Back from a fabulous break in southern France. Our visit coincided
with the St John festival which is a great excuse for lots of local
live music featuring coblas - bands of around 11 musicians playing
a variety of instruments and producing the most amazing sounds. I
first heard the sardana in Barcelona a few years ago and was
captivated. Is it played or danced anywhere else in the world?
Recorded in the village with accompaniment from a small child on a
Kickstart theme song -
Kickstart makes their mark with strength of heart, not style. Eric
and company put every scrap of themselves on the table and let it
ride in three minute bursts. The gravel voiced singer spits tales
of a well-worn life, love gone bad, moments of transcendence and
bouts with the bitter truth.
Explosive - Juliana Meyer
I saw Juliana at the Winelight Club in Norwich a couple of weeks
ago. This track is from her excellent current album Holding up the sky
Strange Joe - Moonchild Louis
The music I play is a tribute to all my guitar playing brethren,
Hail to ye thy mighty warriors. "Keep on a Rocking it Baby"
I love the way the guitar builds throughout the tune from really
sparse to full on and passionate. Sadly there is no web link on the
If you know anything about Moonchild, please let us know.
External Male - Miss the
Formed in Glasgow in 2003, MTO stick to a three-piece ethic with
songs punchy, pacy and loud. From 25th June the External Male EP
will be available for download from iTunes, Napster, Tune Tribe and
other online stores.
Molly - Jeff Mallon
Solo artist from the Philadelphia, PA area. The MySpace is
similarly sparse in terms of information but you can listen to the
entire CD before downloading. So take a look ... or should that be
a listen at:
Please Emmellene - Steve
Ex-Headlight and Roger McGuinn sideman goes solo.
One of a whole load of tracks on the PMN from this English
Cherokee Shuffle - Whizbang
Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ben Regier - mandolin
Curtis Wiebe - banjo, ukulele, guitar
Luke Enns - guitar, bouzouki
Rick Unger - acoustic bass guitar
Their album "The WhizBang Shufflers - Baffle The Bird Of Death" is
available free at