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.
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”.
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.
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.