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Keith Richards Demonstrates His Famous 5-String Technique (Used on Classic Stones Songs Like “Start Me Up,” “Honky Tonk Women” & More)

For the guitarist, alternate tunings expand the sonic possibilities of the instrument. But where, say, a progressive metal player will add a seventh or eighth string, pitch everything down, and get technical, the opposite is the case with “open” tunings in folk and blues. They are an ideal basis for slide guitar and three-chord, 12-bar vamps, and became the perfect platform for Keith Richards, giving him the room he needed to translate the music of his folk heroes into the gritty, distor...
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Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 25-March 4

  Mark Maggiori’s “Hold On to What Is Good” is part of the “Masters of the American West” annual exhibit and sale presented by the Autry Museum of the American West. This year the exhibit is online and opens on Feb. 27. (Photo courtesy of the Autry Museum of the American West)     Here’s a sampling of online and in-person experiences, Feb. 25 to March 4.   EVENTS   Fair Foodie Fest: Purchase favorite fair foods at a no-contact and drive-thru event, Feb. 26-28. Hours: 5-10 p.m. Fridays;...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, La, Nazis, Israel, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Pandora, Vienna, Soccer, Brooklyn, United States, Glendale, Alaska

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 18-25

    Island Packers offers Winter Whale Watching excursions through the middle of April from their locations in Oxnard and Ventura. (Photo by Doug Mangum)     Take a chance on cultural and entertainment experiences, Feb. 18-25.   EVENTS   Gem Faire in Santa Barbara: International gem and jewelry dealers show and sell bead strands, crystals, fossils, minerals, loose gem stones, finished jewelry and jewelry supplies, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 20; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 21. Jew...
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Neil Young Officially Releasing Legendary On The Beach Debut Concert Album

One of the most famous Neil Young bootlegs is the recording of his solo show at a Greenwich Village club called The Bottom Line, recorded in the early hours of May 16, 1974 in a surprise appearance after a Leon Redbone and Ry Cooder show. Taking the stage around 2:30AM with nothing but his guitar, … More »
Tags: Music, News, Neil Young, Ry Cooder, Greenwich Village, Leon Redbone

Bill Callahan – “Ry Cooder”

Next week, the much-loved indie lifer Bill Callahan will release his new album Gold Record. In the lead-up to the album's release, Callahan has been doing something interesting. He's released one song every Monday, thus ensuring that we will have heard the entire LP by the time it comes out. Today, we get … More »
Tags: Music, Ry Cooder, Callahan, Bill Callahan

Stream: Versionists, Vol. 3 — a Buzz Bands LA playlist of covers

We arrive at your doorstep with another 12-pack of the weird and wonderful: the third installment in our Versionists series. What’s weird, you ask? How about Medicine covering the Monkees? Or Milo Greene doing Boston? Other L.A. luminaries herein include Sego (Daniel Johnston), KOLARS (The Undertones), Freedom Fry (Elton John), Samantha Sidley (Ry Cooder), Mynabirds (Portishead), James Supercave (Gorillaz) and Meg Myers (Kate Bush). And a few others that caught our ears when they were released t...
Tags: Music, Featured, Medicine, Boston, Samsung, Elton John, Monkees, Kate Bush, Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell, Gorillaz, Playlists, Mynabirds, James Supercave, Sego, Meg Myers

(Some Of) The Best Music Documentaries: From Amy to XTC

In this piece, Glen Peoples has compiled a list of some of the greatest documentaries from the '70s through to the '10s covering musicians, instruments, and music scenes. Although not comprehensive, the list contains some of the most exceptional highlights from the past fifty years. ________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples from Medium If you like documentaries, you’re at the right place. This list, compiled from recommendations I received on Twitter, is originally from my...
Tags: Music, La, Wilco, Los Angeles, James Brown, Radiohead, Netflix, Guest Post, Scott Walker, Amy Winehouse, Tokyo, Cuba, Seattle, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Kurt Cobain

