John Grant is releasing his second solo album, called Pale Green Ghosts, on March 13th 2013 via the Bella Union label.
I loved his last album,Queen Of Denmark and I saw him at a concert in Bergen, Norway a couple of years ago, he was mesmerizing, simply fantastic and it’s fair to say I have quite a bit of anticipation for Pale Green Ghosts.
And what’s it going to sound like? Well if the first song is representative, we will get a more electronic sounding album.
Pale Green Ghosts the first song from the new album by the same title:
I like it, and it keeps getting better and better.
Vintage Trouble – Blues Hand Me Down live on Letterman
L.A. blues/rock band Vintage Trouble played on Late Show with David Letterman a couple of nights ago and absolutely blew the roof off the house with an incredible performance of Blues Hand Me Down, the single from their 2011 debut, The Bomb Shelter Sessions.
Our fifth offering is from the nice people at Paste Magazine, and it’s a fine compilation they are giving us.
“Fortunately, some of our favorite Paste artists have chosen to freshen the genre with new releases, whether they’re original compositions or unique takes on old holiday favorites. If you’re looking for the perfect playlist for that tired office Christmas party or just hoping to amp up your holiday spirit in a new way, look no further than the Paste Holiday Sampler.” (read more)
Christopher “Chris” Hillman (born December 4, 1944 in Los Angeles, California) was one of the original members of The Byrds, which in 1965 included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby and Michael Clarke. With frequent collaborator Gram Parsons, Hillman was a key figure in the development of country rock, defining the genre through his work with The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the country-rock group Desert Rose Band.
The Byrds (Hillman second from the left):
Before the Flying Burrito Brothers disbanded, Hillman joined Stephen Stills‘ band Manassas; he remained with Manasses until 1973, when he briefly rejoined the original lineup of the Byrds for a reunion album on Asylum Records. In 1974, Hillman teamed with singer-songwriter Richie Furay (who co-founded Buffalo Springfield and Poco) and songwriter J. D. Souther (who co-wrote much of the Eagles’ early repertoire) in the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band.
Flying Burrito Brothers – Christine’s Tune:
I’ve chosen the often overlooked solo album Slippin’ Away as todays album, it surely is an often forgotten gem from Chris Hillman: