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Monday, September 27, 2010

"A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures"

Folkstreams logo
Go here for an amazing archive of documentary films. Their featured film is about Kentucky banjo player and National Heritage Award winner Morgan Sexton, but there is so much more.

Thanks to Old Sledge's Sabra Guzman for the link.

Old Sledge to play Sunset Road fri 10/1/10


Tune in this friday at 5pm ish to hear old-time string band Old Sledge (on a return visit to Sunset Road) play a few tunes/songs talk about what's been happening with them recently and talk up their concert gig with guest Jake Hopping on banjo that evening with Sarah White & the Pearls and PieMan at the Southern in Charlottesville.

Acme Swing Mfg Co on the WTJU folk marathon 4/17/10

In case you missed these.....

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sunset Road Playlist 9/17/10

  1. "Pete's Tune" - Extended Play Boys - Extended Play Boys [Beet]
    theme tune
  2. "Old Dangerfield" - Darol Anger And The American Fiddle Ensemble - Republic Of Strings [Compass]
  3. "Help Me / vocals by Laurie Lewis" - Darol Anger And The American Fiddle Ensemble - Republic Of Strings[Compass]
  4. "Free Man in Paris" - Adrienne Young - Room To Grow [Addie Belle]
  5. "Have You Seen My Chicken?" - The Sweetback Sisters - Chicken Ain't Chicken [Signature sounds]
    playing at Jammin Java, Vienna on w 10/13, & th 10/14 at Mockingbird, Stauton
  6. "My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died" - The Sweetback Sisters - Chicken Ain't Chicken [Signature sounds]
  7. "Down In The Swamp" - David Grier & Chris Thile - Live from The Prism Coffee House 11/3/00 [Live Recording]
    Chris Thile w Punch Bros appearing at the Limekiln, Lexington f 9/24 & at Watermelon Park Festival, Berryville s 9/25
  8. "Rye Whiskey" - Punch Bros feat Chris Thile - Antifogmatic [Nonesuch]
  9. "Smithland Farm" - Jane Rothfield - I fiddle, they banjo [Self]
    Appearing with her band Red Hen on Atlantic Weekly Pt 1 here on WTJU on sat 9/25, at CFOOT (Pete Vigour's studio) W Main Charlottesville on 9/25 in the evening, and at the Greenwood Contradance sun 9/26.
  10. "War And Pizza" - Jane Rothfield - I fiddle, they banjo [Self]
  11. "Hell Up Coal Holler" - Old Sledge - EP [Self]
    Appearing at the Southern on f 10/1, and , hopefully, here on Sunset Rd beforehand the same evening.
  12. "Home By The Sea" - Old Sledge - EP [Self]
  13. "Yew Piney Mountain, My Mama Always Talked To Me" - Albemarle Ramblers - Gentlemen From Virginia [Self]
    Nice new old time cd from Pete Vigour, Dick Harrington &
  14. "Otto Wood The Bandit" - Albemarle Ramblers - Gentlemen From Virginia [Self]
  15. "New Orleans" - Scuffletown - Another Sundown [Self]
    Scuffletown will be playing a benefit for David Bailey at Cville Coffee tomorrow evening. David's long diagnosed brain cancer has returned and he is in Hospice of the Piedmont. Our thoughts go out to you, David.
  16. "So Alive" - David Bailey - Two to see [Self]
  17. "Superstition" - Old School Freight Train - Run [Acoustic Disc]
    Catch OSFT's Jesse Harper & Darrel Muller together with Andy Thacker, Adam Larrabee & guests playing 80's pop hits as Love Canon most wednesdays at The Southern, Charlottesville. They are also playing (as is an Old School Freight Train reunion) at The Festy Experience at Devil's Backbone Brewery in Nelson County VA oct 9th & 10th
  18. "Memphis" - Jesse Harper - And His Best Intentions [Self]
  19. "The Fiddle" - Annbjørg Lien - Waltz With Me [Compass]
    Bruce Molsky on vocals. Bruce will also be at the Watermelon Park Festival, Berryville, sat 9/25.
  20. "Big Shoe" - Bill Frisell - The Willies [Nonesuch]
  21. "Satellite" - Bill Frisell & Petra Haden - Petra Haden And Bill Frisell [True North]
  22. "The Dingle Berries" - Lunasa - The story so far [Compass]
    Lunasa wiill be at the Richmond Folk Festival 10/9/10
  23. "Volcanic Jig" - Natalie MacMaster - Yours Truly [Compass]
    Natalie MacMaster will be at the Paramount Theater 12/11/10

