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February 27, 2014

The Band Perry

Filed under: Music — S. Kindley @ 7:19 pm
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The Band Perry:  Neil (mandolin, accordion, vocals), Kimberly (guitar, vocals), Reid (bass guitar, vocals).

The Band Perry

The Band Perry

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September 1, 2013

Blackberry Smoke – Ain’t Much Left of Me

Filed under: Music — S. Kindley @ 8:03 am
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Blackberry Smoke. From “The Whippoorwill” CD.

Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke

 

 

Fantastic music.

July 27, 2013

R.I.P. JJ Cale

Filed under: Guitars,Music,News — S. Kindley @ 8:57 am
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JJ Cale is reported to have died of a heart attack on July 26, 2013. Songwriter and performer extraordinaire, Cale has penned many tunes in his time for a roster of bona fide legends as noted in this excerpt from his Wikipedia page:

“JJ Cale (also J.J. Cale), born John Weldon Cale on December 5, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and musician. Cale is one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences. Cale’s personal style has often been described as “laid back”.

His songs have been performed by a number of other musicians including “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton, “Cajun Moon” by Randy Crawford, “Clyde” and “Louisiana Women” by Waylon Jennings, “Magnolia” by Jai, “Bringing It Back” by Kansas, “Call Me the Breeze” and “I Got the Same Old Blues” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, “I’d Like to Love You, Baby” by Tom Petty, “Travelin’ Light” and “Ride Me High” by Widespread Panic, “Tijuana” by Harry Manx, “Sensitive Kind” by Carlos Santana, “Cajun Moon” again by Herbie Mann with Cissy Houston, and “Same Old Blues” by Captain Beefheart.”

 

JJ Cale

JJ Cale

1938-2013. Rest in Peace. (more…)

July 1, 2013

Beth Hart – Forever Young

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Beth Hart. Forever Young from the 37 Days CD.

I like pretty much everything Beth Hart sings.  I’ll definitely post more from her in the future.

June 11, 2013

Gibson Guitar Corp. Changes Name

Filed under: Guitars,Music,News — S. Kindley @ 11:58 am
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GibsonThe Tennessean is reporting that the Gibson Guitar Corporation is changing it’s name to Gibson Brands. Personally I think they should have chosen a name that pays better respect to the rich tradition that this music instrument icon has enjoyed for over 120 years. I would have thought that they would have opted for a shorter more elegant name.

Gibson®” should have been the obvious choice as the logo to the left illustrates. Simple, elegant, and already well established in the music industry.

The companies bought up by Gibson could simply add something like “A Gibson® Company” somewhere around their logos to establish the connection between the various non-guitar related entities and the parent. Maybe I’m just an old fashioned traditionalist. That being said when tradition is part of your identity one shouldn’t go screwing with it now.

Curiously when I ran across this news article I quickly navigated over to the Gibson website and found no mention of the change as of the time of this posting.

I for one hope this is erroneous journalism by the Tennessean. If this proves to be accurate I sure hope we don’t start seeing “Gibson Brands” for the logo inlay on any headstock.

What are your thoughts? Comment below!

June 2, 2013

The Wallflowers – One Headlight & Love Is A Country

Filed under: Music — S. Kindley @ 12:18 pm
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A couple of songs from the Wallflowers I like. One Headlight and Love Is A Country.

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May 1, 2013

Henry Lee Summer – I Know How You Feel

Filed under: Music — S. Kindley @ 12:05 pm
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This live version of “I Know How You Feel” is my favorite Henry Lee Summer song.

(From the YouTube Description: Henry Lee Summer 1989 Live “I’ve Got Everything” tour. Musicians Tony Bowles (guitar), Gene Boccia (bass), Michael Organ (drummer), Doug Sisemore (keyboards), Mimi Mapes (vocal), Sheila Lawrence (vocal), Henry Lee Summer (vocal, acoustic guitar). First song of last show – tour with the Doobie Brothers. Recorded at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA Oct 7 1989. Audio distortion and glitch at 4:20 are on the original video tape.)

 

April 26, 2013

R.I.P. George Jones

Filed under: Guitars,Music,News — S. Kindley @ 8:12 pm
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That makes three! George Jones, “The Possum”, has died. If anyone ever lived their songs it was “No Show Jones”. He is, and was, a country music icon.

One can read about it in the Washington Post article.

George Jones

George Jones

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April 22, 2013

R.I.P. Richie Havens

Filed under: Guitars,Music,News — S. Kindley @ 7:09 pm
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It’s been a rough couple of days for music. Richie Havens, the opening performer at Woodstock, has died of a heart attack.

One can read about it in the Daily News article published today.

Richie Havens

Richie Havens

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R.I.P. Chrissy Amphlett

Filed under: Guitars,Music,News — S. Kindley @ 12:27 pm
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Chrissy Amphlett, singer of the Divinyls, died at the age of 53 due to complications of breast cancer yesterday.

Read more from Rolling Stone magazine.

Rest in peace.

Chrissy Amphlett

Chrissy Amphlett

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