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Look out for: Holly Williams

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Ok, she is not new in the game, she has released two (good) albums before, but there haven’t been enough people paying attention. She’s a great artist.

In a couple of days (5 Feb), her new album will be released. It is called The Highway and she is releasing it independently, and she describes it as a new beginning. It will be released on Holly’s own label, Georgiana Records.

Her first single off the record is Drinkin’, what a wonderful song!

Holly Williams  was born March 12, 1981 she is the granddaughter of Hank Williams Sr., the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and half-sister of country singer Hank Williams III.

Let you go (live on Leno):

Here are even more tracks from Holly Williams via the excellent Noisetrade website:

“It’s all about the songwriting for me. I still love songs that I wrote when I was 17. I was always attracted to the heavier stuff and the real stories that painted a very clear picture for you in your head. Tom Waits songs read like little movies in my head, and I hope listeners always walk away feeling like I’ve taken them somewhere. That desire has remained the same through and through.”

– Holly Williams (to Noisetrade)

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Video of the day: Lucinda Williams – Trying to get to heaven (Bob Dylan)

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Happy birthday Lucinda Williams!

This wonderful artist gets both the calendar post and the video of the day on Johanna’s Visions since it’s her 60th birthday.

Lucinda Williams with the Bob Dylan cover “Tryin To Get To Heaven” from the Amnesty International tribute album “Chimes of Freedom” celebrating Amnesty International’s 50th year advocating for human rights, here in two audience recorded live performances and the one from the Amnesty album.

Trying to get to heaven (live, 2011), a bit of chatter on the sound, but still great:

Trying to get to heaven (November 2011):

Trying to get to heaven (Studio version):

– Hallgeir

Jack White on Austin City Limits 2013


Paste magazine made me aware of this excellent performance from Jack White

Paste Magazine:

Jack White kicked off the second half of Austin City Limit’s 38th season with a 12-song performance of both intensity and familiarity. (Read more)


Bathed in blue light Jack White gives us songs from several of his projects, including, White Stripes, Raconteurs, his soloalbum and some cover songs.

I hope I get to see him live some time…


1. Freedom at 21
2. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
3. Missing Pieces
4. Cannon/John the Revelator
5. You Know That I Know
6. Blunderbuss
7. Love Interruption
8. Hypocritical Kiss
9. Screwdriver/Blue Blood Blues
10. I’m Slowly Turning Into You
11. Top Yourself
12. We’re Going to Be Friends

– Hallgeir

The 20 best concerts of 2012 according to Egil



I landed @ 45 concerts in 2012… a great year it has been.

Here is my list of the 20 best:

  1.  Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (The Second night in Bergen, July)
  2. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (First Night Bergen July)
  3. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (First  Concert, Bergen, June)
  4. Justin Townes Earle (Bergen, June)
  5. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Club concert, Bergen, June)
  6. Patti Smith (Bergen, June)
  7. Ron Carter, Bill Frisell & Joey Baron (NYC (Bluenote), January)
  8.  The South (Bergen, June)
  9. The Deep Dark Woods (NYC, January)
  10. Afghan Whigs (Oslo, August)
  11. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Oslo, August)
  12. Jonathan Wilson (Bergen, June)
  13. Lars Winnerbäck (Bergen, June)
  14. Bob Mould (Oslo, August)
  15. Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch (Bergen, June)
  16. Thåström (Bergen, June)
  17. Feist (Oslo, August)
  18. The Black Keys (Oslo, August)
  19. Robert Earl Keen (NYC, January)
  20. Tønes (Skudeneshavn, November)


Video of the day: Vintage Trouble – Blues Hand Me Down live on Letterman

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.

We have written a little bit about them before, but nothing prepared us for this mindblowing performance!

Singer Ty Taylor owned stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater, it was tight and loose at the same time, well I think you know what I mean.

Just incredible!