Anders Osborne Archive
Atlanta will be kicking off its annual SweetWater 420 Fest this Friday, April 21 – 23. Ranking alongside Bonnaroo and Hangout Fest, SweetWater 420 Fest consistently pulls big name bands and new talent alike. The multiple-day event offers multiple-sized stages for musicians from all backgrounds to showcase new material and songs that will undoubtedly entertain. It’s set to be hosted in Centennial Park, an urban playground that skirts the city central. As for the performances scheduled for this year, check below. We know you’ll enjoy.
SweetWater Stage / Sunday, April 23 / 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
“Push th’ Little Daisies” became Ween’s biggest hit, but to their cult-like fanbase, it pales in comparison to their catalog. This experimental rock band draws their inspiration from funk, soul, gospel, country, and celtic reggae, among others. The world of music has been Ween’s oyster, and they’ve explored the depths of all genres through their albums. Impossible to adequately describe, Ween is a world apart from most bands you’ve heard. There is no single word that could adequately describe them, but hundreds that might pay tribute. “Adventurous” and “experimental” are two. This group, who’s been entertaining…
Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.”
Fiery anthems and tumultuous confessional songs punctuated with raw, inspired guitar.
Rich and glorious…Osborne possesses a voice that rises out of the darkness to the light of a soulful, tremulous wail. He is a consummate showman and shaman, bending successive moments to suit his majestic purposes. Osborne seeks an epic quality to much of his music, crafting layer upon layer of hugely scaled soundscapes.…never lazily derivative…every slashing guitar figure, every cry of a lyric, seems to come from an authentic place.
–New Orleans Times-Picayune
Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers
“I’m just trying to tell some stories as honestly as I can,” Amy Helm says of Didn’t It Rain, her first solo album and her eOne Music debut.
Although the personally charged, organically soulful Didn’t It Rain is her first release under her own name, Amy Helm has been making music for most…[read more…]
David Shaw, Musician on a Mission
written by Sara Jane Overby :: above photo by Sam Allouche
My phone rang and on the other end I could hear the zipping-up of equipment, a man on the move. But his voice came through patient and courteous, and he politely gave me the heads up, “I have about 15 minutes before I get on the bus and it’s really loud.”
It took me a minute to get my bearings, because I had just taken a call from one of my favorite musicians. I was talking to The Revivalists’ front man, David Shaw. The Revivalists just performed at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival where the Rocky Mountains served as the backdrop with Anders Osborne, Greg Allman, ZZ Top and a long list of others. They were now settling back into their home on wheels. Their next stop was Dallas. Then on to Austin. And on and on again, in relentless and tireless support of their latest album, Men Amongst Mountains
Birmingham Budweiser presents Slice Fest benefiting Make-a-Wish & Suki Foundation with music by:
Foundation of Funk featuring George Porter, Jr. & Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters with Guests, Ivan Neville & Tony Hall
North Mississippi Osborne featuring The North Mississippi All-Stars & Anders Osborne
Willie & The Giant
Raquel Lily[read more…]
Are you plugged-in and supporting your local music scene by going to live concerts? Give us your best shot! Mother Plug Music wants to see your favorite live music moment and the best photograph will be reposted in this here feature called “Pic of the Week.” Original, huh? The year’s best photos will win cool swag and concert tickets from Mother Plug Music! Just remember, not all artists want their picture taken, so please be respectful of the band’s requests during the time of show. If they are picture friendly, then snap away! To submit your photograph for consideration, e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you have an Instagram account, simply tag us in your photograph @motherplugmusic.
This week’s photo of Anders Osborne was taken by yours truly during last year’s Mother Plug Music presents concert at Avondale Brewing Co.[read more…]