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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Pratt & Moody come up with another deep soul gem "Wheels Turning"

Helsiniki-based production team Cold Diamond & Mink strike again with Pratt & Moody's "Wheels Turning" out October 2nd.

Here's the scoop...

Pratt has definitely carved his name in flaming letters on the pages of contemporary soul music during the past few years. This has been achieved with the modern classic "Lost Lost Lost" currently clocking close to 2M Youtube plays, as well as its sequel single "Words Words Words" which is also doing well out there in the world. With "Wheels Turning (Gonna Run Away From You)" Pratt skids away from his guitar wielding partner Moody and rides towards a morbid dusk with only Cold Diamond & Mink by his side. 

Those, who are familiar with Pratt's work under his birth name Tuomo Prattala, know that he's a dynamic solo artist, songwriter and musician on his own. So it comes as no surprise, that this new platter brings everything that fans of dark but sweet ballads crave for. The lyrics are loaded with metaphors and we'll let you decipher them for yourself. 

What needs no explanation, is that Tuomo is pitching high as he rolls away, leaving a trail of bitter heartache behind. Have a listen below. Pre-order a copy of the single right here

Check out GonerFest in Memphis, Sunday

Here's the GonerFest Sunday schedule and a preview of a Country Teasers/Oblivians doc. Visit the GonerFest site for tickets.


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Keyboard Face Classics: Keith Jarrett with Miles Davis in 1971

Watch this impressive sequence from Keith Jarrett with Miles Davis at Berliner Jazztage in 1971.

Happy 80th Birthday Gary Bartz!

Celebrating Gary's 80th birthday with a couple of stellar 2019 concert performances. 


Friday, September 25, 2020

Hear John Lomax III tell Townes Van Zandt stories

Here's an interview Otis Gibbs conducted with John Lomax III about his time managing Townes Van Zandt. 

Here's the scoop...

The short version: John Lomax has done a ton of cool things in his life. This is an interview about the time he spent managing Townes Van Zandt.

The long version: When I first moved to Nashville, I got an email from John Lomax wanting to buy some CDs. I figured it was some other John Lomax, it couldn't be THE John Lomax. Low and behold, a few hours later, there was John Lomax standing in my living room. It was one of many great "welcome to Nashville" moments.

I can't imagine what American music would sound like without his family's influence. I don't want to get too far in the weeds right now, so scroll down and we'll talk about his family's storied history in the comments.

I later became friends with John and he's about the coolest cat you'll ever meet. This is an interview from back in 2014. It originally aired on my podcast and this is my attempt to adapt it to YouTube. John was Townes Van Zandt's manager back in the day, so I asked him to share whatever stories he'd feel comfortable sharing.

He talks about starting Townes' fan club, Heartworn Highways, Townes partying with Gram Parsons, Townes jamming with The Allman Brothers, Townes' love of Lightnin' Hopkins and a lot of other great stories. – Otis Gibbs

Happy Birthday Santigold!

Celebrating Santi White's birthday with performances of "Who I Thought You Were" and "Guns of Brooklyn"

Danko Jones puts down the guitar for experimental Throat Funeral project

Danko Jones's guitar-free Throat Funeral album with vocals from Tad Doyle & Tanya Tagaq is available Friday via Bandcamp