Mid Week Music Notes

Posted: January 9, 2014 by nickd0913 in Uncategorized

It is somewhere between the middle and the end of the week and I figured you could use a few musical odds and ends to get you through to the weekend.

Springsteen

The Boss has a new album coming out next week, titled “High Hopes”, and I am fairly anxious to hear it.  It has already received 4.5 stars out of 5 in Rolling Stone but I have learned to not trust Rolling Stone on certain artists and Springsteen is one of them.  I have only heard one song off the record, “Frankie Fell In Love”, and I will say it is a good one.  If you want to stream the entire record you can do it right here.

High Hopes

The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band currently has 2 of the baddest and hardest working guitar players in the business playing for them.  That will not be the case for much longer.  Last night Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes announced 2014 would be their final year in the band.  I would think that spells the end for this band.  I don’t know how they recover from that loss.  The band does not tour that much these days and Greg Allman’s health has been an issue for years, so if you want to see the ABB you better do it in 2014.  Here is a taste of what Warren Haynes can do.

Will Hoge

One of my favorites, Will Hoge, is playing David Letterman tonight.  Set your DVRs and thank me later.

Jimmy Page

If I listed my top 5 guitar players of all time Jimmy Page would make the list.  Led Zeppelin is one of my favorite bands of all time and a big reason for that is because of Jimmy Page.  Well he turned 70 years old today which is hard to believe.  Let’s all hope Robert Plant gets his head out of his ass and Zeppelin does one more tour before it is too late.  Check out Jimmy Page showing The Edge how a real man plays guitar.

Phil Everly

One of the great pioneers in rock music died this week.  Phil Everly, half of the Everly Brothers, passed away at the age of 74.  The Everly Brothers produced possibly the greatest harmonies of all time and influenced pretty much everyone who came after them.

The Faces

One of the baddest English bands from the late 60’s and early 70’s was The Faces.  Ronnie Wood on Guitar, Kenny Jones on drums, Ian McLagan on piano/keyboards, Ronnie Lane on Bass, and Rod Stewart on lead vocals.  This was a super group who came and went to fast.  They have not played together in a long time but according to Kenny Jones that might change next year.  The band is in talks to reunite and tour in 2015.  If they get anywhere near the ATL I will be first in line to see them.  If you are not familiar with what this band was capable of watch this video and play it loud.

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