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Featured Blog Posts – May 2010 Archive (19)

Sunday Free Noodle 17

Hello all



Not managed to blog much this week but….



This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens (Acoustic/Electric Guitars/Fender Rhodes) and Kevin Feazey(Programming/Keyboards/Percussion) - Blue Filter - Produced by Kevin Feazey @ Pinna Studios



This week’s noodle is the one that got away from… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 30, 2010 at 17:23 — No Comments

Saw AJ Roach at a house concert on Long Island

You don't want to miss AJ. Great storyteller and performer. Peace JM

Added by John Myles on May 30, 2010 at 16:26 — No Comments

The Coffee Shop Sessions play host to The Outside Track album launch.



http://www.theoutsidetrack.com/Site/Home.html



The Acoustic Strathpeffer Coffee Shop Sessions are delighted to anounce we are hosting the album Launch of The Outside Tracks new album.



This summer the multinational band, The Outside Track, will be launching their new album ‘ Curious Things Given Wings’ in tours of France, Scotland, Canada and… Continue

Added by Acoustic Strathpeffer on May 29, 2010 at 15:31 — No Comments

Listen again to Lou Brown, Maryann Frew and Dawn Coulshed

An other great show at The Coffee Shop session and an other near full house, Lou was kind enough to say it was the best gig on her tour, (I don't think she says that to all the venues) Ive posted the concert to the website listen again many thanks to Maryann and Dawn for two great floor spots, extra nice tiohave a night out with the Girls.



The next Coffee Shop session is with the amazing Chris Cook here he is on the Medicine Show in 2008



Rob… Continue

Added by Acoustic Strathpeffer on May 25, 2010 at 3:30 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 16

This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens (Acoustic Guitars/programing) - Big Calm



This week’s noodle is my contribution to the Cafe Noodle community project Big Calm. To quote my friend Tom Slatter’s blog this is what its all about:



“The Brief:



Compose a piece of music using/inspired by the title ‘Big Calm’. The piece must be in D minor



-(How exactly you interpret the term ‘In D Minor’ is up to you. If you want to modulate at some point do, but it will… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 23, 2010 at 14:43 — No Comments

Myke (Masher) Barritt - Our Thanks

By now most of you will have learnt that my best friend and music partner Myke (Masher) Barritt has decided to move on and play in that bigger Jam session to which we'll be called one day.



The news came to me very early on Sunday morning, he was supposed, as far as I knew, to be enjoying a weekend in Hereford, but in the event simply did not wake up.



To the numerous questions being asked, no, at the moment we do have a clue as to what caused this sudden death, the Post… Continue

Added by Richard Millard (Masher) on May 20, 2010 at 10:31 — No Comments

It's Wednesday!

I'm up late or up early, not quite sure which!



Last Tuesday, playing before Beth Wimmer in Ullapool, awesome - her songs are fantastic - Hey Buddy, That's a big ten-four has to be one of the finest first lines to any song! To have the finest bass player on this side of the Kessock bridge was quite an honour!



Supporting Jim Bob Morrison from Carter USM in Dundee on Saturday was equally as fantastic, inspiring is another word I'll use here. One of the most memorable gigs… Continue

Added by Fash Stewart on May 19, 2010 at 2:30 — 1 Comment

New friends The Federals and Jim Byrne lined up to appear at this weeks Coffee Shop Sessions





The reputation of the Coffee Shop Sessions is spreading, last week we had audience members from Newcastle make the coffee shop sessions a must on their highland trip, every week we have new artists appearing, this week we are delighted to welcome Ullapools The Federals, who have recently changed their line up, and we also welcome Glasgows Jim Byrne, links and info below.



The Emma Shearer Acoustic Thursday… Continue

Added by Acoustic Strathpeffer on May 17, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 15

This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens (Acoustic Guitars/loops) - Box(Improvised live to digital tape at Improv Friday)















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This week's noodle is a completely improvised… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 16, 2010 at 8:28 — No Comments

Canadian songstress Tia McGraff looking for house concerts

Greetings!

We are touring the UK in Oct.-Nov. 2010 and looking for wonderful house concert opportunities.

Bob Harris has featured my music on BBC2 Whispering Bob, we have toured the UK 4 times (including festivals), have written/recorded and performed with Henry Priestman, Steve Balsamo, Amy Wadge, and would like to broaden our fan base into other parts of Europe as well.

