Remembering Warren Luening

Trumpet

Warren Luening passed away on March 18, 2012 at the age of 70. He was an outstanding trumpet player who was always in demand as a studio player. His career spanned many famous icons, meaning you likely have heard him play, without knowing him. He played with Lawrence Welk for several years. He was the soloist on soundtracks such as King Kong (2005), The River and That Thing You Do. He also played in the orchestras for the Emmys, the Oscars and Dancing With The Stars. Enjoy.

Warren Luening

Check out Lunar Lull the new single from @moses_sound – New Album #Thevoids

I’ve followed Moses for a while now, good stuff. He has a new album out that you may like. Give it a listen.

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Here’s the new single Lunar Lull from the album The Voids .  It’s been an upward journey… but I loved every moment.  You guys have seen it all grow from the start.  In fact if you scroll down to the my old posts you can see the journey progress…. Thank you guys for all your shares and heart warming comments… this one is for you.

For any reblog, post or review I’ll give away a free download…. for anything super cool that I can’t even think of but only YOU can… you get a private skype performance 😉

 

Peace out people

Moses love

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Michele Van Kleef – Twitter Thursday

This week on Twitter Thursday, I will introduce you to Michele Van Kleef.  A native of Portland, Oregon, Michele has recently released her début solo album titled “After All”.  It is available on iTunes at this link.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/michele-van-kleef/id494788356

This song is off the album

After All

This song is also from the album and is a live acoustic version of her song Snow.

Snow

Michele is a good singer songwriter.  I wish her every success with her album.  If you wish to follow her on Twitter she is at @Michelevankleef

Talent Tuesday – New Canadian Releases – March 20, 2012

A bit of a slow week, made up for by a release by a band who I have enjoyed over the past few years.

Yukon Blonde plays Vancouver's Legendary Biltm...
Yukon Blonde plays Vancouver's Legendary Biltmore Cabaret (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That band is Yukon Blonde, out of Kelowna, BC and the album is “Tiger Talk”.   These guys have a bright future and I see them as a potential break out band in the next year or two.  This indie-rock band has a distinct style with some interesting guitar riffs.

Stairway

I like them enough to post a second tune.  This one was recorded live at CBC.

My Girl

The other release is an EP by singer-songwriter “Grey Kingdom”.  They have a definite folk feel to their music.  The EP is titled The Weeping Suns and has 4 songs. This tune is performed live.

Broken Beds

The Shins London Forum 28 March 2007
The Shins London Forum 28 March 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My international release of the week is by The Shins.  They hail from Albuquerque, New Mexico and have been playing and releasing albums since 1992.  What attracted me to this album “Port of Morrow” was a tune called “Simple Song”.  I have heard this during my commute and it is quickly growing on me.  Enjoy a potential Top 10 of 2012.

Simple Song

Remembering Eddie King

Eddie King, Chicago blues guitar player passed away on March 14, 2012.  He was 73.  He played with many of the greats, including Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.  He is best known as both a solo artist and as the backing guitar player for Koko Taylor.  He played with Koko for 20 years.  The video attached is Eddie with his band “The Swamp Bees”.  There is a short interview then some very good live blues.

Eddie King and the Swamp Bees