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Sarah Jarosz – New EP – LIVE AT THE…

Sarah Jarosz has just released her new EP LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR – this is the information that I have got in the latest newsletter from sugarhill records:
Nashville, Tenn. (April 19, 2013) – Austin native and folk songstress Sarah Jarosz celebrates Record Store Day with a new live release, LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR. The five song EP was recorded the famed Los Angeles venue and features longtime collaborators Nathanial Smith (cello) and Alex Hargreaves (violin.)
1. Tell Me True
2. Kathy’s Song
3. Mansinneedof
4. Shankill Butchers
5. Broussard’s Lament
In anticipation of the release, four live performance videos were shared exclusively with outlets The Bluegrass SituationCMT Edge, Bluegrass Nation and Shot by videographer Alex Chaloff, the four videos beautifully capture the magic of her live shows.
Here are all the videos with Sarah Jaros at Troubadour mentioned in that newsletter – some great performances of Sarah Jarosz together with Alex Hargreaves (cello) and Nathaniel Smith (violin).

Sarah Jarosz – Shankill Butchers – Broussard s Lament

Sarah Jarosz’ career has skyrocketed since she was a teenager with a guitar, incredible songs and a habit of hanging out at her local Austin Texas record stores. And that was all only a few years ago. She’s been Grammy-nominated, had two critically adored releases and worked with legends in the bluegrass/folk world. But she’s never had a live record. Until now. And we’re pretty psyched that her live debut LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR, recorded in August of last year, is itself debuting on Record Store Day. Have a little look at the loveliness in store.

Sarah Jarosz – “Tell Me True”

Sarah Jarosz performs “Tell Me True” from the forthcoming EP – LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR (available April 20, 2013.) The 5-song EP was recorded during her performance at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California on August 9, 2012. She is accompanied by Alex Hargreaves and Nathaniel Smith.

Sarah Jarosz – “Mansinneedof”

Sarah Jarosz performs “Mansinneedof” from the forthcoming EP – LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR (available April 20, 2013.) The 5-song EP was recorded during her performance at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California on August 9, 2012. She is accompanied by Alex Hargreaves and Nathaniel Smith.

The last video has been featured on the CMT website, Sarah performs a beautiful version of the  Simon & Garfunkel song “Kathy’s Song”. The video is now also available at youtube:

Sarah Jarosz Makes “Kathy’s Song” Her Own

During her show at the famed L.A. club, Jarosz accompanied herself on acoustic guitar for a lovely rendition of “Kathy’s Song,” written by Paul Simon and originally recorded on Simon & Garfunkel’s 1966 Sounds of Silence album.

Sarah Jarosz on the CMT site:

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The Canadian Duo “Fire & Smoke” – A Great…

A great concert by the Canadian duo Fire & Smoke is available on the CBC concerts on demand site.

The duo is composed of  Claire Morrison and Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner. The speciality of this duo are the songs in two languages, English and French.

Daniel accompanies the songs with the guitar, but he uses the banjo or the mandolin too for some songs. Claire plays some great flute solos.

This is the official video of teh song “If Only” at vimeo:

“If Only” by FIRE & SMOKE


Concert Fire & Smoke at the CBC:

Claire Morrison and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner met in 2010, around a campfire at the infamous campground of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. They quickly realized there was musical chemistry between the two of them. After that first meeting, Daniel tried to track down Claire to find out if she would be interested in working with him. Once he found her, he was relieved to hear the answer was yes, since he’d already booked their first show at a music festival!

Since then, their bilingual performances have created a buzz in both the French and English communities. Just last year, Fire & Smoke won the People’s Choice Award at Chant’Ouest, Western Canada’s well known music competition featuring Francophone artists. Not bad, for a chance campfire singalong.

This concert at the very small and intimate venue known as the Folk Exchange was full of friends and family.

Songs by Fire & Smoke at the CBC:

Fire & Smoke at myspace:

Fire & Smoke at bandcamp:

Fire and Smoke en exclusivité pour RELIEF – “Prends la maison”

Fire and Smoke, un duo franco-manitobain au style folk et romantique. En exclusivité pour Relief, ils interprètent “Prends la maison” en version acoustique.

Fire and Smoke – Interview

Interview with the two singers  (French)

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Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’Or – Bluegrass, Country and…

Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’Or is a band from Quebec which plays a greatmix of bluegrass, country, Appalachian music and Franco-Canadian chansons. Isabeau Valois plays mandolin, banjo and guitar, the other band members play more guitars, double bass, drums and fiddle.

All songs are sung in French, including well known songs like the Folsom Prison Blues or songs by the Carter Family.

I have discovered the band on the Concert on Demand site of the CBC where you can listen to a concert with the band.

I have also found several videos at youtube. It’s fun to watch the musicians, they play great music and make a good feeling.

This is a typical bluegrass song – with an interesting video about building a house compiled from historical movies:

Isabeau et les chercheurs d’or – J’vais nous bâtir une maison – Vidéoclip officiel

Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’Or : Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac 2011

Une « p’tite toune » en kayak à l’Anse à la barque avec Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’or : assister à un concert confortablement installés dans… un kayak!
Au coeur du Parc national du Saguenay, Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’ or nous ont présenté un spectacle magique en pleine nature. Ça vallait bien le coup de pagayer un petit peu, non?
Isabeau Valois : voix, banjo, mandoline
François Gagnon : guitare, voix
Simon Pelletier-Gilbert : batterie, percussions, voix
Cédrik Dessureault : contrebasse
Marie-Christine Roy : violon
Martin Racine : violon

A complete concert with Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’Or is available at the CBC:

Quebec roots music has found a new vedette. Isabeau et les chercheurs d’or are the perfect companion for the honky-tonk lover sitting on the stoop at the farm.

Isabeau Valois and Francois Gagnon are the chief scribes and voices in this quintet of banjo, guitar and mandolin.

Additional Information

Playlist Isabeau el les Chercheurs d’Or:


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Austin City Limits – Great Show with The Civil…

“When you start a band, this is all you really ever wanted to do – play Austin City Limits”- Chris Thile

From Wikipedia:

Austin City Limits (often abbreviated as ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texas by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television member station KLRU, and broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,”[citation needed] and is the only television show to receive the National Medal of Arts, which it was awarded in 2003.

On June 21, 2012, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio announced that nearly forty years of Austin City Limits footage will be digitally archived “in perpetuity” at the Museum’s new Library and Archives; recordings from more than 800 live performances will be made available to the public.[1]

The last show featured the duo The Civilwars and the Punch Brothers. Chris Thile has informed about the show in his lates Punch Brothers newsletter – so I did watch the video this morning. This great show will be available for about 4 weeks until Dec. 1. 2012 – so do not miss this!

Direct link to the video with The Civil Wars and Punch Brothers:

Main page Austin City Limits:

You can also find short videos from past shows.


Additional Information


Read the related article: Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers on Mountain Stage – Concert at NPR