Thursday, July 24, 2014
Honky-tonk piano from an Italian rockabilly
Pianist Massimo Gerosa has backed up living legends of American music across Europe, including Wanda Jackson, and also plays with Shaun Young's Blue Dots and JWW and the Prospectors. His heavy boogie woogie, classic sense of melody, and dead-on rhythmic feel sew up the band's sound like needle and thread.
Born in Little Rock and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Elizabeth McQueen started her music career 13 years ago in Austin by fronting her own band, The Firebrands, and making name for herself as one of the music city's most infectious voices. Known for her beautiful and timeless vocal style and buoyant and joyous live shows, she quickly became the one one to watch upon her arrival in Texas. One short year after settling in Austin, she was named by the Austin Chronicle as a young musician to watch. Of her 2003 SXSW performance the Austin Chronicle's Jerry Renshaw said: " What Elizabeth McQueen is doing these days is a far cry from Patsy Cline, Connie Smith, and Kitty Wells and certainly miles away from the crop of Nashville angels. In a marketplace that's saturated with traditional female country singers, that difference, along with her charm, talent, and attitude, may be just what she needs to really stand out."
Friday, July 25, 2014
Floyd Domino and Redd Volk
Grammy Winner piano and guitart
Floyd Domino's dazzling boogie-woogie piano styling is known to audiences around the world earning him acclaim and awards for over 3 decades. Floyd Domino brought home his Best Keyboards Award this April to keep company with the two Grammy Awards won for featured work with Asleep at the Wheel.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
'Devin Jake' Preitauer has the true make-up of a classic country-roots singer...a small town boy from a musical family with first-hand knowledge of heartbreak and the lonesome, haunting lyrics and vocals to portray it. Hearing Devin instantly takes you back to a time that you've only read about - a time where there's a porch, a sunset and a family entertaining themselves and their closest neighborhood friends with their own hymn-based pickings and harmonies. Or it's an evening gathered around a small radio tuning the dial to get a clear sound of the Carter family.