BMG Buys World Circuit, Buena Vista Social Club Label

BMG has acquired independent world music label, World Circuit, home to Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré and Orchestra Baobab. The label's Nick Gold will join BMG to develop new projects. Grammy winning Buena Vista Social Club has the most successful world music album of all time with sales in the multi-millions. The UK-based record company specializes in music from Cuba and West Africa. The catalog also includes Ali Farka Touré and Ry Cooder’s Grammy winning Talking Timbuktu (199...
Tags: Music, UK, West Africa, Cuba, Bmg, Music Business, Indie Labels, Ry Cooder, Buena Vista Social Club, World Circuit, Bruce Houghton, Ali Farka Touré, BVSC, Fatoumata Diawara, Nick Gold, Orchestra Baobab

AmericanaFest 2018: NoiseTrade Songsmith Social [INTERVIEW]

In celebration of AmericanaFest 2018, Noisetrade here conducts a group interview with artists including Amanda Shires, Tommy Emmanuel, Erik Koskinen, Them Coulee Boys about the festival and the genre itself. _______________________________ Guest post by Will Hodge of NoiseTrade We’re celebrating AmericanaFest 2018 in Nashville this week by throwing our very own party with our friends over at Thirty Tigers and Big Tickets. The NoiseTrade Songsmith Social will take place at Diskin ...
Tags: Music, America, Guest Post, Nashville, Americana, Music Business, Conventions & Awards, Indie Labels, Midwest, Ry Cooder, Springsteen, Jaime Wyatt, Bruce, John Prine, Rosanne Cash, Rosanne

Kamasi Washington, Ry Cooder, Marc Ribot Bring the Heat to Montreal Jazz Festival

Attendees of the 39th annual Montreal International Jazz Festival likely all had a familiar refrain in mind: the heat is on. The fest, which runs June 28 to July 7, faced summer temperatures well into the 90s this week, but jazz fanatics, party people, families and tourists alike are braving the weather to enjoy a wide […]
Tags: News, Seal, Kamasi Washington, Ry Cooder, Montreal Jazz Festival, Kamasi Washington Ry Cooder Marc Ribot

Alfredo Thiermann and Tres Warren :: Land In The Sky

On Land In The Sky, Alfredo Thiermann (formerly of the Chilean krautrock band Föllakzoid) and Tres Warren (the Psychic Ills mastermind) meet up on the astral plane for a series of extended sonic meditations. The results are spellbinding, calling to mind a collaboration between Popol Vuh’s Florian Fricke at his most pastoral and Ry Cooder […]
Tags: Music, Ry Cooder, Popol Vuh, Alfredo Thiermann, Tres Warren, Florian Fricke

Ricky Skaggs Announced as 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Nashville, TN -- This fall, a bronze plaque depicting 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and musician Ricky Skaggs will be added to the Rotunda wall at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville. At a CMA-hosted press conference held this morning at the famed institution, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced Skaggs as one of three inductees for the Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Later this year, Skaggs will be inducted in the "Modern Era Artist" category, along wi...
Tags: Kentucky, Nashville, Jesus, Garth Brooks, Cma, Hall of Fame, Sharon White, Ry Cooder, Trisha Yearwood, Bruce Hornsby, Kentucky Thunder, Country Music Hall of Fame, WSM Radio, Skaggs, Ricky Skaggs, Rotunda

Stream: Joachim Cooder, ‘Everybody Sleeps in the Light’

Six years ago, Joachim Cooder released his “debut album,” which you would not have known was his except for the album spine and the songwriting credits. That album, “Love on a Real Train,” featured Cooder’s songs performed by a stellar cast of vocalists, including Petra Haden, Inara George, Cooder’s wife Juliette Commagere and his brother-in-law Robert Francis. So his forthcoming EP “Fuchsia Machu Picchu” is a mouthful in more ways than just the title — he sings on it. Cooder, son of (and now co...
Tags: Music, Featured, Long Beach, Francis, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Ry Cooder, Robert Francis, Zebulon, Joachim Cooder, Buzzy Lee, Juliette Commagere, Petra Haden Inara George Cooder, Robert Francis So, Cooder, Fuchsia Machu Picchu

