When You Awake has been chosen as one of the Top 40 Music Blogs by Glastonbury Music Festival for the fourth year running and is a judge for their Emerging Talent Competition.
When You Awake founder Jody Orsborn is the official blogger for the Railroad Revival Tour. The first tour took place in April 2011 and featured Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show on a train tour across America.
The great Frank Fairfield will be playing an intimate show, hosted by When You Awake’s very own Tim Marvin, in a small park in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland on Saturday, October 1st at 7 pm. Donations are $5 and the show will start promptly at 7pm. The park is located next to the DMV at 5300 Claremont Ave, Oakland. Please RSVP to thecountryfckr at gmail dot com (subject: FF Info) and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. If able to do so, please bring candles or lanterns along with you to help light the area and set the mood. If you have had the chance to see Frank before you know how powerful this very special show will be. Don’t miss out!
We mentioned this movie earlier this month and now its been posted online for your viewing pleasure! Here’s a short, 12-minute film on the music of Frank Fairfield directed by Austin Wilson and produced by Greg Vandy. Frank is currently back in Los Angles after touring through Europe in support of his latest album, Out On The Open West, and will be playing a gig at Origami Music in Echo Park on Sunday. Enjoy!
Frank Fairfield performing “Highway Man” live for the Pumphouse Sessions at Pickathon Music Festival in August 2010. Fairfield, who was recently the subject of a documentary film, is currently in the midst of a European tour that will see him stopping in London tonight for a gig at Cafe Oto in Dalson. More info about the documentary and his European tour are after the jump. (more…)
For something a little different, NPR’sFirst Listen is streaming Eddie Vedder’s second solo album “Ukulele Songs” for your listening pleasure. This cleverly titled album features Vedder accompanied by his, you guessed it, ukulele. The simplicity of the instrument along with his voice works better than you might think. Grunge Hawaiian Folk music at its best. There’s even a cover of the Steve Martin/ Bernadette Peters classic “Tonight You Belong To Me” (yeah, yeah, I know it was written in 1926 by Billy Rose and Lee David and covered by a million people but Martin owned it…). Give it a listen for freehere.
The Dude Abides. And so does his sweater for a cool $4,000-$6,000 at a Hollywood memorabilia auctionset to take place this weekend, May 14 and May 15 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.If all you have is a pile of dirty undies (the whites) instead of a pile of cash just chill the F*@k out, man. There are a lot of ins and outs and the ol’ Duderino has it covered, man. Well, Pendleton Woolen Mills does at least. They will be releasing a remake “Dude Cardigan” for $188 this September.
Fleet Foxes, those indie darlings full of pretty harmonies and folksy goodness are back. You can listen to their latest release “Helplessness Blues” in its entirety over at NPR’s First Listen. And yes, it is well worth a listen.
On Christmas Eve in 1975, Guy Clark, Steve Young, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle and their friends got together to pick out some tunes, smoke, drink and remember the reason for the season. Check out a clip of that moment above (“Silent Night” starts at the 1:30 mark), taken from one of our favorite movies/documentaries, Heartworn Highways.