I don't know about you, but I had fun during our Easter Show...I had so much great new music and there were some cool songs that hadn't seen the light of day in a while.
First, the Bonnie Raitt cd, Slipstream, is downright awesome...she is just like fine wine..well, you know the cliche, but it is so true with her.
We played something new from both Nanci Griffith (Intersection) and Dar Williams (In the Time of Gods)...both are great artists, but frankly I am more impressed with Dar Williams' new project...it's just very strong all around.
We also introduced three new ensembles on Sunday....I am intrigued by all of them...the Quintet, Lulu Mae from Nashville (The Mockingbird and the Dogwood), out with their second album...the trio, The Lumineers from Denver releasing their debut cd..... and Trampled by Turtles (Stars and Satellites), out with their third album. All are very strong acoustic works worthy of sampling.
I hope you are digging the new Hiroshima album (Departure) ...I am finding I am partial to Japanese jazz.
I'm still playing some really great discs...Great Lake Swimmers (New Wild Everywhere...I knew these guys were going to just get better and better) and Adam Cohen (Like a Man....just as cool as his father, Leonard).
And lets not forget Seth Stainback (Earth and Worm)...what a talent we have among us here in Hampton Roads. This guy is one of the hardest working singer/songwriters I know and his new album proves it. It will be released at a party at the Jewish Mother Hilltop on April 22nd...I hope you will join me there for a great night of music.
All for now.