Monthly Archives: November 2015

CD Monday

Wilco

Been on a big Wilco kick lately.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that, in every way, from the gravy to the pecan pie, you get to do it how they do where you’re from.

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CD Monday

The Beta Band

Couldn’t wrangle the glare coming off this week’s CD so I decided to lean into it. Hi guys!

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Egghunt Records

Egghunt

Can we stop for a quick second and talk about how Egghunt Records is absolutely killing it right now?

You’ve already heard me sing the praises of the label’s White Laces and Diamond Center releases, but there’s a bunch more singing to do:

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CD Monday

Eric Clapton

I’m about a third of the way through a fantastic book called Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument.

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No BS! Brass Band

No BS Brass Band

If you did a Richmond version of the Voyager Golden Record, you’d have to include No BS! Brass Band. They’re an inseparable part of our beloved music scene, and they epitomize some of the best aspects of it. The tremendous depth of Richmond’s musical talent pool. The musicivic (Can we make that a word?) pride here that seems to reach new heights with each passing year. The way our Friday and Saturday nights seem to gravitate toward a crowded room and group of people with instruments. That’s the feeling I get when I listen to their last album, RVA All Day. “Look at what we have here. Isn’t it amazing?”

I don’t think No BS! will stop acting as ambassadors of Richmond fun anytime soon, but judging by their new album, Brass Knuckles, they have their eyes set on an even bigger role. By taking up the banner of social justice in songs like “Act Like You Know” and “Tyrannis,” the group is using their force-of-nature arrangements and abilities to amplify the voices of those in the community who are taking progressive stances on issues related to race, inequality, and policing.

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Brian Cruse

Brian Cruse

So excited to have finally gotten my hands on a copy of the September/October issue of River City Magazine. Hopefully y’all already snagged a copy and saw the article I did with bassist Brian Cruse. If not, you can check it out here (UPDATED LINK). I really hope you will, because I can honestly say that the conversation that led to this article is among my favorite interview experiences.

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