Bloom, Red & the Ordinary Girl
Bloom, Red & The Ordinary Girl is an alternative country album by Tres Chicas. Supported by Matt Radford and Geraint Watkins and produced by Nick Lowe collaborators Neil Brockbank and Robert Trehern, who features on drums. Musically, the album tends to stick to easy tempos and sparse arrangements organized around acoustic guitar and the Chicas' twining harmonies. "Drop Me Down" "Stone Love Song" "My Love" "Shade Trees In Bloom" "Red" "Sway" "Only Broken" "Still I Run" "The Man of The People" "400 Flamingos" "Slip So Easily" "If You Think That It's All Right" Lynn Blakey – vocals Caitlin Cary – vocals Tonya Lamm – vocals Geraint Watkins – piano, organ Matt Radford – upright bass Robert "Bobby" Trehern – drums Nick Lowe Steve Donnelly Bob Loveday Bill Kirchen Produced by Neil Brockbank, Robert Trehern Recorded at Goldtop Studios, London
Yep Roc Records
Yep Roc Records is an American independent record label based in Hillsborough, North Carolina, owned by Redeye Distribution. Since 1997, the label has released albums from North Carolina and international artists, including Aoife O'Donovan, Chatham County Line, Dave Alvin, Chuck Prophet, Gang of Four, Los Straitjackets, Nick Lowe, Paul Weller, Robyn Hitchcock, Ryan Adams, The Apples in Stereo, The Reverend Horton Heat, Mandolin Orange, Tift Merritt. Tor Hansen started the label in 1997, two years after moving to North Carolina to help manage a chain of record stores in the South. In and around the musical hotbed of Chapel Hill, he encountered bands making good music but not knowing how to get it out. Back in Boston, he’d worked at Rounder Records with his childhood friend and former bandmate Glenn Dicker. Tor had worked in sales, Glenn had worked in promotions, they made the decision to try and do both together with their own label and their own distribution wing, Redeye. It started with a few local compilations featuring some recognizable names and some names they hoped people would soon spot.
There were no strictures or typecasts, no attempts to use the best bands in the vicinity to define a North Carolina sound or a Yep Roc brand. It was all stuff that Hansen and Dicker liked.“It has been a sort of organic growth,” says Hansen, “It wasn't like we just started a record label with all this money. There were roots to this thing, they start way back. Slow growth has been a good thing for us."After about its first 100 releases, Yep Roc entered one of its most indicatively taste-driven spurts, releasing, in succession, records by Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould, Springsteen proselytes Marah, drifting folk act Dolorean and rock ’n’ roll madmen The Legendary Shack*Shakers. Jump down a few more catalogue numbers, Yep Roc followed the debut of terse, tense post-punk act Cities with discs by alt-country progenitor Dave Alvin and Los Straitjackets, the masked surf rock stars whose sales a year earlier helped convince Hansen and Dicker that their personal and open approach to curating releases was a sustainable move.
The success of Los Straitjackets and the experience of working with Dicker on the Rounder-distributed Upstart helped provide the convincer to Nick Lowe to join Yep Roc. And after recording an album with a band named Wilco, Young Fresh Fellow Scott McCaughey knew he wanted to be on the same label as Lowe, so he sent it over to Yep Roc.“I’m a huge Nick fan, I figured any label, into Nick had to be cool,” McCaughey says. The label’s partnership with McCaughey has lasted nearly a decade, something he attributes to the openness of Dicker and Hansen to put their brand and money behind something they enjoy. “I’m surprised by the way they embraced my other bands The Baseball Project. I’m grateful that they support the Young Fresh Fellows occasional releases, with no hope of monetary gain.”In 2016, Dicker was elected to the A2IM Board of Directors. Yep Roc calls itself "the artist-driven label that refuses to be labeled."“If I’ve got on my Yep Roc T-shirt,” explains label co-founder Tor Hansen, “I’m not a part of one music scene.
