Saturday, February 28, 2015

Moses Luster

Great day in the morning, jumping Jehosaphat, and all that stuff.
Finally a new album from Moses Luster.
You remember them from before, here and here.
Well worth the wait.

"And Bob Dylan's selling cars" a line I never thought I would hear, but you'll hear it here.
A clue is in the track title. He he. Cool.

I'm really diggin' on this album, this may even be their best.
Oh and that Moses voice, still got it.

Enough, let's get to the music.

First up this is track four from this amazing new album.
Just so dark and awesome, lovin' it.  

The Dirt

The Dirt from Moses Luster on Vimeo.

Here it is, the complete album in all it's glory.
I'm not gonna try and steer you toward any specific track, they are all freakin' amazin'.
I Just know you will be buying your own download after you have heard it once.

With Moses Luster’s third studio album release the band has focused on honing their sound while exploring some new diversions. 

Moses Luster stays true to their first and second release however with explorations of traditional instruments mixed with electronic sound and Moses Luster’s gravely, wind beaten voice. In “The Night” the band examine the moody romanticism of synths and banjo, while “The Dirt” is a sober and haunting exploration of coming to terms with death, while “Hangman’s Door” find’s Moses accepting his fate while facing down bigger troubles. 

While the album is consistent with their previous releases, Moses Luster has been exploring their country side with the tracks” Until I’m Saved” (which was featured on the season finale of Discovery’s “Bering Sea Gold”) and the rolling, road-weary song “Sorrowtown”. 

While the album continues along the path of previous releases of exploring the drudgery of everyday lives of drunks, losers, and broken hearts, the band continues to try and explore new territory with upbeat tracks, most notably “Come Along With Us” and “I Got You”. mixed while poking at their heroes and where the world is headed in “Sold Out”, written after being floored by witnessing Bob Dylan selling cars during last year’s Super Bowl. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Louisville Leopard Percussionists

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists began in 1993. They are a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano. 

Ages 7 through 12, wow, let that sink in a bit.
The future for music looks bright.

Take a little time and go see what makes them tick and the teachers behind the talent.

If only music lessons were this cool when I was a kid I would have stuck with it and probably would have been a musician instead of an aging hippy.

It's never too early to get in some Zep.
This video is going viral, even Jimmy Page was impressed.

This is just totally awesome, and this is just the rehearsal.

Kashmir, The Ocean, and Immigrant Song

Let's not forget the other classics, here's their take on Ozzie. Another rehearsal.

Crazy Train

Let's end the day with a full live performance.
Here they take on War and Santana.
Give 'em a big hand, they are awesome.

Low Rider/Oye Como Va

A full standing ovation for the Louisville Leopard Percussionists.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sara Lowes

Another great voice from the UK, based in Manchester Sara Lowes is a singer / songwriter supreme.
Sara Lowes (born July 2, 1982) is a Musician and writer based in Manchester UK. Her debut mini album Tomorrow's Laughter was released with Red Deer Club Records in 2008, and she went on to support Tindersticks for their European tour of 'The Hungry Saw’. Her second album, Back To Creation, was self-released in the UK on 23 May 2011 and received impressive reviews from various UK media.       [Wikipedia]
Sara's newest album, "The Joy of Waiting", was released today.
A great day for a great album.

As always we're here for the music, so enough verbiage.

This is one of my favorite tracks, that pounding drum and that beautiful voice.
Totally awesome.
Plus a really great video by Tom Wilson.

I Find You

Written and arranged by Sara Lowes
Produced by Sara Lowes and Nicky Madden

This is another of my fave tracks from this delightful album.

Cutting Room Floor

One more track from the album, I was intrigued with the title of this track because as a youngster one of my favorite books was "The Good Companions".
The track, like all of the others on this album, stands up to multiple listens.
It is also as worthy as the title.

JB Priestley


We'll finish of with a jump into the waybackmachine and check out this great video of Sara Lowes chatting and performing The Horizon, Uniform Days and Single Girl.

Sara Lowes Profile from Media Centre on Vimeo.