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The Devin Cuddy Band

"Well, it says here on the bio that he's Jim Cuddy's son, but from the opening notes, you can throw your preconceptions away. This is no junior singer-songwriter trying to find his way around the acoustic guitar with heartfelt tunes. He's on the piano for one thing, and no, he's no Elton balladeer either. Instead, it sounds like he's from some other generation entirely, some made-up one that has touches of country in the 50's, New Orleans in the 20's, and Cab Calloway in the 40's. Jazzy-bluesy numbers are swapped with rollicking proto-rockabilly, everything swinging.

Everything here was written by Cuddy, who is arriving on the recording scene fully formed. Each number is a little gem, a cool story, whether tongue-in-cheek (My Son's A Queer), or passionate retro. There's not a nod to anything post-1959, aside from some lyrics, with the few instruments the same ones those old jazzers or Sun Studio guys were using. The piano leads it all, and it sounds like an old upright workhorse, something rolled onto the stage in the high school gymnasium when the dance band arrived. Engineer Tim Vesely (Rheostatics) adds no effects, no ambiance or layers, adding to the antique flair. Zach Sutton's drums go boom, Nichol Robertson's guitar solos sound like a 50's guitar, Devon Richardson's bass is felt more than heard. It was recorded live, no overdubs, and you can tell, in the very best ways. Even Cuddy's voice is out of time, and certainly sounds way older than 25. But he's been in love with Armstrong-era jazz since his teens, has studied both classical and jazz, and has been workshopping this sound at weekly gigs in Toronto for three years. And he's absolutely developed a style and blend like no other.

Most of all, it's fun. This is a good-time sound, a few laughs, lots of rollicking playing, great music to groove to. Cuddy defies the expectations of any new, young performer, and especially with that surname. But Cuddy fans, you'll love him still, just for completely different reasons.." - NOW magazine" By: Bob Mersereau

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The Devin Cuddy Band

"Well, it says here on the bio that he's Jim Cuddy's son, but from the opening notes, you can throw your preconceptions away. This is no junior singer-songwriter trying to find his way around the acoustic guitar with heartfelt tunes. He's on the piano for one thing, and no, he's no Elton balladeer either. Instead, it sounds like he's from some other generation entirely, some made-up one that has touches of country in the 50's, New Orleans in the 20's, and Cab Calloway in the 40's. Jazzy-bluesy numbers are swapped with rollicking proto-rockabilly, everything swinging.

Everything here was written by Cuddy, who is arriving on the recording scene fully formed. Each number is a little gem, a cool story, whether tongue-in-cheek (My Son's A Queer), or passionate retro. There's not a nod to anything post-1959, aside from some lyrics, with the few instruments the same ones those old jazzers or Sun Studio guys were using. The piano leads it all, and it sounds like an old upright workhorse, something rolled onto the stage in the high school gymnasium when the dance band arrived. Engineer Tim Vesely (Rheostatics) adds no effects, no ambiance or layers, adding to the antique flair. Zach Sutton's drums go boom, Nichol Robertson's guitar solos sound like a 50's guitar, Devon Richardson's bass is felt more than heard. It was recorded live, no overdubs, and you can tell, in the very best ways. Even Cuddy's voice is out of time, and certainly sounds way older than 25. But he's been in love with Armstrong-era jazz since his teens, has studied both classical and jazz, and has been workshopping this sound at weekly gigs in Toronto for three years. And he's absolutely developed a style and blend like no other.

Most of all, it's fun. This is a good-time sound, a few laughs, lots of rollicking playing, great music to groove to. Cuddy defies the expectations of any new, young performer, and especially with that surname. But Cuddy fans, you'll love him still, just for completely different reasons.." - NOW magazine" By: Bob Mersereau

That's cool stuff - thanks!

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He definitely stood out to me when watching Move Me Brightly, in part because I didn't know who he was. My intrigue became even more ramped during Mission in the Rain. Love. Cool to hear he is on the Mountain Jam lineup...

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Trigger Hippy

Trigger Hippy, a new creative collective of musicians, is excited to announce their debut EP. The powerful, soul-infused rock and roll band was founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, and features twin lead vocals from multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene who also plays guitar and keyboards. Rounding out the group are lead guitarist Tom Bukovac, who co-produced the EP with the band, and bassist Nick Govrik.

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For the past two years my friend Matt has been plugging away making experimental, ambient electronic music in his apartment. His first foray into making beats. He has finally finished it and sent a link around. It's pretty strange, sometimes catchy, sometimes glitchy...

Without further ado: EGGPLANT PURPLE MOVES!

You can stream it at

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Area Code 615 was the name of a Nashville country rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s, taking their name from the telephone area code, which at the time covered all of Central and Eastern Tennessee. The band was made up of session musicians, recording only two albums before resuming normal session work. Several of the members were backing musicians for Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and Nashville Skyline albums and on recordings by Billy Swan.

Their best known work was "Stone Fox Chase", which was used as the theme to the British Broadcasting Corporation's music programme The Old Grey Whistle Test.

Mac Gayden is well known as a session guitarist and is renowned for his innovative wah-wah slide guitar technique, as showcased on the early 1970s J.J. Cale hit "Crazy Mama" He is also successful songwriter who co-wrote (with Buzz Cason) the perennial hit "Everlasting Love" as well a number of successful songs including "Hayride", which was a major Australian hit for Flying Circus. The Clifford Curry hit " She Shot A Hole in My Soul". The Sinniti hit "Love on a Mountaintop". The James and Bobby Purify hit "Morning Glory" was also written by Mac. Gayden has performed on albums by. Dylan, John Hiatt, Simon and Garfunkel, Loudon Wainwright, Jerry Jeff Walker, Elvis, Linda Ronstadt, etc.

Moss, Gayden, and Buttrey went on to play with Nashville-based Barefoot Jerry. David Briggs later worked with Elvis Presley and Joan Baez.

Their cover of Classical Gas, from their eponymous 1969 album, is sampled and featured in the latest (Jan 2010) Irish & UK Guinness TV Commercials.

Musicians

Mac Gayden – Lead Guitar, Vocals

Charlie McCoy – Harmonica, Vocals

Bobby Thompson – Banjo, Guitar

Wayne Moss – Guitar, Bass

Buddy Spicher – Fiddle, Viola, Cello

David Briggs – Keyboards

Ken Lauber – Keyboards

Norbert Putnam – Bass, Cello

Kenny Buttrey – Drums

Weldon Myrick – Pedal Steel Guitar

Elliot Mazer – Co-Producer

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Jonathan Wilson

My god!!! Jerry fans listen to Dear Friend' date=' it gets cooking around the 3 minute mark

This was one of the guys playing on the Move Me Brightly production and he is playing at Mountain Jam this summer.[/quote']

LOVE it !

thanks for the heads up

I've got tix to Jonathan Wilson in Helsinki for next month.

Helsinki Festival

Really stoked to see him live.

I love both the Fanfare & Gentle Spirit albums.

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