Black Hen album "Things About' Comin' My Way" (A Tribute to the Mississippi Sheiks) makes exclusive list of "THE TOP 35 MOST IMPORTANT ROOTS ALBUMS OF THE LAST 25 YEARS", from The Alternate Root Magazine!
"The brainchild of producer and guitar virtuoso Steve Dawson, the Tribute to the Mississippi Sheiks not only brought the music of America's first "popular band" to the fore, but it also was a music history lesson and civics lesson rolled into one. The Mississippi Sheiks were the first black musicians to play in the White House and were the first popular band to record and tour. The album was a who's who of Canadian and American roots musicians including John Hammond, Colin Linden, Bruce Cockburn, The North Mississippi All-Stars, Madeleine Peyroux, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Jim Byrnes." (The Alternate Root)
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Check out this article in The Vancouver Province, about Steve Dawson,and his collaboration with Sonny Landreth for a CBC Slide Guitar session!
Black Hen Music at The Electric Owl presents...an evening of slide guitar music, with:
Sonny Landreth, and Steve Dawson!!! Wednesday, January 30th, at The Electric Owl in Vancouver, B.C.
Get your tickets here: http://www.capilanou.ca/nscu/Sonny-Landreth/
See you there!!
~Thanks so much to our sponsors L'Arrivee Guitars, The Burrard Hotel, & Stanley Park Brewery, and thanks to all the folks who are coming out and making this concert series such a good time~
Black Hen Music's Holiday Gift boxes are back! Get deals on all your favourite Black Hen recordings~they make great stocking stuffers!
Purchase 3 for $35.00 or 5 for $50.00 for a limited time!
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Check out this amazing review of "I Hear The Wind In The Wires" in Acoustic Guitar!
"...And moods that range from a few moments of introspection to the dominant feel of romping roadhouse jubilation."
Read Full Review: http://www.blackhenmusic.com/node/3840
The Blues Mobile radio show features Jim Byrnes "I Hear The Wind In The Wires" on their show, and website
"Bluesman and actor Jim Byrnes returns with a brand new CD, and this time he’s added a little bit of twang to his folk-blues sound. It’s called I Hear The Wind in The Wires and it’s just out on Canada’s great Black Hen Music label."
Acoustic Guitar Magazine~November 2012 issue featuring Kelly Joe Phelps in-depth interview about his music process & song charts in an article titled SPIRIT IN THE SLIDE.
"Stylistically and lyrically, the music is gospel based, the lyrics laced with religious imagery, and to the delight of slide guitar fans, his National Style O and bronze bottleneck slide are right up front. I talked to Phelps about what inspired his new album and some of the new techniques that have reinvigorated his slide playing."
READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE
New review of Brother Sinner & The Whale out today by an Americana blog from Glasgow titled Blabber 'N" Smoke
"...Phelps is a wizard guitar player and the album is chock-full of delicate picking and bottleneck slide and concludes with a fine instrumental, Brother Pilgrim, that recalls the majesty of John Fahey. His voice is a smooth huskied croon which allows him to sound comfortable in his skin and the combination of voice and guitar makes for a stimulating listen." by Paul Kerr
READ FULL ARTICLE: http://paulkerr.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/kelly-joe-phelps-brother-sinner...