Entries for January 2015

  • JOSH DAMIGO: I Will Be There

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    I Will Be There is the new album from Josh Damigo, whose indie pop was last heard on 2012’s Hope, an overflowing 17-track disc loaded with breakup songs, sort of Damigo’s catharsis after an unsuccessful relationship and a short-term move to L.A. Hope’s themes may have been along the lines of “Loving You Is Killing […]

  • KEN LEHNING: The American Music Show

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    Ken Lehnig is a writer, poet, artist, and singer/songwriter, who has been involved with the Burning Sage Band, including on 2013’s Keep the Sun From Going Down. He plays all manner of folk and country styles, and has released a new solo album, The American Music Show. The new disc has 15 original tracks and […]

  • New Year’s Bluegrass

    As we welcome in the New Year, here are a couple of fun bluegrass events to get you started on the right foot. On New Year’s Day at 1pm is the 3rd annual Flash Jam at the Cardiff Kook. This informal gathering of musicians assembles at the Cardiff Kook statue next to the State Campground […]

  • Remembering Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker, the British blue-eyed soul singer who helped lead the second British music invasion — along with Cream, The Who, Small Faces, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, and Jeff Beck — died of lung cancer last month at the age of 70. Cocker will be remembered for his unique blues-soaked interpretations of songs like “With […]

  • Hot Club of Cowtown Brings Their Magical Musical Chemistry to Town

    There is a special space that exists among musical kindred spirits. Within that space a bond is formed. When this happens on a live stage, the audience becomes a part of that unique experience. As fiddle player for Hot Club of Cowtown, Elana James recently said, “What the audience brings to the show is essential […]

  • Let ‘Em Laugh

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    I guess the one thing we really know about Kim Jong Un is that he doesn’t seem to have a sense of humor. If nothing else, he certainly proves the notion that looks can be deceiving. On the other hand, if I were some country’s leader (as opposed to my actual station as role model […]

  • Queen of Hillbilly Swing: Rose Maddox

    The first time I heard of Rose Maddox was about ’71 or ’72. I was working at an ice cream shop and employees took turns picking radio stations. When my turn rolled around I tuned in to KSON, the only country station in town back then. In those ancient days it was customary to hear […]

  • January 2015 Calendar

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  • Big Blues from Big Jon Atkinson

    Big Jon Atkinson is a bad man. Not in the demented, hockey mask, and chainsaw kind of way.  No, Mr. Atkinson is bad in a seriously mean old, low-down and nasty, bottle-neck slide guitar blues type of way. Oh sure, he appears innocent enough, with his harp rack and fistful of capos. But when he […]