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“Mr. Sunshine” – New Video by Peter Bruntnell

Peter Bruntnell is currently touring the UK with Jeff Finlin and Clive Barnes. Peter has a new album dropping April 1 entitled Nos Da Comrade. Check his website for pre-order information, tour dates, and other news. “Mr. Sunshine” is one of the songs that will be featured on the album. I also posted it to No Depression this week. See the YouTube caption for more information and the history behind the song. Although the video is hilarious at times, the message in the lyrics is dead serious.

 

February 6, 2016 Posted by | 2016, Clive Barnes, Jeff Finlin, Peter Bruntnell | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Noam Weinstein – “On Waves”

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Noam Weinstein‘s emotionally satisfying album, On Waves is set to release on Leap Day, February 29. Check out my review on No Depression here: http://nodepression.com/album-review/ride-emotional-wave-noam-weinstein. Check out his website and catch his release party here: http://www.enoam.com/playtimes

February 5, 2016 Posted by | 2016, No Depression, Noam Weinstein | , , , | Leave a comment

Jeff Finlin’s New Video – “I Killed Myself Last Night” Posted on No Depression

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My musical family tree is showing signs of an early spring. New blossoms formed this week. I met two new friends–both have been around for years, but we finally connected. One friend will be featured in a separate post and video, once tour dates are announced. The other, as it turns out, was someone who, all things considered, I should have met a decade ago. Jeff Finlin is his name. We have several mutual friends in the music world. He’s also collaborated with Will Kimbrough and spent many moons in the Nashville scene before settling in Colorado.

His current album, My Moby Dick was released in 2013. “I Killed Myself Last Night” from the album, was just released as a video. The song has a powerful message of spiritual awakening. I just posted it on No Depression. Here is the link:  http://nodepression.com/video/jeff-finlin-i-killed-myself-last-night

Here is the video:

As I explore Finlin’s music, I wonder why I didn’t find him sooner. My music purchases are sporadic, though. I think I missed a whole decade at one point. Life gets in the way. Distractions galore. I heard him for the first time singing “Sugar Blue” in his distinct, drawn-out vocals, a favorite song featured on Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown 2002 soundtrack. But since then, I hadn’t ordered his albums. After he contacted me regarding posting the video, I hopped online and purchased My Moby Dick and an accompanying book of prose called Time Less Travel. I like the play on words.

He is also working on a retrospective album that will be released through a European label and another new album entitled The Guru and The Girl  to be released later in the year. Check his website for more details and updates.

Join him on his UK tour in February. Show dates here: http://jefffinlin.com/shows

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January 30, 2016 Posted by | 2016, Jeff Finlin, No Depression, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Fine Prince “Nostalgia” Premieres on No Depression!

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“Nostalgia” off Fine Prince‘s new EP Lookout premiered on No Depression this week. Check my article and take a listen here: http://nodepression.com/article/exclusive-premiere-nostalgia-fine-prince

Their EP will drop January 22. Join this happy bunch at their EP Release Party on January 23 at The Sunset Tavern in Ballard.

Check their website to order the EP, get more info, and track upcoming shows.

January 13, 2016 Posted by | 2016, Fine Prince, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

David Bowie Earthling Tour September, 1997

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In Remembrance of David Bowie…one of my first concert journals. 1997, Paramount Theatre. Fantastic.

Also, Bowie left this earth with a bang. Check out his newly released video, posted just a few days ago:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/y-JqH1M4Ya8?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent

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I dug deep this weekend, down into the archives (i.e., an old file cabinet in the corner of our garage) and found my journal on David Bowie’s Earthling Tour at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, circa 1997.  I added a few things in brackets, and scanned the old article from The Seattle Times, as well as my tickets and a link to Bowie’s tours at the bottom of the blog.

September 8, 1997

I am a lucky person.  I was one of 3,000 people lucky enough to purchase tickets to the David Bowie concert held in The Paramount Theatre on Sunday [1997].  A few weeks ago I heard an announcement on my favorite radio station, The Mountain, that a big star was coming to play at a small venue.  I listened later that day to find out David Bowie was that star.  I wanted to see him back in 1983…

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January 11, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Selah” by David Corley is Released by Prisoners

 

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An anonymous piece of artwork from one of the prisoners at Pittsburgh Institution

David Corley wrote a song and gave it to his friend and producer, Hugh Christopher Brown. Chris took the song to the prisoners that he mentors at Pittsburgh Institution in Canada in a program called Pros and Cons Program.  The result, along with an entire album of other songs, is a powerful reminder of humanity at its finest, regardless of prison walls.

See my No Depression Article below for more information, and take a listen:

http://nodepression.com/article/selah-performed-and-recorded-prisoners-pittsburgh-institution

 

Check out Brown’s Tedx Talk for more information regarding the Pros and Cons Program:

December 29, 2015 Posted by | David Corley, Hugh Christopher Brown, Selah, Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments

X Show Review on No Depression!

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Here’s my review of X at The Showbox. See more pics in my previous post. What a fantastic night!

http://nodepression.com/live-review/all-i-want-x-mas

December 26, 2015 Posted by | Concert Season 2015, Mike Watt, Music, The Showbox, Uncategorized, X | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

X For Xmas!

X at the Showbox, Seattle, December 18, 2015

Mike Watt opened the show

What a fantastic night of Punk Rock, and a perfect way to end Concert Season 2015! I’ll write a review soon. Here are some pics in the meantime, taken with my Canon PowerShot SX710 HS. Only my second show with this camera, so it took a few shots to get used to the settings. Limited to where we could shoot, too.

 

 

December 19, 2015 Posted by | Concert Season 2015, John Doe, The Showbox, Uncategorized, X | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Goin’ Local with Ian McFeron

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Ian McFeron Band L-R: Moe Provencher, Aimee Zoe, Ian McFeron, and Alisa Milner. Photo Credit: Karol Milner

Check out my article on Ian McFeron I just posted for No Depression here:
http://nodepression.com/live-review/goin-local-ian-mcferon

December 11, 2015 Posted by | Americana, Concert Season 2015, Folk / Pop, Ian McFeron, Third Place Books, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eszter Balint – Official Video Posted on No Depression!

Check out singer-songwriter-violinist Eszter Balint’s new video “Trouble You Don’t See” from the long-awaited album Airless Midnight on No Depression:http://nodepression.com/video/eszter-balint-official-video-trouble-you-dont-see

December 10, 2015 Posted by | Eszter Balint, No Depression, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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