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