'It's All Gone Haywire': Mavis Staples on Her 'Angry' New Album

At 78 years old, Mavis Staples has lived through — and sung about — as much American turmoil as any working artist. In the 1960s she provided a crucial voice in the fight for civil rights as a member of the Staple Singers, the Chicago-based family band founded by her father, the late Roebuck Staples, who was known as Pops. The group frequently traveled and performed with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; its 1965 album Freedom Highway , recorded live just weeks after the...
Tags: Music, Interview, Obama, Washington, Wilco, America, Los Angeles, Staples, Chicago, Soul, Tom Waits, Selma, Bob Dylan, Michelle Obama, Michael Brown, R&B

Tom Paley, Pioneer Of American Folk Music Revival, Dead At 89

"Here, after all, was a man who had worked with those American folk legends Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, had influenced Bob Dylan, and taught both Ry Cooder and Jerry Garcia. A passionate enthusiast for folk music and a performer with a wicked and often outrageous sense of humour, he continued to perform - and […]
Tags: Art, Woody Guthrie, People, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Jerry Garcia, 10.02.17, Tom Paley

Harry Dean Stanton: An Enigmatic Icon Whose Final Starring Role Might Be His Best

As Ry Cooder’s slide guitar sounds melancholy echoes, the man suddenly appears in the desert, walking purposely toward some vague destination off in the distance. His sunbaked face covered with several days of beard, his pinstripe suit dusty and ill-matched with a red baseball cap, he is plainly driven by some inner demons. Just as... Read more »
Tags: Film, Opinion, Ry Cooder, Sam Shepard, Paris Texas, Harry Dean Stanton

Sam Outlaw: Tenderheart (Review)

Southern Californian singer-songwriter returns with a solid set of somber and rockin’ tunes, but without the support his first record enjoyed in producer Ry Cooder. [Author: Richard Driver]
Tags: Music, Ry Cooder, Sam Outlaw, Richard Driver

Desert Foxx - Bring Us Home

NYC trio Desert Foxx mix dark Americana, jazz and post-rock on their Kill Together, adding another branch to the big tree that is called avant-garde. It sounds like King Crimson was having a row with Ry Cooder and… (in post Desert Foxx: Kill Together from Here comes the flood. More by this artist at )
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Ricky Skaggs to Perform at The 50th Annual CMA Awards

Nashville, TN -- Fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winning music legend Ricky Skaggs will perform on "Country Music's Biggest Night." Skaggs, a former CMA Entertainer of the Year, will be part of a star-studded lineup next week at "The 50th Annual CMA Awards." "What a joy it is to be back at the CMA Awards," says Skaggs. "And to be included with so many of my heroes is very humbling." Additional legendary performers include Alabama, Roy Clark, Charley Pride, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Clint Black,...
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Ricky Skaggs Set for Induction Into Musicians Hall of Fame

Nashville, Tenn. (September 7, 2016) -- The musical honors just keep pouring in for country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs. Last week, Skaggs learned he would receive this year's prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and today it was announced that the 14-time GRAMMY® winner will be inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. "What an incredible honor it is for me to be inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame," says Skaggs. "Just to be named alongside so many of my musical heroes is really humbling...
Tags: Kentucky, Jimi Hendrix, Nashville, Garth Brooks, American Federation Of Musicians, Sharon White, Ticketmaster, Ry Cooder, Hank Williams, Bruce Hornsby, Kentucky Thunder, Skaggs, Ricky Skaggs, Cooder White Skaggs, Skaggs Family Records

Ricky Skaggs to be Honored with ASCAP Founders Award

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present acclaimed bluegrass and country music songwriter-artist and Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs with its prestigious Founders Award at the 54thannual ASCAP Country Music Awards. The exclusive, invitation-only gala, which celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed country songs of 2015, will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on October 31st. ASCAP Presi...
Tags: Kentucky, Sharon White, Pro, Ascap, Ry Cooder, Nashville Tennessee, Bruce Hornsby, Kentucky Thunder, Ryman Auditorium, Skaggs, Paul Williams, Ricky Skaggs, Skaggs Family Records

