Our favorite part is Lydia's take on current pop music: "I live next to a radio station, and the signal invades my computer speakers -- the speakers just randomly pick up the signal. It's really loud, like I-can-hear-it-from-the-other-room loud. So, all day, I hear this weird 'Lion King' shit. It drives me fucking nuts."
Soundtrack your Wednesday afternoon with Ha Ha Tonka's fabulous World Cafe session on NPR!
Stream it here!
The band plays stand-out tracks from their newest Bloodshot album 'Lessons' and participates in an interview with David Dye, in which they cover the main muse for the album (a Maurice Sendak interview on NPR's Fresh Air, coincidentally), Ozark culture, and scrapped album titles.
Buy HHT's 'Lessons' here.
You can DIG into the article here.
“So many musicians degrade over time — they get worse or do more of the same. Whereas I didn’t have a chance to. It’s like I was frozen in ice."
Yep. Barrence is like a soul screamin', garage-rockin' Captain America. And we're about to break him out of the ice on Tuesday with the release of the band's Bloodshot debut 'Dig Thy Savage Soul!'
Check out THIS long form interview in Guitar World Magazine with our own Maggie Bjorklund. She talks at length about her gear, her songwriting process, how and why a DANISH person came to play the AMERICAN pedal steel, and her recent stint with Jack White.
There's also an embedded video of a song from her release Coming Home.
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
Andre Williams is opening for Justin Townes Earle on Memorial at Chicago's Millennium Park.
We look forward to Mr Rhythm singing "Jailbait" and who knows what else in front of thousands of possibly unsuspecting Chicagoans. The potential for weirdness is quite high.
Enjoy THIS interview with the Man himself, which includes several videos, the Blues Brothers, Lawrence Fishburne as Ike Turner, and quotations such as this, when asked about his inspiration for writing "Shake a Tail Feather": "OK, since you asked that question, I knew there had to be a way to say, "Come on, and shake your ass."