First Aid Kit- Blue Christmas
The sisters from Sweden with their take on the holiday classic “Blue Christmas.” If you are jonesing for some more alternative Christmas music, check out the Christmas Mixtape we made last year that features tunes by The Band, Blitzen Trapper and Arlo Guthrie among others. Click here to check it out.
Los Angeles, CA, 1974. Photo by Barry Feinstein.
The Everly Brothers performing “That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine” live on The Johnny Cash Christmas Show in 1970. They are joined on stage by their father, Ike Everly, Johnny Cash and his brother, Tommy Cash.
For the latest edition of our Twang Series, I chose to pay tribute to The Boss. The mix features covers of Springsteen-penned tunes by the likes of The Band, Johnny Cash, The Avett Brothers and Townes Van Zandt to name a few. Who should we feature next in our Twang Series? Let us know in the comments after the jump.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Cinefamily Country Christmas party last week. We screened my favorite music documentary, Heartworn Highways, and had live performances by LA country staples I See Hawks in LA and Steve Young, who appears in the film and wrote country classics like “Lonesome, On’ry and Mean” and “Seven Bridges Road.” To watch a video of Steve Young performing his tune “White Trash Song” from that evening, click here. You can also check out more pictures, taken by India Brookover, after the jump.
JJ Cale- Crazy Mama
JJ Cale performing his tune “Crazy Mama” live at Paradise Studios in Los Angeles in 1979.
Sir Douglas Quintet- Nuevo Laredo
Sir Douglas Quintet performing the tune “Nuevo Laredo” in 1969 with Doug Sahm and Frank Morin on vocals.
Sam Quinn, currently of Sam Quinn and the Japan 10 and ex- Everybodyfields, has just sent us 4 original drawings that we have added to our new online alterna-merch store, Sake of the Song. He is selling the drawings for only $20 a pop. That’s a steal for original artwork, especially by someone as talented as Mr. Quinn. Click here to see the drawings. Also, last week a reader asked if Sam did all of the Everybodyfield’s artwork. The answer is yes. He did all of their artwork, we well as the artwork for his new record which will be released in the coming months via Ramseur Records.
When You Awake and Halcyon Magazine Present GOLD DUST tonight, Thursday, December 17th at Footsies in Highland Park/Mt Washington. Your friendly resident DJs Jody, Victoria and Sasha will be spinning Southern Rock, Country Rock and Classic Rock at our bi-weekly (1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month) all girl-DJ night from 10 pm- 2 am. PLUS! Local country rockers Whispering Pines will preview tracks from their brand new record, Family Tree. So if the good lords willin’ and the creek don’t rise, I’ll see you tonight at GOLD DUST!
Whispering Pines- What Is Life (George Harrison Tribute)