Category: music

  • Nightfall: Ogya!

    Kofi Mawuko has a fun band of musicians with the name Ogya. They performed live at Nightfall a couple weeks ago, and I videotaped their show. Here’s an excerpt of Ogya!

  • Contra Dance: Butch & Christie

    This week’s video clip again features Butch Ross (on guitar) and Christie Burns (on hammer dulcimer), performing more music at Contranooga‘s contra dance on February 23, 2008, in Ringgold, Georgia. The song actually has another couple minutes to it, but YouTube, alas, has a 10-minute limit.

  • Steve Poltz: Rain

    This week’s video clip features another concert in Kim’s living room, shot last Sunday (March 9, 2008). Steve Poltz returns with the Cynics (otherwise known as the Truckee Brothers), and is joined by a belly dancer (from Dandasha Dance Company). Good times! Happy birthday, Kim!

  • Steve Poltz: Once Again

    This week’s video clip is a blast from the past. Way back in September, 2006, my friend Kim held a living room concert in her, well, living room, featuring Steve Poltz. Here’s one of the songs from that 3-hour concert, “Once Again.” Thanks again to Kim and Steve for letting me shoot that show. Check…

  • Lumbar Five at the Mudpie

    This week’s video clip features Lumbar Five, a local band that played at the Mudpie last Thursday night. Note the wonderful African drumming solo by Kofi Mawuko. Thanks to Lumbar Five & the Mudpie for letting me capture this event.

  • Contra Dance music & dancing

    On Saturday night I went to the contra dance (held by Contranooga) at Ringgold United Methodist Church, and I videotaped some good dulcimer/guitar/dancing action, featuring Butch Ross on gee-tar and Christie Burns on hammer dulcimer.

  • Dan at Aquarium

    Here’s a tenuous goal of mine: chop up some of the interesting musical performances I’ve shot and upload them to YouTube. Sure, I’ve been doing some of that already, but the goal involves doing much, much more. (Perhaps a new song every week? Every day? Every hour? Ok, ok, once a week is probably within…

  • Billy Harvey at Kim’s LRC

    A couple weeks ago, my friend Kim hosted a living room concert for Billy Harvey. Here’s a sample from that night:

  • Dan’s Dulcimer and Dancing

    Last night at the Tivoli Theatre here in Chattanooga, Dan Landrum was rehearsing for the 2006 Singing Christmas Tree. Here’s one of his original songs, accompanied by ballet dancers, that I videotaped for him:

  • John Carty (short excerpt)

    Last night I went to a concert at Charles & Myrtle’s Coffeehouse (McBrien Road in Chattanooga) featuring Irish musician John Carty. Good show! Some fiddling, some banjoing, accompanied by guitar. Here’s a brief glimpse:

  • The Sewing Machine

    What with Halloween quickly approaching, I’ve uploaded another Steve Poltz song from his Barking Legs concert. This one is named “Sewing Machine,” and it’ll keep you in stitches. Well, I won’t leave you hanging by a thread; here’s the link:

  • Steve Poltz has Barking Legs

    Last night I caught Steve Poltz in concert at the Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga. Great show! Here’s a sample of the fun, YouTube-style:

  • de Young Musician

    Here’s a short movie of a street musician in front of the de Young Museum. (QuickTime)

  • Musing on music

    Sure, music’s a lot of fun. And the convergence of computers with music has certainly been interesting so far. Take MP3s, for example. I thought the connection with Suzanne Vega was fascinating (thanks to King for the forward – link broken now, but discussed the influence of Suzanne Vega on the actual coding of the MP3 standard). Ok,…