The What’s Kickin’ series of CD’s reached number five last year and the quintet are all in my collection, they are wonderful representation of the music collectively called Americana and the eclectic compilations feature music performed by artists associated with the What’s Kickin’ club nights that have been at the forefront of the UK roots music scene in London for a number of years, the CD’s were produced to act as an companion to the live show that have now being re-established at The Crown in Leytonstone, not only are there some great tracks (often exclusives) from familiar and favorite artists but also some fantastic below-the-radar ones too which always get me digging around to find out more and invariably making a purchase or three.
The events themselves have established a reputation for hosting early gigs for a number of well-known acts including Pete Molinari, Damien Jurado, Southern . . . → Read More: What’s Kickin’ – Volume 5
Not mentioned the man for a while, but he’s on the road in the UK this month
11 November ~ Selby Town Hall 16 November ~ Fibbers, York 17 November ~ Hebden Bridge Trades Club 18 November ~ The Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford 26 November ~ The Cluny, Newcastle 27 November ~ The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
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Pete Molinari – Virtual Landslide
Pete Molinari – Satisfy Me
Pete Molinari – For Eliza
Beat Surrender favourite and the object of a vinyl collecting mission with me is the wonderfully talented Pete Molinari who’s unique voice and song-writing talent has being lauded by no other than The Boss, high praise indeed from a fella who’s knows a little bit about crafting a tune, Pete’s current album was one of my favourites on 2010, more here.
Here’s a nice live set recorded back in May 0f 2007, plus three freebies from Pete’s website.
Pete Molinari – I Don’t Like the Man That I Am
Pete Molinari – Sit Right Down Folsom Prison
Pete Molinari – Dear Angelina
Pete Molinari – This Wonderous Day
Pete Molinari – We Belong Together
Pete Molinari – Love Lies Bleeding
Download the lot
Thanks to the original taper – whoever you are.
Pete’s latest album Train Bound for Glory is available at Roughtrade, all the rest you can get . . . → Read More: Pete Molinari “Live at the Barge”
This is a bit of an exclusive for Diverse Records. Simone got in touch with us and told us that he’d recorded a solo album. He’d re-recorded a host of The Duke & The King and Felice Brothers songs with just him, a microphone and an acoustic guitar. It was going to coincide with his solo tour of the UK and be sold on merch stands. Then came the bombshell, ‘do you want to release it on vinyl?’.
Of course, we said yes. It sounds amazing. For those of you that like a back story, Simone was rushed into hospital a couple of months ago, a post appeared on his website saying…
Dave Rawlings Machine @ NPR, including the marvellous Ruby
Photo : Mark Seliger (NPR)
Pete Molinari has announced a round of live dates in the UK for September
Pete Molinari UK Tour September . . . → Read More: Odds N Ends