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News: November 2012

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More Rosie Flores in the News

Rosie Flores' new album is out and the scribes be lovin' it.  AND she recently took part in the star-studded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute to Chuck Berry.

Check out Rolling Stone calling her out:

"San Antonio rockabilly singer Rosie Flores was one of the most impressive acts of the evening, performing endearing, country-flavored takes on "No Particular Place to Go" and "You Never Can Tell." Flores was also the only performer brave enough to playfully attempt a duck walk."

Read the whole piece HERE

Also rolling in this week are:

--interview with Rosie in Exclaim (Canada).  Read it HERE

--interview in the Chicago Sun-Times.  Read it HERE
--interview in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Read it HERE
--interview in CMT's The Edge regarding her work on the recent Janis Martin album. Read it HERE

--A fantastic review in PopMatters.  Read it HERE

FINALLY, and this might be a little insider baseball info for the average music geek, but Rosie's album debuted at #1 on the FAR Radio chart!!

To quote the timeless Austrailian philosopher Bon Scott, that's a Whole Lotta Rosie.




Update from the Storm Zone

November 6th:

Last week, we filled you in about a longtime Bloodshot family member who got nailed by SuperStorm Sandy in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Here are some updates, as well as ways you can help.

Spoke with co-owner Ben Schneider this morning while he was in line at the Lowe's getting a new set of breakers and another generator.  They are still without power and have been siphoning gas from vehicles (with willing owners, of course) to keep them running.  No sign of ComEd.

Spirits remain high, but all are tired, dirty and...did I mention tired?

In true Schneiderian form, he told me "if it weren't for the money, my kids and the employees' livelihoods, this would be great.  I like building the place more than I like running it."  Spoken like a true carpenter who hates having to wear clean clothes...

Thanks to your orders, we've been able to send them over $1200 to help take care of their employees at this time of great need. We'll keep it going!  As I suspected, they are using all funds to help employees with housing, food and other essentials as they all chip in to get the restaurant back in shape as quickly as possible.

For our Brooklyn/NYC friends, the Good Fork will be cooking at a pop up kitchen at the Skylark in Park Slope soon.  Stay tuned!

Also, if you are in the neighborhood, lend a hand, either literally or thru buying their aural treats, to our label heroes NORTON RECORDS, whose warehouse was wiped out by Sandy

Most people of taste and refinement have several Norton discs in their collections. I fault them for my love Hasil Adkins.

For our Chicagoland friends, the fabulously generous folks at SOUP & BREAD will be holding their weekly gathering at the Hideout on November 21st in support of the Good Fork

Come join us the day before Thanksgiving and hang with friends, eat soup prepared by all manner of cooks, listen to Bloodshot Rob DJ (he's making soup too!), and get out of the house before the holiday vise tightens too much.

Money raised will be used to directly help the Good Fork and their staff, as well as for the local organization aiding in rebuilding the community Restore Red Hook

Read THIS interview with them about the storm, the damage and the daunting task of re-building

We'll post more details and surprises as they are firmed up.

Thanks for helping.

xoxo Bloodshot

 

 

 

Deano's Wine Store is Closing Up Shop! Buy WIne Now!

Cellar RatOur fave wine store, Cellar Rat, owned by one of our fave people, Deano (Waco Brothers, Dollar Store) is closing its doors on November 15th.  With the holidays fast approaching, it's the perfect time to run on down and stock up with quality curated libations.

From Deano:

"I'm sad to announce that I'll be closing the doors at Cellar Rat for good. Our last day of business will be November 15th. To be frank, I've been struggling for some time. With a poor economy and ever increasing competition for a slice of a smaller pie, it's time to move on. While the store has been quite a drain on me financially and physically, there is still much of the experience for which I'm so grateful. First and foremost, I'm grateful to YOU, my customers. You've provided my livelihood for 5 1/2 years. Your interest and enjoyment of the traditional styles of wine that are my passion has been invigorating to me. Many of you have become friends, which is priceless. I've also learned a lot about business and myself along the way. It's sad to see a dream not work out but this has been far from a loss. I'll go forward in life much better off and I owe you all a debt of gratitude for the part you played. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I have a personal favor to ask of any of you that are so inclined and in a position to do so. I'll be facing a huge deficit at the end of these 10 remaining days. If you have the need or inclination to stock up for the holidays or even just buy a bottle or two, please choose Cellar Rat. If you like the experience you've had buying wine here over the years and can send a little of your business my way one last time, I'd be very grateful. Any sales I can make before the inevitable "everything must go" pricing goes into effect will help me enormously. There's still a great selection of wine in the store. Obviously, that selection will dwindle as we wind down, so try to stop in during the next few days if you can. Feel free to call or email if you'd like me to put together a selection for you- be it a case of every day drinkers, wines for Thanksgiving or a few gift bottles for later in the holiday season.

