1. Beautiful Soil
2. China Town
3. From Me to You
5. Never Give Up Blues
6. Rock ‘n Roll Star #337
7. Holdin’ Aces
8. New Hope
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It’s often been said that three-piece bands are the most expressive and most balanced musical units known to the rock world. Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rush, The Police, Primus … These legendary acts struck upon the correct ratio of musicianship and progressive songwriting by exploring uncharted musical territories while highlighting the individual talents within their collective ranks.
Now Magna Carta Records unveils Pinnick Gales Pridgen a visionary power trio (emphasis on power) and a supergroup to boot, which is sure to take its rightful place in rock’s hallowed halls.
Pinnick Gales Pridgen show some of their influences with their brilliant version of seminal power trio Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love”. Pinnick says, “Our version has a different vibe: it’s tuned down, real low.”
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Is there an emerging style that we can call “alternative bluegrass?” Bands such as Crooked Still, Mountain Heart, and Old Crow Medicine Show come immediately to mind. The alternative bluegrass sound is not the high, lonesome variety of Bill Monroe or the Stanley Brothers. It doesn’t possess the exciting polish of Flatt & Scruggs. Nor does it have the instrumental pyrotechnics of newgrass. But alternative bluegrass is definitely emerging as a distinctive variety of bluegrass, one that is proving pleasing to a wide spectrum of the music’s fans. It embraces folk music at its core. Its bands typically exhibit beautifully blended vocals, spry picking, ear-catching syncopations, and refreshingly creative original song writing. So if the alternative bluegrass sound has perked up your ears, add to the list of its most enjoyable practitioners the wonderful Oregon-based band Wayward Vessel.
Wayward Vessel sailed into the national bluegrass scene with a strong second place finish at the 2012 Telluride Band Competition. Mandolinist Josiah Payne has won on his instrument at Winfield and Rockygrass. Fiddler Julie Schmidt teaches music at a school in Portland. Bassist Belinda Underwood plays folk (on the ukulele, no less) and jazz, as well as manufacturing bass pickups. And guitarist Ken Chapple gives flatpicking guitar clinics and is a mainstay of Portland-area jam sessions. Although young, this ensemble is clearly accomplished and their talents shine through here.
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Oklahoma rock group Taddy Porter has just announced the Feb. 26 release of their sophomore album, Stay Golden.Songwriting for the album was a collaborative effort that allowed the band to dwell separately on what they wanted the record to be.“If I’ve learned anything, it’s that if you have a good idea and you have another […]