Song Of The Day – The Raconteurs – Steady, As She Goes

 

English: Jack White of the Raconteurs performi...
English: Jack White of the Raconteurs performing at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver B.C in April of 2008. Photo shot by Kris Krug. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Jack White, repeat after me, Jack White just can’t make a mistake.  The Raconteurs are one of his multitude of projects.  This tune comes from the vault, 2006 I believe.  Jack is the vocalist and guitarist in this song.  “Steady, As She Goes” pretty much sums up his style.  The band is still active, but, as member Brendan Benson said in a 2010 interview, they are ambiguous.  No matter, it is the music that counts and this band has a great sound.  Besides White and Benson, the other members are Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler.  All have a pedigree within the music world, all are outstanding musicians.  Time to rock.  Check out the links for more.

 

The Raconteurs Home

 

The Raconteurs on iTunes

 

The Raconteurs on Last FM

 

 

 

Song of the Day – The Avett Brothers – Live and Die

 

English: The Avett Brothers at Pickathon 2006
English: The Avett Brothers at Pickathon 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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 Home Page

 

The Avett Brothers on Twitter

 

The Avett Brothers on Facebook – oops, forgot, its Facebook, who cares

 

The Avett Brothers on iTunes

 

Live And Die

 

 

Remembering Pete Cosey

Miles Davis
Miles Davis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pete Cosey, guitarist extraordinaire, passed away on May 30, 2012.  He was 68.  He was a session guitar player at Chess Records until 1973, playing on recordings by Etta James, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, among many others.  In 1973, he joined the Miles Davis Band and played with them until 1975.  When the band broke up in 1975, he pretty much disappeared, surfacing from time to time to play on someone’s record.  He resurfaced somewhat in 2001, forming a band, The Children of Agharta.  Check out the clips I have included.  The guy was amazing.

Pete Cosey Jamming

Calypso Frelimo

Song Of The Day – Father John Misty – I’m Writing A Novel

 

Father John Misty at Capitol Hill Block Party ...
Father John Misty at Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 1 at Capitol Hill – Seattle, WA on 2012-07-20 – _DSC6544.NEF (Photo credit: laviddichterman)

 

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.

 

Father John Misty Home

 

Father John Misty on Twitter

 

Father John Misty on iTunes

 

I’m Writing A Novel

 

 

Remembering Doc Watson

 

English: From Flickr: Doc Watson, 86 years old...
English: From Flickr: Doc Watson, 86 years old, plays to the crowd at another fantastic Sugar Grove Music Fest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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.