Dan Navarro | Friday, January 19 | 7:30 PM at the AUUF

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Dan Navarro returns to Sundilla on Friday, January 19. Showtime at the AUUF is 7:30, and advance tickets are available for $12 at Spicer’s Music, Blooming Colors, and online at www.sundillamusic.com. Admission at the door will be $15. Free coffee, tea, water and food will be available, and attendees are welcome to bring their own favorite food or beverage. If you have seen Dan Navarro in concert, you know how special it is to have him play at Sundilla. And if you haven’t seen Dan before, you have heard him in one way or another. You have probably heard his […] Read more »

Review of Dirk Hamilton’s “Touch and Go”

Dirk Hamilton Touch and Go

If one could chart the career of Dirk Hamilton, the ups, downs, twists and turns would resemble a rollercoaster that no MIT engineer could design, and that no daredevil would ride. The one constant has been the great music, and Hamilton’s 19th CD, Touch & Go, is filled with it. Is it his best CD? Well, when someone has 19 records spanning a career that’s getting dangerously close to 40 years, it would be hard for one disc to be the one that everybody likes best; that being said, no one who favors this one would be looked down upon. […] Read more »

Review | The Wrecking Crew

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Chances are, you’ve never heard of the greatest, most successful band of the rock era. But if you listened to music at all from the late 1950s through the mid-70s, you heard them; if you were a fan at all, you bought their records. They played the soundtrack of your life. They were The Wrecking Crew. And at last, their story is going public, thanks to a marvelous documentary created by the son of one of the members of the band. The Wrecking Crew were a group of studio musicians in Los Angeles, but to call them “studio musicians” is […] Read more »

CD Review | Kelly Bosworth

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Everybody has a story, but not everybody is good at telling their story. Kelly Bosworth has an incredible story, and tells it in such a way that you’ll probably want to add it to your music collection. Born in New York but raised in Oregon, Bosworth grew up on classical piano, music lessons with her dad, and eventually jam sessions that became tradition with family and friends alike. But in 2011, Kelly’s father, Mark, had a rapid and unexpected resurgence of cancer in his brain, a cancer he had battled on and off for several years. Mark was on a […] Read more »

MUSE at Spicer’s on April 17

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If you love easy rock classics with beautiful harmonies (think Crosby, Stills, and Nash and The Beatles), you will not want to miss MUSE in concert at Spicer’s Music on the Friday before A-Day. MUSE played all the local hot spots in the 80’s and 90’s, and continue to be a favorite band for weddings and private parties. For a perfect date night or evening with friends, come join us on Friday, April 17th at 8 p.m. We will have tables with white tablecloths and candles. Bring your own snacks and beverages! Space is limited so call us at 334-329-7529 […] Read more »

Parchman Farms: Photgraphs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959


“Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959” is at once beautiful and horrifying. Many of the photographs are stunning, and give people a glimpse into a world that they know nothing about, and never want to experience. And the 44 songs are outstanding examples of traditional and original tunes; it’s not difficult to see how these pieces of music made their way into songs that would be considered “modern.” And yet, the pictures are all of prison life at Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Farm, and all of the songs are sung by prisoners, many of them violent criminals, and many who […] Read more »

The Sundilla Radio Hour | Gretchen Peters | 2014-03-20


This week Gretchen Peters is our guest on the Sundilla Radio Hour. She makes her Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series debut on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Our good friend Dave Potts also stops by to talk about songwriting and what makes one particular Chuck Brodsky song so good. Take a journey through the best that singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians of all kinds have to offer through music and conversation. The Sundilla Radio Hour airs Thursday night from 7 to 8 p.m. on Troy Public Radio. The most recent four episodes can also be streamed any time from our Live365 […] Read more »

Live at Caffe Lena: Music from America’s Legendary Coffeehouse, 1967-2013


Visit the Caffe Lena Facebook page and you are greeted with a quote from Dave Van Ronk, “Caffe Lena is the best damn acoustic music club in the world!” The list of artists who have taken the stage of the upstate New York coffee house goes a long way to supporting the assertion. In addition to Van Ronk, Tom Paxton, David Amram, Rosalie Sorrels, Utah Phillips, Jerry Jeff Walker, Arlo Guthrie, Kate McGarrigle, Pete Seeger, Patty Larkin, Bill Morrissey, Christine Lavin, and John Gorka only scratch the surface of the luminaries who have made the trek to Saratoga Springs in […] Read more »

Inside Llewyn Davis


Okay, so we’ve not yet seen Inside Llewyn Davis, so it’s hard to give it an unqualified recommendation, but the Coen Brothers’ have put one of the great, but overlooked periods in American folk music in front of a mass audience and that’s worthy of some support. The film is currently in limited release, so check your local listings. We can, however, recommend the soundtrack without reservation. T-Bone Burnett has once again outdone himself, bringing together a great collection of contemporary musicians (including Justin Timberlake!) and drawing some terrific performances from the films actors. If you didn’t catch any of […] Read more »

Dan Navarro talks about Sundilla

Maybe we take for granted what we have in Sundilla. In 2013, we will bring in performers from 12 states (California, Oregon, North Dakota, Iowa, Texas, Illinois, New York, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama) and Paris, France. All of them make a living by making music; for them it’s their full-time job, not something they do in their spare time. Bringing in diverse talents from so many different places was never something we thought about; it’s just what we do. But it turns out that it’s a bigger deal than we thought. Before he started his second set on May […] Read more »