Sunday, October 31, 2010

Live: Sarah Jarosz 10/29/2010 at Mercury Lounge, NYC

Sarah Jarosz casually strolled up upon the low-lit stage at NYC's Mecury Lounge last Friday night, among a collection of stringed instruments and amplifiers. She slung her banjo over her shoulder to the welcoming applause of fans, admirers, and as she later gratefully acknowledged, her dear friends in attendance. In that instant, the room proved the perfect setting to allow Ms. Jarosz to take the sole spotlight, and without any accompaniment, offer up an evening of her unique songwriting and impressive musicianship.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Conversation with Sarah Jarosz

I first discovered Sarah Jarosz when a good friend of mine recommended that, knowing how much of an excited-beginning mandolin player I am, I check out her debut LP, Song Up In Her Head. Since obtaining my own copy, the album has been in pretty heavy rotation on my music devices for quite some time.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Interview: Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters

This is the second part of a two-part interview series that I am posting to coincide with the "Fly Palomino Tour 2010", featuring the double-bill of Trampled by Turtles and The Infamous Stringdusters.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Interview: Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles

This is the first of a two-part interview series that I will be posting to coincide with the "Fly Palomino Tour 2010", featuring the double bill of Trampled by Turtles and The Infamous Stringdusters.

Live: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan 10/17/2010 at MHOW, Brooklyn, NY

For their first tour of the US together, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan took the stage at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg and effortlessly delivered their brand of gothic-laced, blues-infused Americana to a captivated and near-silent audience.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sarah Jarosz to Release “The New 45” on 11/2 & Austin City Limits Performance Airing 11/6

Sugar Hill Records and Sarah Jarosz are excited to announce the release of two brand new songs titled The New 45.

The New 45 combines the original composition “My Muse” (to be included on her upcoming full-length release) plus the Bill Withers’ chestnut “Grandma’s Hands”. Both tracks are previously unreleased, and this will be the only chance for fans to purchase the crowd pleaser “Grandma’s Hands”. The digital release date for the EP is November 2nd; limited vinyl pressings will be available at select stores and on Sarah’s
website later in the month.

Ms. Jarosz's performance on
Austin City Limits will be airing on November 6.

Abigail Washburn Performs New Songs On Mountan Stage

NPR Music has posted a great interview and performance of Abigail Washburn performing new songs from her upcoming LP, City of Refuge, that will not be released until 2011.

The Steeldrivers Interview & Performance from Mountain Stage

NPR has posted another great interview and performance from Mountain Stage. This time it showcases the Nashville-based bluegrass band, The Steeldrivers. It's a great showcase of the band's new vocalist/ guitarist, Gary Nichols. The live performance segment includes the song "Guitars, Whiskey, Guns and Knives", which was not included in the original broadcast.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Welcome to the NEW Uprooted Music Revue!

Welcome to the Uprooted Music Revue website/ blog!

The Uprooted Music Revue is the new music & arts blog devoted exclusively to the best of Bluegrass, Country, Americana, Roots, and String Band music. The blog is founded by myself, Chris Mateer, formally of the Ear Tyme Music blog, and is based in Brooklyn, NY. My goal for the blog is to contribute to the dialogue and help get the word out on some of the best artists around, promote the hard work of their labels, and to collaborate with guest contributors and fans of this great music that means so much to all of us.

Many new exciting posts and features are in the works as I write this! I've been interviewing some amazing artists and working along with their hard-working record labels to make this blog as good and informative as it can be.

With that, I am pleased to announce that these interviews and live reviews will be posted very soon with more to come! In addition, I'll also be bringing you official press and news releases regarding some of my favorite artists, links to exclusive streaming music and video, as well as dropping album reviews and my own personal recommendations of what I've been listening to.

Thanks for checking out the Uprooted Music Revue!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Previous Posts By Chris Mateer

Hello Friends,

I just wanted to let you know that I have post-dated some selected pieces below that I contributed to the
Ear Tyme Music blog. My hope is that these features will provide readers with a bit of my personal history, and idea of what is to come on Uprooted Music Revue.

Thanks & Be Well,