Friday, March 29, 2013

Since Spring is taking its' sweet time, I'll just have to pretend

To assuage my winter doldrums, I've been listening to a lot of bluegrass and folk- sounds that tend to transport me right into the sun- sitting on a grassy hill...with loads of wildflowers in my hair. I recently discovered Blue Highway, a 5-man-banjo-pickin bluegrass band from the Tennessee area. They've been around for 17 years...same 5 guys as when they started. They are extremely talented instrumentalists AND singers. The video I've attached highlights their sweet harmonies...its an a cappella song called "Someday", written by an old woman right before she died. Its a sad song..but so pretty and it somehow makes me really happy. Darrell Scott is another one I've been listening to a lot of. His voice is pretty amazing...definitely has its roots in soul and blues, while his music is very country. I've also included a video of one of my favorite songs, Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison..who's voice makes me think everything's going to be ok. Also complete with a killer sax solo by Pee Wee Ellis. . Hope you enjoy. Positive thinking. Positive singing...and May Spring come RIGHT NOW.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Night of Soul at Copperfields

Last night at Copperfields, The Tasties, The HeartSleeves & The Erinn Brown Band performed in A Night of Soul. We had a blast, and feel honored to have played with these guys. This was our first time playing with bands of similar style was so neat to hear their sounds and we hope to collaborate with some of them soon. Thanks to everyone who came out to hear us and I'll keep you posted about our upcoming shows. With Spring's arrival, The Tasties are hoping to get in the studio and start working on our first album! Cant wait to start! Happy Spring!