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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Brothers In Yarn - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!



Brothers in Yarn was, at first, equal parts band and book club. Known for his work as the front man in Golden Bloom, BIY brainchild Shawn Fogel found a new way to approach songwriting that incorporates both the community of a reading group and the inspiration of immersing himself in a different kind of art. Each month last year, Fogel read a book with friends and then debuted a song inspired by the book within 30 days. Already an exceptional songwriter, this is Fogel's most ambitious project to-date (and an exercise in creativity that would serve to challenge and stretch Fogel's artistic barriers.) 

“The idea of reading a book a month, and writing and recording a song inspired by that book each month would not only force me to bring reading back into my life, but force me to learn how to use my home studio and set aside regular time for writing new music,” Fogel says.

Best of 2016 Album Selection! - The results, now available on the brand new Brothers in Yarn debut album, are remarkable. Recorded almost entirely by Fogel in his home studio, punctuated by the powerhouse drumming of Jason Hammel (Mates of State), and mixed by Greg Giorgio (The National, The Head and The Heart), this debut Brothers in Yarn is Fogel’s most adventurous work to date. This is really just an incredible music concept made real one that should be listened to time and again!





What's even more special? Fogel wrote and crafted the songs by his lonesome, so in order to bring them to life in the live setting for The Outlaw Roadshow and for this video session, he had to quickly train others to play along. Fogel is joined in this video session by gifted East Coast players Matthew Girard and Scott Thompson. The trio here are surrounded by the paintings of artist Felipe Molina!


BROTHERS IN YARN
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MORE TO COME: All footage shot for this year's Outlaw Roadshow in New York are the work of Ehud Lazin of SBGIt has been a joy to work with someone as passionate about new music and historic performances as we are. We want you to share Ehud's videos to the world! 


Friday, December 02, 2016

The Roosevelts - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!




The Roosevelts have become one of my favorite sounds of 2016. The band, anchored by founders Jason Kloess and James Mason, entered our lives in Nashville this September and joined us once again in New York City in late October to record this video session which captures their infectious grooves and perfect tone. The songs are from their new album, "The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn," - it's a must-have, breakout effort.

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return.’ It’s the closing line from a song my grandmother used to sing to me as a child,” says Mason. (The song, titled “Nature Boy,” was made famous by American Jazz singer Nat King Cole in 1948.) “The melody and words have stayed with me all these years and the sentiment within ties perfectly to the theme of this new record,” explains Mason when asked about the inspiration behind the album title. For the first time ever: check out this Outlaw session which starts out with the band's latest single, "Belly of The Beast!"





In Nashville we ate good barbecue and drank beer with these fine gents. In New York, we got to sit down with the band and watch other acts play before they jumped in and recorded one of their own. In the video, The Roosevelts are surrounded by the paintings of artist Felipe MolinaWe think you're going to love this band!

THE ROOSEVELTS
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MORE TO COME: All footage shot for this year's Outlaw Roadshow in New York are the work of Ehud Lazin of SBGIt has been a joy to work with someone as passionate about new music and historic performances as we are. We want you to share Ehud's videos to the world! 


Monday, November 28, 2016

Alan Semerdjian and Friends - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!





Alan Semerdjian is a poet, a teacher, a consummate live performer and the embodiment of everything aesthetically we're trying to do with The Outlaw Roadshow

Alan is joined in this season by an incredible all-star lineup making this session an unbelievable treat for the senses. Mike Bloom (Jenny Lewis, Julian Casablancas and The Elected), Dave Diamond (Assembly of Dust) and Matt Iselin (Half Step). Semerjian is, of course, a repeat customer. But 2016 marks the first time these three,  other fine gentlemen have appeared on our Outlaw stages and in our videos. This is a trip!




Bloom, Iselin and Diamond previously worked with Semerdjian to craft his latest album, Quiet Songs for Loud Times. That album offers stunningly beautiful songs and a gorgeous, rolling emotional tide, some of which makes an appearance here in this video session. The artists are flanked here by the creations of painter Felipe Molina.    



