Saturday, May 31, 2014

SHEL's CD in Video

I remembered that they said during a concert that they were committed to making a video for each song from their truly wonderful CD... in CD Sequence.

Paint my Life:--- Looks like this one is still on Sarah's list to do... here's a great studio taping of them doing it live.

Like Minded Fool:


The Man Who Was the Circus

Lost at Sea:

Wise old owl: Another gem of a song not "Official" yet... when you see them live, hope you hear the story of how Eva wrote this one... Sarah does give her grief about the wonderful lyrics too... sisterly love I'm sure

Vinyl Memories:... my Favorite...

The Battle of Evermore: This one doesn't carry "Official" in it's name but it's one that helped get me hooked on the band originally, and with over 40m views I don't think they need to re-record it.

Stained:  Great mean looks from the ladies ... makes me scream I'm sorry... come on what guy would do anything to disappoint any of these fine women?

On my Way:  Last year I got permission to put snippets in the Great River Folk Fest ad... love this song, it makes me want to get up and do something!

Tuscany: Not sure if this their official video because it doesn't have Sarah violin addition... but it's a stunning video put together by Weber Instruments.

When the Dragon came down: (can't wait to see what Sarah will do with this one some day... until then here's a great live video of the song, love how tight SHEL is live, the stops, the starts, the harmonies; and can Liza stop enjoying herself?)

Latest & Greatest Blueberry Rubber Band: a 2009 video... who could believe it gets better from this gem.

That's the CD, you should go buy IT!

Or do what I first did, find them on Noisetrade.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Free Music from the Fest

Well maybe it's free for your email that we will share with the great artists that shared their music with us in hope that you will both tip us and become so impressed with their music you come to the fest.

I put it in and I have before praised the merits of this site... what a great way to discover new artists... SHEL for me was discovered in Noisetrade.

Our mix this year includes Tim O'Brien, David Wilcox, Sally Rogers, Pierce Pettis, The Barefoot Movement, Colin O'Brien, Grace Pettis, Claudia Schmidt, Patchouli, and Evergreen Grass Band... only Grace & Claudia had music in Noisetrade before we put this mix up. (Claudia was in our 2013 mix)

Here's the link  Remember tip until if feels great.

The picture just shows the top six songs... here's a player and a quick link for all 16 songs...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vinyl Memories by SHEL

Oh my Sarah, you keep out doing yourself on the video editing...

SHEL... my favorite band.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Drink you support...

Yes... are to many times you can toast your support to a great local music non-profit fest... but for the second year you can show up at the Wine Guyz in La Crosse WI and just have a few glasses of wine and you will be supporting the Great River Folk Fest.

If you can't make it, you can feel free to donate to our cause;  look for the box below on our home page

Sunday, May 4, 2014

50 miles of Elbow Room

First performance at the new Birthplace of Country Music Hall of Fame in Bristol TN... Norah Jane Struthers and Joe Overton with some fancy banjo frailing.

Wisconsin's Civil Wars?

Hey last night I had the chance to see Willy Porter with Carmen Nickerson, and while Willy always sells out at the Pump House because he is an incredible guitar player, a good storyteller, and just a fun guy to listen to his songs... He's up'd his game seriously adding Carmen on vocals.  Maybe it was the black dress that Joy Williams was consistently in... maybe it was the eye contact, the sultry dancing while she waited her part... all I can say is that I don't plan to miss the next show.

So it you are lonely for the Civil Wars, if you can take better guitar playing.. look these two up.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Eva and Gareth Dunlop, new SHEL song

Eva posts something and I'm going to read or listen to it.... she is truly a creative spirit, and it seems with this co-write with Gareth Dunlop, she's keeping that spirit kindled.