September 21, 2023

Dusty Stray: "Special" video

Alt-folk artist Jonathan Brown has unveiled a video for Special, the latest single by Dusty Stray project: "He realizes that he is just a regular guy and his loved one isn't a winning lottery ticket. There is bit of Tex Mex in this one, as well carefully orchestrated pop. He lets the instruments speak as he proclaims that is time to face the facts of a grumbling relationship: "No more small talk, let's cut to the chase"."

The clip was made by Félix Perez-Hit and is a tribute to all the trenzinhos and carretas, street artists working hard to cheer people up.

September 20, 2023

Jimi Hendrix Experience: new album "Hollywood Bowl August 18, 1967" on November 10

A previously uncirculated concert by The Jimi Hendrix Experience will be released on November 10. Hollywood Bowl August 18, 1967 features the full set the trio performed as an opening act for The Mamas & the Papas, a mere five days before the US release of their debut album Are You Experienced.

They had lit up the stage at the Monterey Festival, but were struggling to advance any further in the States. They were kicked off a tour with the Monkees, one of the unlikeliest pairings ever. John Philips, who was one of the organizers of the festival, stepped in, and offered them the support slot for what would be the last show by the folk quartet.

September 19, 2023

Geiger von Müller: "Cosmic Cruiser" video

London based acoustic slide guitarist Geiger von Müller has posted a video for Cosmic Cruiser, the opening track from his Slide Sonatas II album: "He takes it slow, conjuring images of asteroids passing by as tumbleweeds in a Western movie. His blues-based instrumentals honour the less-is-more approach of a musician who is set on discovering limitless possibilities within the space of a couple of choice notes". The clip was made Boldizsar CR. Lego stuff by Red Ey.

» geigervonmuller.com

HCTF review of Slide Sonatas II.

Steven Wilson "What Life Brings" video

Steven Wilson has unveiled the video for What Life Brings, a track from his new album The Harmony Codex. It is a ballad about the passing of time, the lack of control about what happens and the ending of things without proper warning. The clip was directed by Charlie Di Placido.

September 18, 2023

Johnny Dowd: listen to "Is Heaven Real?" from his new album "Is Heaven Real? How Would I Know"

Musical maverick Johnny Dowd posted an MP3 of Is Heaven Real? on his website. It is a track from his forthcoming new album Is Heaven Real? How Would I Know: "His special blend of trashcan Americana is wrapped in a cloak of bluesy, jazzy and soulful music, fulfilling a lifelong dream of his: get a honky-tonk version of the Stax/Volt records vibe going".