January 25, 2015

Rural Sketches by Nic Garcia



From Tompkins Square's Press Release:
'Imaginational Anthem Vol. 7' is compiled by 20 year old guitarist Hayden Pedigo, from Albuquerque, NM. Hayden has recently been featured in Vogue and The FADER behind his own recent album release, 'Five Steps'. Hayden's selections represent a mature and balanced cross-section across the modern solo acoustic guitar spectrum. As with previous volumes, this one truly represents the state of the art - an area of evolving musical expression that is very vibrant and healthy indeed.

Track Listing :

1.On a Slow Passing Through a Ghost Town-Chuck Johnson
2.Culverts-Sean Proper
3.Enchiridion-Norberto Lobo
4.Trees Return to Soil-Simon Scott
5.Sea Retreat-DBH
6.Araucaria-Jordan Norton
7.The Great North American Wilderness-Kyle Fosburgh
8.Something, or Oil Paintings-Christoph Bruhn
9.USA Self-Michael Vallera
10.Red Bud Valley-Dylan Golden Aycock
12.Shadow Study at 6 am-Mariano Rodriguez
13.Olympic Peninsula Blues-Andrew Weathers
14.My Grandfather's 12 Gauge-Wes Tirey

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November 30, 2014

Miniatures: A Chef's Life (Seasons 1 and 2) by Chuck Johnson

November 8, 2014

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Daniel Bachman

Bachman tips his hat to Jack Rose and William Moore. The Rose piece is quite reverent and he injects just enough of his own personality. Go listen, free mp3s.

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August 25, 2014

Aloha, Mahalo - RC Johnston

Aloha my friends. It's time for another release from RC Johnston. This is a live recording of Ralph from 2012 in Vancouver. Ralph had recently returned from a trip to Hawaii and was keen to play all his recent slack key style songs. This music was originally released over at Ryan Leaf's site along with some other performances that took place that night.  I recommend you check them out. The wave files for Ralph's show are there too if you would rather have those than the MP3s offered here.

Ralph offers up a healthy helping of Hawaiian style songs, almost all original and gives you a little background for each one. It's like sitting at the show yourself!

We're talking two sets, 15 songs and a whole lotta entertainment all for the usual low price imposed by Ralph. Nothing. Nada, zip.

All you gotta do is sit back and enjoy.  Oh, and you might want to let Ralph know you enjoyed the music.


Download it HERE

August 18, 2014

Robbie Basho Tribute & Film Benefit Concert

Saturday, August 23rd in Philadelphia

Johnny Brenda's and Alabaster Museum present a special concert in tribute to the late guitarist Robbie Basho. The event is also a benefit to raise funds to complete the first ever documentary film about Basho - titled Voice Of The Eagle: The Enigma Of Robbie Basho - currently in the works by London-based filmmaker Liam Barker.

The lineup includes performances by Virginia based guitarist Daniel Bachman, Glenn Jones, Maine based folk duo Arborea, and Chicago based guitarist/singer-songwriter Ryley Walker. ….performers whose work has been inspired by Robbie Basho's music.  A preview of the film in production will be featured during the evening, and a drawing to win a vinyl copy of the Robbie Basho tribute record 'We Are All One, In The Sun'...produced by Arborea for Important Records in 2010.  The album made Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Best Albums of 2010, 'Editors Top Pick' Guitar Player Magazine, Pitchfork 7.9, etc.  The 180 gram vinyl edition of the Basho tribute was released on the UK label alt.vinyl in a limited 300 copy edition and is now Sold Out (I've got one, do you? :)).

In addition to raising money through ticket sales, we are also shooting the concert and making a digital download of the concert film available to those who donate on this website.  

The concert video will feature performances by all the musicians on stage that evening: Daniel Bachman, Glenn Jones, Arborea, and Ryley Walker.  It will be professionally shot in HD on 4 cameras and directed by Jesse Sheppard, whose credits include "The Things That We Used To Do" the 2010 performance DVD featuring Glenn Jones and Jack Rose.

In addition to the concert, we are also offering copies of the concert poster, designed by Argentinian guitarist and artist Mariano Rodriguez.