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Andrew Collins Trio – A musical fusion of classical…

I have first discovered Andrew Collins on the coolmandolin website where he had allowed his music to be played for the visitors. He belongs to the most interesting mandolin players that I know.

Andrew Collins founded his Andrew Collins Trio some years ago. Each of the three musicians plays several instruments. Andrew Collins plays mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello, Mike Mezzatesta plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola and James McEleney plays bass and mandocello.

When they are on tour they take with them up to 13 instruments. The style of the trio is difficult to describe, its a musical fusion of classical to bluegrass, folk with jazz, swing with Celtic. Andrew Collins says that the trio gives him much freedom when playing and a lot of space to be filled.

The Andrew Collins Trio has just published a new double-CD tounge groove. CD 1 named Tounge contains 11 songs, while CD 2 named Groove contains eight instrumentals.

The previous CD And It Was Good was based on the biblical story Genesys about the creation of the World in seven days. For this CD the trio was joyned by a string quartet.

This trio can sound like a Bluegrass band, like a Jazz trio, but also like a classical plucked strings ensemble.

Promotional Video about the Andrew Collins Trio

I have found many great videos with the Andrew Collins Trio at youtube, and I have compiled this playlist – enjoy!

Playliste The Andrew Collins Trio

A complete concert is available at youtube as well: Read more “Andrew Collins Trio – A musical fusion of classical to bluegrass, folk with jazz, swing with Celtic”

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Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project – Muleskinners, Roustabouts, Sawyers, Prisoners,…

A new kickstarter project has been set up by banjo player Jayme Stone. The aim of the project is to rediscover the music that has been collected by Alan Lomax, who is taken as one of the most important influencers of the American Folk Song Revival.

For just 10 $ you can get the result of this project as a download – but you can also get a free concert by the band at your home if you pay more…so go and support this project and make it come true!

You can find the full information about the project on the kickstarter page.

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

The Lomax Project is a community of like-minded musicians coming together to rediscover their roots and collaborate. We’re multi-generational multi-instrumentalists. We have Grammy-winner songster Tim O’Brien, premier old-time musician Bruce Molsky, infinitely creative fiddler Brittany Haas (of Crooked Still), singer and body-percussionist Moira Smiley, captivating songstress Margaret Glaspy, neo-old-time guitarist and singer Eli West, guitar virtuoso Julian Lage, brilliant bassists Greg Garrison and Joe Phillips and special guests Mollie O’Brien (voice), Ron Miles (trumpet).

The album will feature many constellations and combinations of all these artists. You’ll hear hand-clapping, foot-stomping, twin fiddles, banjo, bouzouki, accordion and a swarm of singers crowded around a single microphone. The source recordings we used come from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, the Association for Cultural Equity’s Global Jukebox and (mostly out-of-print) Lomax collections including the Deep River of Song and Southern Journey series.

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project – youtube playlist

The following video has been produced as a first example and bonus video:

Goodbye, Old Paint // Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

http://vimeo.com/72390564

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Hoist the Colors – A Blend of Punk Rock,…

Hoist the Colors has made three videos available at youtube that have been filmed during an acoustic session on 107.5 KPIG. In their songs you can find A Blend of Punk Rock, Traditional Irish Music, Americana, and Bluegrass. I like their style very much.

I have compiled the three videos and other videos in the following playlist. Enjoy Hoist the Colors!

Hoist the Colors – Sail on Sweet Soul live on 107.5 KPIG Radio, Watsonville, CA

Hoist the Colors performing “Sail on Sweet Soul” live during an acoustic session on 107.5 KPIG in Watsonville, CA. Recorded October 6, 2013.

Special thanks to the good people at KPIG for having us, we had a blast playing!

A great video: Hoist the Colors – “The Curse of Blackbeard Lavoie”

Additional Informationen

Hailing from the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, Hoist the Colors plays a blend of punk rock, traditional Irish music, Americana, and bluegrass that is as eclectic, original, and raw as the city they call home. They released their debut full-length, “Second City,” in July of 2011

Hoist the Colors is
Josh Linden – Vocals and mandolin
Camilo Barahona – Fiddle
Fabian De La Torre – Bass and vocals
Ivan De La Torre – Drums
Sina Etesami – Acoustic guitar and vocals
Jeff Murphy – Electric Guitar
Ryan Sharp – Banjo

Hoist the Colors at bandcamp

youtube channel Hoist the Colors

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The Lumineers – Great Songs – Great Concerts with…

I have recently found a picture of the Lumineers on the tumblr site – the trio with mandolin, cello and guitar made me curious. This folk-rock and Americana band was founded more than 10 years ago, but during the last year it became so popular that it even got two Grammy nominations for 2013. Their most popular youtube videos have got more than a million views, and the concerts of the Lumineers are mostly sold out today.

One of the most successful songs by the Luminieers is Ho Hey.

The Blogotheque has made several great videos with the Lumineers for their series A Take Away Show, here are the first two videos:

You can find more information here:

Blogotheque – A Take Away Show with the Lumineers

http://en.blogotheque.net/2013/01/14/the-lumineers/

http://en.blogotheque.net/2013/01/24/lumineers-part-2/

I have compiled a playlist with my favorite videos, including two longer concerts:

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