Happy - Jimmy Bratcher
Spent a frankly malodorous hour filming in a gym for a promo DVD
this afternoon so a walk along the beach at Aldeburgh was highly
necessary. Frost last night then beautiful sunshine this afternoon.
Bought a painted pebble from a group of delightful young people on
the beach - it was one of those days when it just feels right.
SO much good music this week.
Surf Blaster - The Vera-tones
The Vara-Tones originated in the early 60's when the Southern
California surf music craze was just beginning. In 1997 all the
original members who were not dead, got together for a reunion.
This resulted in their first CD "Jetty Subject To High Surf" which
was followed by their current release "Headin' Out".
I've been wanting to play Peter Gabriel for a very long time - here
my indirect chance.
featuring Peter Gabriel
- Angelique Kidjo
Angelique Kidjo, the four-time Grammy-nominated, much-celebrated
singer, composer, and performer began in the Beninese port village
of Cotonou, where she launched her career at the age of six. The
political turmoil in Benin, West Africa; led her to relocate to
Paris, the capital of world music, and then ultimately to New
New album (out next month) is produced by the legendary Tony
Currently touring as support for Josh Groban
Wednesday, April 4th Fresno, CA - supporting Josh
Friday, April 6th San Diego, CA - supporting Josh Groban
Then, from 22nd headlining her own shows around the USA.
This is an elegant and fruity Best Bitter with a sturdy bitterness
in perfect equipoise with a floral aroma of the late French
Moonshine - Mike Harwood
John Keenan (UK)
Mike Harwood is ... Cruiserman, A former Decca recording artist,
session guitarist and songwriter with a crossover style of Urban
Funk, Acid Jazz, Soul and Blues; providing film and television
soundtracks, jingles and theme tunes, original songs in a multitude
of genres and cool backing tracks.
Eclectic mix note from Kimo
Waylah My Kery Yoot Ning Ooze Gas
Giant Mix - Garuna
We don't have tattoos. We don't do drugs. We're not angry. We don't
perform live. Most of the time we're at home with Mom or in a
cubicle reflecting about life in the big city. We spend a lot of
time in air-conditioned shopping centers. Life is not so serious
when you are in Garuna.
Falling - Mister Frendo
London born dj/producer/turntablist/ loves all types of music and
loves to travel.
Ipswich May Day Festival
Sunday 6th May, Alexandra Park, Ipswich 1-6pm. Three music stages
FREE In its 29th year, the festival is proud to be one of the only
traditional UK Trade Union May Day Festival to still be going
strong. It boasts a wide range of activities, but its mostly known
for its excellent music. There is a Rock Stage, Urban Stage and
Acoustic/Community Tent. The aim is to bring together the
multi-cultural society of Ipswich and its surrounding area, and
Burlesque is dead - Big John
(British Columbia, Canada) FIRST PLAY
With one foot in Memphis and the other on 42nd Street, and with
over 400 live shows in 10 countries, thousands of CDs sold and the
only touring rock'n'roll burlesque show in the world, Big John
Bates brings something rarely seen - a REAL Rock'n'Roll SHOW!
BJB's new DVD Live At The Voodoo Ball was released on the March
2007 Canadian Tour and will be available at all live shows and soon
on CD Baby! Featuring 65 minutes of material including 15 songs
from all three CDs, seven Voodoo Doll numbers and a backstage pass
to see what the Voodoo Dollz really think of BJB, it was mixed by
Todd Simko (Mystiki, Take Your Medicine).
In Europe for a series of dates throughout May. Mostly Germany with
odd forays into Austria, Italy and Switzerland
APRIL 19TH - TINA DICO
Jimmy Golding and Al Lindsay; Norwich Arts Centre
Folk on the Pier
11-13 May features Dave Swarbrick's Lazarus, Oysterband, Colvin
Quarmby, Terrafolk, Battlefield Band, New Rope String Band, Winter,
English Acoustic Collective and (this is why why I'm mentioning it)
the excellent No Fixed Abode
who I played last week. Just received album from Tony and Una
called Clearwater which I'm looking forward to having a good listen
Bruise the paper - the western
(Houston, Texas) FIRST PLAY
Track from The Western Civilization's new album, Letters of
Resignation, which is now finished. The CD release show was
on March 24th at Walter's on Washington. They have a shopping cart
on their site.
Anthony - drums, percussion, awesomeness
Gretchen - vocals, keys, guitar
Rachel - vocals, guitar, electronic beats
Reggie - vocals, guitar, harmonica, xylophone, keys, electronic
Sara - bass, backup awesomeness