Castro's Cuba – 50 years later, the island nation is still Castro country

See sample pages from this book at Wink. Castro's Cuba: An American Journalist's Inside Look at Cuba 1959-1969 by Lee Lockwood Taschen 2016, 360 pages, 10.3 x 13.6 x 1.4 inches (hardcover) $45 Buy a copy on Amazon Right now, Cuba is red hot, hotter even than when Ry Cooder introduced most of the world to the Buena Vista Social Club almost 20 years ago. Thanks to the normalization of relations between the United States and the Caribbean island nation, American tourists will soon have a n...
Tags: Post, News, United States, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Raul, Caribbean, Castro, Ry Cooder, Buena Vista Social Club, Fidel, Taschen, Lockwood, Cuba Cuba, Amazon Right, Lee Lockwood

Book Notes - Keegan Jennings Goodman "The Tennessee Highway Death Chant"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Keegan Jennings Goodman's novel The Tennessee Highway Death Chant is as compelling as it is inventive. Blake Butler wrote of the book: "Keegan Jennings Goodman's Tennessee H...
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Little Glass Men - Kelp Grooves

Little Glass Men offer Kelp Grooves. Not as underwater as you’d expect. A bit more lying on the beach vibe. Some lovely guitar work that edges towards Ry Cooder (or Chris Isaak’s Wicked Games) and a totally chilled… (in post Kelp Grooves from ACIDTED. More by this artist at )
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Cooder-White-Skaggs at The Ryman in Nashville April 5th

Nashville, TN -- Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and his wife of 33 years, vocalist Sharon White, join forces with renowned guitarist Ry Cooder for a one night concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The performance promises to be an unforgettable journey into the heart of country, blues, bluegrass and gospel. A critic for The New York Times recently called a performance by the virtuosic trio a "Roots-music celebration" that conveys "a sense of rare, joyous occasion." Don't ...
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Southern Comfort

Walter Hill’s Cajun siege picture, for a long time barely registering on the cultural radar, for cinephiles now sits nicely in the highly influential late 70’s-early 80’s period of Hill’s filmography. At once a retelling of the wolfpack themed pictures Hill nearly perfected around this time ('Alien', 'The Warriors', 'The Long Riders'), but also sharp allegory to American foreign policy, 'Southern Comfort', like all of Hill’s films resonates on multiple levels – historical and social commentar...
Tags: New York, Thriller, Louisiana, Lousiana, Ry Cooder, Hill, Booth, The Warriors, Peter Coyote, Keith Carradine, Sam Peckinpah, Walter Hill, Alan Bacchus, *** 1/2, 'Alan Bacchus Reviews, 1980's

Cooder, Skaggs and White add second show

A show with Ry Cooder is always worth checking out and when you toss in Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, of the gospel band The Whites, along with Ry's son Joachim Cooder on drums, Mark Fain on bass and more White family members, father Buck and sister Cheryl, you have quite an evening. Demand for tickets was such that the organizer of the event has added a second show on Wednesday April13 at 8 p.m. at Centrepointe Theatre.
Tags: White, Ry Cooder, Cheryl, Buck, Mark Fain, Ry, Ricky Skaggs Sharon White, Cooder Skaggs, Joachim Cooder

Blind Alfred Reed: Appalachian Visionary

Blind Alfred Reed: Appalachian Visionary is finding its way into record stores nearly 90 years after Reed was first recorded. Born blind on June 15, 1880, in Floyd County, Virginia, Alfred Reed grew up on a West Virginia farm. In the 1920s, when radio became available in his area, Alfred listened to and enjoyed performances by several of the era’s popular singers. Alfred would purchase songbooks and hymnbooks, and his wife Nettie would read the lyrics to him. Because the songs he learned from ot...
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Cooder, Skaggs and White to make rare Ottawa appearance

A show with Ry Cooder is always worth checking out and when you toss in Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, of the gospel band The Whites, along with Ry's son Joachim Cooder on drums, Mark Fain on bass and more White family members, father Buck and sister Cheryl, you have quite a show. They will all be playing April 14 at Centrepointe Theatre.
Tags: White, Ottawa, Ry Cooder, Cheryl, Buck, Mark Fain, Ry, Ricky Skaggs Sharon White, Cooder Skaggs, Joachim Cooder

Book Notes - Jeff Wood "The Glacier"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jeff Wood's The Glacier is an innovatively told book, a truly cinematic novel. Jon Raymond wrote of the book: "Call Jeff Wood's The Glacier what you will—a novel-in-scre...
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