Kimmie Rhodes puts her gorgeous voice to work on an album of ‘Covers’ covering an array of artists and tracks from the the great and the good of legendary songsmiths both past and present, in a first and a departure from writing and recording primarily her own material the album marks Kimmie’s return to the studio following the passing of her long-time partner and collaborator Joe Gracey in 2011.
The album includes a trio of collaborations, one with Rodney Crowell singing his song Adam’s Song, another with Marcia Ball on the Mark Knopfler penned Cannibals and the third with Delbert McClinton on a Jimmy Reed song Shame Shame Shame, Kimmie has a series of dates lined-up in Ireland during October and is accompanied by Gabe Rhodes & multi-instrumentalist Ruth Trimble for the gigs.
1. Bluebird (L. Russell, C. Buzz) 2. Yesterday (Lennon, McCartney) 3. Moonlight . . . → Read More: Kimmie Rhodes – Covers – Ireland Tour October 2013
March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997
Part 1 TvZ Trysull Part 1
Part 2 TzZ Trysull Part 2
Okay one more post and I’ll give up on the lists.
Here are some great books (music related) that have stimulated , fascinated and educated in 2012.
Townes Van Zandt must be one of the most covered artists in the world of Americana and over the last few years the subject of a number of tribute albums, now there’s a new album on the horizon that’s out in February next year which features previously unreleased versions and demos of the great mans music.
The double CD release includes work from the High, Low & In Between and The Late Great Townes Van Zandt albums – one disc disc featuring outtakes and alternate takes of tracks from album sessions and the second a set of solo demos. Very much looking forward to this one.
Pre-order at Omnivore Recordings.
CD1 : Studio Sessions T for Texas Who Do You Love Sunshine Boy Where I Lead Me Blue Ridge Mountains No Deal Pancho & Lefty (Alternate 1972 mix without strings and horns) To Live is to Fly You Are . . . → Read More: Townes Van Zandt – Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972
Seems ages since I’ve had the pleasure of catching a Peter Bruntnell live performance, so I’ll have to make do with his recorded output and the good news is there’s a new album out following on from last years excellent Black Mountain UFO you can pick up the CD Ringo Woz Ere direct from the man himself here.
The usual high standard expected of Mr Bruntnell is maintained, there are seven tracks co-written with Bill Ritchie including two great reworked versions of tracks that appeared on Black Mountain UFO , Maryanne and Looking for Allison (with James Walbourne playing twelve string and bottle neck guitar) there’s one other Bruntnell original and a great selection of covers including my favourite on the album the wonderful . . . → Read More: Peter Bruntnell – Ringo Woz Ere
March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997
Judging by last years output of Townes’ music the legend is still alive and importantly a new generation of artists and fans are discovering the man too.
Townes van Zandt – Waitin’ ‘Round to Die
Townes van Zandt – Mr. Gold and Mr. Mud