• Acoustic,  Rock

    Pearl’s Favorite Great-Grandson

    If you could find a picture of me in ’92 (though I doubt any exist) you’d see a young, scruffy, ‘musician-type’ wearing flannel shirts, drinking too much coffee and very likely listening to Pearl Jam. They were one of ‘my’…

  • Acoustic

    Harvest Moonin’

    I’m in a “Harvest Moon” sort of mood tonight, so I went searching on YouTube for the MTV Unplugged performance complete with the sweeping broom. But I couldn’t find it. But I did find the video below. And wow, are…

  • Acoustic

    There is so much more

    File this under the more I hear, the more me likey. I first heard this on Sirius a few weeks ago, and the DJ introduced it as a nice tune that sounds like it’s coming from the voice of an…

  • Acoustic

    New Steve Earle: Goodbye Guitar Town

    Sunset in my mirror Pedal on the floor Bound for New York City And I won’t back no more And so begins Steve Earle‘s new tune, “Goodbye Guitar Town”. He dropped into Austin’s KUT radio station last week for a…

  • Acoustic,  Folk

    New Stuff: The West Was Burning

    As a member of the Reeltime Travelers, Martha Scanlan’s voice helped catch the attention of T-Bone Burnett and Bob Neuwirth, who had the group record a song for the Cold Mountain soundtrack. A few years later, Martha has recorded and…

  • Acoustic,  World

    Rodrigo y Gabriela

    Did anyone catch this on Letterman the other night? A mind-blowing display of guitar prowess. They’re a pair originally from Mexico City, but have been street entertainers in Dublin, Ireland, and Denmark and Spain. Watch Gabriela’s finger fly, and watch…

  • Acoustic

    Ahoy! It’s Tweedy’s Sunken Treasure

    Looking through the promo photos of Jeff Tweedy (great pics shot by Charles Harris), I’ll guess that Jeff enjoys these photo sessions about as much as a root canal. But sit for these photos he must because the promotion machine…

  • Acoustic

    Sunday Video: Steve, Townes, and Blaze

    Steve Earle sings his beautiful “Fort Worth Blues”, a tune he wrote in memory of Townes Van Zandt (bringing Nanci Griffith to tears)… Townes sings “Snowin’ on Raton”, with a little help from Blaze Foley… Extra: Townes sings Bruce’s “Racing…