Flea Market Funk has just pulled a killer interview from 2006 with Andre Williams out of their archives.
Andre waxes about Stevie Wonder in the studio, getting fired by Barry Gordy. 5 times. They were the Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner of the R&B world.
It's a great read and a fine kick off to the Andre release week of his new album.
Read it HERE
...and it's about GD time, we say.
One of the finest voices we've ever heard, let alone been lucky enough to work with, Kelly Hogan, announced a new record is finally on its way. After spending most of the past decade singing alongside Neko Case, Jakob Dylan, Mavis Staples and many others, she steps out on her own again. And it's quite the star studded affair, too.
Read all about it in THIS post from the Chicago Reader.
We'll make sure to get our hands on a few for you to pick up. You WILL love it.
In the meantime, get to know some of her other solo material like THIS masterpiece
The former White Stripes frontman has called upon our very own pedal steel playing, Danish singer/songwriter Maggie Bjorklund to join him on his first-ever solo headlining tour. The backing spot has thus far brought her in front of sold-out audiences in Nashville, Chattanooga, and onto the stage of Saturday Night Live. Watch the SNL performance of “Love Interruption” on SNL HERE.
Looky HERE for some photos.
A full listing of tour dates can be found HERE (more to be added soon).
To celebrate the announcement, we are launching a second free MP3 from Maggie’s recently released Bloodshot Records debut, Coming Home . “The Anchor Song” features an all-star cast of guest contributors including vocalist Rachel Flotard, Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico, Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees, and others. You can download, re-post, and share the FREE track here
Maggie will be joining Jack White on the road on selected dates throughout the spring and summer promoting his new record Blunderbluss, out in April via Third Man Records. In between she will also be headlining two shows in the Netherlands, supporting Laura Gibson in Belgium, and performing at Bloodshot’s official showcase at Red Eyed Fly on 3/17 during Austin’s SXSW festival.
Set those DVR's! Turn off the baby monitor! Put down that damned cell phone! Tell your downstairs neighbor to buzz off when you are blaring the TV!
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE is performing on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN!
Wednesday, March 28th. Check local listings for air times.
HEY CHICAGOANS! Come watch it with us at Delilah's on C&W DJ Night
You may remember the last time he appeared on the show, JTE knocked it out of the park.
It's from his NEW ALBUM and, if you'll note Dave holding the album upside down at the end. That's not a mistake, it's merely a tribute to Justin's popularity in Australia.