Mike's VoD: Hopsin
Posted on Friday July 18, 2014 By Tre Brannum
"I'm not a fan of this rapper...but Dylan (son) told me to check out this song - and it's actually pretty good. The lyrics are pretty deep and worth listening to."
"I have nothing...I can't stop laughing"
Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited
A Special Release Celebrating the 50th Anniversary
of Cash’s Landmark Album Available August 19
Of all the dozens of albums released by Johnny Cash during his nearly half-century career, 1964’s Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian was among the closest to the artist’s heart. A concept album focusing on the mistreatment and marginalization of the Native American people throughout the history of the United States, its eight songs—among them “The Ballad of Ira Hayes,” a #3 hit single for Cash on the Billboard country chart—spoke in frank and poetic language of the hardships and intolerance they endured.
Now, 50 years after it was recorded, a collective of top Americana artists has come together to reimagine and update these songs that meant so much to Cash, who died in 2003. Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited (Sony Music Masterworks, August 19), produced by Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville), features American music giants Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Bill Miller, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and Norman and Nancy Blake, as well as up-and-comers the Milk Carton Kids and Rhiannon Giddens, interpreting the music of Bitter Tears for a new generation. As his project was for Cash, the new collection is a labor of love with a strong sense of purpose fueling its creation.
The album was recorded in three sessions: the first two in Los Angeles and Nashville and, lastly, one at the Cash Cabin, in Cash’s hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee, where Bill Miller cut his contribution. Providing the instrumental backing for most of the album are Greg Leisz (steel guitar, guitars), Keefus Ciancia (keyboards), Patrick Warren (keyboards for the L.A. sessions), Jay Bellerose (drums) and Dave Piltch (bass).
Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com.
1. As Long as the Grass Shall Grow – feat. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
2. Apache Tears – feat. Emmylou Harris w/The Milk Carton Kids
3. Custer – feat. Steve Earle w/The Milk Carton Kids
4. The Talking Leaves – feat. Nancy Blake w/ Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
5. The Ballad of Ira Hayes – feat. Kris Kristofferson w/ Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
6. Drums – feat. Norman Blake w/ Nancy Blake, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
7. Apache Tears (Reprise) – feat. Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
8. White Girl – feat. The Milk Carton Kids
9. The Vanishing Race – feat. Rhiannon Giddens
10. As Long as the Grass Shall Grow (Reprise) – feat. Nancy Blake, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
11. Look Again to The Wind – feat. Bill Miller
Gov't Mule celebrate "20 Years Strong"
Photo Credit: Anna Webber
Gov’t Mule is currently on their U.S. Tour “20 Years Strong” in support of their current acclaimed double disc album Shout!, out now. The album features 11 songs plus a bonus disc with a world class lineup of vocalists re-interpreting The Mule’s new songs. Special guests on the album are: Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Toots Hibbert, Glen Hughes, Jim James, Myles Kennedy, Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, Vintage Trouble’s Ty Taylor, and Steve Winwood.
“20 Years Strong
” U.S. Tour will bring them to Birmingham on Tuesday, July 22 to perform at Sloss Furnace
. With only a week left to purchase tickets for the show I strongly encourage you to do so here
TODAY while tickets are still available.
For more Gov’t Mule
“20 Years Strong
” U.S. Tour Dates visit their site
Gov't Mule performs "Funny Little Tragedy" on Conan
Mike's VoD: Weird AL
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014 By Tre Brannum
"....." It's Weird Al. No words necessary.
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