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Suite for Solo Cello-Rushad Eggleston & more


I only knew Rushad’s playing through Crooked Still – but this solo piece is something else altogether. And while I’m at it…more from Rashad and friends

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Justin Farren Live: Faith, Hope, Etc…


Just found this dude on SoundCloud. Lyrics and chops galore!

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Scott Ainslie plays cigar box guitar at the Ships of the Sea Museum


Blues Musician and Historian Scott Ainslie playing his “Didley-Bow” and a Museum model 3-string cigar box guitar. Great performance at 4:00 and more at 10:00 but the whole thing is worth watching for the incredible historical perspective.

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Cigar Box Guitar – Sun’s Gonna Shine Blues


Soulful little slide piece from daddystovepipe on a cigar box guitar. Think I’m going to look into making me one of these. What a great sound. Free guitar lessons from daddystovepipe can be found on youtube here.

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Corb Lund Tells Us “What That Song Means Now”


I discovered Corb Lund through Paste Magazine. This Alberta Canada native is well-known in the Great White North having won numerous awards in the roots music category. You can stream an acoustic version of his new album “Cabin Fever” here. … Continue reading

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Nice take on “T for Texas” by David Peterson and friends


I’ll take the traditional country sound any day over the pop-country being pushed today. Every one of these guys nails it during their solos – clear that they’ve put in their “10,000+ hours”.

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Justin Townes Earle – ‘Harlem River Blues’


Congrats to JTE for winning Song of the Year at the Americana Music Association’s 10th Annual Awards. Listen to the entire broadcast here thanks to NPR Music and Folk Alley. “…washing your sins away no matter how deep you have … Continue reading

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Resources for new music


I’m in the middle of a self imposed blog break – trying to figure out what it is I want to say. Ladder to the Attic has been a hodgepodge from the beginning and with so many voices broadcasting opinions … Continue reading

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The Yale Percussion Group: unplanned and unbelievable


This past Saturday night, on a whim, my wife, daughters and I attended a performance by the Yale Percussion Group under the artistic direction of Robert Van Sice. (More here.) We only knew about the concert because my daughter’s composition … Continue reading

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Berlin Philharmonic takes classical live on the web. Will Rock acts follow?


I can’t go see the next Springsteen concert tour. Because I can’t go without my kids. They’re big fans and old enough to go. The price tag is just too high. Chances are I’d have to spend significantly more than … Continue reading

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