Eaux Claires performer Francis Farewell Starlite performs a haunting interpretation of Tom Waits’ “Train Song.”
I was able to observe while this video was made and wrote about the experience (and Francis) here.
Favorite moment in the booth while recording The Jesus Cow audiobook:
Y’noodle around, D-A-G, y’figure maybe you’ll write a song, then y’listen to Jason Isbell, think, Well, maybe I could do finger paints.
One of my favorite parts of “Bootlegged at the Big Top” is when I forget to go to the chorus of “How Many Miles,” and instead dive right into the bridge. The way you hear the band shift gears, catch me, and then drive on is the very reason that you get that little speech from me at most shows, the one where I get into the difference between MUSICIANS and Guy Who Knows Some Chords. Thank you, Long Beds!
Thanks for all the “Bootlegged” orders, folks. It’s a lo-fi and on-the-fly live recording of a show the Long Beds and I did at the Big Top. Includes some stories in between songs including the one about me drawing blood from Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) on behalf of Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) because, I…I…well, sometimes you gotta help the neighbors.
Got a weird flannel camo Santa thing happening here.
Here are the details (and two sample tracks) (pre-sales begin December 1).
It has been my privilege to share the stage with Mary Cutrufello and try to hang on as she kicks our Long Beds shows into high gear with her guitar. Now I’m happy to announce she has new music out–just click here.
I’m always ready to hear what Mary Cutrufello has to sing or say. Yale? Check. Texas roadhouse chops? Check. Telecaster built for the road? Check. Can back a FedEx truck anywhere you need it using nothin’ but the mirrors? Check.
For her new album*, Mary’s going the self-funding route. If you wish, you can get more info and samples and pitch in here.
Me and the Long Beds did some harmonies thereon.
Usually when I stand up with a guitar (like tomorrow in Wild Rose), I have my beloved Long Beds backing me, but when I head out on tour with Tent Show Radio, I always get to perform a couple of my songs with the Blue Canvas Orchestra, and they take real good care of me.
Here’s a rough cut of us performing “Could Be You” in Richland Center:
And this is “Shaman Girl,” from the show at the Door County Auditorium: