Thursday May 17th 2012, 5:14 pm
Video of the Day: Ray Wylie Hubbard
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YouTube Preview ImageRay Wylie Hubbard- Coricidin Bottle

Ray Wylie Hubbard‘s new video for  “Coricidin Bottle” off his latest release, Grifters Hymnal. Nominated for 3 Americana awards in 2010, Hubbard mixes Southern Gothic fables with a shot in the arm and does it with wry humor that is uniquely his. The video was made using footage from Ray’s iPhone along with found photos and Super 8 footage. The only expense? 14 bucks for the monkey. Ray Wylie Hubbard will be at Joe’s Pub tonight, Thursday, May 17th followed by a series of dates criss-crossing the states all summer long with a show at McCabe’s on July 14th. For a little taste of what to expect at a Ray Wylie Hubbard show, check out a video clip of him performing earlier this week after the jump.

Thursday May 17th 2012, 2:33 pm
Snapshot: Mick Jagger
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Mick Jagger

Wednesday May 16th 2012, 6:02 pm
Video of the Day: First Aid Kit
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YouTube Preview ImageFirst Aid Kit- Simple Man

Revisiting the time two years ago when those talented ladies known as First Aid Kit covered a Graham Nash tune at our request. What do you think of their take on the Nash classic?

Wednesday May 16th 2012, 5:22 pm
Snapshot: David Lindley, Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne
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Photo by Phil Cecolla, 1975.

Monday May 14th 2012, 4:33 pm
Video of the Day: Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris
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YouTube Preview ImageTrio – Calling My Children Home

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris effortlessly break into three-part harmony during an interview in 1987 while promoting their record Trio.

john_sebastianJohn and Ceci Sebastian, The Farm, Los Angeles, CA 1969 © Jerry de Wilde, 1969

When You Awake’s own Bryan Thomas explores the history of a place that Rolling Stone magazine once referred to as a “ramshackle semi-commune.” The Burbank, California-based community known as The Farm was home to a number of influential people in the late 60s and early 70s, including musician John Sebastian, photographer Henry Diltz and record producer Cyrus Faryar among others. In this piece, Thomas shares snippets of interviews he conducted with Diltz and Sebastian over the years as well as a handful of photos of the commune by Henry Diltz and Jerry de Wilde. Read more after the jump.

Friday May 11th 2012, 2:37 am
Snapshot: Willie Nelson
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Willie Nelson with horses

Thursday May 10th 2012, 4:39 pm
Video of the Day: Robert Francis Covering Leslie Stevens
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YouTube Preview ImageRobert Francis- Falling In A Deep Dark Hole

Robert Francis covering Leslie Stevens‘ “Falling In A Deep Dark Hole” for the Voice Project in early May 2012. Check out Leslie’s version of the tune after the jump. Leslie and Robert will be performing together at The Troubadour in Los Angeles alongside Lou and Jay of Edwards & Edwards (previously known as The Smart Brothers) on Wednesday, May 23rd. What a lineup! Book your tickets now.

Tuesday May 08th 2012, 3:18 pm
Ticket and Album Giveaway: Jonathan Wilson at the Troubadour
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Jonathan Wilson

We have a special prize package to give away in honor of Jonathan Wilson‘s upcoming performance at The Troubadour tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 9th. We are giving away one pair of tickets to the show, PLUS a vinyl copy of his Record Store Day 12″ release, Pity Trials & Tomorrow’s Child.

Jonathan Wilson

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Wilson, he was recently named Uncut Magazine’s “2011 New Artist of the Year” and he has spent time touring the world with the likes of Wilco, Jackson Browne and many others (did I mention that he’s set to open for Tom Petty this summer?). To win the prize pack, listen to the 12″ stream here and guess who the original artists are that Jonathan covers. E-mail your answers to whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: Jonathan Wilson) and include your full name and mailing address. One winner will be chosen and contacted.

Tuesday May 08th 2012, 2:43 pm
Video of the Day: Jeremy Benson (PREMIERE)
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Jeremy Benson- Too Much Love and Not Enough Danger

Roadside Graves fans listen up! Graves’ own multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jeremy Benson has just released a solo record entitled Darksongs 2 (out now!). We are very honored to be premiering the music video for one of the tunes from the record above. Give the beautiful duet a listen and then head over to Jeremy’s Bandcamp page to check out the rest of the tracks.