Thursday August 18th 2011, 5:53 pm
Snapshot: Joan Baez
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Thursday August 18th 2011, 5:42 pm
Video of the Day: Joe Cocker and Leon Russell
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YouTube Preview ImageJoe Cocker – Something

Joe Cocker and Leon Russell covering George Harrison’s “Something” for Cocker’s record, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, recorded live at the Filmore East in New York in 1970. The record features an all star band including Jim Price, Bobby Keys, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, Carl Radle, Don Preston, Sandy Konikoff, Chuck Blackwell, Bobby Torres and Jim Horn. The Space Choir features Rita Coolidge, Claudia Lennear, Donna Washburn, Donna Weiss, Pamela Poland, Don Preston, Matthew Moore, Dan Moore, Bobby Jones and Nicole Barclay. Check out a bonus clip of the band hanging out in the sunshine to a sweet, instrumental version of Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On A Wire” after the jump.
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Wednesday August 17th 2011, 5:30 pm
Snapshot: George Harrison and Don Nix
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George Harrison and Don Nix




Wednesday August 17th 2011, 5:12 pm
Video of the Day: Leonard Cohen
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YouTube Preview ImageLeonard Cohen- Bird On A Wire

Leonard Cohen performing his classic tune “Bird On A Wire” live during an impromptu backstage performance in 1972, with Bob Johnston joining in at the 1:44 mark.




Tuesday August 16th 2011, 8:36 am
Snapshot: Elvis Presley
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Tuesday August 16th 2011, 2:10 am
Video of the Day: Elvis Presley
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YouTube Preview ImageElvis Presley- Bridge Over Troubled Water

Elvis Presley performing Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” live at the International Hotel (now The Hilton) in Las Vegas on August 11, 1970. Today marks the 34th anniversary of the King’s passing. RIP Elvis!




Monday August 15th 2011, 4:55 pm
Snapshot: Keith Richards
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Monday August 15th 2011, 4:54 pm
Video of the Day: The Avett Brothers
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Avett Brothers- Bella Donna

The Avett Brothers perform their tune “Bella Donna” back in April 2008.




Friday August 12th 2011, 6:20 am
Guest Mixtape: Grand Ole Echo’s Roots Roadhouse
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Kim Grant, head lady of the Grand Ole Echo, has put together a special mixtape for When You Awake featuring some of her favorite artists that will be playing at the Roots Roadhouse this Sunday, August 14th at the Echo and the Echoplex in Los Angeles. The mixtape features tunes by Nikki Lane, David  Serby, Eilen Jewell, The Sadies and more. Check it out after the jump!
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Friday August 12th 2011, 6:18 am
Snapshot: Linda Ronstadt And Her Band
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Linda Ronstadt, backstage, with members of her band, which featured Kenny Edwards, a former Stone Poney along with Linda, on bass and vocals; Dan Dugmore on pedal steel and rhythm guitars; Ed Black on pedal and lead guitar and occasional piano; Don Francisco on drums; and the late Andrew Gold on piano, guitar and vocals. This photo was originally published in Rolling Stone, March 27, 1975. Found here.