Apr 152014

Miss Shevaughn And Yuma Wray, who could be billed Mr. and Mrs Shevaughn and Yuma Wray (or as Erin and Chris Stelloh) on account of their recent marriage on March 1, are honeymooning by going on tour in support of a new record, Lean Into The Wind. Musical partners getting hitched isn’t exactly a new phenomenon (just ask the Civil Wars – or then again, maybe don’t) but it is certainly a statement of hope in the face of reality, because being road musicians is hard on the soles, the soul and the state of most relationships. As for the new record, one reviewer wrote that they “go all Flying Burrito Brothers with a SoCal-influenced set of new songs.” That should give you a hint; you can check out the video, too. Tickets to the April 19 at the New Vintage are $5.
Bleed Me”:


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Feb 182014

Jay Farrar
The Clifton Cultural Center continues with their string of interesting bookings with a show featuring Son Volt front man Jay Farrar, along with band member Gary Hunt on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. The show will happen on April 30; tickets are $23 and are available at the Clifton Center ticket office.

Dec 202013

Phillip Olympia at Never Nervous highlights the new record from Evan Patterson, under the pseudonym Jaye Jayle, called ...It’s Jayle Time!. It’s recommended for fans of droned-out folk tunes, Olympia sez. Give it a listen:

Sep 182013

Shovels And Rope
Shovels & Rope with Shakey Graves might sound a little suspicious, if you are inclined toward horror movies and/or conspiracies; otherwise, it’s a show at Headliners on September 22, featuring the folkish husband and wife team of Shovels And Rope from Charleston, South Carolina. They are just now starting to make the climb: they made their network television debut of “Letterman” in January of this year. Their sound has the raw feel of the early Southern Culture On The Skids, but without the electric rock ‘n’ roll underpinnings. Shakey Graves is a one-band band, otherwise known as Alejandro Rose-Garcia, who has been touring as a solo act for some little while. He is touring in support of Roll The Bones, his first CD. Altogether, it’s a show for fans of rough-edged Americana; tickets are only $15.

Check Out Shovels & Rope doing “Gasoline”


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Sep 082013

Donna the Buffalo by Jim Gavenus

If you mix Zydeco with bluegrass, reggae and country rock, you could call it Americana – or maybe just Donna The Buffalo music, for a simpler handle. When you’ve been playing professionally for twenty years and have a following calling themselves The Herd, you have a lot of room to experiment, which is what DTB has done. As one of the founding and host bands for the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance (plus a couple of other festivals) in New York, they stay pretty busy, but not so busy that they can’t record – they have a new record, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, which they will be promoting at a show at Headliners on September 12. Louisville’s Vessel will open. Tickets are $20.

For a sample, take a look at the official Sugar Hill video for “Lock And Key”

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Jul 242013

One of the unavoidable facts about trying to cover the Louisville music scene is that there are new groups and solo performers appearing constantly (sometimes with familiar players in them and sometimes not), in such numbers as to make a poor, miserable blogger more miserable. From the point of view of such artists, however, the challenge is get anybody to pay attention, which is both harder and easier than it used to be; harder, because the major media have limited space and easier because there are more music-related blogs and writers in town. Sigh.
Case in point is a quintet called The Moonlight Peddlers, who have a new CD as well as a video. They have gotten the attention of Laura Shine at WFPK and Michael Tierney at Louisville.com, who wrote a profile of the group. You can read it here.

Jun 072013

Josh Rouse

Josh Rouse returns to Louisville after a three-year break, this time playing in  Whitney Hall on June 12. Rouse, a standard in the AAA/Americana genre in public radio, has a new CD, The Happiness Waltz, to offer for your entertainment. Beginning in 1998 with Dressed Up Like Nebraska, he has managed to release a new project every couple of years. For this tour, he has left Spain, where he know resides and has a new family, to travel the US. You can check him out for only $20.

Here is the official video for “Julie, Come Out Of The Rain,” from The Happiness Waltz:

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The Happiness Waltz is available at yeproc.11spot.com