I will be participating in a celebration of Joni Mitchell's songs on Folk Town this evening, along with a whole lot of great musicians from around the world - here's the link, so check it out if you're free : fb.me/e/2uVn3b6sv... See MoreSee Less
She is a living legend, love her music and paintings.
Looking ahead to WOMEX 2023! After #WOMEX is before #WOMEX... #handmademusic#acousticmusic#portsofcallmusicIt's 2023, and we cannot wait to get started: Heads up for #WOMEX23 Call for Proposals opening on 01 February 2023. Once again, we look forward to inviting you to shape the programme for WOMEX 23 taking place in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, by sharing your music, creative ideas, films, topics, and more! Our call for proposals addresses all musicians, filmmakers and music professionals from across the globe. We will be sharing detailed information soon.
Don't forget to mark your calendars, it's time to get into action!
Photo: Djazia Satour at WOMEX 22 by Jacob Crawfurd Media - Film & Photography #WOMEX #worldwide #music #expo #conferences #networking #globalmusic #clubmusic #showcases #musicexperts #musicindustry #professionals #experts #worldmusic #international Nordesía Produccións ... See MoreSee Less
The best of an already very gifted generation. Beck’s playing wasn’t flashy yet precise in a way that made him inimitable. Comparable only - if we look at the musicians that emerged from the 60s London- to the musicianship of ginger baker. He kept refining and reinventing his playing until the very end, never relying on greatest hits. His use of common techniques like his use of the whammy bar or finger tapping didn’t aim t be flashy but deepen the intensity of tone and phrasing. His phrasing compared to that of a classical singer. He preferred the tone of his thumb in addition to controlling the pots with his pinky to the ability of playing fast. How many guitar players dare to never overplay yet are incredibly precise and intense in everything they do? He stands(rests?) next to Django, Hendrix and Julian Bream.
I disagree with Rod and Mick - he wasn't one of the greatest - he was THE greatest and most innovative rock'n'roll player bar none. No one took electric guitar where he took it - peerless and a great loss.
Here's a cool playlist of new independent music from Dancing About Architecture, which includes my track "Moving On". Thanks again to Dave Franklin ... See MoreSee Less