Lost Albums, Live Shows, and Jimmy Fallon

Posted: October 16, 2013 by nickd0913 in Uncategorized

I am getting dangerously close to turning all of my attention to college basketball and more specifically The Indiana Hoosiers but with a couple weeks to go before the season gets rolling I thought I would give you another taste of what I have been paying attention to in the world of music.   Look for a preview of what I expect out of the Hoosiers this year real soon but until then lets see what is going on in music.

Jason Isbell In Concert

I am lucky enough to live in an area with some great music venues.  Last week the wife and I headed down Highway 316 to Athens to check out Jason Isbell at the historic Georgia Theatre and the night was a complete success.  First of all The Georgia Theatre is now one of my favorite places to see a rock and roll show.  It is small with no bad seats, great acoustics and a great all around feel.  I will be back for sure. Secondly my man crush, Jason Isbell, put on an incredible show.  He played for nearly 2 hours and did a great job of mixing his older fan favorites, songs from his stint in the Drive By Truckers, and songs from his incredible album “Southeastern” that was released earlier this year.  His band the 400 Unit is fantastic and they ended the show perfectly with a ferocious cover of “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” by the Rolling Stones.  If you are a fan of great live music make it a point to see this guy live when he comes to your town.  Here is a taste of what I got last week.  You should play this video very loud.

 

 

 

Jimmy Fallon Strikes Again

I told you earlier this summer that you need to be watching Jimmy Fallon and I am pretty sure you ignored me.  Well earlier this month he did another great bit and he included one of my favorite bands, The Avett Brothers.  Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if The Avett brothers sang your favorite heavy metal hits?  Well thanks to Jimmy Fallon you no longer need to wonder.  Enjoy the Avetts singing some metal classics bluegrass style.  After you are done doing that make sure to head to your local computer and download a copy of their new album “Magpie and the Dandelion”

 

 

 

Patty Griffin’s Lost Album

Patty Griffin, who you already know is one of my favorites, recorded an album 13 years ago but for reasons that are not really clear it never got released and has been sitting on the shelf since 2000.  Well for more reasons that are really not clear the album was released last week. This album had been circulated in bootleg form for years among hardcore Griffin fans but it never had a proper release until now.  During the 13 years it was on the shelf The Dixie Chicks turned two of the songs, “Truth #2” and “Top of the World” into hits and Natalie Maines recorded “Silver Bell” for her solo album earlier this year.   The release of this album was long overdue but it was worth the wait.  This album is one of her finest efforts and I highly recommend it.  Check out the Dixie Chicks doing “Truth #2” from Austin City Limits.  While you are enjoying this song checkout David Grissom, who played for John Mellencamp for a few years, and Audley Freed, who was in The Black Crowes, on guitar.

 

 

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

7 days ago I had never heard of this band.  That changed when I saw them open up for Jason Isbell last week.  I typically don’t care for opening acts.  I feel like they just take away from me seeing more of the band I am there for.  Every once in awhile I get surprised and the opening act blows me away.  That is exactly what happened here.  This 7 piece band from Alabama came out and put on one hell of a show. The lead singer sounds like a cross between  Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett and the band sounds like they could be Booker T & The MGs.  I have never heard a band like this in person in my entire life.  They will not be an opening act for long.  Check them out doing a coupe of Otis Redding classics and keep your eye out for these guys.  They are the real deal.

 

 

 

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