ALAN SEMERDJIAN
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MORE TO COME: All footage shot for this year's Outlaw Roadshow in New York are the work of Ehud Lazin of SBGIt has been a joy to work with someone as passionate about new music and historic performances as we are. We want you to share Ehud's videos to the world! 


Friday, November 25, 2016

Pat McGee Band - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!



There were tons of surprises in store for us in New York at this year's Outlaw Roadshow. But none, perhaps, more pleasant than having Pat McGee and the Band come in and sit down for a session and a few laughs. Pat's incredible and his music is capable of transforming the room. You only get that good after relentlessly performing. Pat has toured for the last ten years all over the United States (according to his website: he even did a 98 show-stand in a 103 day-stretch, which is utterly insane.) The results here speak for themselves: This is a band of consummate performers. 



This dude's the real deal - and a real cool cat to talk with. To have him sit in for us, was - needless to say, a huge treat. What a great band! I loved every minute of it.  This intimate look at the band surrounded by the art of painter Felipe Molina provides the perfect stage for discovery.   



PAT McGEE BAND
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MORE TO COME: All footage shot for this year's Outlaw Roadshow in New York are the work of Ehud Lazin of SBGIt has been a joy to work with someone as passionate about new music and historic performances as we are. We want you to share Ehud's videos to the world! 


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Morningsiders - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!



One of the rising stars in East Coast music, Morningsiders have made a name for themselves through crafting soaring moments in music - characterized with gorgeous instrumentation and layered vocal harmonies. Their strong emphasis on storytelling and place-setting moments are perfectly captured in this live session video captured just a few short weeks ago in New York City. 

This intimate look at the band surrounded by the art of painter Felipe Molina provides the perfect stage for discovery. We cannot wait to work with this band again. Hope you just found a new favorite!




MORNINGSIDERS
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MORE TO COME: All footage shot for this year's Outlaw Roadshow in New York are the work of Ehud Lazin of SBGIt has been a joy to work with someone as passionate about new music and historic performances as we are. We want you to share Ehud's videos to the world! 


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sharon Jones has died




One of the greatest live performers of this era, I was lucky enough to see Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings perform a number of times. She was a light in the room and the world is much worse off without her. A woman of color who worked her entire life to create opportunities, she was born again at the age of 40, when her singer career reached international renown. She was great and still very much an inspiration. 

Sharon Jones, dead at 40 due to pancreatic cancer. Rest in peace Sharon. You were truly great.





SHARON JONES
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Meet The Outlaws - The Rationales

The Rationales headline our Toronto lineups.
NEW SONG FROM THE NEW OUTLAW ALBUM!


INTRODUCTIONS ARE IN ORDER - Our House Band of 2016, it's hard not to fail in line for a Rationales show. Their set in New York City last month was jaw-dropping and quite possibly their best ever live performance. The band have been pumping out great  Americana Rock for the better part of the last decade and in that time the band have only gotten better at making heartfelt, blue-collar rock. At the core of the band is the songwriting of creator David Mirabella who channels the 'everyman' in his tales of love lost and tough times. This is very personal, very real and embracing rock n roll. Recommended for fans of WILCO.




The Sound! - The Rationales offer swirling, atmospheric rock, blistering guitar, killer lap steel, romanticized piano and a place-setting rhythm section: Mike Mirabella, Sean Black, Chad Raleigh, Adam Hand and Dave Lieb round out the lineup, which this writer has a hard-time not describing as the best rock band in Boston music today.   


IndieWeek Toronto Schedule! 
Thu Nov 17 - 11:30pm at UG3
Fri Nov 18 - 10pm The Outlaw Roadshow 
at The Cameron House (Backroom)
Sat Nov 19 - 11pm The Outlaw Roadshow 
at UG3


THE RATIONALES
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