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Europe Spring 2011

Hi all,



My last solo tour of Italy in April/May 2010 was a great success and I'll be back in Europe in April 2011 to do some more shows. I'd like to come to UK to follow up the release of my Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar (through Music Sales) and play some house concerts.



Would like to play on the continent as well so please get in touch… Continue

Added by Brendan Gallagher on August 30, 2010 at 1:02 — No Comments

Music Industry

Hello again,

The Music Industry has definitely changed! Established acts, record companies, publishers etc. are all intent on guarding what they have achieved, the inner sanctum has been ring fenced to allow those within to secure access to airplay, Tv, Distribution and such. Writers used to be able to mail (solicited or unsolicited) songs off to Publishers and Artists and have a chance of getting the song listened to. Now Publishers have their quota of songs and writers already, they are… Continue

Added by Alan Coles on August 27, 2010 at 7:13 — No Comments

Waiting

Hello again, well I've just come back home from a four hour meet with Viv Thomas; Cameraman/film maker, very interesting and we are going to make some vids. The first will take place on Sat September 11th, we do a video of me performing 'Waiting' in some kind of Rural setting; very simple, followed by an interview.

I'll put the mp3 of 'Waiting ' up on here in a few minutes so you can take a listen, If anyone has any ideas let me know?

I've been thinking of doing a fortnightly… Continue

Added by Alan Coles on August 22, 2010 at 19:49 — No Comments

First UK House Concert- Huge Success

After many wonderful house concerts in the US last May we finally performed our first UK one recently with 'Lancashire House Concerts', at Fairacre Farm near Preston.



The venue is wonderful - a very intimate 20+ seat auditorium with amazing acoustics and a great atmosphere. All the ingredients of a perfect house concert. Mark and Linda Wignall made everybody feel welcome as they arrived (to music from Mark's original 1950s 45rpm vinyl jukebox).



We were joined on guitar by… Continue

Added by Tinderbox on August 22, 2010 at 18:49 — 1 Comment

Album and stuff

Hello Everyone, What a great site this is!

It's raining outside so I thought I'd take a bit of time out to send cds off to Reviewers and Radio Stations. The 'Play something we know' cd is going great, I've had airplay on Frank Hennessey's 'Celtic Heartbeat' show on BBC Wales, he's played a couple of songs and true to form I missed them both, ah well hopefully there will be more.

I've stripped my Live set-up down to either me solo or me playing with Liz (my Accordionist/Djembe Player)… Continue

Added by Alan Coles on August 21, 2010 at 16:58 — No Comments

In LA and soon to Kansas and Missouri

I'm in LA for 2 gigs tomorrow and then back home for a bit before leaving to meet the other half of Betsy & the Frenchman (dobroist Pierre Bastide) in Wichita Labor Day weekend for a tour. I've posted some of our songs, and we're adding a ton more new material to our repertoire. Pierre is flying in from Paris and I from San Francisco, and I'll drive while he sleeps off jet-lag as quickly as possible.



Oh, I've also added some videos here.



This has been an extremely busy… Continue

Added by Betsy Stern on August 21, 2010 at 5:30 — No Comments

touring in Europe

My name is Dickie Lee Erwin and I'm touring in Europe in September and 1/2 of October and will be on the Faroe Islands Sept. 3-4-5- Copenhagen 6-12th and then I'm free to travel to Milan, Italy. I'm planning on coming back up to the Netherlands in October. I'm traveling with my banjo/guitar and hoping to pick up shows in the meantime. I'd love to play in Ireland, Scotland or England but have limited contacts. I will be happy to come and play house concerts, pubs,

concerts, etc. I would… Continue

Added by dickie lee erwin on August 20, 2010 at 19:34 — No Comments

multi media house concert dates

would any of you hosts care to try a show with me? i travel with a
collapsible screen, video projector and show my films
while accompanying them live on accordion or guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SDNyHn1Xuk

this would be after november 25th.
thanks
bob

myspace.com/bobwiseman

Added by bob wiseman on August 20, 2010 at 19:00 — No Comments

Been gone a while...

Family stuff has kept me away. But I am inspired to return, having just received the latest progress on my Brook Torridge - being built for me by the lovely, lovely people at Brook Guitars in Devon. The neck's now in place and the bog oak, through-bridge has been attached. Hopefully I shall be able to drive down an take delivery of it in the first week of September. Cannot wait. Sitka spruce top, English yew back and sides, walnut neck and headstock, bog oak fretboard. Walnut purfling, Robson… Continue

Added by Tim Wilkinson on August 20, 2010 at 17:24 — No Comments

Trailer Star - the story so far...

