Saturday, 27 November 2010

Days of Dope & Hope - Willie Busted (Again)

Country legend and a bluecrow favourite, Willie Nelson was arrested on Friday morning during a stop by Border Patrol agents in Sierra Blanca, Texas allegedly in possession of 6 ounces of marijuana. Nelson had been traveling from California to Austin when his bus was stopped about 9 A.M. Border Agents found the marijuana on the bus and Nelson took responsibility for it.

Willie was taken to Hudspeth County Jail where he was booked on a misdemeanor and released on $2,500 bail. It is not known when he is due back in court.

Nelson has a long history with the law for marijuana and other drugs. In 2006, 1-1/2 pounds of grass was found on his tour bus along with hallucinogenic mushrooms. Back in January of this year, six members of his band and crew were arrested in North Carolina for moonshine and pot possession.
Just like the good old days eh?

Friday, 26 November 2010

Support Blues Guitarist Matt Schofield on Tour

Your chance to support blues guitarist Matt Schofield on tour!
Regarded as one of the most exciting blues guitarists to have emerged on the world scene for several decades, Matt Schofield was recently given the accolade of Guitarist Of The Year and his Heads, Tails & Aces CD is Album Of The Year by prestigious British Blues Awards.
And this is a chance for any budding blues bands out there to support him for one date on his next UK tour. To enter,visit Schofield's myspace page

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Old Nicks Tavern - Changes to December Gigs

There are a couple of changes to the December Music programme at Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle.
Friday 3rd December - Vinyl's NightA night of nostalgia played from original recordings from vinyl 33/45 records. Rock and pop time line.  Do you remember the golden days of Radio Caroline & Radio Luxembourg?? If you wish you can bring along your own singles or LPs or text a request on 07785794793.  8pm til late.

Saturday 18th December - The Rumble (Classic Blues/Rock) Old Nicks welcome back this 3 piece with over 100 years of gigging experience between them!! With so much experience they all agree that they just want to enjoy themselves and “play what the punters want”. They play a wide variety of rock, pop and blues from the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's.  9pm start. For full details of Old Nicks Programme see...
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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Exhibition of Miles Davis Paintings to Open in London in December

Miles Davis - jazz legend, trumpet guru and dab hand with a pencil - spent the last decade of his life creating swathes of drawings and paintings that for the most part have been kept away from the public gaze. Until now...

A new exhibition at Gallery 27 in London's Mayfair will open on December 7 and is set to unveil his last remaining 100 original drawings and oil paintings.

Miles Davis London Exhibition: Original Paintings and Drawings by the Jazz Legend runs from Tuesday, December 7 to Saturday, December 11 at Gallery 27, 27 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Albert "Little Smokey" Smothers Dies

Veteran Chicago blues guitarist and vocalist Albert "Little Smokey" Smothers died last Saturday. He was 71.
Originally from Tchula, Mississippi, Smothers moved to Chicago as a teenager. Following the lead of his older brother, the late Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers, he learned guitar and was soon performing with such artists as Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter.
Smothers was known as a mentor to aspiring musicians, particularly guitarist Elvin Bishop and the late Paul Butterfield. Both men were students at the University of Chicago when they met Smothers and fell under his influence.
Smothers was featured as a sideman or band leader on at least six albums, beginning with George "Mojo" Buford's "Chicago Blues Summit" in 1981. His last released album, 2009's "Chicago Blues Buddies," was a compilation of his musical collaborations with Elvin Bishop.
Smothers was also a featured artist in Martin Scorsese's 1993 TV series, "The Blues.“
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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

BrickBeat Recording Studios - In The Heart Of Lincoln

Brickbeat opened October 2009 and is located in the centre of Lincoln with a number of hotels and guest houses nearby. They hold a selection of discounted contacts if you are booking in for a long session.
The operating system is built around a mixture of traditional analogue and modern digital technology with a 24 track Soundcraft 760 and a digital platform of Logic and MAC. Complimenting the 760 is a matching Soundcraft 800B - 32 Channel audio desk with the typical EQ that you would expect from a traditional Soundcraft board of this vintage. The software platform features Logic 8 running the latest software issue, along with the usual features plus additional plug-ins to complete the system.

