25 June 2014

NTB play WSM on WDVX - and more

Thanks again to Niall Toner, this time for this link to a YouTube video of the Niall Toner Band (US configuration) performing Niall's commemorative song 'William Smith Monroe', live and using a one-mike setup, on the 'Tennessee shines' radio show.

The show is broadcast by the celebrated East Tennessee community radio station WDVX, which also hosts the 'Blue Plate Special' series on which many top bluegrass artists appear. The video was made while Niall was in the USA this past April for MerleFest.

A reminder from Tom Stapleton that the 2014 double-Grammy nominee Sarah Jarosz will be opening her brief Irish tour next month on Wednesday 16 July at the Set Theatre, Kilkenny city; tickets can be booked on 056 7721728 or Rollercoaster 056 7763669. The other three dates in her Irish schedule are on the BIB calendar; see more on the BIB for 1 June. Tom supplies the following list of sample YouTube videos of Sarah Jarosz in performance:


Performers and sound men often misunderstand one another. Some time ago Chris Jones, writing for Bluegrass Today, commented on solving or avoiding problems, based on his own wide experience as a performer. Today on Bluegrass Today, Tom Feller (both performer and soundman) writes on what the soundman should expect from the performer, and what performers should do to help everything go right.

Mike Compton, master mandolinist and interpreter of the music of the Father of Bluegrass, announces this year's Monroe Mandolin Camp, which will be held at Camp Marymount, just west of Nashville, TN, on 4-7 Sept. 2014. Full details of the Camp, and more, are on its website. Watch a 45-second introductory video by Mike here.

Thanks to Paul Lee of Musiclee.ie for the news that a different kind of string band, No Crows (Steve Wickham, fiddle/vocals; Eddie Lee, bass; Felip Carbonell, guitar, Anna Houston, cello/ mandolin; Oleg Ponomarev, fiddle; Ray Coen, guitar/vocals), will be playing to promote their fourth CD, Waiting for the tide, this coming Friday (27 June) at the DC Music Club, 20 Camden Row, Dublin 2; adm. 15€ (13€ reserved in advance). Doors 8.00 p.m.; concert 9.00 p.m. The band can be seen here performing 'Hey Joe'.

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