oklahoma, and that's something that everyone in Oklahoma should be very proud of. "Woody always wrote songs that make you take pride in yourself and in your work and in your children." At its heart, the center tells the story of a simple man who loved America as much as any of its citizens and had the courage to stand up to his country when it was gearing off course or mistreating the impoverished or disenfranchised, said Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which will help operate the center. "All he wanted to do was tell the musical story of a people who couldn't tell it themselves," Santelli said. To illustrate that American story, the center features as its centerpiece Guthrie's original, handwritten version of "This Land Is Your Land," perhaps his most well-known song. The building in the Brady Arts District will also house the Woody Guthrie Archives, a collection featuring nearly 3,000 song lyrics, hundreds of pieces of artwork, journal entries, postcards, manuscripts and more than 500 photographs, among other rare items. The archives will be open to the public by appointment for research use. The archives were purchased in 2011 for $3 million by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser is a lifelong Tulsa resident and, according to Forbes, one of the wealthiest people in the U.S. with a net worth around $10 billion. He is chairman of BOK Financial Corp. and a major shareholder in various energy and technology companies. "The Guthrie family has inspired us with their loving and creative stewardship of these materials, and we are proud to provide a permanent home for this incredible collection," said Ken Levit, executive director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Inside the center, video touch screens and interactive exhibits await visitors at almost every turn, bringing Guthrie into the digital age. One exhibit is a multimedia tour of the Dust Bowl with pictures, artifacts and a video featuring black and white clips of the environmental disaster that wreaked havoc on the Plains in the 1930s and served as the inspiration for many Guthrie songs. Another exhibit, called the Music Bar, lets visitors choose a Guthrie song on a computer screen and listen to the selection with headphones. The center also features objects from some musicians who were influenced by Guthrie, including Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger. The displays show Guthrie's many sides, not just his folk singer image, archivist Tiffany Colannino said. "There are the previously unknown sides," she said. "There was Woody the stay-at-home father who documented fatherhood. There was Woody in the military service and the story of the second World War. There was Woody the visual artist. "We're pushing at different sides of Woody that maybe have escaped the myth." Santelli said Guthrie's contribution to American music is profound because the topics he wrote and sang about — immigration, banks, the poor, the environment — are still relevant. "That's why his music lives and breathes today," the Grammy Museum executive director said. "He was a very, very simple person ... who had his finger on the pulse of America." Admission to the Woody Guthrie Center is $8 for adults and $6 for youth. Children younger than 5 get in free.

woensdag 24 april 2013

AmericanaramA Festival of Music - Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket ... and more

Bob Dylan has announced dates for a six-week summer tour of North America with Wilco and My Morning Jacket. The Richard Thompson Trio and Ryan Bingham join the bill on selected dates. The 25 show tour begins in Florida in late June and ends up with two California shows in early August. Pre-sale commences Wednesday, 24 April (selected shows only). 06/26 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre 06/27 – Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheatre 06/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood 06/30 – Nashville, TN @ The Lawn at Riverfront Park 07/02 – Memphis, TN @ AutoZone Park * 07/05 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center * 07/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center * 07/07 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena * 07/10 – St. Paul, MN @ Midway Stadium * 07/11 – Peoria, IL @ Chiefs Stadium * 07/12 – Chicago, IL @ Toyota Park * 07/14 – Clarkstown, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre * (Richard Thompson's website showing Clarkstown as 07/13.) 07/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre * 07/18 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center ** 07/19 – Bridgeport, CT @ The Ballpark at Harbor Yard ** 07/20 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center ** 07/23 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion ** 07/24 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach ** 07/26 – Hoboken, NJ @ Pier A Park ** 07/27 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ** 07/28 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center ** 07/31 – Denver, CO, @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre ** 08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre ** 08/03 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre ** 08/04 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre ** * Richard Thompson Electric Trio plays these shows only. ** Ryan Bi

dinsdag 23 april 2013

The Low Highway | Andere | Muziek Volkskrant

The Low Highway | Andere | Muziek Volkskrant

The Low Highway

Steve Earle
New West Records
Verschenen april 2013
The Low Highway