The Troubadour Blues Roadshow, a unique blend of film, poetry, acoustic songs and plugged-in rock & roll, visits three cities in Tennessee this month. The show features singer-songwriters RB Morris and Nancy Apple, roots-rockers the Tim Lee Three, and a special preview of the film Troubadour Blues (which will be on sale at all shows). We’ll be at the Pilot Light in Knoxville on Thursday, Oct. 10, the Family Wash in Nashville on Friday, Oct. 11 (with special guests Amelia White and Julie Christensen), and Kudzu’s in Memphis on Saturday, Oct. 12. Click the links for details.
Hope to see you there! We’ll be undertaking similar mini-tours in other parts of the country over the fall and winter, with a rotating roster of great performers.[ Read More → ]
Mine is definitely the one with the longest title:
The Man with the Blue Post-Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar — Blue Guitar, for short.
I was with Peter the other night in Carrboro, NC, when he played, back-to-back, two of the 10 classic songs on that album — which has been in and out of print for a long time; I included the link to Amazon.com because they list used copies available. The lighting was just right, the sound was good and the crowd was small but appreciative.[ Read More → ]
It’s customary as December rolls around for the music industry to shower awards on the singers, players, producers, albums and individual songs that are judged the “best of” the preceding year.
This being America, the only standard we know by which to judge art is the almighty dollar. So, in practical terms, award season means that we honor those who already made ridiculous amounts of money selling bazillions of albums, singles and concert tickets.
Here at Troubadour Blues, we’re starting a different tradition this year: The Troubie Awards.[ Read More → ]
Mary Gauthier is on tour right now, doing about the most courageous thing I’ve ever seen an artist do. She gets up on stage in front of a roomful of strangers night after night, reaches down deep into her soul and unflinchingly tells her life story: a litany of abandonment, resentment, trouble and pain, ending on notes of hope and redemption.
No words can adequately describe the feeling of watching Gauthier reach down deep into her soul and sing the ten songs that comprise her autobiographical album, The Foundling.[ Read More → ]