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Featured Blog Posts – March 2010 Archive (25)

De Rosa (w/Clockwork & Sarah Thomson), Royal Hotel, Portree – 27th March 2009

De Rosa (w/Clockwork & Sarah Thomson), Royal Hotel, Portree – 27th March 2009



I noticed, looking at the bill for Lanarkshire prog-rockers De Rosa’s show in Portree last week, that I went to school with everyone except the band themselves. Currently on an outreach tour in some of the more remote reaches of Scotland (with gigs in Fort William, Mull, and Aberdeen), De Rosa have been playing in town halls and makeshift venues all over the country. It just so happened that our paths… Continue

Added by Sarah Jane Thomson on March 28, 2010 at 22:21 — No Comments

Shannon Lyon back on tour in Holland, Germany, Belgium...!!

Hi. well. I first started performing in Holland in about 2001.

My name is Shannon Lyon. I'm from Canada. southern Ontario to be exact.

I'm living on a farm in Limburg. doing a bunch of touring. writing, recording..etc...

I'm loving it again! Jumping in my 1988 Lancer and prancing up and down those beautiful highways and biways...

and..of course it led me here..To The House Concert Hub. In search of more experiences...



I took the last few years off from the road, I… Continue

Added by Shannon Lyon / singer on March 26, 2010 at 22:33 — No Comments

What's in a word (or two)?

I wrote, a blog or two ago, "John Barleycorn beware".



It appears I wasn't kidding. I have finally set myself to learning it, and delighting in developing a guitar part for it (that I can actually play). I've taken as my model Chris Wood's version and before that a version by Martin Carthy - so plenty to try and live up to there I think.



I absolutely love this song; it's deep, deep resonance with that part of me descended from Cotswold peasantry perhaps. Or simply because I… Continue

Added by Tim Wilkinson on March 26, 2010 at 13:23 — 1 Comment

Some Americana/Roots/Blues artists fit for your living room

Rowland Jones(UK) a man full of stories and some fine blues and americana songs.

John P. Whipple(USA) solo artist: dobro/mouthharp/footstomp/accordeon

Kars van Nus(NL) acoustic deltablues and americana

Jeff Finlin(USA) characteristic Alt.country/Americana sound

for Netherlands, Belgium: contact us for bookings !

Added by Bluesfarm Rhinetown Agency on March 23, 2010 at 19:49 — No Comments

Italy and Netherlands

Viper Central is excited to be returning to Switzerland for the Willisau Spring Bluegrass Festival May 8 and performing at the European World of Bluegrass Festival May 15 in the Netherlands (Voorthuizen)! We'd love to play some shows around these events.

We'll likely be in Italy from May 10-14 and then in the Netherlands from May 15 to 20. We are already booked on the 15 and 18th.



We'd love to put on a house concert or any kind of concert!…

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Added by Viper Central on March 22, 2010 at 19:05 — No Comments

Touring Germany and Netherlands

I am looking for additonal shows during my tour in Germany and the Netherlands. Dates in Germany are March 24-27th, Dates in Netherlands March 28th thru April 5th (leaving April 6th from Amsterdam).

Thank you.
SONiA

Added by SONiA on March 22, 2010 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

HELP!!!!!! On the very LAST leg of my 3-year UK tour before moving to Doha, Qatar...looking for hosts/gigs/venues en route to Cromarty, Scotland May 8

Hello, Folks!



My name is Lorelei Loveridge. I am a Canadian songwriter. You can read my profile or more about me on my EPK here - where, hey! - you can download 7 free tracks from my album project recorded over 4 years in India, Canada and Saudi Arabia. Some of the finest Canadian artists feature on this album, and they include: Harry Manx, Lester Quitzau and Brian Hughes of Loreena McKennitt.



I am… Continue

Added by Lorelei Loveridge on March 21, 2010 at 23:00 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 7

This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens(speech)/Kevin Feazey (speech) - Song at the end is The Fierce And The Dead Part 1 - a very shortened edit!



This is myself and Kev talking about the Fierce and The Dead and how it came about. The quality is a bit variable!



Please let me know what you think of this and if you would like to do a remix or collaborate give me a shout.



