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June 2 Missy Raines and the New Hip, Casey Dreissen Music is immediate. A few seconds in and you know whether you like a band or not. Missy Raines & The New Hip hits the downbeat. The riff and rhythm of electric guitar and the kick of acoustic bass and drums carry you across the first few changes. Then Missy’s clear, intimate voice tells the story. You lean in and listen. Casey Dreissen will...
Tickets available now for David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach. And learn more...– Read the article and listen to the David Jacobs-Strain Record Addiction playlist.
“A lot of my favorite music is that way. The very...
Howard Levy and Joe Craven want to help you get your Monday out of the gate.
Rooster's Wife alum Bruce Molsky featured in No... →
But the emphasis on this album is more on old-time than his previous albums. There’s much here for true-blue old-time music heads, like the shifty fiddling on “Rattle Down the Acorns” from lesser-known fiddler Delbert Hughes, Molsky’s softly sublime clawhammer banjo playing on classic tune “Johnny Booger”, and a sweet version of the chestnut...
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Back in May.
Sample a little of the great music playing this...
Now h'year this: David Jacobs-Strain →
“David Jacobs-Strain is a virtuosic slide guitar player and a storyteller with a passionate one man show that is both humorous and deeply lyrical. A bridge between today’s indie folk troubadours and the delta guitar slingers of the 1930′s, David plays with precision and sings with emotional abandon. He’s a six-foot-two Jewish blues singer from Oregon, a Stanford drop-out in a trucker hat,...
Sunday, May 5 David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beech
“Davd Jacobs-Strain, what a great name!” - Lucinda Williams Sunday May 5 David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beech tickets available online
The Party's Over........NOT
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen will be at the Spot for our last show of the winter season. Rocking acoustic mayhem- huge instrumental chops with fine singing. Bluegrass, swinging through jazz : the complete definition of that which we call AMERICANA ! Frank and the band will be bringing it. Help us close out our Palustris week with gusto from pour favorite band, cooking with gas on all...
We are both mad men. →
“Levy and Craven’s paths have crossed a few times through the years. The Grisman quintet has toured fairly often with the Flecktones; both musicians contributed to the final recordings of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. But their own collaboration wasn’t kindled until three years ago when they had a chance to play together at a fundraiser in Aberdeen, N.C. The two kept in touch and...
Dresden Dolls founder Amanda Palmer talks about... →
Kate McGarry on retelling the story of “The...
Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz Sunday March 10.... →
Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz make it official
In their nine year career together, a marriage, touring and collaborating on McGarry’s critically-acclaimed jazz records - including a grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2009 - Keith Ganz and Kate McGarry are finally making it official: They’re doing a duo record. Sunday, McGarry and Ganz will debut a few of those new tunes off the yet-to-be-released duo record...
stringjuggler: Guitar Tip: Use your ears—not your... →
stringjuggler: When dialing in your sound on an amplifier (or effect), don’t worry too much about what the control knobs are called or the numbers on them. The names can be misleading or distracting, as can the numbers. Instead, dial in the sound you want by playing and listening, adjusting the knobs, playing…
Early on, April Verch was compared to Béla Fleck...
stringjuggler: Gutiar Tip: Practice making music. →
stringjuggler: Technical practice—scales, arpeggios, chord shapes, and so on—can be part of a balanced practice diet, but don’t forget to practice making music. If you’re working on memorizing a new chord shape, for example, write a short etude that uses the chord in the context of a familiar (or novel)…
Guitar Tip: Silence is golden.
stringjuggler: When in doubt, lay out.
An Added Treat, Sunday Jan 20
The more we get together together together the more we get together the happier we’ll be. Cause your friends are my friends ….. The Mighty Rev. Jeff Mosier is bringing his pal David Blackmon to play the show Sunday night with his friend Jack Williams. Friends of friends are our friends, and happy we are. David Blackmon is well-known fiddle and mandolin player whose roots...
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