Along with music recording BrickBeat also specialise in Voice-Over and spoken word projects, music development workshops and projects along with training packages in Interactive Media. These can either take place at the studio or your own site with their experienced facilitators who carry up to date CRB checks and work regularly with the local authorities, colleges and schools across the county.

If you are involved in film production and need to re-locate to another site to develop your audio recording and mixing of your project Brickbeat can also accommodate you. Using the pre and post production software including Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro you will be able to compose and mix your audio soundtracks in a properly controlled studio environment.

BrickBeat Recording Studios
15 Danes Courtyard
For more details and bookings contact Brickbeat on 07920 557244 / 01522 878454
or email: 

Monday, 22 November 2010

Song Writers Donate Lyrics For Auction In Aid Of The Teenage Cancer Trust

PRS for Music, the organisation that collects and pays royalties to its 70,000 song-writing and composing members, launched an ambitious project to raise vital funds to help young people across the UK fight cancer.

Called 'The Art of the Song', the project asked for some of the UK's best songwriters and composers to donate hand written lyrics from their greatest hits to be auctioned off at
Bonhams in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Sir Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Jim Kerr, Sir Tim Rice, Julian Lennon and Annie Lennox are just some of the famous songwriters that have penned original lyrics from their most famous hits exclusively for the campaign. As well as raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust the project hopes to create a lasting legacy of the music and song lyrics of our generation.

Those keen to purchase the pieces will have the chance to bid on lyrics including Sting's - Message in a Bottle, Duran Duran's - Girls on Film and Sir Tim Rice's ' 'Don't Cry for me Argentina'. Chris Rea has donated his original lyrics written for 'Road to Hell' famously penned on the M25.

Teenage Cancer Trust funds specialist teenage cancer units in NHS hospitals that are designed to give teenagers the very best chance of a positive outcome. There are currently 17 of these units across the country, including three in Yorkshire. The charity plans to build a further 16 so that all young people needing hospital treatment for cancer across the UK have access to the dedicated, specialist support they provide. See

Teenage Cancer Trust has a strong music heritage. The charity's annual concerts have become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the British music calendar. Now into their tenth year, the concerts were the brainchild of Teenage Cancer Trust Patron and The Who front man Roger
Daltrey CBE. Each year, the shows have featured some of the world's biggest bands and artists.

The auction will take place at
Bonhams Knightsbridge on December 15th 2010 with items available to view from the PRS for Music site now!

For further information on the auction or to register interest please visit 

Levellers at Lincoln's Engine Shed

Levellers are to appear at the Engine Shed, Lincoln on Friday 6th March 2011. The leading British Folk/Punk outfit came to prominence in 1991 with their classic LP Levelling. To see the band's promotional video go to

Levellers will be supported by the Wonder Stuff

Time - Doors 7.00pm
Entry - Strictly 16 years and older
Tickets Price - £23.00 plus booking fee

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Sunday, 21 November 2010

Jamil Sheriff Big Band @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Music lovers, Don’t miss Sunday 5th December 8pm @ Lincoln Drill Hall
A 16-piece big band comprising 4 saxophones, 4 trombones,4 trumpets, piano, bass, guitar and drums.
New Jazz 5 always tries to bring something special to the Drill Hall to celebrate its final jazz gig of the year and this will be no exception! Featured in this band are the cream of Leeds based musicians with exciting soloists in every section. Lincoln Drill Hall don’t often get the opportunity to feature large jazz ensembles, so it will be particularly exciting to see 16 young jazz musicians blowing their hearts out on the Drill Hall stage!
‘..immaculate taste…soul and lyricism’ The Guardian
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions/£6 students)
01522 873894

Coffee Bar Cowboys Christmas CD

Coffee Bar Cowboys Christmas CD "Skiffling Chritmas"

The Coffee Bar Cowboys have a great four track Christmas CD entitled Skiffling Christmas for sale at just £3.00 (including postage)

If you or indeed, any of your loved ones, might be tempted to purchase a copy just email or call 07900 121820 and we will get back to you.