I accept that, I think it’s pretty great. I like the idea that Yep Roc has the idea of an all-inclusive approach.”Both Dicker and Hansen like to joke that such a release-what-you-love approach might not always make the most financial sense. They’ve rarely pursued indie rock’s latest buzzing commodity or chased a trend washing through the industry; the label has never been about the micro-celebrity of its owners. That might mean that they’re not able to return to the same customer core for every album.“It’s a little challenging when we do a singer-songwriter, some blues guy, some garage-rock guy, some indie thing. It’s a little bit all over the place, it presents fun challenges, but the marketing of this brand is difficult,” explains Dicker. “It’s about the artist first- in fact, we’re driven by the artists. We're going to connect the dots for this artist. That’s always the way we’ve looked at it, never the other way around.” In January 2017, Yep Roc Records announced a partnership with the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
SFC is a large archival resource consisting of a collection of rare recordings of American southern music. As part of the partnership, Yep Roc Records will aid in producing and distributing rare archival recordings of which SFC will have created digital masters; the first three rare recordings to be released were announced alongside news about the partnership. The first release will be a remastered recording of legendary country music star Dolly Parton's first single "Puppy Love" and the original "B" side, "Girl Left Alone." The tracks were recorded in 1959 when the singer was just thirteen years old and released on Goldband Records, a prominent southern music label in the 1950s and 1960s. The reissue will be in the form of an exclusive 45" vinyl available only on Record Store Day of 2017; the second release is a compilation of classic Cajun music titled Swampland Jewels originally released on Goldband Records. The tracklisting includes songs from important Cajun music artists such as Jo-El Sonnier, Boozoo Chavis, Iry LeJune Jr. and Cleveland Crochet.
It is scheduled to be released on September 22, 2017. The last of the initial three releases will be a live recording of Doc Watson, a prolific guitar player and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient known for his "flatpi
Mike Daly is an American record producer and multi-instrumentalist. Daly attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating in 1994. Daly first came to prominence as co-writer, he wrote or co-wrote many of the songs on the Pneumonia album and has contributed to all of Caitlin Cary's solo releases. Daly has gone on to have a successful career as a studio musician, song-writer, producer. He's worked with many artists in a range of different genres including Jason Mraz, Lana Del Rey, Imagine Dragons, Young the Giant, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Plain White T's, Jimmy Barnes. Daly has spoken as a panelist at the South by Southwest Festival and has appeared on numerous television programs including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly. He's performed live at Austin City Limits. In 2008, Daly wrote his first book, entitled Time Flies When You're In A Coma: The Wisdom Of The Metal Gods, a book which the publisher describes as a collection of "Zen Questions, Daily Affirmations and Words of Wisdom" based on Heavy metal songs.
It was released on October 28, 2008. Daly is Executive Director of A&R and Music Publishing at Disney Music Group, he is serving as a mentor for the 2017 Techstars Music Accelerator Program. Mike Daly at AllMusic
Seville is a village in Medina County, United States. The population was 2,296 at the 2010 census. Seville was platted in 1828, it was named in Spain. A post office was established in Seville in 1830. Seville is located at 41°0′56″N 81°51′52″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.60 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,296 people, 917 households, 634 families residing in the village; the population density was 883.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 978 housing units at an average density of 376.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 96.9% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population. There were 917 households of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 30.9% were non-families.
26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.87. The median age in the village was 41.8 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 47.9% male and 52.1% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,160 people, 808 households, 611 families residing in the village; the population density was 1,070.9 people per square mile. There were 847 housing units at an average density of 419.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.5% White, 0.19% African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.05% from other races, 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population. There were 808 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.3% were non-families.
20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.97. In the village, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males. The median income for a household in the village was $47,935, the median income for a family was $54,844. Males had a median income of $41,339 versus $25,000 for females; the per capita income for the village was $22,644. About 2.4% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over. Seville has a branch of Medina County District Library. Opera North, based in Leeds, set its January 2011 production of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen in Seville, rather than Seville, Spain.
John H. Hoover, United States Admiral The giants Martin Van Buren Bates and his wife Anna lived a good portion of their lives here and are buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, within the city limits. C. V. Matteson, American baseball pitcher and former mayor; the Medina County Community Advocate
Thad Aaron Cockrell is an American singer-songwriter. He has released three solo albums, along with a collaborative album with Caitlin Cary. Cockrell, who writes emotional songs, is associated with his goal to "put the hurt back in country". While in school, Cockrell discovered his love of country music and rock n' roll, forbidden in his home. Cockrell cites bands such as The Everly Brothers, The Cure, Nelson as early influences. Cockrell recorded his first album Stack of Dreams with Chris Stamey of The dB's, it was recorded in one day as a demo. Cockrell liked it so much, he began selling it at his shows as an EP; the recording was re-mixed and given another track for the album's release on Yep Roc Records in 2001. Cockrell's friends and former Whiskeytown members Caitlin Cary and Skillet Gilmore played on the album. AllMusic gives a favorable review of Cockrell's debut, describing his voice as "the kind of high, lonesome warble that can raise the hair on your neck and put a tear in your eye", the album as "striking a nice balance between not-so-rowdy honky tonk and heart-worn balladry".
