Thursday, April 28, 2011

Frank Fairfield Brings Us "Out On The Open West" On 5/31 & Tours With Cass McCombs

"A young Californian who sings and plays as someone who's crawled out of the Virginia mountains carrying familiar songs that in his hands sound forgotten: broken lines, a dissonant drone, the fiddle or the banjo all percussion, every rising moment louder than the one before it."

-Greil Marcus

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Watch Maggie Bjorklund's "Insekt" Video & Enter To Win The CD!

 Watch the premiere of Maggie Björklund "Insekt" video and enter to win a FREE copy of her new album, Coming Home, from Bloodshot Records.

Maggie Björklund isn’t a household name. Despite the surname unfamiliarity (she’s Danish), the singer/pedal steel guitarist’s debut solo album Coming Home is drawn very much from a familiar source, wedding Maggie’s warm folksy style together with the contributions of musicians like Calexico, Mark Lanegan, Rachel Flotard (Visqueen) and Jon Auer of the Posies.

Check out the Uprooted Music Revue's exclusive premiere of "Insekt" below:

Maggie Björklund - Insekt from Andy Smith on Vimeo.

Watch the video and everyone who re-posts, Likes, or comments on the video—via Facebook, Twitter, and on right here on Uprooted Music Revue—will be eligible to win a copy of the new album, courtesy of Bloodshot Records.

Each day this week, a new video by Maggie Björklund will be posted on a different Music website. To watch the other videos and enter to win your FREE copy of Coming Home, go to these participating sites:

Alarm Press posted "Anchor Song" on Monday
Magnet Magazine posted "Voldspor" on Tuesday
Uprooted Music Revue featuring "Insekt" today!
My Old Kentucky Blog will feature "Intertwined" on Thursday.

Winners will be announced Friday. Good Luck!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Uprooted Album Revue 4/24/2011

 The Uprooted Album Revue highlights new releases, reissues, and my own latest discoveries.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Uprooted Album Revue 4/19/2011

The Uprooted Album Revue highlights new releases, reissues, and my own latest discoveries. 


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Winter's Bone" Musicians Announce US Tour

Chatting Up Mr. Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge and his band, The South City Three, may be an act that looks to the past for inspiration, but are very much a group that is building their own reputation in the hear-and-now with their incredible live performances and addictive discography. As a multi-talented musician and songwriter of only 27 years, Pokey writes and performs with room-rousing energy. Mr. LaFarge and his partners draw from early country, western swing, jazz, jug bands, and string band music. The act continues to impress loyal listeners, as well as reel in newcomers wherever they perform.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Uprooted Album Revue 4/11/2011

The Uprooted Album Revue highlights new releases, reissues, and my own latest discoveries.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jason Isbell Tells The Story Behind His New LP: "Here We Rest"

This week Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit release their excellent new album Here We Rest on Lightning Rod Records. The new record finds Mr. Isbell and his crew sounding assured, confident, and boldly expanding their sound in a variety of new directions. The result is the finest and most cohesive album by Mr. Isbell. It is an effort that is easy to revisit and a hard one to push aside. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Brian Roberts of Ha Ha Tonka Talks "Death Of A Decade"

The buzz and overwhelmingly positive praise of Ha Ha Tonka's new album, Death Of A Decade has elevated the band to a higher tier of success among faithful fans, new listeners, and music critics alike.

It's an exciting time for Ha Ha Tonka, and judging from my conversation with Mr. Roberts, the band's vocalist and guitarist, the group is committed to pushing forward with their tireless work ethic to convert new listeners, as well as to reward their loyal fans who have followed them along the way. Here's a little piece of the latest chapter in the story of a band on the rise, told by the group's vocalist himself.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ben Sollee Offers "Inclusions" For Pre-Sale And Announces Tour

Ben Sollee will release his sophomore solo album entitled Inclusions on May 10th, 2011, but fans can pre-order the album now!   Mr. Sollee has also announced his tour plans to support Inclusions.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Alejandro Escovedo Reflects On His Work While Looking Ahead

Alejandro Escovedo is a songwriter's songwriter. His output ranges from looking deep himself, revealing his most introspective thoughts and emotions, as well as opening himself up to express the universal themes of love, loss, truth, and desire.