Friday July 22nd 2011, 8:10 am
Video of the Day: The Stanley Brothers
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Stanley Brothers- Rank Strangers

The Stanley Brothers performing “Rank Strangers” live in Germany in 1966 for the Festival of American Folk & Country Music. Check out “How Mountain Gals Can Love” from the same performance and a bonus clip of the Brothers performing “It Takes A Worried Man” after the jump.
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Thursday July 21st 2011, 12:04 pm
Snapshot: Rita Coolidge
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Thursday July 21st 2011, 9:37 am
Video of the Day: John Prine
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YouTube Preview ImageJohn Prine- Crazy as a Loon

For all our friends in Los Angeles, Nashville and NYC, here’s the great John Prine performing his song “Crazy as a Loon” live in 2005.  Thanks to Dawes for playing it the other night at the Slaughtered Lamb in London and putting the tune back on our radar.




Wednesday July 20th 2011, 5:27 pm
Snapshot: Johnny Cash
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Johnny Cash as shot by Don Hunstein in San Antonio, TX in 1959.




Wednesday July 20th 2011, 5:20 pm
Video of the Day: The Sunset Strip
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Unbelievable footage dating back to the heyday of the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles circa 1966.




Tuesday July 19th 2011, 9:32 am
News: Jackson Browne Added to Dawes/Jonathan Wilson Show (London)
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Word on the street (aka Jonathan Wilson’s Twitter) is that Jackson Browne will be stopping by the Slaughtered Lamb in London tonight to join Dawes and Jonathan Wilson on stage for a couple of tunes. Though the tickets we were giving away are long gone, you can still buy tickets for only £7.50. Get them while you can! Expect it to be something like this:

YouTube Preview ImageJackson Browne (feat. Dawes and Jonathan Wilson)- Take It Easy/ Our Lady of the Well




Tuesday July 19th 2011, 9:19 am
Video of the Day: Sarah Jarosz
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YouTube Preview ImageSarah Jarosz- My Muse

Sarah Jarosz performing her song “My Muse” live at the Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas in 2010. Check out a bonus clip of Jarosz performing a late night jam of Gillian Welch’s “Look at Miss Ohio” after the jump.
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Monday July 18th 2011, 5:27 am
Ticket Giveaway: Dawes and Jonathan Wilson at the Slaughtered Lamb (London)
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Listen up, London! We are giving away one (1) pair of tickets to see a co-headlining show of Dawes and Jonathan Wilson tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 19th at Pull Up The Roots at the Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell. Believe me when I say that this is an intimate venue…meaning you will have face to face access with some of the best musicians to come out of Los Angeles in recent years. But don’t just take my word for it. Why don’t you ask Jackson Browne, Robbie Robertson, Elvis Costello, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Vetiver or any of the countless others who they count as collaborators and fans. Seriously, enter the contest or buy tickets (£7.50 advance / £10 door)…but get on it now!

YouTube Preview ImageDawes- Love Is All I Am
YouTube Preview ImageJonathan Wilson- Gentle Spirit

To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Dawes and Jonathan Wilson) and tell us what your favorite song about California is. Include your first and last name in the email. One winner will be chosen tonight and contacted. Check out a bonus video of the two acts performing “Late For the Sky” with Jackson Browne after the jump.
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Monday July 18th 2011, 5:13 am
Snapshot: Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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Monday July 18th 2011, 5:11 am
Video of the Day: Kris Kristofferson
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YouTube Preview ImageKris Kristofferson- Me and Bobby McGee

Here’s a 1971 promotional clip, originally shot on 8mm, featuring Kris Kristofferson and members of his band, the Border Lords: Stephen Bruton (on acoustic lead guitar), Terry Paul (bass) and Donnie Fritts (keyboards). Thanks to our friend Rod Melancon for finding this beaut. Side note: Check out the name etched into Kristofferson’s guitar at the 3:12 mark. Gotta love it.