ABOUT





I am: Shaun Belcher (alter ego Trailer Star)

I am based: Nottingham, England

I started: Too long ago!

I am influenced by: John Fahey, Howlin Wolf, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Charlie Rich, Peter Case, Lucinda Williams, Vic Chesnutt, Bobbie Gentry, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt…

I can be heard: www.myspace.com/trailerstarorchestra



I aim:… Continue

Added by Trailer Star on August 20, 2010 at 13:59 — No Comments

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Medicine Music does way more than any other publicist and/or booking agent.

Our roll is to grow…

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Added by rob ellen on August 20, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

Clarence Bucaro looking for house concerts/gigs on Sept 9 and 10

I am looking for house concerts and/or gigs between festivals in the UK on Thursday or Friday September 9 or 10. I am playing in Marlow, outside of London on the 11th. I don't mind traveling by train from London area but the closer the better of course. Thanks, Clarence Bucaro

www.clarencebucaro.com
www.myspace.com/clarencebucaro

Added by Clarence Bucaro on August 19, 2010 at 19:23 — No Comments

Tour Dates And Available Dates

Hi everyone. My name is Paul Fogarty (www.paulfogarty.com) I'm a singer-songwriter from Australia, now living in Germany and playing festivals, concerts, support spots, showcases in Germany, Switzerland, UK, Dublin, and now Holland....



I'm looking to play more House Concerts, cos they are my favourite kind of gigs. And I'm reaching out to let all you good folks about my tour dates as they currently stand (August 19th, 2010) with the hope that… Continue

Added by paul fogarty on August 19, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

LET THE COWBOY RIDE



LET THE COWBOY RIDE: An Ode to Cowboy Jack Clement

...

I don't know why but Cowboy Jack Clement has been on my mind lately.



I made music in Nashville for a quarter century and one thing that I learned in Twang town was, "Never Meet Your Heroes". They do not live up to your fantasies...any of them. I met too many of those poor megalomaniacs but I never met Jack Clement and maybe that's why I've been thinking about him. I… Continue

Added by Jefferson Ross on August 19, 2010 at 4:00 — 4 Comments

Mashers On The Road + Myke Music Trust News -

Watcha Fans.................. hehehe



Well it's been a busy couple of weeks since I last tapped out a few words for you here.



Catch up on the News Blogs in all the usual places and HERE



The highlights for those who cant be botheed to plough through my dull prose...............



Some very rough tracks of the new Masher sound - I sound as if I'm singing from the… Continue

Added by Richard Millard (Masher) on August 16, 2010 at 11:41 — No Comments

Brindle Rocks XVI

Here we go again.I can now confirm the line-up for Brindle Rocks XVI on Friday August 20th......





Headlining.



A welcome return from Australia for Mick Thomas & Michael Barclay.The guys will be performing songs from their vast catalogue including songs from the new c.d Live In Europe.

See www.myspace.com/mickthomasmusic



Supporting.



Once seen never forgotten Harp And A… Continue

Added by Graham Patterson on August 9, 2010 at 11:25 — No Comments

Dan Wilson

This is a song for our friend Dan Wilson, who was a

lovely,inspirational,kind man,a wonderful filmmaker,friend and musician

and missed by us all.

Dan was the bass player in a band I was in for many years.



Its a free Download EP:













He passed away last Sunday.





Please watch his short films here… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on August 6, 2010 at 17:25 — No Comments

Charity Song and Hillwalk

Daniel and myself returned last week from a successful trip to Morocco to climb North Africa's highest peak - Jebel Toubkal. We are also pleased our efforts managed to raise £1500 (so far) for MacMillan Cancer Support.



video of the chatity song can be seen here.



Rundown on the trip below -



Having been concerned for some time about hiking up a… Continue

Added by John Alexander on August 3, 2010 at 11:18 — No Comments

You thought we had gone away. BUT WE'RE BACK!!

Yes this weeks bumper edition of the News Blog is up - it's huge - it's big - and even I was running out of superlatives to describe the events of the past week adequately.



We review Acoustic Rotherham 8 - point you to the pictures and a couple of videos we shot as an experiment.



We review what was Myke's Birthday Bash - if you want to be thanked you'll have to go to the News Blog. If you want to find out how much was raised for the Trust - yes, you'll have to go to the… Continue

Added by Richard Millard (Masher) on August 1, 2010 at 19:21 — No Comments

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