Saturday, June 23, 2018

Trampled by Turtles - Wild Animals

"Wild Animals" is a tune by American bluegrass/folk-rock band TRAMPLED BY TURTLES. They were formed in Duluth, Minnesota and they have released eight full albums. Their latest album, "Life is Good on the Open Road", was released on May 4, 2018. They have played internationally and at many popular music festivals in the US, and as of July 29, 2015, have played live in every state except Hawaii.

The band members have mentioned as inspirations Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and Ralph Stanley.

Dave Simonett – guitar, lead vocals, harmonica
Tim Saxhaug – bass, backing vocals
Dave Carroll – banjo, backing vocals
Erik Berry – mandolin, backing vocals
Ryan Young – fiddle, backing vocals
Eamonn McLain – cello, backing vocals

Today's tune "Wild Animals" is the title track from the seventh studio album "Wild Animals", released on July 15, 2014. The cover art was inspired by metal sculptor Tomohiro Inaba's work.

Official video Starring Har Mar Superstar Directed and Produced by Philip Harder

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June 22 Oakland CA Fox Theatre @@
23 San Diego CA Humphreys By The Bay @@
24 Pasadena CA Arroyo Seco Weekend
27 Seattle WA Woodland Park Zoo @@
28 Jacksonville OR Britt Pavilion @@
29 Portland OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheater @@
30 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom @@

5 Milwaukee WI Summerfest
7 Duluth MN Bayfront Park
13 Mount Solon VA Red Wing Roots Fest
14 Beech Mountain NC Beech Mountain Resort ~~
15 Louisville KY Forecastle Festival
18 Aspen CO Belly Up ##
19 Morrison CO Red Rocks &&
20 Jackson WY Pink Garter Theatre SOLD OUT
21 Missoula MT KettleHouse Amphitheater XX
22 Bozeman MT Bridger Brewing XX SOLD OUT

17 Portsmouth VA UnionBank Pavilion ZZ
18 Cockeysville MD Hot August Music Festival
24 Nashville TN Live on the Green ++
24 Moorhead MN Bluestem Amphitheater
25 St. Paul MN Minnesota State Fair %%

8 Chattanooga TN Moon River Music Festival SOLD OUT
12 Toronto ON Danforth Music Hall ^^
13 Ottawa ON CityFolk Festival
14 North Adams MA Fresh Grass Festival
15 Canton MA Festival at the Farm
16 Portland ME State Theater ^^
19 Wilmington NC Greenfield Lake Amphitheater ^^ SOLD OUT
20 Atlanta GA Buckhead Theater ^^
21 Charleston SC Music Farm ^^
23 Cincinnati OH Taft Theatre ^^

6 Tempe AZ Tour de Fat
7 Flagstaff AZ Orpheum Theater
8 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater
10 Lincoln NE Bourbon Theater **
11 St. Louis MO The Pageant $$
12 Eureka Springs AR Hillberry Festival
13 Austin TX Austin City Limits Fest
26 Live Oak FL Suwanee Hulaween
27 Placerville CA Hangtown Music Festival

3 Groningen NED Take Root Festival
4 Amsterdam NED Paradiso Noord
5 Hamburg GER Nochtwache
7 Copenhagen DEN Hotel Cecil
8 Oslo NOR John Dee
9 Falkenberg SWE Tryckhallen
10 Kristianstad SWE Kulturkvarteret
11 Malmo SWE Folk O Rock
13 Stockholm SWE Nalen
14 Gothenburg SWE Pustervik
16 London UK Electric Ballroom

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%% LORD HURON + Lissie
^^ David Huckfelt
** Frankie Lee

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Friday, June 22, 2018

If These Trees Could Talk - Solstice

Midsummer, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening.

The exact dates vary between different cultures. The undivided Christian Church designated June 24 as the feast day of the early Christian martyr St John the Baptist, and the observance of St John's Day begins the evening before, known as St John's Eve. These are commemorated by many Christian denominations, such as the Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran Churches, and Anglican Communion.

In Sweden, the Midsummer is such an important festivity that there have been serious discussions to make the Midsummer's Eve into the National Day of Sweden, instead of June 6. It may also be referred to as St. Hans Day.

Today's the is the Swedish Midsummer's Eve, I will be out with the family to celebrate this day, lunch, the Swedish tradition with fresh and newly taken potatoes and herrings with some "dip in cup", a tornedalia classic. Then we raising and dancing around a maypole and some games before the evening barbecue. And for today we play a tune that suits the Summer Solstice.

IF THESE TREES COULD TALK is an instrumental post-rock band from Akron, Ohio. They released their third studio album "The Bones of a Dying World" on June 3, 2016. The album was produced by drummer Zack Kelly. The album was announced in late April 2016 alongside premiere track and today's tune "Solstice", enjoy and happy midsummer!

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Loney Dear - No Leaf Clover/Wherever I May Roam

METALLICA and The Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) received the Polar Music Prize 2018 at a ceremony at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm in June 2018. Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo from METALLICA attended the event, as well as Dr Ahmad Sarmast, the founder of ANIM.

Several artists honoured the Laureates during the evening; Aryana Sayeed, Loreen, GHOST, CANDLEMASS, Vargas & Lagola, MONEYBROTHER with Seek & Destroy, Dennis Lyxzén, Mikkey Dee, Loney Dear and Tuva Syvertsen. Host of the evening was Swedish mezzo-soprano and journalist Boel Adler.

The Polar Music Prize band, conducted by Svante Henryson were:
Svante Henryson, cello/bass/conductor
Joel Lyssarides, keyboards
Mattias Norgren, beatbox
Karin Nakagawa, koto
Feras Charestan, qanun
Rosa Quartet – Daina Mateikaite, Knapp Brita Pettersson, Anna Manell, Jessie Langhard
Elin Larsson, saxophone (sopran, baryton)

The Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Loney Dear did a magical version of METALLICAs No Leaf Clover/Wherever I May Roam at the Polar Music Prize ceremony, see the clip below.

Loney Dear is the pseudonym of Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen (born March 29, 1979).

Enjoy today's cover!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Fumes - Tell Ya Story Walking

THE FUMES, an Australian blues rock band that play some raw and dirty blues with touch of the garage and the delta, some swaggering Beats Of Bourbon style.

Today's tune "Tell Ya Story Walking" is taken from "Guns Of Gold" album, released 2006, enjoy!

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