We’re heading into a more rural direction with tonight’s episode. Expect the likes of Geoff & Maria Muldaur, Cameron Knowler and the Magic Tuber Stringband, among other fingerpicked folk and blues sounds. Don’t miss out: tune into Dune Buggy Radio tonight at 8PM EST. -KH If you like what you’re reading, please help keep RCU thriving. YouContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 19”
With a title like Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar, how could you not give it a listen? The Portland, Maine dwelling Fat Knuckle Freddy plays in the style of the bluesier end of the American primitive guitar spectrum. By utilizing his mastery of slide and precise fingerpicking, Freddy creates arid, dusty atmospheres with his instrument inContinue reading “Fat Knuckle Freddy – Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar”
Dr. John was a living embodiment of a vast collection of American music traditions and sort of became a genre all to himself. It’s truly a surprise that he was really just one man, as he lived a life that was grand, colorful and as theatrical as any Mardi Gras parade. Please join me inContinue reading “RIP Dr. John (1941-2019)”
The 1968 Newport Folk Festival The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, isn’t obscure by any means; in fact, it’s a rather historic and culturally relevant event that still continues (very successfully) today. In terms of the individual yearly events, the ones you mainly hear most about include the 1965 festival where Dylan notoriouslyContinue reading “Festival Friday: The 1968 Newport Folk Festival”
Is there anything more rocking than this video of Bo Diddley blasting through “Hey! Bo Diddley” on stage in 1973? Drop what you’re doing and absorb this awe-inspiring clip from the underrated Let the Good Times Roll documentary.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Bob Dylan just announced the details of the next release in his official Bootleg series. It’s entitled, Another Self-Portrait and it focuses on the sessions for the curious Self-Portrait album from 1970 as well as other unreleased or alternate version of songs that were recorded for New Morning and Nashville Skyline, both from around theContinue reading “My Favorite Bootlegged Bob Dylan Tracks Part 1”
It’s that time again when you can finally put a sound to the words that I’ve been writing. It’s my second mix of songs via 8tracks.com that are related to the last batch of posts (since the last mix anyway). The full tracklisting: 1. Somewhere Between- Six Organs of Admittance 2. Dead Flowers- Six OrgansContinue reading “Record Crates United Online Mixtape Vol.2”
Elizabeth Cotten Live! (1983) Arhoolie Records LP/CD This album has held a special place in my heart for sometime now. Elizabeth Cotton was a fairly legendary folk and blues musician who left a large wake of influence behind her all through her long life. She picked up guitar and banjo and began writing her ownContinue reading “Elizabeth Cotten – Live!”