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:
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.
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.
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:
The Happiness Waltz is available at yeproc.11spot.com
The best summary of Harpeth Rising, due into Uncle Slayton’s on June 7, is this one from SKYe magazine: “Think New Grass Revival Meets Fairport Convention.” Now those are some big boots to fill, if we only consider Sam Bush and Richard Thompson from those two groups. Three women and one man, all classically trained, perform with a banjo, viola and hand drums, which means their sound soars away from the bluegrass mold into an expanded Americana, with harmonies. Percussionist Chris Burgess is a native of Louisville but studied music at Indiana University, where the four met. Violinist Jordana Greenberg, though from Ontario, now lives in Bowling Green. Altogether, Harpeth Rising is drawing lots of attention. You can catch them is they rise for only $10.
Check them out here, playing
Also, playing “Norwegian Wood”:
More sound samples: www.harpethrising.com/Harpeth_Rising_Sound_Samples.html?