Friday, September 27, 2013

Argus Leader Interview

"I started playing when I was around 7 or 8. I didn’t take any lessons, so it’s been a lifelong journey figuring stuff out. There was a seminal point in my teens where I think I realized that I had learned so many things kind of the wrong way that, at this point, taking actual guitar lessons would be wasted on me."

Read the full interview: "Inspiration thrives in Minnesota for country blues musician."

Thursday, September 19, 2013

"Barnswallow" on Bird Songs

A new recording of the instrumental tune "Barnswallow" appears on Bird Songs, a compilation by House of Mercy Recordings and companion CD to Rev Debbie Blue's book Consider the Birds.

1. The Great Speckled Bird / Blood Washed Band        
2. Pigeon (On the White Line) / C.P. Larson        
3. Gray Highway / The Roe Family Singers        
4. His Eye Is On the Sparrow / Angel Sanchez        
5. Early Bird / The Neighborly Deeds       
6. Awake / John Hermanson        
7. I'll Follow You / Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers        
8. Darkest Feathers / Douglas Trail-Johnson        
9. Great Bird / Brett Larson    
10. Lonesome Bird / Jon Rodine        
11. Barnswallow / Charlie Parr        
12. Rooster / Dewi Sant       
13. Song of the Bird / The Cactus Blossoms       
14. Hope's Too Hard / Kate Campbell       
15. Albatross / The Neighborly Deeds

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Corpse Reviver

Corpse Reviver's CD release show with Charlie Parr is coming up next week at The Cedar.  It's going to be a good one and tickets are still available so grab 'em HERE while you can.

Corpse Reviver's first album, I'll Be Rested When the Roll is Called, has been available digitally on their Bandcamp page for some time now, give it a listen below:

The City Pages interviewed them recently about the release and the article serves as a good introduction to the band if you're not familiar with them yet: "Corpse Reviver: Culture got a kick in the ass from the Anthology of American Folk Music."

Hymie's Vintage Records put together a nice review that includes an overview and selections from the Anthology of American Folk Music: "An introduction to the Corpse Reviver album."

Listen to a more in-depth interview with KQAL along with some clips from their Boats and Bluegrass show last year: The Live Feed Presents: Corpse Reviver

And thanks to Tommy the Beard for recording the entire Boats and Bluegrass set:

Video by Mirlen Nelson from the opening set with Spider John Koerner joining Charlie and Mikkel on stage:

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