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Stevie Wonder at Edgefield, August 30, 2007


Yes, I'm delighted to report that I disproved those mock-"Superstition" lyrics ["Very Sold Out Tickets"] in my WW preview, and at the last minute, did indeed manage to garner one lil' spot on the guest list for the Stevie Wonder concert, in order to file this report for the loyal LocalCut multitudes. Halfway thr...   More
 
Monday, September 3, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

JOE MCMURRIAN QUARTET, Live at the White Eagle (self-released)


[PROGRESSIVE BLUES] It took me a while to really hear Joe McMurrian. I tried listening as early as 2001; I heard a deft young guitarist with a smoke-gray voice playing acoustic blues—and instantly wrote him off as a too-conscious retread of Portland's Kelly Joe Phelps, whose widespread recognition was t...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Joe McMurrian Quartet, Live at the White Eagle (self-released)

McMurrian proves he’s not just another Portland bluesman.


Music Stories
[PROGRESSIVE BLUES] It took me a while to really hear Joe McMurrian. I tried listening as early as 2001; I heard a deft young guitarist with a smoke-gray voice playing acoustic blues—and instant ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 JEFF ROSENBERG

Eight Tentacles to Hold You: Extended Q&A with Dan Jones


Willamette Week and LocalCut contributor Jeff Rosenberg recently chatted with Eugene-based songwriter Dan Jones for a Q&A in this week's paper. But that tiny space just didn't do Jones' words justice. Here's the full-on Q&A...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Dan Jones & the Squids, Friday, Aug. 17


[LO-FI ROCK] Since recording his debut, 1998's indelible For Your Radio, with just voice, guitar and softly brushed snare, Eugene songwriter Dan Jones has been accompanied by the Squids, a shifting lineup eagerly layering guitar noise and rhythmic energy over and under Jones' unfailingly witty lyrics. But des...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Pickathon, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 3-5


[ROOTS] Now in its ninth year, homegrown roots fest Pickathon is still relevant as ever thanks to exciting, eclectic young acts like Langhorne Slim, recent PDXport Alela Diane and chamber-folk duo Horse Feathers—not to mention the highly anticipated return of last year's conquering heroes, North Carolina...   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Pickathon Friday-Sunday, Aug. 3-5

Jackstraw's Darrin Craig sings the praises of a premier roots music fest.


Music Stories
[ROOTS] Now in its ninth year, homegrown roots fest Pickathon is still relevant as ever thanks to exciting, eclectic young acts like Langhorne Slim, recent PDXport Alela Diane and chamber-folk duo Hor ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 JEFF ROSENBERG

Superexcellent!!! English Translation of Japanese Flat Mountain Girls Review!


Here's an email I got last weekend from Lisa Marcisek of the Flat Mountain Girls (a.k.a. Miz Kitty of Miz Kitty's Parlour). It contains a computerized auto-translation of an online review of the new FMG disc, Idle Talk and Wicked Deeds, from a Japanese music site [haven't gotten the actual link yet] [See link ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

FLAT MOUNTAIN GIRLS, Idle Talk & Wicked Deeds (self-released); MISTY RIVER, Stories (self-released)


[ROOTS] Contrasting the varying roots-music styles of the Flat Mountain Girls and Misty River, I once said that the women of Misty River wear makeup, whereas the FMGs probably don't shave their armpits. But longtime Misty River gal Laura Quigley now plays bass with both bands. While I don't know what that says...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Misty River, Stories (self-released) & Flat Mountain Girls, Idle Talk & Wicked Deeds (self-released)

Two groups of old-timey gals go their own ways with new releases.


Music Stories
[ROOTS] Contrasting the varying roots-music styles of the Flat Mountain Girls and Misty River, I once said that the women of Misty River wear makeup, whereas the FMGs probably don't shave their armpit ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 JEFF ROSENBERG
 

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