Fact or fiction? Jackie Venson puts 16 years of piano, 7 years of vocal and songwriting, and 3 years of non-stop guitar into an Austin bound suitcase after attending Berklee College of Music…facts. But another story lies in the shadows, the one where during a drunken back-alley brawl, Jackie Venson punched Pluto straight out of planetary existence…that becomes legend.
More Primitive is the most recent album from Lonesome Shack. The playing (electric guitar, bass and drums) is raw, sparse in its use of notes, functional in its rhythm and nearly pure in its presentation. Lonesome Shack translate the feral quality of the music to video images with the album title track.
Congratulations to Anne McCue for her new release, Blue Sky Thinkin'. The music that taps into ragtime beats and back alley jazz. Anne Sings "Things You Left Out in the Rain” hoping for a bigger umbrella as Sergio Webb blows his trumpet and the horn sections vamps.
Meet Miss Ida Blue, Brooklyn’s brothel blues queen captured live at Red Car NY. Scott Bozack at St Mazie in Brooklyn, NY recorded the track with the audience as another instrument joining in. Miss Ida Blue sings like the little girl kept up in the attic that learns to live when she sneaks down to join the back alley jazz band.
As Red Molly, Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music—from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk—as effortlessly as they blend their voices. "I'm Listening" was recorded and filmed at Alternate Root TV Studios from the Red Molly The Extended Play Sessions.