“He wrote the songs, I held the pen.” -- Harlan Howard

Friday, April 23, 2010

SMC Album of the Week - The Stone River Boys

"Love On the Dial"
World Radio Debut 4/25
Now you can hear what all the fuss was about during SXSW this year!

(SMC Special: Click image for early download & CD combo deal)

Mike Barfield (The Hollisters) & Dave Gonzalez (The Hacienda Brothers) join forces for a funky, Country-Soul blowout -making it the mandatory musical backdrop for everyone's summer BBQs and beach time adventures!

Tune in to SMC, after the spiritual set, for the album's WORLD DEBUT this Sunday, April 25th - with trail boss Bill Hunt (Cow Island Music) in the studio guiding us through the tunes, the stories, a recap of Austin fun and what's ahead for CIM this year.
BONUS: no ball games this week, a full 4hrs of SMC!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

<< Costello Country - The Orpheum Theatre >>

BOSTON, MA - April 20, 2010

Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Mike Compton, Elvis Costello,
Dennis Crouch, Jim Lauderdale & Jeff Taylor

Saturday, April 17, 2010

* RECORD STORE DAY - Sure, why not! *

The record store social clubs that once existed inside each and every valid cool vinyl shop may be down to a few precious locales these days, but the memories and many friendships live on!

Here's one of my all-time favorites, The Jam's "ALL MOD CONS," the import version, from that ultra-special period in the late 70's when music worlds collided, Sammy made 2-inch muenster sandwiches and Sun Ra signed our wall!

All Modern Conveniences in case that escaped you...

* SMC Album of the Week - Elizabeth Cook *


A psychedelic Country hoedown replete with
funky cars, heroin, booty and stellar guests.

It comes out on May 11th, add it to your cart now!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

* Little Feat, Bonnie, Emmylou & Jesse - 1977 *

Given that Lowell George would have celebrated his 65th birthday this past Tuesday (4/13/45), plenty of folks have been sending me links to his live performances.
Here's one I found, it's the whole enchilada!
Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris AND Jesse Winchester performing "Dixie Chicken" with Little Feat on The Midnight Special!
Sherman...let's set the wayback machine to 1977!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

TREME - Finally Doin' Justice To the Big Easy

"come join the second line, cher...." -- JazzFest 2000
Early reports are giving a big thumbs-up for this, post-Katrina New Orleans, HBO series - TREME!

With JazzFest around the corner, their timing couldn't have been better.

It all unfolds this Sunday (4/11) 10pm EST.

* Remembering DJ - RIP April 1, 2009 *

We lost a sweet man last year, one of the nicest in the biz.
Here's a shot from The Radio Cafe, Nashville (2000), a songwriter's night with D.J., Phil Lee and David Childers.

Hope you're rockin' the angels!

Monday, April 5, 2010

** Joshua Sacco Inspires Red Sox Nation **

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There was plenty to talk about after the RED SOX big 9-7 win over the nasty New Yawkers on Opening Day.
But, one speech, by one very special 5 yr old Joshua Sacco,
seemed to be what everyone enjoyed talking about the most!
...along with Pedro, and Johnny, and Curt, and Nomar, and Neil, and Steven, and the perfect weather Mother Nature delivered!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

** HAPPY EASTER with Judy & Fred **

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