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  • Ladies In Blues

    19 Feb 2014, 22:05 by sgoldcoast

    Fri 14 Feb – Ladies In Blues
    Great event put on by The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club and starring the inimitable Lil' Fi on vocals and (occasional) ukelele, Fiona Boyes on vocals and guitars, Ali Penney on vocals and keyboards and Martha Baartz on sax. A couple of the original ladies were not able to make it so we had male substitutes on bass and drums and both were very good.

    As is to be expected, there was a wide variety of music from the ladies and I particularly liked Fiona Boyes, who I have not seen live before. She played a variety of guitars including a cigarbox guitar on which she played slide - good stuff.

    Now to start the process of booking them all again for next year!

    Lil' Fi
    Fiona Boyes
  • 2009 albums - The Race is not over yet

    14 Dec 2009, 20:04 by amnezjusz

    Dobra, w końcu czas zacząć układać finalną ultymatyczną listę roku, przy czym album roku jest już znany (w każdym razie wszędzie tam gdzie się pojawi bo tworzy piękno i harmonię ;-)).

    Dobra, wszyściutko co słuchałem byłem trafiło na listę I jeśli czegoś nie ma to żnaczy żem nie słyszał (a pogrubione albumy to te dodane dziś czyli 13 stycznia) :)

    Stragglers (disappointments)(less than 5):
    Divine Heresy - Bringer of Plagues
    Ephel Duath - Through My Dog's Eyes
    Scar Symmetry – Dark Matter Dimensions

    Peleton (not bad but also nothing special)(5.00-6.99):
    Amorphis – Skyforger
    Anubis Gate – The Detached
    Behemoth – Evangelion
    Bud Tribe - Roll the Bone
    Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
    Centaurus-A - Side Effect Expected
    Doom - Born Like This
    Grave Digger - Ballads of the Hangman
    Ignominious Incarceration - Of Winter Born
    John Mayall – Tough
    Kreator - Hordes of Chaos
    Lion's Share - Dark Hours
    My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire
    Nicole Hart – Treasure
    Obituary – Left to Die
  • KRFC Chart Check September 08

    26 Sep 2008, 16:24 by jcshepard

    I'm streaming radio this morning, visiting some old roots music friends. This week is FUNdrive week at community radio,KRFC-FM in Fort Collins, Colorado. We started out 5-1/2 years ago to bring a diverse mix of roots music and public affairs programming from a local perspective. As a volunteer effort (the manager was the only paid staff to start), the programming ebbs and flows over time. Here's a snapshot of where they're at today:

    KRFC Top Spins for September 13th - September 19th, 2008

    Top 30

    Lila Downs - Shake Away (World)
    Little Feat - Join The Band (Rock)
    McCoy Tyner - Guitars (Jazz)
    Joe Cocker - Hymn For My Soul (Rock)
    VARIOUS ARTISTS - Live@Lunch Vol. 1 Locals Only (Local)
    VARIOUS ARTISTS - Putumayo Presents: Quebec (World)
    VARIOUS ARTISTS - Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul And Calypsoul Crossover 1969-1979 (World)
    Johnny Flynn - A Larum (Americana)
    Old Crow Medicine Show - Tennessee Pusher (Americana)
    Todd Snider - Peace Queer (Americana)
    Rodney Crowell - Sex And Gasoline (Americana)
  • Sunday at Byron Bay's 19th Annual Bluesfest

    24 Mar 2008, 02:27 by j_stirk

    So we were helping the Red Cross at the Bluesfest on Sunday, mainly just to get free entry to see some bands. A few hours of tin-rattling, and we got to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening wandering around enjoying the atmosphere.

    A few notable acts that we managed to catch :

    Managed to catch the last 5 minutes of Guy Davis, who was freaking awesome on the Jambalaya Stage, and a freaking awesome man. I wish we had've been able to knock off earlier so I could have caught more.

    We stayed in the main tent (Mojo) for a while to catch the start of The Beautiful Girls. I've not heard much of them before, and can't say I was that impressed.

    Again, only managed to catch the last 5 minutes of Martinez (who don't seem to be listed on Last.fm), but they sounded awesome. The track we heard was really Latin inspired, and almost verging upon .

    I managed to catch most of Boyes, Grill and DelGrosso - made up of Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill and Rich DelGrosso. …