More noodles next week…















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Added by Matt Stevens on March 21, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

A Bus Ride

A giant of an individual once shared a seat on the bus with me. We sat in silence and watched the road pass by. I had the aisle seat. I have forgotten where I was going now yet I distinctly remember the smell of the bus, the bag lady sitting next to us, and the colors of the city I was in.



The person who was sitting next to me had brown eyes and hair. They seemed to be of working class origins I noticed the roughness of the hand that shook mine. It was much like mine. At a stoplight… Continue

Added by Trevor on March 15, 2010 at 14:04 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 6

This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens(guitars/loops)/Alun Vaughan (Bass/Keys/Programming/Production) - Burning Bandstands(Alun Vaughan Remix)(original engineer K Feazey)



This a great remix of Burning Bandstands off Echo by bassist, and composer Alun Vaughan. Love the Bass playing - hes really melodic and interesting as a musician. If you ever get a chance… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on March 14, 2010 at 16:22 — No Comments

New Dates Added in Europe


We've added dates in Leiden and in the UK - please check out our events page for a show near you!

...and...we are thrilled to have Roland Wolff of Riviera joining us for shows in Belgium and Holland!

Anny & Nelson



Added by Anny Celsi on March 9, 2010 at 21:05 — No Comments

It's the lack that promises the lustre

Out walking my dog Jack today and noted the lack of any greenery still, in hedgerow or verge. But I can FEEL it's there, green sap silently rising, hesitant but inexorable. Going to run full tilt into the arms of the Spring Goddess. Which may give her a bit of a shock. And provided the old knee holds up. Jotted down a few words for a song that might be. God I love the English countryside - its reassuring yet fragile permanence. 900 year old Saxon church in the foreground, thumping great power… Continue

Added by Tim Wilkinson on March 9, 2010 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

'Train Roll On' EP playlisted on CMR Nashville

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Added by Roosevelt Bandwagon on March 9, 2010 at 8:01 — No Comments

March

This is a really busy month, with close to 50 events in the SF Bay Area before I leave for Paris at the beginning of April. I'm pacing myself...trying to make sure to get enough sleep, but so very excited and working on lots of music, recordings, and gigs. I hope that, through this site, we'll be able to make the world a much smaller place by coming together from so many countries to enjoy music together.

Added by Betsy Stern on March 9, 2010 at 5:22 — No Comments

What a great idea and great site!

When I was little I used to go with my family to house concerts long before that's what they were called. They are a great way to bring people together through music in an intimate setting and they create a sense of community. That this is such an international site is really incredible. Thank so much to Rob for starting this site.

Added by Betsy Stern on March 9, 2010 at 5:10 — No Comments

Brand New Tracks

You can hear some sample tracks from my forthcoming album Calm The Rising Waters if you visit My Page.

Added by Lou Brown on March 7, 2010 at 20:44 — No Comments

Visit to Giron

To read the full blog of my recent visit to Giron in Colombia, featuring a palm-reader, a drunk, a famous doctor, slot machine gains and a bridge to knowhere, please visit my personal blog site:

http://www.life-is-bliss.net/giron

Your comments are very welcome!

Markus

Added by Markus K (Koehorst) on March 7, 2010 at 18:05 — No Comments

Top 25 of 2010

"If It's Good For You" chosen in Top 25 songs for 2010 by Indie-Music.com. Picked by staff from thousands of entries in last year!

Added by Dave Desmelik on March 7, 2010 at 16:31 — 1 Comment

Chris Cook/EU/UK 2010

I have a new record coming this spring on the Tree O Records, and wanted to let all of my friends, fans, promoters,

radio, etc. abroad

know that I am planning my annual UK/Euro tour and need your help.

Anyone receiving this letter and would like to help me with arranging

clubs, Pubs, House Concerts, lodging, transport or any other…
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Added by Chris Cook on March 7, 2010 at 15:33 — 1 Comment

Not SXSW Schedule

Hey Folks, thanks to Rob for helping us publicize our shows in Austin during SXSW. I'll be doing a bunch of stuff at various locations in Austin during SXSW. John Conquest of 3rd Coast Music is hosting his own shows at Opal Divine's Pennfield, The G&S Lounge and Amelia's Retro-Vogue throughout the week.



Here's my schedule. Check out the entire schedule for Opal Divine's Penn Field here http://www.opaldivines.com/sxsw.html , it's… Continue

Added by Linda McRae on March 5, 2010 at 6:58 — No Comments

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