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Friday, May 25, 2007

First and foremost...I'm pretty excited to be a part of this prestigious group, I have heard the legendary tales of the elusive Disc Junkies. If you haven't already received vol. 38 it should be in the mail, and heading your direction. I wanted to take a few seconds to give a little information on some of the artists on the disc.

Foy Vance - this guy is a songwriter out of Belfast, he is one of the most soulful passionate musicians i've heard in a long time. In all honesty, I could of filled the disc with his music...but i thought that might not be well received. If you like what you've heard, I'd recomend a few other tracks "Gabriel and the Vagabond", "Indiscriminate Act of Kindness", and "Sometimes". He only has a limited amount of material released, but everything i've heard i've enjoyed.

Monte Montgomery - the song on the disc is a cover of a Little Feat song. This guy is one of the best technical musicians i've ever seen. He has a ton of stuff out, his sound is really poppy, but if you enjoy hearing good guitarists play, he'll blow your mind. His catalog over covers is pretty vast, but if you can find it track down his cover of Dire Straits "Romeo and Juliet" speaks for itself. He tours nationally, predominately in the south...great show if you can catch him.

Phoenix - ok, their french...other than that these guys are pretty much flawless. I saw them at ACL, and hands down they were the best performance that I saw for that weekend. The whole disc, "Its Never Been Like that" is great, i strongly recomend it.

Erik Mongrain - go to youtube, and search for this guy, seeing how he plays will help you understand why his music is so cool...again, another great thechnical guitarist.

Brightblack Morning Light - i think these guys have a cool sound, however, every song on there album sounds the same...i would give the album a big thumbs down.

Mofro - tons o' good stuff...

Soulive - great jazz funk...again, lots of good stuff...worth checking out if you'll be attending Lolla in Chicago

Last but not least

Toots and The Maytals - great old time reggae band, they recently release an album with guest appearances by a ton of awesome artists (Ryan Adams, Keith Richards, Trey Anastasio...)...good stuff

hope you all enjoy.


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