Jul 23

Jeff Plankenhorn on the Next Blues Interview

jeff plankenhorn interview BluesMusicFan Radio is so fortunate to have had an opportunity to spend time with Jeff Plankenhorn (www.theplank.net), the interview airing three times this week. If you are music geeks like us, you are going to love the great details that Jeff gets into. Some things that DJ Cheyanne and Jeff gets into are Jeff’s unique dobro-like guitar “The Plank” made by Empyreal Instruments, and some of the production aspects and featured artists on his new album Soulslide

The Jeff Plankenhorn Interview Airs:

TUESDAY, JULY 26 at 4 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 29 at 2 PM

SUNDAY, JULY 31 at 4 PM

Jeff touches on what its like to be moving from side man to front man, other artists that he has worked with (Joe Ely, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bob Schneider), and talks about his band who played with the late Stephen Bruton and you get a sense of the Austin music scene.

Jeff also discusses the inspirations for songs on the album, such as “Like Flowers,” where he teams up with Ruthie Foster, the lyrics inspired by a Charles Bukowski quote. Listen to the lyrics and you’ll understand the album artwork.
The nicest thing about the interview is that after you listen to it, you really get a sense of knowing who is Jeff Plankenhorn, the musician. Song excerpts from the album SoulSlide include: Lose My Mind, Like Flowers, Vagabond Moonlight and Trouble Find Me.

The guy is real and seems approachable. He’s smart, he knows his business and he is doing what he is meant to be doing in this life, which is making music for us all to hear, and what a gift that is.

Jun 19

Tim “Too Slim” Langford Interview Airs 6/22 and 6/26

too slim interview

BluesMusicFan Radio DJ Cheyanne recently had the opportunity to chat with the talented blues artist TIM “Too Slim” LANGFORD of Too Slim and The Taildraggers.

When hearing Tim talk about his life, music, the band … one thing will surprise you. There’s at least two sides of this great blues musician… one laid back and personable, almost soft spoken kind of guy on the one side, the flat-out blues rocker on the other.

The Blues Interview will air on WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 3 PM eastern (1900 GMT) with an encore on SUNDAY JUNE 26 at 6 PM eastern 2200 GMT.

We’re real grateful to have the opportunity to get to know this great blues musician. Thanks for sharing with us, Tim!!

May 28

ArchiveX – Hard Times

This video crossed our email inbox the other day. I really enjoyed ArchiveX‘ take on the Ray Charles classic “Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)”.

“Hard Times” is the debut single from California-based solo artist ArchiveX whose album “Some Ungodly Hour” will release July 29. In the meantime, enjoy this video.

ArchiveX performs “Hard Times” differently than Ray Charles. It’s slower, the phrasing more direct. The vocal is smooth but the production roughs it up just enough for a modern take on a familiar song. If you go back and listen to the Ray Charles 1961 classic after hearing this one, the disconnect between the lyrics and the song performance becomes immediately apparent. ArchiveX doesn’t let you get away with the sweetness and roses stuff here, nor does he become preachy. He delivers a vocal “story” befitting the subject of the lyrics.

 

ArchiveX: archivexmusic.com

Facebook: facebook.com/archivexmusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/archiveXmusic

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