Music Archive

Feeling the Music: The River City Drum Corps.

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  Last week we posted about the Kentucky Community Scholars Reunion and mentioned Ed White and the River City Drum Corps. We’ve had the chance to see the Drum Corps in a few
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Monday Music: A Recommitment to Artists, Envisioning Online Music Co-Ops, and a Discussion of “A Letter to Emily White”

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  Every Monday we do a series called Monday Music where we post links to an artist  or particular song that we feel is, in some subtle or overt way, exploring how the past
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Friday Video(s): Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

This week’s Friday Video deviates a bit from our usual movie and documentary previews.  We hope you don’t mind. This past week Gillian Welch and David Rawlings played in at the Performing Arts Center in Germantown, Memphis Tennessee.  It was the last show of their tour. It was, of course, amazing.  They played a nice
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Mary Ann Fisher Concert Series at the West Kentucky African American Heritage Museums.

We just heard about this year’s Mary Ann Fisher Summer Concert Series happening at the West Kentucky African American Museums Village of historic Russellville, KY. You may recall previous posts about about the work of the West Kentucky African American Museums, including their focus on community action, intergenerational research, and reuse of community space, buildings, etc.  Russellville
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Monday Music: Shenendoah Davis

This week I stumbled across Shenandoah Davis, a songwriter, piano player, occasional accordion player, and singer based in Seattle, Washington.  With a background in classical music, Davis draws from composers such as Chopin and Debussy to create something a bit like a self-aware parlour music for the modern age, minus, of course, the over-romanticism and questionable
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Friday Video: Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story.

While in Memphis for the Folklorists in the South retreat we visited the amazing Stax Museum and heard a little bit about working behind the scenes at the museum from Levon Williams, curator of collections.  The visit to Stax was inspiring, and an excellent example of the power of music to work toward change.  So this week’s
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Monday Music: Sister Clara Hudmon “Stand by Me.”

Today is a good day for Sister Clara Hudmon.  This song, which is one of my favorites of all time, can be heard on Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume 4. Hope everyone is having a great Monday!  
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Things That Have Been Here Before: Vashti Bunyan

This weekend I stumbled across the recordings of Vashti Bunyan.  I’d heard her name before, but until this weekend I’d never really sat down to listen to her music.  She’s amazing.  She’s everything people love about gardens, dusk,  bittersweet days, and the beauty and confusion of the human condition. “Autumn Tears,” the first song on
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Arkansas Tattoo Project Update

From Cboddy:  “I was doing shows from state to state and I got to represent where I’m from in a way.  And what better way than to put the official Little Rock logo stamped on my arm.”   Discussing what he loves about Arkansas: “Everybody knows everybody, so to me I look at everybody like
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Friday Video: Rest in Peace Etta James

Decided to scratch the Friday Video I had planned for today.  Rest in peace, Etta James.  Thank you for your music.  
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