Content by tag "Americana"

Phil Scragg

Phil has lectured at K College Tunbridge and has performed at the Albert Hall and Wembley Arena. He has toured internationally with many artists including The Beautiful South, Incantation, Evidence, Joey Negro, Dudu Pukwana, Imelda Staunton, Billy Jenkins, John Etheridge, Carol Grimes and many others. As a recording artist his credits include Robert Plant, Joey Negro, Ester Aweke, Dudu Pukwana, Just East and Sax Appeal. As well as performance and recording Phil also works as a composer/arranger and producer with numerous TV and film credits to his name.

Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints

To step into the soundscape of Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is to have your fingers on a veritable radio dial. With deep sonic roots in virtually every style of mid-20th century American music - from americana to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll - the versatile Seattle-based band offers a rangy dial’s worth of songs for audiences who want to sock-hop in poodle skirts one minute, rock out to hot guitar licks the next and later hug their honeys under the stars as a car stereo plays into the night. Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints are a popular Northwest band who perform extensively on the West Coasts of the US and Canada with recurring gigs in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles as well

Lovestruck Balladeers

The Lovestruck Balladeers are the band the mob boss hired to play his daughter’s wedding. Hailing from the American Midwest, Northeast, and Canada, these players, with their crumpled suits and otherworldly faces have collectively committed themselves to bringing old music into the 21st century with all the energy of a train disaster. They might whip out a lost melody from a forgotten mandolin folio, or they might play a Mexican waltz. They might push into a renegade re-arrangement of a swing standard, or get down with a country rag. They are the five scorpion sons of a West Virginia dance hall, a Little Italy tourist attraction, and a Oaxacan birthday party

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JD Allen: Americana

Read "Americana" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Con questa profonda, austera e appassionata indagine sul blues, JD Allen intende ribadire la sua centralità nell'ambito della musica statunitense (“il blues è la porta d'ingresso -dice nelle note -per il passato e il futuro della musica americana; la fonte da cui gospel, jazz, rock, country, rhythm & blues e hip hop sono formulati. Lo spirito ...

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JD Allen: Americana

Read "Americana" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

JD Allen is an artist who always delivers. He is also an artist who takes risks, willing to explore his limitations, and then break them; to expose his vulnerabilities, and reflect upon their source and meaning. His experimentation is not obvious. It spirals inwards, orbiting the central axis of jazz, while traversing its various trajectories with ...

Larry Koonse: Americana

Read "Americana" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Guitarist Larry Koonse recorded Americana in ’97, then had to wait for the passage of six years and the formation of a receptive record label to see it released. The label is Jazz Compass, an online venture established by Koonse, bassist Tom Warrington, drummer Joe LaBarbera and trumpeter Clay Jenkins to “provide the serious jazz listener ...