Thursday April 21st 2011, 4:45 pm
The Railroad Revival Tour
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I’m very excited to announce that I’m hopping on the Railroad Revival Tour and traveling across America on a vintage train with Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros as part of the official Railroad Tour crew. The journey begins tonight with a show in Oakland, California and ends in New Orleans, Louisiana in a week’s time. Head over to www.railroadrevivaltour.com to get the low down on the tour and to follow the Official Tour Diary for a behind the scenes look at what life is like on the train. Though there may be a couple of random posts here and there, When You Awake will return in full swing on Tuesday, May 3rd.

YouTube Preview ImageOld Crow Medicine Show- Wagon Wheel




Thursday April 21st 2011, 10:12 am
Snapshot: Paul McCartney
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Thursday April 21st 2011, 10:00 am
Video of the Day: Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins
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YouTube Preview ImageJohnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins- This Train is Bound for Glory

Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins singing “This Train is Bound for Glory” in 1977 in tribute to Elvis Presley.




Wednesday April 20th 2011, 8:03 pm
Snapshot: Woody Guthrie
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Woody Guthrie




Wednesday April 20th 2011, 7:59 pm
Video of the Day: Woody Pines
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http://www.vimeo.com/22043180Woody Pines- Root Hog Or Die

Woody Pines performing “Root Hog Or Die” live for the Pickathon Pumphouse Sessions recorded at Pickathon Music Festival in 2010. Click here for the complete set of videos from the sessions, including clips of  Langhorne Slim,  Breathe Owl Breathe, Jill Andrews and more. Speaking of Pickathon, the fine folks who run the festival have just announced the complete lineup for this year’s event, set to take place August 5th-7th at Pendarvis Farm in Portland, Oregon. This year’s Pickathon features performances by When You Awake favorites Pokey LaFarge, Strand of Oaks, Fruit Bats and many more. Click here for details.




Tuesday April 19th 2011, 9:25 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Rhett Miller and Robert Francis
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We are giving away four (4) pairs of tickets to see former Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller on Wednesday, May 4th at the Autry in Griffith Park. The show is all ages with When You Awake-favorite Robert Francis supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Rhett Miller) and tell us your favorite song about cowboys  (in honor of the Autry Museum). Include your first and last name in the email. Four winners will be picked and contacted.

YouTube Preview ImageOld 97s- Time Bomb




Tuesday April 19th 2011, 5:20 am
Video of the Day: The Band
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Band- Long Black Veil

The Band performing “Long Black Veil” live on July 5, 1970 in Calgary, Canada during a stop of the Festival Express tour.




Monday April 18th 2011, 6:04 am
Movie Lounge: To Hear Your Banjo Play
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Folk music documentary from 1947 written by Alan Lomax and hosted by Pete Seeger that featured clips of Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Baldwin Hawes, Texas Gladden and more. The 16-minute film is posted it it’s entirety below. Enjoy!

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Monday April 18th 2011, 5:45 am
In Living Color: Akron/Family at the Echo
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Thanks to everyone who came out to the sold out When You Awake Present’s Akron/Family show last week at the Echo. More photos from the evening, by Hagop Kalaidjian, are after the jump.
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Monday April 18th 2011, 5:11 am
Video of the Day: Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three
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YouTube Preview ImagePokey LaFarge and the South City Three- Hard Times Come And Go

Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three with ”Hard Times Come And Go” from their latest record, Riverboat Soul (out now via Free Dirt Records).