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Richie Hayward RIP

A little late, but just heard that Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward passed away August 12th. Folk? Not really. Great music, hell yeah!

Obituary here.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) Live on Tell Us A Tale, 12 September 2010

Sara Watkins on the fiddle

Sara Watkins on the ukelele

Vagabond Shoes Playlist: Sept.11, 2010

DJ: Bruce
  1. "Calhoun Surf" - Triffids - Come Ride with Me - Wide Open road CD6 [Domino: 2010]
  2. "Qeej Kawm Ntawv" - Boua Xou Mua - Music of the Hmong/Laos [Arhoolie: 1995]
    instrument is the 'gaenge'
  3. "Gar Dance" - Archie Sam Leader - Songs of Earth, Water, Fire and Sky - Music of the American Indi [New World Records: 1976]
  4. "Primavera" - Chaskinakuy - A Flor de Tierra [2002]
    Bolivian Duct Flutes in this tune
  5. "Mbo II" - Budu ensemble - On the Edge of the Ituri Forest - northeastern Belgian Congo [SWP: 1952]
    Hugh Tracey field recordings
  6. "Cry of the Ancestors" - Narasirato Pan Pipers - Cry of the Ancestors [ARC Euclid: 2009]
    Solomons Islands
  7. "Diabolicos" - Piura- Traiditional Music of Peru [Smithsonian Folkways]
  8. "Dabari Kambra 2- Jod" - Gopal Shankar Misra - Out of Stillness [Real World: 2000]
    instrument is vichitra veena
  9. "Dolores" {Bratko Bibic} - Accordion Tribe - Accordion Tribe [Intuition: 1998]
  10. "Mama Sana" - Tarika Sammy - Beneath Southern Skies [Shanachie: 1999]
  11. "Hwahwa" - Thomas Mapfumo - Shumba - Vital hits [Virgin: 1990]
    (warning about beer)
  12. "Zabli Zabli" - Muhammed Alidu - Land of Fire [Black Eye Watching: 2010]
  13. "X-Bar Vision" - Glen Adams and the Upsetters - Upsetter Shop Vol 2
    Lee Scratch Perry collection
  14. "Tuguchil Elia (Elia's Fther" - Garifuna Women's Project - Garifuna [Cumbancha: 2009]
  15. "Cat Walk" - Flaco Jimenez - Flaco Jimenez [Arista: 1994]
  16. "Nadia de Tira" - Ozomatli [2004]
  17. "Bendir (partial)" - Glen Velez - Hand Dance [Nomad]

Friday, September 10, 2010

Scuffletown benefit for David Bailey 9/18

Scuffletown will be playing a benefit for singer songwriter David Bailey at C'ville Coffee on Sat Sept 18th.  David was diagnosed with brain cancer quite some time ago, has fought it off and has had many years as a touring artist since his diagnosis, but now the cancer has returned & he is in hospice.

More details here.
Scuffletown Trio - Marc Carraway, John Whitlow and Vaughan Mairs

Sara Watkins on Tell Us A Tale Sun 9/12 Noon-2pm

Sara Watkins
Tune in for a very special Tell Us A Tale, when Grammy winning artist and co-founding member of the contemporary bluegrass group Nickel Creek, Sara Watkins, stops by for a visit.  In town to perform as part of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion "Summer Love Tour" that same evening at the Charlottesville Pavilion, Sara will surely bring along her fiddle to play a few tunes.

Listen live here.

Sara Watkins live on Daytrotter here.

