I just made that up, the new music Tuesday thing, but I may try to keep it a new feature here because I know most us like to sample new musical treats along with our standard classics!
Here is what I will be checking out this week:
"Although few noticed when Warner Bros. issued Geoff and Maria Muldaur's daughter Jenni's debut album in 1992, her long-overdue follow-up is sure to turn heads with its audacious program of undeservingly [sic] obscure R&B and pop tunes, her throaty, nicely nuanced vocal deliver, and the world-class cast of players who surround her. Read more here.
I love Train! They are fun and sometimes that's what I want in a song. They put on a great show and have a good time with the audience. Planning to see them at a local Indian Casino next month.
Note from Train: "It's been in the works for a while, but now our new single 'Hey Soul Sister' is finally here and is premiering exclusively on Billboard.com
. So head over to Billboard
, check it out, and let us know what you think! And tonight around midnight you'll be able to purchase 'Hey Soul Sister' at iTunes.com/train."
This sounds insanely interesting, can't wait to here it. I can't help but think how proud Frank would be of Dweezil for his originality. Check this out:
In a joint announcement with AMD (NYSE: AMD), Dangerous Music released details of Dweezil Zappa’s road recording rig using 48-channels of Dangerous 2-Bus LT analog summing and Dangerous Monitor ST speaker controller, allowing immediate mixing of the ‘Zappa Plays Zappa’ live shows — even in a hotel room. The “Room Service Rig” consists of a PC Audio Labs computer powered by dual AMD Opteron™ quad-core processors, running Steinberg’s NUENDO DAW software along with three 2-Bus LT summing amps and Monitor ST , providing large-format analog console mixing quality on the road.
Boswell also explained why the ‘The Room Service Rig’ was aptly named. “Dweezil was not interested in simply hacking together typical ‘board mixes’ of Frank Zappa classics. He chose Dangerous Music and AMD in order to deliver studio quality mixes and mastering for the fan base. He feels the technology should not only fulfill the Zappa quality requirement but it should also adapt to spontaneity of life on the road.” Visit Charlie Boswell’s blog at: http://globalnerding.blogspot.com.
Last, but in no way least: BOBBY LONG. Another brilliant young artist from the UK. Although much more mellow than Davy Knowles, Bobby has an "old soul" feel to him too. Give him a listen, and if you like what you hear leave a comment and let me know if you would like a copy of his CD I have to GIVE AWAY (first come first serve).
Learn more about him and check out his stuff here.