vrijdag 11 maart 2011

BluesTime !!... on Arthur.s Musical Journey

with Albert Collins,Lonnie Mack & Roy Buchanan

Albert collins

Albert Collins (1 oktober 1932 – 24 november 1993) was een Amerikaanse bluesgitarist en -zanger. Zijn zeer herkenbare gitaargeluid, de zogenaamde cool sound leverde hem niet minder dan drie bijnamen op: The Iceman, The Master of the Telecaster en The Razorblade.

Lonnie Mack

Lonnie Mack (born Lonnie McIntosh, 18 July 1941, Dearborn County, Indiana) is an American rock and blues guitarist/vocalist
Naast zijn carriere als soloariest werkte Lonnie ook samen met artiesten als The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Brown, Freddie King, Joe Simon, Ronnie Hawkins, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan, Dobie Gray ,de zonen van blueslegende Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, en vele anderen.

Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan (September 23, 1939 - August 14, 1988)Ook wel de pionier van de Telecaster sound genoemd.Roy Buchanan. Begin de jaren ’70 kwam deze als blanke blues-gitarist geboekstaafde Amerikaan aan de oppervlakte. Toch schuwde hij geen uitstapjes naar de jazz-rock of hardere rock. Toen hij aangezocht werd om Brian Jones bij de Stones te vervangen, weigerde Buchanan, het strookte niet met zijn muzikale opvattingen. Enkele bijnamen: de beul van de telecaster, the world’s best unknown guitar player

Albert Lonnie Roy

dinsdag 8 maart 2011

Twilight Hotel

Twilight Hotel (Dave Quanbury & Brandy Zdan)
Weer zo,n verrassend mooie muziekavond in Theater De Wegwijzer.In het kader van ,,Americana Night,, stond het oorspronkelijk uit Canada afkomstige duo ,Twilight Hotel,,op het programma.Mij totaal niet bekend,maar aangezien het met de keuze van de artiesten in dit theater wel goed zit ik ging ik er met het volle vertrouwen naar toe.
En wederom niet teleurgesteld,prachtige samenzang van het duo,een geweldige instrumentbeheersing(gitaar,acordeon,lapsteel ,piano .trompet)mooie composities,kortom het was een prachtconcert.Natuurlijk de twee CDtje van het duo aangeschaft, en als die ook nog blijken prima het beluisteren waard te zijn mag er sprake zijn van een zeer geslaagde avond.

Shadow of a Man

Twilight Hotel is the musical partnership of Brandy Zdan & Dave Quanbury. Together they possess an elusive chemistry and musical style that is dark, moody and rooted in some kind of nostalgic passion for scratchy records and vintage guitar tones. They combine a rock n roll sensibility, compelling songwriting, and haunting arrangements while standing comfortably outside your predictable genre box.

Dream of Letting Go

In late 2009 Zdan & Quanbury made the trek across the New Mexico/Arizona desert from their new home in Austin, TX to Los Angeles, CA to record their third album “When The Wolves Go Blind”. They holed up in Kingsize soundlabs for 3 days and laid down the album live off the floor.

Old Dime Box

“When it came time to making the record, we could only imagine this batch of songs with Stephen Hodges (Tom Waits, Mavis Staples) behind the kit and John Whynot (Lucinda Williams, Blue Rodeo) at the board. John brought in bassist Jeff Turmes to round out the rhythm section as well as lend his talents on Saxophone and Banjo. Jeff and Stephan have been playing together for 15 plus years, it was a perfect choice.” says Quanbury.

Viva La Vinyl

‘When the Wolves Go Blind’ further defines Twilight Hotel’s sound. From the hypnotic ride of the title track to the cinematic landscape of ‘The Darkness,’ the album is infused with a sense of travel and reflection.

What Do I Know About Love

“Most of the songs on the album were co-written between the two of us while we were touring Highway Prayer” says Zdan. “The experiences we had out there on the road and the feeling we’d have coming home to Winnipeg in the winter informed the lonely lap-steel lament ‘Frozen Town,’ and the odyssey ‘Mahogany Veneer.’ In the past we’d written third person narratives about seedy characters and Americana but this time around we realized that we were becoming the subjects of our writing.”

Mahony Verneer

Hailing from the fertile music scene of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Zdan & Quanbury have been combining their talents for 8 years and now make their home in Austin, Texas. In 2008, they released their sophomore album Highway Prayer, produced by Colin Linden. Highway Prayer has received critical praise both nationally & internationally including a debut at #2 on the Euro Americana Chart , a Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Roots Album Duo/Group, a 2009 JUNO nomination for “Roots & Traditional Album of the Year”.

Twilight Hotel WebSite


maandag 7 maart 2011

Neil Young - No Wonder

"No Wonder" (van het album ,,Prairie Wind,,)
Ben Keith ,Pedal Steel-Spooner Oldham,Hammond- Rick Rosas ,Bass - Karl Himmel/Chad Cromwell,Drums- Clinton Gregory,Fiddle
Emmylou Harris,Pegi Young,Diana DeWitt,
Anthony Crawford,Gary Pigg,Curtis Wright Vocals
The Fisk Unversity Jubilee Choir

"No Wonder"
See the bluebird fly easy as a dream
Dipping and bobbing in the sun
Could she be the one I saw so long ago
Could she be the one to take me home

This pasture is green
I'm walking in the sun
It's turning brown
I'm standing in the rain
My overcoat is worn
The pockets are all torn
I'm moving away from the pain

The clock on the wall
No wonder we're losing time
Ring, ring
The old church bell
The bride and her love
Seeking guidance from above

Amber waves of grain bow in the prairie wind
I'm hearing Willie singing on the radio again
That song from 9/11 keeps ringing in my head
I'll always remember something Chris Rock said

Don't send no more candles
No matter what you do
Then Willie stopped singing
And the prairie wind blew
The green kept rolling on
For miles and miles
Fields of fuel rolling on for miles

The clock on the wall
No wonder we're losing time
Toll, toll
The fallen soldier bell
The old church on the hill
Still standing when so many fell

Back when I was young, the birds blocked out the sun
Before the great migration south
We only shot a few
They last the winter through
Mother cooked them good and served them up

Somewhere a senator sits in a leather chair
Behind a big wooden desk
The caribou we killed mean nothing to him
He took his money just like all the rest

The clock on the wall
No wonder we're losing time
Ring, ring
Ring the wedding bells
The bride takes the ring
And the happy people sing