Here’s all the news about the 6th Annual “Itchin’ To Pick” 2011 at the Galt House on March 9-10.
For photos for, prior events, click here.
Shannon Lawson will be a busy fellow this weekend: he’s fronting the Galoots at the 930 Listening Room (also playing:Relic, The 23 String Band, $15) for a 7:30 p.m., then he’s helping out with a cousin’s band, Judge Angus, at the Blue Mule in Jeffersontown later that night, at least if the Blue Mule’s manager is to be believed.
Bill Monroe, that is. His birthday, which isn’t until September 13, is a really big deal in Rosine and Owensboro. They’re planning a whole bunch of events around the 100th birthday of the father of Bluegrass music. All the details are at www.billmonroe100birthday.com/. I know a bunch of Louisvillians likely to make the trip – are you one?
Over at LEO, T. E. Lyons as a lengthy phoner with Wanda Jackson, who has received as much ink as the biggest rockers coming to town. Elsewhere in this week’s issue of LEO, Mat Herron, on assignment in Austin for SXSW, has a report on Kentucky musicians attending the music business confernce/festival. Included are: The Endtables, Cheyenne Marie Mize, The Fervor, Lexington’s Idiot Glee (James Friley), Ben Sollee and Freakwater, plus other individual musicians who are in non-Kentucky bands.
Herron also has an article about filmmaker Scott Shuffitt, who is working on a documentary about independent record storys.
Our good friend and totally professional musician Brigid Kaelin, who also writes prose pretty well, likes to start her shows at the time advertised, whether there’s a crowd in the room or not, so when she is in a situation where she can’t do that … well, you’ll just have to read her opinion on that on at Page One.
If the roads permit, there’s plenty of music happening around the city this weekend, as usual. Over at the local Gannett Profit Center, Joe Lord has a brief plug on the Drivin’ N Cryin‘ show at Headliners tonight; J.L. Puckett previews the Workers show at Headliners on Saturday.
Reaching back to Wednesday’s Velocity, there was an article from 2008 about the Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, who are set for the Bomhard on Saturday. Curiously, the Metromix piece didn’t mention that show info.
For the most music info, check the LMN Calendar.
Louisville native Sid Griffin, best known around these parts as a member of the Long Ryders, has a lengthy interview in the Americana Gazette, which gets readers up-to-date on Griffin’s doin’s in England, where he now lives. He is currently playing bluegrass mandolin in his band The Coal Porters.