Yeah…this about sums it up.
Levon Helm, playing “Tennessee Jed” off his “Electric Dirt” album live on the David Letterman Show in 2009. Tremendous version, great sound, well worth the listen…
He currently plays with a who’s who list of top musicians, many of whom you’ll recognize from past Friday Music Videos here. People like (via Wikipedia):
Artists who have performed at the Rambles include Helm’s former bandmate Garth Hudson, as well as Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Chris Robinson, Allen Toussaint, Donald Fagen of Steely Dan and Jimmy Vivino of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien‘s” The Max Weinberg 7. Others have been Sean Costello, The Muddy Waters Tribute Band, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Justin Townes Earle, Bow Thayer, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Ricki Lee Jones, Kate Taylor, Ollabelle, The Holmes Brothers, Catherine Russell, Norah Jones, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Phil Lesh (along with his sons Grahame and Brian), Johnny Johnson and David Bromberg.
Here’s one off the new album from Blue Touch, out of the UK – a band that’s lived the blues and it shows. Here is the music video from their latest album, “Outstanding” (which would be my rating) entitled “One More Kiss”. For my Atex friends, the bass player is none other than our own Merv Griffin!
Be sure to check out their site for more tunes, to buy albums/mp3s and more…
Caught up with these guys from a tweet by Shel Holtz. Gritty New Orleans funk you can really sink your teeth into.
Deep Banana Blackout site
Deep Banana Blackout on Archive.org (live show recordings)
Excellent video of “Don’t Panic” from Chris Amodeo off his debut album, Homo Luminous…
Chris’ website http://homo-luminous.com/ (This alone is worth a visit – a very wonderful and different design…)
Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck performing ” RU Willin”. Bow is simply one of the best musicians I’ve ever heard, and a great guy. Check out his site at http://bowthayer.com/
You just have to love anyone that describes their musical style as “greasy” or “modern mountain”, right?