Jul 222014
 

Three Duke students and one from UNC interested in various folk forms and pop melodies, attuned to rock ‘n’ roll energy and down-home charm, Bombadil’s members shouted as much as they sang and pounded their instruments as much as played them.” – Grayson Haver Currin, Indy Week, Durham, NC
North Carolina folk-pop band Bombadil will pop into Headliners for show on July 25. Generally tagged as “quirky,” they nevertheless have managed to get out a good half-dozen albums, with 2013’s Metrics Of Affection the most recent. That’s because the current members are determined to make a career of the music. Having a manager who had guided The Avett Brothers to success hasn’t hurt, though a haitus in the middle of the climb didn’t help. Then they were other setbacks, but that whole story is too long for this post. Go read the whole backstory here. You can help them decide if they want to stay in the business by heading over to Headliners. Tickets are $10.

Watch “Amy”:


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Twitter: https://twitter.com/wearebombadil
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Bombadil


Jul 222014
 

Ex-Marine and singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will play a show at 4th Street Live! on July 25. Johnson, who has had a number of cuts by other artists, hasn’t done quite as well on his own – at least sales-wise – although he has won a number of ACM and CMA Award and been nominated for Grammy Awards several times. He eschews the clean-cut look of most contemporary male country singers, instead favoring a large, dark beard which suggests he is a fan of David Allan Coe. He is most certainly a fan of old country; his most recent record is Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran. It’s an almost-free show – there;s a $5 cover charge.
Watch Jamey Johnson playing with Alabama:


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Website: www.jameyjohnson.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JameyJohnson
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Jamey+Johnson


Jul 222014
 

One more post about the Forecastle Fest:
First, J. L. Puckett at the C-J has a glowing summary of the event in today’s paper.
At the Bluegrass Catastrophe blog, Damien McPherson covers Day One.
Ian Ording got the nod for Day Two.
Sam Benati wrapped up Day Three.
At Never Nervous, Phillip Olympia wrote up Day One, Day Two and Day Three.
At the 37 Flood blog, the honors were done by:
John King, Day One
Logan Nichols, Day Two
A photo review by John King.
John King also has an post-Forecastle Fest editorial about the state of music in Louisville.
Adam Gold at Rolling Stone has an article about Forecastle’s Greatest Country Moments.

Any additional reviews from national mags will be posted later.


Jul 212014
 

The weekend was all Forecastle but now that’s done, so it’s back to upcoming show announcements:
Better Than Ezra will play at the Mercury Ballroom on November 22. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday, July 25 at noon.
The Tedeshi Trucks Band will play Iroquois Amphitheater on September 4; tickets range from $17.50-$69.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.


Jul 212014
 

Austin’s favorite singer/songwriter, Bob Schneider, returns to Louisville for the second time this year with a show the Mercury Ballroom. A man of diverse backgrounds (he grew up in Germany) and eclectic inclinations in music, which include funk, country, rock and folk (and maybe some lieder?), he is a recording maniac, having a released more records since 2000 than most musicians do in an entire career, not counting the recording and release of every concert he plays. He’s good at it, apparently – he has won twenty-four Austin Music Awards. His most well-known song is “40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet),” which reached #14 on the AAA Radio Chart. He also has scored a number of soundtrack placements, including “Big Blue Sea” in the movie “Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” He has an audience in Louisville, too. He’s headed to the Mercury on July 24, with Dawn & Hawkes opening. Tickets are $18.50 plus $4.50 if you buy them online.

Take a look at “Swimming In The Sea”:


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Website: www.bobschneider.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobschneidermusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bob_Schneider
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Bob+Schneider


Jul 192014
 

The Dreamland venue was established specifically to book acts not otherwise likely to find gigs in Louisville. Naturally,  this includes some of the more exotic jazz combos, which is pretty much the subtagline for the July 23 show, a tour entitled “Washington D.C. Jazz Collective Night” and featuring Aaron Quinn’s Liver Quiver, Sarah Hughes Saxophone Quartet, Brad Linde’s Underwater Ghost and Billy Wolfe’s Composer’s Octet. Various of these groups will play separately and together, mix and match style. This is so far outside this writer’s area of expertise that I’ll just leave it at that. Tickets are $7.

Here’s Sarah Hughes playing with the Brad Linde Quartet:


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Website: http://dreamlandislouisville.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-Media-Project-at-Dreamland/720969334595217


Jul 192014
 

All right, Day Two of the Forecastle Fest. The lineup includes Jack White, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Jason Isbell, Slint, Lord Huron, Spanish Gold, Kygo, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Soul Rebels, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Boy & Bear, Mount Moriah, Young & Sick, Johnnyswim, JaLin Roze, Goodbye June, The Wans, Jill Andrews, Anwar Sadat, Moon Taxi, Chancellor Warhol, Bluegrass Situation and Americana Music Association Late-Night Hang Featuring The 2. It’s immense. At Waterfront Park. Tickets are $84.50 / $94.50 & UP. Wear your sunscreen.

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Website: http://lineup.forecastlefest.com
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/forecastle