Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Truth will Set You Free…

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench – a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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‘Spider’ John Koerner – Spider Blues

Well it’s been forever since I’ve posted anything blues- or jug-band-related, so I thought I’d reward the patience of my blues-loving readers and post this rarity. The most striking thing about this record, to me, is how it just feels … Continue reading

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George Pegram

Here’s one for anybody that liked the Obray Ramsey, or banjo/old-time music in general. Like Ramsey, he played banjo in the 3-finger style, but not quite bluegrass. He was as unique as a blue chicken, and twice as friendly. Whether … Continue reading

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More Sean Ó Riada and That’s All Folk!

Hi there Mr. Joyce, First of all thanks for the excellent post, not only this one but many of them. Well, I write a blog about traditional music too, in portuguese though (I am brazilian – no, we do not … Continue reading

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Seán Ó Riada – Pléaráca an Riadaigh

Ok, now if you’ve managed to get through that last album of Sean-Nós singing, here’s a treat for you (and if you haven’t yet, go listen! You’ve gotta have your vegetables before your dessert!). You’ve heard the roots, now you … Continue reading

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Seosamh Ó hÉanaí – Ó Mo Dhúchas (From My Tradition)

This is really deep, intense, uncompromising music. You can label it ‘difficult listening’ if you like, because chances are, if you’ve never heard this sort of stuff before, you won’t be able to make it to the end of the … Continue reading

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The Transfiguration of Merlin

Well, it’s not exactly a resurrection; the theme is different and the name is too. But fans of Joski will rejoice at the sight of his new project. Thanks for all the comments on the previous post. I’ve replied to … Continue reading

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