In 2003 Cockrell again worked with producer Stamey for Beauty. CMT.com picked the album as a top independent release. Allmusic proclaimed that the album is "pure country music, untainted by commercial considerations and without rock influences". Cary and Tift Merritt lent harmony vocals on the song "Why Go". Cockrell again collaborated with Cary for the 2005 duet album Begonias. A review in the Washington Post praises the album for conveying the complexities of marriage, writing that it is "as good a traditional country album as we're to hear this year". Alternative country magazine No Depression praises Cockrell's lyrics as "straightforward simplicity", compliments the singing on the album as "intimate and intentionally under-rehearsed to capture an edge of freshness". After the three Yep Roc releases Cockrell moved to Nashville to focus on songwriting for financial reasons, he wrote and co-wrote songs for Lost Highway artist Donovan Frankenreiter and Universal Records artist Courtney Jaye. Cockrell continued to perform in Nashville.
According to collaborator and Roman Candle's leader Skip Matheny, Cockrell was "more popular than ever". However, reflecting a desire to "write less and find a community where he could be more than a musician", Cockrell left Nashville to return to North Carolina. During his time in Nashville, Cockrell co-wrote and recorded a duet with Mindy Smith for her 2007 Christmas album My Holiday, entitled "I Know the Reason". On October 13, 2009 Cockrell's first solo album in six years, To Be Loved, was released, it is described as "a collection that mixed lush, brooding melodicism and rustic, folk-y shuffles". Cockrell commented that it is "more me than any previous release". Independent Weekly says it is "a conflict-driven mix of love songs for women, it laces gospel and country influences into gentle, loping tunes". It was recorded in Nashville with producer Jason Lehning, who has worked with Alison Krauss. Cockrell performs with a Nashville band, Leagues. In the spring of 2016, Cockrell announced that he is working on his fifth solo album, via PledgeMusic.
Cockrell is the only child amongst three sons not to become a pastor. While Cockrell has many songs reflecting his faith, it has been noted that Cockrell's overall body of work doesn't contain these themes, he has commented that he has "lost fans for his religious convictions and alienated some Christians with songs that aren't always about God". An extensive Cockrell feature in Independent Weekly concludes that "archetypal conflict—secular pleasures and aims versus Christian tenets and rules—has powered Cockrell's songwriting". Official website Thad Cockrell at AllMusic
Joan Chandos Baez is an American singer, songwriter and activist whose contemporary folk music includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has recorded songs in at least six other languages. Although regarded as a folk singer, her music has diversified since the counterculture era of the 1960s, encompasses genres such as folk rock, pop and gospel music. Although a songwriter herself, Baez interprets other composers' work, having recorded songs by Bob Dylan, the Allman Brothers Band, the Beatles, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, Woody Guthrie, Violeta Parra, the Rolling Stones, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and many others. On her past several albums, she has found success interpreting songs of more recent songwriters, including Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, Steve Earle, Natalie Merchant and Joe Henry, she achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, Joan Baez, Joan Baez, Vol. 2, Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status.
Songs of acclaim include "Diamonds & Rust" and covers of Phil Ochs's "There but for Fortune" and The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". She is known for "Farewell, Angelina", "Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word", "Forever Young", "Here's to You", "Joe Hill", "Sweet Sir Galahad" and "We Shall Overcome", she was one of the first major artists to record the songs of Bob Dylan in the early 1960s. Baez performed fourteen songs at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and has displayed a lifelong commitment to political and social activism in the fields of nonviolence, civil rights, human rights and the environment. Baez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017. Baez was born on Staten Island, New York, on January 9, 1941. Joan's grandfather, the Reverend Alberto Baez, left the Catholic Church to become a Methodist minister and moved to the U. S. when her father was two years old. Her father, Albert Baez, was born in Puebla and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where his father preached to—and advocated for—a Spanish-speaking congregation.
