Media Roundup: Tips and Tricks for the Musically-Minded

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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How cool is this?!  Sen. Russ Feingold is looking for YOUR musical recommendations!  Submit your ideas for songs to be included in his “Fein” Tunes playlist here.

Sen. Russ Feingold wants your cool tunes

Sen. Russ Feingold wants your cool tunes

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Live Music Photos – The Long Weekend

Those of you that work the typical Monday through Friday schedule know that the long weekend is a rare treat. This past weekend was especially sweet with three great shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. After not making it to a single show in January, I was ready for some great music, and I definitely got my fill.

 

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It all started at the High Noon Saloon with Pieta Brown (accompanied by Bo Ramsey) opening for a semi-acoustic version of Cracker; David Lowery on acoustic guitar and Johnny Hickman on the electric. Friday night at the Majestic, the North Mississipi Allstars got the crowd moving with their blues-rock jams. The opening act was a rocking side project featuring members of the Allstars called Hill Country Revue which featured some crazy electric washboard from Allstars’s drummer, Cody Dickinson. The long weekend of shows ended with two great acoustic solo performances. Chicago’s Joe Pug opened for The Old 97’s Rhett Miller. Rhett worked the crowd, and himself, into a frenzy playing both solo and Old 97’s tunes.

 

 

Here are a few photos from each of these fine performances…

 

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It’s Not Big It’s Large – Lyle Lovett Photos

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band played Overture Hall on Sunday July 13th. Lyle was joined by ten musicians, 3 back-up singers, and a local eight-person choir. The band played several songs from Lovett’s new album “It’s Not Big It’s Large” as well as many fan favorites from past albums. Here are a few photos from a terrific show…

 

 

 

All photos © Copyright 2008 Bryan Gladding

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