Friday, June 06, 2008

DBT Week in Review - 6/6/08

Leading today with one of my favorite bands. Lauderdale has added some talent to their already talented line-up.

Read about the new goings on right c'here.

Lauderdale adds guitarist, steps up shows | | Florence, AL:

"'We're just trying to get out name out there as much as possible and push the first record we did,'said bassist Corey Hannah. 'Summer's coming up, and we're starting to book some more shows.'"
If you don't link the reading thing give the video that accompanies the article a look. Lauderdale is playing their yet to released tune 'Grant Hotel'. It is a goodie.

Lauderdale - Grant Hotel/Interview


Let's stay in the Shoals for some really big news from another one of my favorites, Sons of Roswell.

Kevin Keenum has departed the band. As a fan it bums me out a bit. I really dig Kevin's sound and style. Wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.

But as the Rock Gods taketh away, they also giveth.

Kevin is being replaced by an incredible young artist by the name of Dylan LeBlanc. Corey from Lauderdale turned me onto to Dylan a few months ago. Dylan comes from a hell of a pedigree and his music is something to behold.

Also, SOR got a gig at Bonaroo. Congrats, fellas!

More from SOR:

Sons of Roswell


We have tons of news for you.

First off... Many of you have been asking and we haven't been talking much, but this is the official word. Due to personal duties Kevin Keenum has decided to depart from Sons of Roswell. We have found a very suitable replacement in the young talent of Dylan LeBlanc. With this will bring a new sound, and we will probably discontinue the old songs live. We have plenty of new songs coming your way and will debut them next Friday... at none other than the Smokehouse in Downtown Florence, Alabama. Please keep an open mind with us for a bit as we all adapt to the change. We promise not to make it to hard of a change to adapt to.

The album will be released. Details on that will come soon enough. Please bear with us for a little while longer. You may like what you will be hearing about the release too.

Yes, that's right, this was the hold up in making this whole announcement in the first place. We wanted to wait until we could have it all at once. We found out around 2:30 p.m. today. We will be playing the Sonic Stage at Bonnaroo next Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 1:30 p.m., right before TWO GALLANTS! We're pretty stoked to be playing among the likes of My Morning Jacket, Drive-By Truckers, M.I.A., Robert Plant & Allison Kraus, and tons more of people that inspire us. So please, if you are attending this festival, please come check us out with the new tunes and hang with us and we rip straight through the festival ground Saturday and Sunday checking out all our favorite artists until we can't walk any more.

With the line-up changes and new songs, we will be immediately going into the studio. We're hoping to post a new track later on tonight, so keep an eye out. We will post it on our MySpace and OurStage accounts. We will make the announcement in a MySpace bulletin at the time of the post. Please give us your feed back on the new tune.

With that said, ROCK!
Sons of Roswell


12 Questions with Cooley. I was at this show!

Reverend Guitars:
"What was the proudest moment and/or performance of your playing career?

I guess my proudest momement had to be when we headlined the Fillmore in San Fransisco the first time."
_______ | Off the Page:

"Not to take anything away from Ms. LaVette, but the accolades for this record certainly should be shared with Patterson Hood, who co-produced it with David Barbe and LaVette, and Hood and partner Mike Cooley's band, Drive-By Truckers, who play on it. Hood, who hails from the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama, and his cohorts give The Scene of the Crime its delta-rock, deep soul sound, shading and elevating LaVette's still-powerful, touched-by-God vocals. To be more precise, Hood and DBT take what would have been a very good record on its own and make it one for the ages."

Raising kids in a DBT World: • View topic - DBT and kids....:

"Background: My kids are 8 and 6. My son, the 8 year old, is really into rock music. He and I have been taking guitar lessons together since December, and he loves to listen to my CD's and playlists I've made for him on my ipod. He loves Led Zep, the Beatles, Nirvana, U2, etc. He's like a piece of moldable clay and it's my job to raise him right - I do not want him listening to crap! Anyway, I discovered DBT back in February and I've been listening to them pretty much non stop ever since, and as anyone who has little ones at home will tell you, if dad's doing it, well they want to do it too. Which means my kids want to listen to DBT. That's the problem."
Cover of Lookout Mountain.

