~For Mary.

Why Do We Love Gordon Lightfoot?

Canadian singer-songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot is still going strong at beyond 80 and we wanted to give our gratitude for his music in our hearts and minds. I grew up with his music on my WABC radio. "Sundown" "If You Could Read My Mind" and "Rainy Day People" were popular tunes and his name was quickly a household word back then. His warm, textured voice is comforting in any situation. When he sings of tragedy, such as the "Wreck Of the Edmund Fitzgerald" you want to listen and hear the story, because he reflects the tales from the subject's perspective.

Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers passed away on January 3, 2014.  

He was known as the harmony of the duo, and the songs they penned will live on forever. No video back then to catch live shows by fans, but this TV recording captures the passion behind the music that the duo carried throughout the generations. "Wake Up Little Suzie" is a very time tuned track on the recorded version, playing it live, the Everly Brothers really unleash their rock hungry talent!

Western Mass will rock its best in homage to their prolific hero, Lou Reed. Mr. Reed's poetic music of hope in the most unusual places will be honored in song by some of the Pioneer Valley's most experienced musicians at the Iron Horse Music Hall this week. BBR posted a review of Reed at the Calvin Theatre several years ago and it remains an unparalleled experience. Visit the Iron Horse Music Hall website for tickets. Mr. Reed left us after a courageous battle with liver cancer, all proceeds from this show go to the Cancer Connection in Northampton, MA.

Press Release from REAL WORLD RECORDS:

Treat yourself to a one of the coolest Christmas albums ever with The Blind Boys of Alabama's Go Tell It On The Mountain, featuring guests Tom Waits, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples, Shelby Lynne, Chrissie Hynde and more. Described by Mojo as "a soulful,
star-studded Christmas cracker", and by Jazz wise as "the silver thruppence amid the stodge that is the usual Christmas fare."

Happy Holidays!

Browse the REAL WORLD RECORDS store.

 

stevejonescroppedIt's a "woo hoo" kind of day!!! A dreamer's "blues" come true!

I've just learned where Maine's own, Stephan B. Jones, will open for Ms. Sandi Thom at One Longfellow Square, Portland, Maine, on May 12, 2014, at 7 pm.

"Steve Jones has become one of Maine's best known singer songwriters, and he has also played guitar with practically everyone on the Maine music scene over the last 20 years. The Newcastle native is best known for his work with The Boneheads but he also is a member of Dirigo and The Holy Mackerels as well as fronting his own band," according to Maine Tracks. The rootsy and poppy vibe heard on "Itchy Fingers", leads off Maine Tracks Volume 2. Listen to the track via this download link.

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