Please contact Lynne Bailey at tiamcgraffbookings@gmail.com to discuss booking an evening concert with Tia… Continue

Added by Tia McGraff on May 14, 2010 at 17:51 — No Comments

Brindle Rocks 2010

Here are some dates for your diaries:



Saturday June 5th:



Brindle Rocks XIV:Ian Bailey has chosen Brindle Rocks as the venue to launch his new release,The Tower.Ian is

bringing along a number of the musicians who feature on the c.d.



Support from Dan Wilde.



Usual set up.Arrive from 7.30 onwards,bring your own beer,we will provide food.£10 gets you in!!



Saturday July 3rd:



A very special Brindle Rocks XV.My 50th birthday bash(I… Continue

Added by Graham Patterson on May 12, 2010 at 22:23 — No Comments

Hoose News

HOOSE NEWS…

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Added by Square Wheels House Concerts on May 12, 2010 at 12:38 — No Comments

Welcome Niamh Monaghan


Here is a photo of Niamh (pronounced Neeve) Monaghan born today 11 May to Anya and mark at The Coffee Shop Strathpeffer

Congratulations you three.
Rob Ellen

Added by Acoustic Strathpeffer on May 11, 2010 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

best comedy name for bands list

Here's a few funny band names that i've seen, not all are cover/tribute bands but all real band names.



1. The Govan Spoonful (used to play in the Scotia Bar in Glasgow)

2. Peatloaf www.peatloaf.com

3. Rebel Without Applause

4. el vez amongst other classics sings 'you aint nothing but a chihuahua' www.elvez.net

5. Rawmones (Ramones tribute) i love the explanation in brackets as listed in the… Continue

Added by John Alexander on May 11, 2010 at 10:28 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 14

This week’s noodle is:



Matt Stevens (Acoustic Guitars)Ernesto Schnack (Drum Programming/Electric Guitars) - Burning Bandstands (Full Metal). Produced by Kevin Feazey - additional production Ernesto Schnack



I love this. An incredible full on metal drums versions of Burning Bandstands that takes it back to its Metallica/Sepultura inspired roots by Ernesto Schnack. He’s also a brilliant instrumental guitar player and we are hoping to do… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 9, 2010 at 16:52 — No Comments

It's Thursday

And its Ach-ooshtic Strath tonight with viper central and the coffee shop sessions! Yes!



Thought I'd just post a blog on here!



Great to have the sessions on my doorstep, great musicians and craic!



Just uploaded a song on to here from a long time ago, well 2 years ago... I'd like to think I sound better than I did back then... Homeless Man is the song, even though it doesn't sound as good to me as the day I did it, its good to look back at 2 years ago and think… Continue

Added by Fash Stewart on May 6, 2010 at 17:16 — No Comments

Sarah MacDougal Video Blog of her Coffee Shop Session

Sarah MacDougall is a storyteller, entertainer and pop-troubadour with a haunting voice and songs to match, combining the raw, rustic quality of lonesome country tales with warm folk melodies and a scandinavian sense of melancholy, Sarah writes about love, heartbreak, crows and living in the city. Swedish/Canadian songwriter,



Now Sarah tours in Canada,… Continue

Added by Acoustic Strathpeffer on May 4, 2010 at 2:00 — No Comments

THE BLOOD PUDDING TOUR

England felt downright balmy after the blustery bite of Berlin. Jean jacket weather. I was giddy and ready for a walkabout.



My British manager, Lee Williams, had booked some shows in London and throughout southern England and I dubbed it The Blood Pudding Tour, named after that breakfast delicacy pretty much unknown to us Yanks.



No need to recount each show but some highlights shine more than others.



The Halfmoon Putney is a wonderful, old pub in South London… Continue

Added by Jefferson Ross on May 2, 2010 at 20:35 — No Comments

The muse, nurturing creativity, making mistakes

It's Spring and beautiful with azaleas blooming everywhere and a full moon this week!



Thought for the day; "It's all about the mistakes."



Tom Waits, my hero, espouses this sentiment in an interview in "Innocent when you dream", a book I'm currently reading. He also likes to consume music best heard through hotel walls and mitigated by traffic noise and noisy air conditioners. I think it was Miles Davis who said "play it twice, and it's not a mistake anymore." For me it's… Continue

Added by mark cool on May 1, 2010 at 12:48 — No Comments

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