Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Blinded By Sound

Now that Blinded By Sound is up and running, I will be posting articles there. In fact, there are a few reviews and articles of mine already published.

Blinded By Sound - it's new and it's more than a little awesome.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Two-fer Tuesday: A Little Boogie Woogie

Expected -- from phenomenal pianist Henry Gray:

I had the distinct honor of meeting Henry Gray in 2009, hearing him play, and photographing him at work. Lovely man.


I'm so sad that I only got to visit the Liberace Museum once for a cabaret showcase right when I moved to the Vegas. If you're amenable to it, they are taking donations to help preserve the collection and find it a permanent home. It's worth it. Sincerely, to see the shoes and the costumes and the piano and everything else...this is a sight to behold.

And one of my favorites -- the Queen of Boogie Woogie, Ms. Sue Palmer! Special guest, Steve Lucky (of Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums, who I also enjoy):

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Two-fer Tuesday: Shannon McNally and K.T. Tunstall

Some songs just begged to be shared. And shared they must be!

K.T. Tunstall "Black Silk Ribbon" - it's beautiful and haunting.

Shannon McNally enchanted me with her performance of "Now That I Know" on Late World With Zach (Galifianakis). Watching her sing it for me and the audience, it was sweet and powerful and struck home. Years later, I discover it was written by the amazing Eric Bazilian (songwriter for The Hooters, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Zucchero, Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi, The Scorpions(! yes, just keep wrapping your head around that one), LeAnne Rimes, Jonatha Brooke, Ronnie Spector, and the list goes on. I should have known the sweet, elemental thread that pulls one through this song was his...that's what he does best and why he writes for so many people and why I was enchanted.

Back to KT Tunstall as she takes on Dylan's "Tangled Up In Blue".

Shannon goes after Taj Mahal's "Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes" and does a fine job of it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Two-fer Tuesdays: Tab Benoit

It's been snowing here in Vegas and I wanna warm up a bit. No better way to do that than with some hot Cajun goodness!

I have a lot of favorites, but I love "Solid Simple Things" especially. Nothing fancy, just...solid...simple...

I'm also partial to "When A Cajun Man Gets The Blues".

I've been fortunate enough to see Tab a few times and to even take my son to see him. The man puts on a good show! If you ever get the chance to see him, RUN...don't walk. It's totally worth it.


A family favorite.