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Corinne West, “Starlight Highway”

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In the midst of the noise and distractions, along comes the peaceful sound of Corinne West. Her music is to say the least, thought provoking. The words are deep but understandable as listeners relate. Corinne sings from the heart as she touches your heart. Her voice resonates, as we have the pleasure listening to her latest album, Starlight Highway. Continue reading Corinne West, “Starlight Highway”

Music City Roots Radio; Davina & The Vagabonds

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Influenced by artists Tom Waits, Amy Winehouse, and many others  Davina gave the audience a great show. The Vagabonds recently played at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and as I was talking to Davina, the band was packing for an European tour. Their new album, Nicollet & 10th is due out soon.


Carl Jackson, Multiple Grammy Award Winner

Carl Jackson2015-05-28 18.31.00 is one of the greatest having his work appear on 650 albums, was in the Producer’s Chair with James Rey at Douglas Corner in Nashville. Carl’s work includes touring with Glen Campbell for twelve years, and has recorded with Brad Paisley, Linda Ronstadt, Blake Shelton, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart and many others. Carl’s latest album release, Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited, re-records a time period where Johnny Cash stated  was “the most significant period in country music.” The album represents a “Who’s Who” lists in country music. Presently, there is a documentary in works from the album and The Bristol Sessions that was recorded from July 25 to August 5, 1927, and is referred to the “big bang of country music.” To read more about Carl visit his website at www.carljackson.net. He is an awesome banjo player and great all around musician. He is also a very humble and super nice guy.

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The Stomp Concert Series Moves to Reality TV

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Lyndsey Highlander

The Stomp Concert series and brainchild Lyndsey Highlander has teamed with Producer Jeff Roberts and Director Hank Elliott to film a reality TV pilot that deals with the lives of up and coming artists.

For those unaware, The Stomp’s conception came from Lyndsey who “wants to turn the trend in Country Music to include women and their stories.” Mary Sarah, April Kry, and Lyndsey Highlander gave a performance at the Soulshine Pizza Factory that was sublime. All three artists were amazing as they performed in a trio number at the end of the show. The audience loved them plus being filmed in a reality show was an added bonus. By the way, the food at Soulshine Pizza Factory is excellent!

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Bourdon Street; Ronnie Baker Brooks & Crystal Shawanda

11136660_1031256490237525_7228954859004684754_nitem-album-doand-cdGot Baptized tonight at the Bourdon Street Blues and Boogie Bar. Two fantastic acts, Ronnie Baker Brooks with special guest Lee Roy Parnell. Baker and his band were spot on amazing. Loved the horns and sax. Never seen someone play two saxophones at the same time. Ronnie Baker was sublime on guitar, Lee Roy was an added treat, and the keyboard player was off the chart on one piece.

Second act was just as amazing, Crystal Shawanda, Native American blues artist. Covering “I’d Rather Go Blind” was one of my favorites. Toward the end of her set, she dived into “Piece of My Heart.” She had me hook, line, and sinker. Crystal had a special guest playing sax, Dana Robbins,  who is incredible! If you are in the Nashville area, she is appearing again Friday night April 10 at Bourbon Street Blues. Crystal is an act you don’t want to miss.

Amanda Thorpe   “Bewitching Me”

image When you hear music such as “Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” or “I Like the Likes of You,” what is the common denominator? The answer is Edgar “Yip” Harburg. One of the best singer/lyricists of the 20th century, Yip lived an unbelievable journey where he helped write the best in American music. Remember The Wizard of Oz?  Yip wrote the song lyrics.

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