Monday July 27th 2009, 11:23 am
‘When You Awake’ On The Air Today
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Tune into Little Radio today from 2-4 pm (PST) for the ‘When You Awake Show’. Matt Adams from the San Francisco band The Blank Tapes will be stopping by for a special in-studio acoustic performance. For a little taste of what to expect, check out this video of Matt and the Blank Tapes performing in Santa Cruz, California back in April.

YouTube Preview ImageBlank Tapes- Silverado

Monday July 27th 2009, 11:11 am
Video of the Day: Taj Mahal
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YouTube Preview ImageTaj Mahal – Everybody Got To Change Sometime

Taj Mahal performing “Everybody Got To Change Sometime” on October 16, 1968 for Playboy After Dark. Jesse Ed Davis is on guitar.

Friday July 24th 2009, 2:25 pm
RIP John “Marmaduke” Dawson
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According to Billboard Magazine, John “Marmaduke” Dawson, the longtime Grateful Dead collaborator and co-founder of country rock group the New Riders of the Purple Sage, passed away Tuesday from stomach cancer. He was 64.

Rick Danko, Janis Joplin, John “Marmaduke” Dawson and Jerry Garcia

He was best known for co-writing the Grateful Dead hit “Friend of the Devil”, appearing on multiple Grateful Dead records including Aoxomoxoa, Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, and for his decades of work with New Riders of the Purple Sage. RIP Marmaduke! You will be missed. (p.s. Thanks to Matthew Stoulil from NYC band the Morning Pages for alerting me to the sad news).

YouTube Preview ImageNew Riders of the Purple Sage- Texas

YouTube Preview ImageJerry Garcia and The New Riders of the Purple Sage Rehearsing- Excerpt from Fillmore

Friday July 24th 2009, 11:57 am
Video of the Day: Jeff Tweedy
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YouTube Preview ImageJeff Tweedy (Wilco)- Fake Plastic Trees

Jeff Tweedy covering Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees” in Champaign, Illinois on January 31, 2009.

Thursday July 23rd 2009, 2:30 pm
Tour Announcement Thursdays
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Click the pictures below to check out tour dates.

AA Bondy- When The Devil’s Loose (from When The Devil’s Loose out Sept 1 via Fat Possum)

Monsters of Folk- Say Please (from Monsters of Folk out Sept 22 via Shangri-La Music)

Duke and the King

Duke and the King- The Morning I Get To Hell (out Aug 4th via Ramseur Records)

Avett Brothers- I & Love & You (from I & Love & You out Sept 29 via Ramseur Records)

Cave Singers- Beach House (from Welcome Joy out Aug 18 via Matador Records)

Big Surprise Tour with Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine featuring Gillian Welch, The Felice Brothers and Justin Townes Earle

Old Crow Medicine Show- Caroline (from Tennessee Pusher out now on Nettwerk)

Thursday July 23rd 2009, 12:55 pm
Mixin’ With Auld Lang Syne
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Timothy Dick from the Rochester, New York band Auld Lang Syne has given us his “Top 10 Songs That Would Stop You In Your Tracks If You Heard Them From An Open Window While You Were Wandering The Streets Alone After Midnight”. The mix features songs by Bob Dylan, Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Sinead O’Connor (yes!!). It’s been a busy summer for Auld Lang Syne, as they just released their debut full length record, Midnight Folly, in May, went on a 10 date tour, and then joined up with the Avett Brothers for a handful of shows in the Northeast. Next up, the band is set to play this Saturday, July 25th with the Roadside Graves at Trash Bar in Brooklyn and then will be returning to the studio this fall to record the follow up to Midnight Folly. Their mixtape is after the jump.


Thursday July 23rd 2009, 11:38 am
Video of the Day: Harry Nilsson
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YouTube Preview ImageHarry Nilsson- Medley

Harry Nilsson sings a Medley of tunes with himself as part of the 1971 BBC TV Special, The Music of Nilsson. He sings “Walk Right Back”, “Cathy’s Clown” and “Let The Good Times Roll.”

Wednesday July 22nd 2009, 11:58 am
Blog Love: It’s Great To Be Alive
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It’s Great To Be Alive is a site that features live bootlegs for your downloading pleasure. Some performances of interest are Willie Nelson and Leon Russell live at the Capitol Theater on April 1, 1979, The Highwaymen in Stockholm in March of 1992 and Townes Van Zandt at the Down Home on April 14, 1985. If you dig live show recordings, this is the site for you.

Wednesday July 22nd 2009, 10:55 am
Video of the Day: Deer Tick
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Deer Tick – Dead Flowers

Deer Tick with a cover of the Rolling Stone’s song “Dead Flowers” for My Old Kentucky Blog’s Laundromatinee Session. In other Deer Tick covers news, click here to check out their version of “La Bamba”. This tune got everyone dancing and twisting away at their show here in LA earlier this month.

Tuesday July 21st 2009, 3:59 pm
Guest Mixtape: Cosmic Norwegian Music
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Stian from the amazing website Heartworn Highways has put together a mixtape for us featuring the best country and indie folk music from Norway. This is the third in a series of mixtapes featuring different bloggers from around the world introducing us to the great folk and roots (can we still call it “americana”?) artists in their countries. If you missed them, be sure to check out the first two installments in the series: Cosmic French Music and Cosmic Australian Music. Stian’s Norweigan mixtape is after the jump.