Posted on 20 March 2013, 18:32.
A video of Swamp Train from the Blues Café radio show. This took place last month at the Millenium in the village of Isle d’Abeau, which is east of Lyon in France.
Yours truly on drums, washboard and bones..Rattlebrained
Posted on 17 March 2013, 11:32.
I built three cigar box guitars over the winter (more on that soon). They’re a lot of fun to play even if, like myself, you’re not that good a guitarist..Rattlebrained
Posted on 15 March 2013, 09:01.
An inspiring documentary from 1984 on the great Mississippi bluesman CeDell Davis.
CeDell’s music is so special and emotional that it kind of leaves me speechless when it come to writing about it..Rattlebrained
Posted on 13 March 2013, 17:59.
Congratulations to Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders, winner of the European Blues Challenge 2013 this last weekend in Toulouse!
Thanks to TrasimenoBlues, who posted the video above, those who unfortunately couldn’t make it can watch the whole set they presented..Rattlebrained
Posted on 9 March 2013, 11:00.
Up here in the mountains, Spring usually means two months of rain and mud. It is not yet clear if we are there or not but feeling a bit of warmth in the air these last few days has been nice. Still, it can be dangerous too!
Early in the week these blocks of ice fell from the roof…Rattlebrained
Posted on 7 March 2013, 08:16.
I’m usually the last person that is aware of whatever meme is going around; mostly, if ever, I learn about them in whatever last year’s magazine found in the dentist’s waiting room. But last week this one caught my attention as it spiraled by for at least the fourth time and inspired a song:
I may not care for techno
I may not care for house
But the good ol’ Harlem Shake
Has me up all raised and roused
It’s a pulsating movement
Everyone join in!
Fight your persecutors
Let the mutiny begin!
Thrust your pelvis forward
Thrust your pelvis back
Posted on 6 March 2013, 16:14.
Blues legend James “T-Model” Ford has had a rough last couple of years. Several debilitating strokes, along with numerous other medical conditions, have forced him to retire from playing. With no more income and bills continuing to pile up higher and higher, he needs the help of his fans…Rattlebrained