Ruth Brown in U. S. News & World Report Music Issue
Ruth Brown is pictured in July 8 issue of U. S. News & World Reports Music just out. The R&B legend is also mentioned in an item on Ray Charles, noting that Ray got his start backing artists like Ruth and Lowell Fulson. Ruth is just rebounding from some health problems and sounding better than she has in years. Watch for her to be making appearances before the end of the year.
Loudon Wainwright III on John Peel Show on BBC Radio 1, July 16
Loudon Wainwright III's appearance on the the legendary John Peel's radio show will be aired on July 16, at 10:00 PM, London time (5:00 PM Eastern Daylight time in the US). Tune in BBC Radio 1 or check the John Peel show at BBCi for internet broadcast.
JJ Cale Live DVD, "The Lost Session", Due August 27 From Classic Pictures
Classic Pictures will release JJ Cale's first live DVD "The Lost Session" on August 27, 2002. This DVD is an intimate look at JJ Cale and band performing his hits in an informal session at LA's Paradise Studios in 1979 with Leon Russell on keyboards. This rare and unique footage has never been seen before now and gives fans the chance to see this unique talent at work.
The Blind Boys of Alabama's New CD due on September 3 from Real World Records
On September 3, Real World Records will release HIGHER GROUND, the new album by the Blind Boys of Alabama. This 12-track collection is founded on an extraordinary pairing of young and old souls. The original Blind Boys - Clarence Fountain, Jimmy Carter and George Scott, all in their seventies - are backed here by pedal steel phenom Robert Randolph and his Family Band. Acclaimed singer and guitarist Ben Harper also contributes to three tracks. The result is an album that is by turns traditional and playful, but always inspired.
Offbeat Magazine's July 2002 Issue Features The Dirty Dozen
The new July issue of Offbeat magazine features a cover story by Geraldine Wyckoff on the Dirty Dozen Brass Band's first 25 years. The article includes members' live shots taken at this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival by Jef Jaisun.
The Blind Boys of Alabama Featured on CNN Entertainment Website
The Blind Boys of Alabama Featuring Clarence Fountain are featured on the CNN Entertainment website. The article includes an interview with Clarence Fountain done just before a recent concert at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium. For full article, please check CNN Entertainment 6/30/02: Blind Boys of Alabama: Men on a mission.
Rosebud Founder, Mike Kappus, Featured In Environmental TV Program
Rosebud founder, Mike Kappus, is featured in an environmental program created by Iowa Public Television. You can view Kappus' interview at Rosebud's Solor Power page. For more information about the program, please visit Explore More: The Future of Energy.