YouTube - South 61 Lookout Mountain (Drive By Truckers)

Here's the real deal. An oldie but a goodie.

YouTube - Drive By Truckers - Lookout Mountain

Finally, DBT at Mountain Jam


Isbell Read Bulletin:

"Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit will be playing Mercy Lounge in Nashville on Thursday, June 26th!

Doors: 8:00pm
Showtime: 9:00pm
Ages: 18
Tickets: $10 advance, $12 day of show"

Nice tribute to a dad that's passed.

YouTube - The day John Henry died:

"Just a slideshow in memory of my dad Henry to a song by the Drive by Truckers, wanted to do it but kept putting the project to a later date(just couldn't do it). Just pics of him and some of the trucks he owned. Good guy, good guitar picker and great gearjammer. May he rest in peace."

Browan Lollar, guitarist for the 400 Unit, insists on bogarting all of the talent.

He's created a new MySpace to showcase some of his art work. Great stuff. Hints of Dali and his portraits are awesome.

Browan Lollar Art



Muscle Shoals Sound includes The Grateful Dead. Stumbled upon this article as I was reading my local newspaper online.

Former Grateful Dead member and current Shoals resident Donna Jean Godchaux

Donna Jean Godchaux grateful to sing again:

"Donna Jean Thatcher was raised in the Tennessee River valley at Muscle Shoals, Ala., a small, remote town that grew into a center for recording Southern soul. In her teens, she was singing background vocals on albums recorded at local studios by out-of-towners looking for that authentic soul sound such as Boz Scaggs or Cher. She was also the high school's head cheerleader and her boyfriend was the halfback. She sometimes had both cheerleader practice and recording sessions scheduled on Saturdays and would have to show up at the studio in her cheerleader outfit."

Alton Kelley, psychedelic poster creator, dies:

"Alton Kelley, one of the founding members of the '60s San Francisco rock scene, died Sunday at his home in Petaluma after a long illness. He was 67.

Mr. Kelley will be remembered as the creator (with his artistic partner, Stanley Mouse) of hundreds of classic psychedelic rock posters, such as the famed 'skull and roses' poster for a Grateful Dead show at the Avalon Ballroom. Mr. Kelley and Mouse created 26 posters for just the first year of the Avalon's operation."

Hell yeah!

Bob Dylan says Barack Obama is 'changin' America - Times Online:

In an exclusive interview with The Times, published in T2 today, Dylan gives a ringing endorsement to Mr Obama, the first ever black presidential candidate, claiming he is 'redefining the nature of politics from the ground up"

"Asked about his views on American politics, he said: 'Well, you know right now America is in a state of upheaval. Poverty is demoralising. You can't expect people to have the virtue of purity when they are poor.

'But we've got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up...Barack Obama.

'He's redefining what a politician is, so we'll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I'm hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to.'

He added: “You should always take the best from the past, leave the worst back there and go forward into the future.'"

Neurologist, choir explore music's healing power:

"Sacks' most recent book is 'Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain,' which examines the relationship between music and the brain, including its healing effect on people suffering from such diseases as Tourette's syndrome, Parkinson's, autism and Alzheimer's."

Bo Diddley Dies At 79 :

"JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive 'shave and a haircut, two bits' rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79."

Tori Amos splits with label, goes indie :
"'Artists need not fear structure, we just have to design and partner with expansive ideas,' she said. 'It is time for us as artists to stop being dependent, dependent on any system that has become undependable. Only then can we help to create a new system that propagates and secures independence for each creator.'"

Prince Vs. Radiohead In YouTube Clip Debate :

"All videos of Prince's unique rendition of Radiohead's early hit were quickly taken down, leaving only a message that his label, NPG Records, had removed the clips, claiming a copyright violation. But the posted videos were shot by fans and, obviously, the song isn't Prince's."

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