Eric Taylor | Friday, March 3 | 7:30 PM

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Eric Taylor returns to Sundilla for the first time in four years, bringing his latest CD, a wealth of stories that should be turned into a novel, and a catalog of songs that is beloved by fans, critics, and other songwriters that you have heard of. He’ll be taking the stage at the AUUF on Friday, March 3, at 7:30; admission at the door is $15, but $12 advance tickets are available at Spicer’s Music, Blooming Colors, and online at www.sundillamusic.com. Eric Taylor is like that cool uncle you had. You know, the one who lived out in the woods […] Read more »

Review of Dirk Hamilton’s “Touch and Go”

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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

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“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

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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

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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 »