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.
Jake Bugg performed at the Roundhouse in London, England on September 11, 2012 for the iTunes Festival. They recorded the set and have released it live, in it’s entirety, for your viewing and listening pleasure. Enjoy!
On February 1, 1964, Bob Dylan appeared on the Canadian TV program Quest. The entire 27-minute clip is below and includes a 22-year old Dylan performing “The Times They Are A Changin'”, “Talkin’ World War III Blues”, “Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”, “Girl From The North Country”, “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and “Restless Farewell”. Enjoy!
For this edition of Movie Lounge, we have The Rolling Stones’ full 37-minute set from the Marquee Club in London on March 26, 1971. Watch the band perform “Live With Me”, “Dead Flowers”, “I Got The Blues”, “Let It Rock”, “Midnight Rambler”, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “Bitch” and “Brown Sugar” below. Enjoy!
Here is one of the episodes of the 8-episode television special, Waylon Jennings and Friends. This particular segment features Waylon leading a gang of some of the most talented country music singers and songwriters of all time in a loving tribute to Sue Brewer, the country music patron who used to host guitar pulls at her house, aka the”Boar’s Nest” (read more about Sue here).
Watch what Waylon calls “an organized riot”, with the musicians sitting around, sharing stories (like the time Willie Nelson frenchkissed Faron Young) and performing hit after hit including: Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, Webb Pierce’s “There Stands the Glass”, Mack Vickery’s “Honky Tonk Wine”, Willie Nelson’s “I Gotta Get Drunk”, Roger Miller’s “In The Summertime”, Faron Young and Willie Nelson’s “Hello Walls”, Buck Trent’s “Banjo Buck”, Little Jimmy Dickens’ “Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go)”, Harlan Howard’s “Busted”, Mickey Newbury’s “Sweet Memories”, Merle Kilgore’s “She Went a Little Bit Farther”, Hank WIlliams, Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down”, Mac Wiseman’s “Jimmy Brown The Newsboy” and Waylon Jennings’ “Nashville Bum”. The amount of talent in that one room is absolutely astonishing and it is seriously NOT TO BE MISSED.
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!
Van Morrison: Under Review 1964-1974 is a 2 hour documentary film which covers the musician’s albums during that period, from the formation of Them through to his solo records Astral Weeks, Moondance, St. Dominic’s Preview, Tupelo Honey, Veedon Fleece and It’s Too Late To Stop Now. There’s loads of great early film footage and interview snippets in there that are definitely worth a watch. Enjoy!
Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music is a great documentary from 1993 about the life of Monroe and his music. There’s some incredible live footage of Monroe in this documentary including several clips that show his talents as an old time mountain dancer. You have not lived until you see Bill Monroe dancing up a storm on a New York city subway (around the 18:00 minute mark)! The film also features interviews about Monroe with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Jerry Garcia, Marty Stuart, and former Bluegrass Boys Del McCoury and Peter Rowan. Enjoy the film below it it’s entirety.
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!
Bluegrass Country Soul is a 1972 documentary about the bluegrass festival that took place in the summer of 1971 in Springs Camp, North Carolina. It shows the evolution of bluegrass at the time with performances by the more traditional acts; Jimmy Martin, The Osbourne Brothers, Ralph Stanley (with the young duo of Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs backing him up), Roy Acuff and Mac Wiseman alongside the upcoming “new-grass bands” like the Earl Scruggs Review, the Country Gentlemen, JD Crowe, and the Bluegrass Alliance (which would later become the New Grass Revival). The film is posted in its entirety below. Enjoy!