Albert first considered becoming a minister but instead turned to the study of mathematics and physics and received his PhD degree at Stanford University in 1950. Albert was credited as a co-inventor of the x-ray microscope. Joan's cousin, John C. Baez, is a mathematical physicist, her mother, Joan Baez, referred to as Joan Senior or "Big Joan", was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1913 as the second daughter of an English Anglican priest who claimed to be descended from the Dukes of Chandos. Born in April 1913, she died on days after her one hundredth birthday. Baez had two sisters – Pauline Thalia Baez Bryan, sometimes professionally known as Pauline Marden. To varying degrees, both women were political activists and musicians like their sister, they are notable for having been married to other American artists – Pauline to painter Brice Marden and Mimi to author and musician Richard Fariña with whom she collaborated for several years. The Baez family converted to Quakerism during Joan's early childhood, she has continued to identify with the tradition in her commitment to pacifism and social issues.
While growing up, Baez was subjected to racial slurs and discrimination due to her Mexican heritage. She became involved with a variety of social causes early in her career, she declined to play in any white student venues that were segregated, which meant that when she toured the Southern states, she would play only at black colleges. Joan graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1958. Due to her father's work with UNESCO, their family moved many times, living in towns across the U. S, as well as in England, Switzerland, Spain and the Middle East, including Iraq. Joan Baez became involved with a variety of social causes early in her career, including civil rights and non-violence. Social justice, she stated in the PBS series American Masters, is the true core of her life, "looming larger than music"; the opening line of Baez's memoir And a Voice to Sing With is "I was born gifted". A friend of Joan's father gave her a ukulele, she learned four chords, which enabled her to play rhythm and blues, the music she was listening to at the time.
Her parents, were fearful that the music would lead her into a life of drug addiction. When Baez was 13, her aunt and her aunt's boyfriend took her to a concert by folk musician Pete Seeger, Baez found herself moved by his music, she soon began performing them publicly. One of her earliest public performances was at a retreat in Saratoga, California for a youth group from Temple Beth Jacob, a Redwood City, California Jewish congregation. A few years in 1957, Baez bought her first Gibson acoustic guitar. In 1958, her father accepted a faculty position at MIT, moved his family to Massachusetts. At that time, it was in the center of the up-and-coming folk-music scene, Baez began performing near home in Boston and nearby Cambridge, she performed in clubs, attended Boston University for about six weeks. In 1958, at the Club 47 in Cambridge, she gave her first concert; when designing the poster for the performance, Baez considered changing her performing name to either Rachel Sandperl, the surname of her long-t
MerleFest is an annual "traditional plus" music festival held in Wilkesboro, North Carolina on the campus of Wilkes Community College. The festival, held the last weekend in April, was hosted by Grammy Award winner Doc Watson prior to his death and is named in memory and honor of his son, Eddy Merle Watson, who died in a farm tractor accident in 1985; the festival, founded in 1988, is the primary fundraising event for Wilkes Community College and attracts crowds exceeding 75,000 in number, making it one of the largest music festivals in the United States. It is estimated that the festival brings over $10 million in business and tourist revenue to Wilkes County and surrounding areas each year; the music is spread across 13 different stages and four days, which provides festival visitors with a wide variety of musical venues and styles to choose from. MerleFest offers a mix of traditional and contemporary roots music, a music blend that Doc himself named "traditional plus." It brings together Bluegrass, contemporary acoustic, folk, old-time music, jazz, Celtic, Americana and singer-songwriter music.
Artists can be enjoyed in on-stage jam sessions featuring unusual combinations of musicians, such as Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead singing with Sam Bush and Gillian Welch with the Waybacks. Other artists who have performed on MerleFest's 14 stages over the first 24 years have included Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Earl Scruggs, The Kruger Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, John Prine, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Donna the Buffalo, Natalie MacMaster, Vassar Clements, Hot Tuna, Joe Smothers, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Douglas, Del McCoury, Billy Strings, Junior Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Claire Lynch, Elvis Costello, Howard Armstrong, Randy Travis, Lyle Lovett, The Doobie Brothers, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Sharon Gilchrist, The Avett Brothers, Tony Rice, Francois Vola, Emory lester, Old Crow Medicine Show, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Linda Ronstadt, Levon Helm, Taj Mahal, Bruce Hornsby, Cadillac Sky and Vince Gill.
It was founded by Doc Watson. List of bluegrass music festivals List of country music festivals List of folk festivals Official website