Monday, 13 September 2010

New edition of the Gilded Palace radio show went 'live' this weekend. Playlist below...

Hot stuff? Brand new Charlie Parr, who - by the time his tour is done - I will have missed completely :-(. Doubly depressing as he's now met up with the mighty Black Twig Pickers. If you're anywhere near their shows, don't miss what promises to be an incredible bill.

Charlie Parr: Far Cry From Fargo (Electric Picnic session 2009):

Black Twig Pickers: Don't Drink Nothin' But Corn (Chapel Hill, 2009):

Very excited about Irish band, The Dinah Brand (ex-Stars Of Heaven), whose frankly gorgeous new album is released by the same boutique label who brought us The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock, so there's more than one reason to check it out.

Incidentally if you're pining for Stars Of Heaven, you can get both their albums (FREE! and LEGAL!) here: (scroll down to the heading Download Free Albums)

Gilded Palace Radio Show: Playlist until 18th Sept 2010:
1) Black Twig Pickers - Don't Drink Nothing But Corn - Thrill Jockey (UK tour Sept 2010)
2) Charlie Parr - I Dreamed I Saw Jesse James Last Night - Tin Angel (UK tour Sept 2010)
3) The Dinah Brand - What's Required Of A Person - Transduction
4) Dylan Leblanc - Paupers Field - Rough Trade/Beggars USA
5) Mark Olson - Many Colored Kite - Ryko (UK tour, Dec 2010)
6) Devon Sproule - Come Comet Or Dove - Tin Angel
7) Caleb Klauder - Pieces On The Floor - West Sound
8) James Hand - Floor To Crawl - Rounder
9) Panama Red - Wyoming County Catamount -
10) Malcolm Holcombe - Hardcore Dollar - Echo Mountain
11) Damien Jurado - Pear - Secretly Canadian (UK/EU tour Sept/Oct 2010)
12) Wolf People - Sillbury Sands - Jagjaguwar
13) Furnace Mountain - Graveyard/John Brown's Dream - (UK tour Sept/Oct 2010)

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Monday, 6 September 2010

Chatham County Line - 30+ minute 'live' session/interview

Mooching around the web to see how the press has received their new album, Wildwood, I chanced across this 35-minute video session & interview with the wonderful Chatham County Line.

I'm starting to realise that this is their most accomplished album yet. At first, yes, I still missed the bluegrass stylings of earlier releases (felt the same about IV on first listen), but there's so much more going on in these songs that flashy, hundred-note solos (though John and Chandler get to bust out a few of those too!). Listen to Crop Comes In played here: more to the point, *watch* them perform it - there are more parts than a Meccano set, and no nuts left over at the end! The banjo at the start of Alone In New York already sounds like a classic intro a la Mcguinn on Mr Tambourine Man.

SEVEN songs performed in this session - that's almost two-thirds of the new album! I don't remember the last time I saw a band afforded that luxury in any press engagement. Respect to for give them the time - and to the boys for having the chops to take the challenge. Enjoy this and see them 'live' in a couple of weeks (European dates below)...

... Chatham County Line – European Tour, September 2010
17th - De Roma, Antwerp (BE)
18th – Take Root Festival, Groningen (NL) - 2 shows
19th – Paradiso., Amsterdam (NL)
20th - Tunnels, Bristol
21st – Garage, London
22nd - The Cluny, Newcastle
23rd – Errigle Inn, Belfast
24th – Cleeres, Kilkenny
25th – Crawdaddy, Dublin
26th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Friday, 3 September 2010

Gilded Palace Radio Show: September 3rd 2010

Another (tardy) edition of The Gilded Palace Radio Show has just gone 'live' at A one-hour show, for one week only: time was tight (just back from tour, kids back to school, etc.) so another one-hour show will follow next week... that equals two hours for the fortnight. All good. Playlist below... link to show at the end of this post.

1) Caitlin Rose - Fetzer's Blues (Spare Me) - Names
2) Ginny Hawker - Wall Of Bottles - Rounder
3) Carrie Rodriguez - Steal Your Love - Ninth Street Opus
4) Eilen Jewell - You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man - Signature
Sounds/ Continental Record Service
5) Barton Carroll - The Poor Boy Can't Dance - Skybucket
6) Chatham County Line - The Ghost of Woody Guthrie - Yep Roc
7) Michael Weston King - Cops Of The World - Valve
8) Dios - Epileptic Tunnel Visions - Buddyhead
9) The Sadies - Another Day Again - Yep Roc
10) Water Tower Bucket Boys - Fromage -
11) Danny & The Champions Of The World - Henry The Van - Loose
12) Elliott Brood - Second Son - Sixshooter

The Caitlin Rose album is very good: a couple of killer tracks and growing on me every play. Ginny Hawker really deserves to get the same kind of attention afforded Diana Jones (deserved though it is: both are exceptional). Finally, if you're reading this any time before Sunday afternoon and you're in the south-east of England, there's still time to get over to Winchester for this unmissable line-up... Danny and Bruntnell on the same bill? God, I hope Elliott Brood and Pete get together for a version of Powderfinger :-D More info at SXSC's Myspace

Peter Bruntnell: False Start:

Danny & The Champions Of The World: These Days:

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