I have been in retail wine sales most of my adult life. 22 years and counting. I'll likely end up somewhere doing the same very soon. If so, I'll let you know. I hope to be selling wine to at least some of you for many years to come.

A warm thanks again to everyone. Please stop in and say hello sometime between now and the 15th!

Cheers!

Dean

THE WALLFLOWERS + JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE = SANDY BENEFIT

We are pleased to announce that a very special guest, The Wallflowers, will be appearing with Justin Townes Earle this Saturday night (November 10th) at The Capitol Theatre in PORT CHESTER NY on a bill that already includes Tift Merritt.


All profits from ticket sales will be donated to the American Red Cross to support their relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims. The Bowery Presents and The Capitol Theatre are proud to be a part of this effort to raise money to help those who need it the most.

Waco Brothers & Paul Burch session on KDHX

On a rare jaunt out of Chicago, The Waco Brothers played St Louis and Nashville with Paul Burch to promote their recent album Great Chicago Fire. In St Louis, they stopped by super cool radio station KDHX and recorded live in the studio.

Listen to the aural fruits of their visit HERE.

Four songs from the album done LIVE!  All pretenses of polish and professionalism were tossed aside!

 

Rosie Flores Opened for CCR as a teen?

The press continues sending us mash notes over Rosie Flores' new album Working Girl's Guitar.

The Austin (TX) Chronicle and Yahoo Music did a full on interviews/ features with her, full of in depth history about her career, as well as Rosie's pivotal role in bringing Wanda Jackson and Janis Martin out of retirement (read the Chronicle's review of the Rosie-produced, posthumously released Janis record HERE).

And, being long time Rosie freaks, we thought we knew it all, BUT in the Austin piece, she talks about how her teenage band opened for the Turtles and Creedence Clearwater Revival! Holy Shit!  That's pretty dang cool.

 

Graham Parker and the Rumour album Release; Solo LP's back in the house!

Graham Parker has reunited with his legendary band the RUMOUR and the album, THREE CHORDS GOOD, is out TODAY and we've got it for sale!

AND GP and the boys are HITTING THE ROAD right now!

A few months ago, we told you how this all came about due to a Judd Apatow movie, and now it is so...

Read a nice long interview in the Wall Street Journal about GP, the movie and the new album HERE

Finally, his last solo album Imaginary Television sold out of the vinyl lickety-split, HOWEVER,  we recently got a couple dozen back from a European distributor, and we're offering them up to at a first-come-first-serve basis.  So get on the stick...

 

NORA O'CONNOR on the road with KELLY HOGAN

So I'm at the Hideout the other night, doling out soup for a fundraiser thrown by the good folks at Soup & Bread, and Nora O'Connor stops by.  She offhandedly remarks that she'll be playing bass on Kelly Hogan's upcoming tour in addition to singing her sweet backing vocals.

"JESUS CHRIST" I yelled, "THIS is the kind of thing you need to tell us in advance!"

So, there you have it.  Go catch two of the finest voices on the planet together on the same stage.

Furthermore, both of them have albums on sale during our YEAR END BLOWOUT sale!

Bloodshot signs Luke Winslow-King!

LWK

Bloodshot Records is very excited to announce the signing of New Orleans-based artist Luke Winslow-King. Luke initially caught our ear with his unique style, emerging from the ashes of Delta blues, New Orleans traditional jazz, ragtime, and pre-war American folksong. After being transfixed watching Luke and singer/washboard player Esther Rose perform gorgeous duets at a noisy college bar in Chicago we were straight up hooked. His amalgam of sounds is full of culture and texture, and respectively Winslow-King’s knowledge of music history and attention to detail are nearly as captivating as his impeccable song compositions, guitar technique, and warm voice.

As for a little background detail: in 2010, already with two full-length albums under his belt, LWK formed a trio consisting of Rose and upright bass player Cassidy Holden that remains the namesake’s core incarnation. In June the group self released the exceptional The Coming Tide and after being bowled over, we knew Luke and Co. would make a great addition to the roster.

In March 2013 Bloodshot will re-release The Coming Tide with bonus tracks and new packaging.

Below is the remainder of the LWK’s show dates in 2012, with many more to come in the new year. He and the group tour extensively—roughly 175 performances over the last year—so keep an eye out for them in your area.

November 29 @ Ogden After Hours
November 30 @ Hermes Bar
December 6 @ Three Muses
December 13 @ Three Muses
December 16 @ Antoine’s brunch

* All shows in New Orleans, LA

More about Luke Winslow-King:
Website: lukewinslowking.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LukeWinslowKingMusic
Twitter: @LukeWinslowKing

VIDEO for “Stayin In Town” (Live @ WYCE):
http://vimeo.com/31985420

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