to my journal here
Links To: artists
on my site + short samples
One: Texas Electronica
POP Institute (npi.nl)
Joep Pelt "Stick it In"
is an amazing young Dutch man who has actually studied on his own during
his travels, Delta Blues. He knocked on Model T Ford's door in Mississippi
and said "Hey man, can I play guitar with you?" We recorded
the cd completely in the Tower Rooms. It is getting great reviews in Nederlands,
France and Belgium, where it is out now
the Arlenes CD with a freakshow of musicians from Austin playing on
it. hints of Roy Clark, Chris Isaacs, Graham & Emmy......WOW!
Skip The Rush "Chaperone"
song EP, young Amsterdamse prog punk metal art emo rock....Rush and
Styx, meet Pavement and Incubus at school....
Down & Meet the Folks
is not a band, but a place or a gathering. Alan Tyler and Big Steve
Tree have been doing some kind of a party in Camden on Sunday evenings
for 8 or 9 years. It used to be at the Engine Room and then went to
Rosie's on Royal College Street, then to the Golden Lion. Now is at
the Fiddlers Elbow, but still in Camden. They host the best of all
kinds of talent and pass the hat, but the artists usually make some
money. The Gourds had an infamous show here once, where Jimmy Smith
almost performed the whole of Tommy off the cuff. If you are going
to play in London, contact them. They might have room for you!
Jon Dee Graham "FULL" is out and I am looking for a good image,
but you can go here and see/buy it
I have made no secret of how much i love Jon, it will come as no surprise
how good I feel about making this new cd with him. It was recorded in
3 days at Top Hat Recording in Austin and I mixed it in Amsterdam at the
Tower Room. Buy it, listen to it, whatever.....you will feel good......"FULL"
IS SOMETHING VERY WONDERFUL!!!!!
Jewel in the Mire "Getting
Away With Murder"
has made it out and with new cover from Alfie! The booklet continues
the cartoon theme and the band can now get down to business, awesome!!!
punk fashion rockers, way more like the Zeros than the GoGo's......developing
fast fun to hang out with in the studio, cool!
Jon dee CD out now!!
Jon is the reason I moved to Austin Texas in 1983. He is from the Mexican
border town of Eagle Pass. He is, hands down, my favorite songwriter
and guitar player. He was in the Skunks (texas punk rockers) and the
True Believers (triple guitar outfit with the Escovedo bros). Jon and
I have been through a lot together. I have tried to use him on every
session I could through the years. He has released 3 solo records that
are a wonder to hear and I believe 1 or more songs on each one he wrote
in my living room. Jon is very special to me even though he is hamfisted
and hardheaded. Please check him out.
MARYNKA "Too Much is Not Enough"
remains the special indescribable woman, singer, player, animal, alien......hard
to describe how i feel about her....but she means a lot to me and this
is smart, clever music. Co-produced with Rob Kloet of the NITS and DJ
Goldfinger from Salon USSR.
the Russian Princessa.....she sings, she dances, she composes, she is
full of positive energy! She is moving from the East to the West and
then back with her music and her soul........
gourds cd out "The Blood of the Ram"......great reviews/great
band....they have gone a bit electric;....it makes it even more swampy.
my all time favorite band to work with. I recorded 5 releases with them
and even managed them for awhile. They are from Austin Texas and they
know hundreds of songs. Kevin Russell and Jimmy Smith are 2 of the best
songwriters I know and they are in the same band, Cool. Jimmy is also
one of the most natural musicians I have ever met and he plays bass
like Rick Danko.
my book, Alan Tyler deserves his own spot on any website. He is a hard
working persistent Camden Town cowboy. He was in the Rockingbirds when
I met him and he remains one of the central sources of inspiration for
a lot of musicians in London. He has made a wonderful record, called
"Faithful" which he has basically self released and is produced
by Sean Reid and Alan. BJ Cole plays steel on it. It is full of great
songs. Alan has been a great friend to me and I hope to point a lot
of people his direction.