Track Listing...

1. Jingle Bells
2. I Traced Her Little Footprints In The Snow
3. Amazing Grace
4. Silent Night

Never mind Slade, Wizard, Cliff or Bing, get in he mood for Christmas with the Cowboys!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Foo Fighters, Kasabian to headline the Isle of Wight Festival

Foo Fighters are the latest act to be announced as headliners at the 2011 Isle of Wight Festival. The will join Kings of Leon, a reunited Pulp and Kasabian as headliners at the event. The Foo Fighters last played the festival in 2006.

The festival takes place between Friday 10th and Sunday 12th June 2011. Tickets are on sale now. A full camping ticket costs £175.00 and non camping passes are £150.00.

Foo Fighters will be appearing on Saturday June the 11th.

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Bands For Alchemy Festivals 2011 - Apply Now

If your band would like to be considered for a slot at one of the Alchemy festivals in 2011 then please send a cd to:
Toby Gordon
19 Silver st
DN38 6HS
Please also send a letter stating what you would require to play at Alchemy festival - If you need a fee please state what this would be - if you need expenses then please put a price to this - if you are willing to make your own way to Alchemy And play for your exposure only then please state this.
Please also state how many tickets you will require and the names of the people in the band. (If the line up in the band changes the deal may be off, please tell me if so and I can have a listen to the new band).
If possible please also list any upcoming gigs so can come see you play live.
Have plans to have 4 Alchemy festivals next year 3 x 500 people events and 1 x 3000 people event.
Dates are:
Easter weekend - this date may change.
June 3rd - 5th
A weekend end of Aug/begining of July
September 16th - 18th

Friday, 19 November 2010

Jimi Hendrix fly-on-the-wall documentary out next year

Exciting news for all Hendrix fans.
The NME report that a new Jimi Hendrix documentary trailing the late guitarist's two-night residency at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1969 is set to be released next year.
The film has been put together using footage of the shows plus material taken on his tour of Europe that year, according to his sister Janie Hendrix.
"There were about four cameras that followed Jimi and the guys around in Europe and filmed the two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall", she
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Liveimage Photography for Musicians & Bands

07756 702628

Resident photographer for several clubnights including Moda and Audiojak andhouse photographer for The Engine Shed, Lincoln's premier music venue. Available to shoot gigs, parties, bands, djs etc.
Scott Murray
Liveimage Photography
The Terrace
Grantham Street

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Campaign To Save The 100 Club.

You can join the campaign to save the world famous 100 Club in Oxford Street, London.

The plan is to raise enough capital through donations so that the savethe100club campaign can buy the name, the rights, the goodwill and fixtures and fittings from the present owner and take over ownership of the club.

The people who donated will become "members of the 100 Club" and will be invited to have their say on major decisions that the board of Trustees make. The club will be run as a NOT FOR PROFIT organisation and therefore will be eligible for government funding such as from the Lottery fund and the Heritage fund. The trustees will also be applying for heritage status for the club which will secure its long term future.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan - The House Is Rockin' (Officel Video)

Delbert McClinton - Austin City Limits

Monday, 15 November 2010

King's of Leon

King's of Leon to Headline @ Isle of Wight

Sunday 12 June 2011.

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Slim Line Papas

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Keith Luckey Summertime Blues

Norman Hewit Heading South.AVI

Coffee Bar Cowboys and Richard Langridge

Richard and the Coffee Bar Cowboys perform a moving version of the Elvis classic It's Now or never filmed by Christine Luckey who fails to realise that her out of tune singing is being recorded as well!

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