Hot Rize reunites

Legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize is back, with Bryan Sutton on guitar. Story here:


Monday, September 6, 2010

Honoring Mike Seeger

The Theater at Lime Kiln(in Lexington, VA) is honoring Mike Seeger with festivities on Sunday afternoon, September 26, starting at 3 pm, to include the following:

**Concert by the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a trio of young African-Americans playing a range of old-timey music
**Time for visiting & picnicking.  Limekiln will have food and/or you can bring a picnic (but not drinks); Limekiln sells wine and beer.
**Old-time dancing to the music of the Poison Bottom Boys with caller Becky McKenzie and guest caller Fred Park.

Here's a link to the Lime Kiln web page with more information: http://www.theateratlimekiln.com/carolina.htm

Rockbridge Mountain Music Convention

Coming up the weekend of Sept 10th & 11th in Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista, VA....


Old time string band music in its most laid back state...

Sunset Road Playlist 9/3/10

Walker's Run, featuring Sunset Road alum Brennan Gilmore, live on the show at 6pm-ish
  1. "Pete's tune" - Extended playboys - Extended playboys [Beet]
    Theme Tune
  2. "Blackberry Blossom/Apanhei-te Cavquinho" - Mike Marshall/Hamliton De Holanda - New Words (Novas Palavras) [Adventure Music]
  3. "Jailer Jailer" - Peter Rowan - Legacy [Compass]
    The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band will be at the Richmond Folk festival Oct 8th-10th. Click on 'Peter Rowan' to go to the festival website. Click on 'Jailer Jailer' to download an MP3 of this song
  4. "Inside Out" - Missy Raines & The New Hip - Inside Out [Compass]
  5. "Working On A Building" - Tim O'Brien with Danny Knicely, Curtis Burch & David Knicely - Hand Picked: The Best Of Watermelon Hand Picked: The Best Of Wat [Shepherd's Ford Productions]
    Live recording from the Watermelon Park Festival. WMP will be happening sept 23rd-26th this year near Berryville, VA. Click on 'Handpicked' to go to the festival website
  6. "Arkansas Traveler" - Bruce Molsky - Lost Boy [Rounder]
    Bruce Molsky will be at Watermelon Park Festival this year.
  7. "Sally Ann Johnson" - Moonshine Monsters - Clifftop - Best of 2005 [WV Div of Culture & history]
  8. "Groundhog" - Alex Caton - The Sinners And The Saved [Self]
    Alex Caton, Joe Fallon & Pat Egan will be appearing together in concert at Cville Coffee tomorrow eveniong(9/4)
  9. "Going to the West" - Critton Hollow String Band - Cowboys and Indians [Yodel ay hee]
    Featuring Joe Fallon on lead vocals & banjo. See above.
  10. "Pretty Polly" - Old Sledge - EP [Self]
    new EP cd from Old Sledge. Old Sledge will be at the Southern in Charlottesville on Oct 1st(i think!), and appearing live here on Sunset Road prior to their concert(i hope!).
  11. "Pretty Saro" - Old Sledge - EP [Self]
    Old Sledge will also (for sure)be appearing at the Watermelon Park Festival at the end of september. Click on Old Sledge to go to the festival website.
  12. "Let's dance" - Jake Shimabakuro - On The Porch [Va Foundation for the Humanities]
    from a compilation cd recorded at the Porch stage at Floydfest.
  13. "Bring it on home to me" - The Duhks - On The Porch [Va Foundation for the Humanities]
    more from the proch
  14. "Live in the studio" - Walker's Run
    Walker's Run will be at the Limekiln in Lexington VA tomorrow evening at *6PM*. Click on Walker's Run to go to the Lime Kiln website.
  15. "Desvairada" - Mike Marshall/Hamliton De Holanda - New Words (Novas Palavras) [Adventure]
  16. "Egypt" - Mike Marshall/Hamliton De Holanda - New Words (Novas Palavras) [Adventure]
  17. "Ryestraw" - Lunasa - La Nua [Self]
    Lunasa will also be at the Richmond Folk festival oct 8th -10th.Click on Lunasa to go to that festival's website
  18. "The Wave Sweeper" - John McSherry - Soma [Compass]