The Deep Dark Woods are another band out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan that I spent some evenings listening to at Bud’s On Broadway. This particular song was written for a CBC project in 2009 called The Great Canadian Songquest. Charlie’s (is coming down) is performed live in this version. Ah, memories.
Great new song from North Carolina indie-rock/folk band The Avett Brothers. Catchy chorus, well-played. The band has been around in various forms and names (around the 2 brothers, Scott and Seth) since the 1990′s, formally becoming The Avett Brothers in 2000.
They have released 7 albums, 3 live albums 4 EP’s since 2000, This tune is off their latest album, 2012′s “The Carpenter”.
The Avett Brothers on Facebook – oops, forgot, its Facebook, who cares
Live And Die
Been heavy on the older tunes lately. Time to hit up some new music, and another shout out to CBC2 without which I would likely never hear a lot of very good music.
Father John Misty (real name Joshua Tillman) has a new album out, “Fear Fun”. This tune is a smoking live take of “I’m Writing A Novel”. I think the word smoking might just be an understatement. The Father is better known as a member of Fleet Foxes and Saxon Shore. Just a wee bit of a pedigree.
I’m Writing A Novel
May 29 was a very sad day for me. Doc Watson passed away. What a player!! Nothing to say, just listen.
Deep River Blues
Windy and Warm
Sitting On Top Of The World
What a talent, and a connection to the old blues and folk singers of the 20′s, 30′s and beyond. Greatly missed.
- Song of The Day – The Meters – “Come Together” (therealcanadianmusicblog.wordpress.com)
Gabrielle Papillon is a Canadian singer-songwriter (in a folk vein) with exceptional skills, and yet another talent from Canada’s East Coast. She is from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She has sung and played since childhood and released her first album in 2001, “Songs For a Rainy Day”. Good tune, and of course, a live version. Very nice voice.
No Common Ground
Today, I want to take a listen to Barren River Trio. They are at @barrenrivertrio on Twitter if you like what you hear and want to keep up with them. The group is out of Bowling Green, NY and are a folk trio. All three play guitar and sing. There is also some mandolin and harmonica in the tunes. Band members are Alex Day, Danny Moody and Andrew Varson. Now we listen to some of their material. The first song I have chosen is original, live and showcases their harmonies. Good stuff.
Shine The Light
In this song, a cover of the Kings of Leon hit, “Use Somebody”, they change it and tweak it, creating an interesting version.
Nice sounding group. Check them out if you get a chance.
- JD Greer – Twitter Thursday (therealcanadianmusicblog.wordpress.com)
A tough couple of days.
Dan Coyle bills himself as an International Touring Artist. He is a singer songwriter in the Folk Rock mold. He has 3 albums to date and is on a 30 city tour of the USA. If you like what your hear, the remaining tour dates are here. If you like the music, it is available at all the regular places online. His twitter handle is @dan_coyle
He hails from Astoria, NY. It appears he now lives from a suitcase based on the touring he has done over the past few years. Let’s take a listen.
The first tune is titled Night Club Towns and is a live version. As always, live is the best. As I listen, I hear some Jason Mraz with a side of Jack Johnson and even some Paul Simon mixed in. Good song.
This tune is titled C’est La Vie. Another smoking good song.
This video is interesting in that Dan is interviewed on being an independent musician. Quite informative and really highlights what drives people to pursue their goal and one way to do it. “Booking at a venue that is half a step higher than I belong, then it makes me work that much harder”.
Keep on plugging Dan, you are on the right track. Very good material.
A great set today. We have a band that will increase my perv quota, featuring one of the best singers you will ever hear, some current alt music, the expected classic rock and a some East Coast shanty song.
” Mass Romantic”
The New Pornographers are am indie band out of Vancouver, BC. They feature the superb vocals of Alt-country superstar Neko Case. This song is off their first album of the same name from 2000.
Toronto based Metric released this song in 2007. the band won Canada’s Juno award in 2010 as top Alternative Band. They have been together since 1998 and have been very influential in Canada for several years.
Formed in Toronto in 1968, Lighthouse is an all time great feel good band. This song was a huge hit for them in 1972. Their sound was very mature for the day, reminiscent of Chicago. The version I have added is a live version recorded in 2010.
Martha and the Muffins have been together since 1977 and are still playing and touring. Echo Beach was their only major hit, and it dominated the charts in 1980, reaching top 5 in Canada and the UK and top 40 in the USA.
5. Stan Rogers
East coast Celtic classic by Stan Rogers, who passed away in 1983, a victim of a fire on board an Air Canada plane in Cincinnati.
With the success of Mumford and Sons, and folk in general, when I run across an English folk musician, I give it a thorough listen. Frank Turner is an English folk singer and songwriter, with some undertones of punk and alternative. He was the singer in a hardcore punk band called “Million Dead”. He embarked on a solo career when the band split up in 2005. Since the break up, he has recorded 4 EP’s and 4 albums. His most recent album is called “England, Keep My Bones” which was released in June of 2011. The cut I have added here is “If I Ever Stray”, his most recent single release off the album (August 29, 2011). A very enjoyable video.
Frank Turner Discography and other stuff can be found here.