Use Your Voice!
On April 13, 2019, Patti Smith and Stewart Copeland (on percussion) joined Choir! Choir! Choir! at Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming, co-presented by The Public Theatre and Onassis USA. Together, they sang Patti Smith’s anthem “People Have The Power” with a sold-out crowd and Stewart Copeland played percussion, specially a Brazilian samba frying pan!
She is working toward a third act as a novelist, and her new book, “Year of the Monkey,” blends fact and fiction.
Van Morrison’s new album, Three Chords And The Truth will be released on Exile/Caroline International on CD, Vinyl and Digital Download October 25th 2019.
The first track from the album, Dark Night of The Soul was released online everywhere today (Wednesday 18th September). Listen here
Three Chords And The Truth features the tracks:
- March Winds In February
- Fame Will Eat The Soul
- Dark Night Of The Soul
- In Search Of Grace
- Nobody In Charge
- You Don’t Understand
- Read Between The Lines
- Does Love Conquer All?
- Early Days
- If We Wait For Mountains
- Up On Broadway
- Three Chords And The Truth
- Bags Under My Eyes
- Days Gone By
Someone recently posed me their favorite question, “What is the first thing you read when you wake up?” My answer was music e-mail I receive on a daily basis from many sources. I love to learn what is new in music for the day.
Today’s update was an e-mail from Blues Blast Magazine & Delbert McClinton. Delbert released a new recording on Friday 7/26/2019, Tall, Dark, & Handsome.
I didn’t own any albums by him so I made the determination that Delbert’s newest recording would be the perfect accompaniment for my morning walk.
I listened again to the pivotal track, “You Know, You Know” on the Mahavishnu Orchestra album, The Inner Mounting Flame. It is transcendent. Make it your mantra.
*Read more about how I discovered this jazz rock fusion seminal album here.
“Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll” tells the story of the long troubled town of Asbury Park, and how the power of music can unite a divided community. A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45 years and reducing it to a state of urban blight. A town literally divided by a set of railroad tracks, the riot destroyed the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene, but from the flames of the burning city emerged the iconic Jersey sound.
“Asbury Park” returns native sons Southside Johnny, David Sancious, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt, to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after hours club where they got their start, featuring never before seen interviews and performances. Shuttered for four and a half decades, the Upstage remains a perfect time capsule of the Club which united both sides of the tracks in Asbury and acted as a crucible for young talent. Now, as Asbury Park enjoys its long awaited renaissance, it is music which has brought it back from the dead.
This major theatrical event will also include a bonus feature of never before seen footage, as Van Zandt, Southside Johnny, Springsteen and the Upstage All-stars play a now legendary concert to a sold out Paramount Theater and trade guitar licks with the future of music in Asbury, a group of 11-year-old rockers who prove the best days for the town may just lie ahead.
Central Ticketing Website: https://www.asburyparkmovietickets.com
Proceeds from the film will help support TeachRock!
‘Dolores’, a Carlos Santana Production, in association with 5 Stick Films, and THE DOLORES HUERTA FILM PROJECT, LLC (PBS), was nominated for a 2018 Peabody Award as a Documentary. Peabody Award winners and nominees will be celebrated at a red-carpet event on Saturday, May 18, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
While in Washington DC this past week we heard their delicious sounds each night at dinner. Loved when this infectious music took hold and never let go.
They called again awakening me from my slumber early this morning. I savored the essence of their performance from the Morrocan Lounge in LA on Last Call with Carson Daly.
So cool to hear Sammy Hagar & The Circle on The Howard Stern Show this morning. Howard conducted a relaxed and authoritative interview with the band members.
I really enjoyed the world premiere of the song, “Can’t Hang” from the Space Between album which drops on May 10th. Look for Sammy Hagar & The Circle on tour in a venue near you soon.