The Westbound Rangers - John Henry

Have never been a big bluegrass guy, but love the sound of this group. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

The Westbound Rangers performing "John Henry" at Music City Roots live from the Loveless Cafe


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Levi Weaver - I am Certain I am a Train



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Clock Opera Debut ‘Clock Operation’ Track

Got tipped off by a favorite music project known as UNKLE, who participated in the Clock Operation track below. For the full story on the Clock Opera Debut ‘Clock Operation’ Track, visit the DIY Magazine story. Enjoy! - Peace Love Groove, GC



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Ikira Baru

Loving the true grassroots indie DIY artist Ikira Baru and her latest recording and video from her Latin Heritage project. The song was composed by Spanish singer/songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat, published for the first time in 1971 in his album titled Mediterranean. Ikira, who is from the Colombian city of Barranquilla, has the rare natural beauty of a princess and the remarkable voice of a songbird that might take you far away, down south. I'm in love.
Enjoy! - Peace Love Groove, GC

Ikira Baru - Those Little Things (in Spanish: Aquellas Pequeñas Cosas)


Here is a 1974 live recording of by the original composer.
Joan Manuel Serrat - Aquellas Pequeñas Cosas


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Joan Manuel Serrat is still at it. Connect direct at jmserrat.com

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Joel Eckels and The Wreckards

Have been following Joel Eckels since I first saw him perform with Paper Sun. He also plays out by himself often and also has a tasty band known as The Wreckards. Here are some tracks from a upcoming record titled What's To Come. - Enjoy! - Peace Love Groove, GC



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Allen Stone - Live From His Mother's Living Room

GREAT SOUL MUSIC IS ALIVE!

Made a great friend in Leslie Monique Perry when we both met at an amazing Nneka show at The Troubadour in Hollywood a couple of years back. Every once in a while she writes and asks if I'd heard about some artist or group. Leslie turned me onto Allen Stone yesterday and it really made my day. Spent half of it scouring YouTube for different recordings by Stone. He grew up singing in big church choirs and in one interview he describes his early influences were Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond and Mary Mary. One may hear hints of Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and definitely some Stevie Wonder influence. This first song here is my favorite so far. And I especially love the way it was filmed. The audio and video crew on this first clip is seriously amazing. Enjoy! - Peace Love Groove, GC

Allen Stone - Unaware (live from his mother's living room)


Here is a great live performance and interview at one of the greatest indie stations on the planet, KEXP-FM. Stone performs five songs: What I've Seen at 0:38, Contact High at 3:22, Interview at 6:27, Unaware at 14:00, and Satisfaction at 20:00.


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Five Great Guitars

Since I first heard him, have been following the inspired world music songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and record artist Habib Koité who is from the Republic of Mali. He is a guest artist on a project out of the Netherlands known as The Five Great Guitars. Hope you enjoy these fantastic tracks below. - Peace Love Groove, GC

THE FIVE GREAT GUITARS - Bougouroubou


THE FIVE GREAT GUITARS - Bardo


THE FIVE GREAT GUITARS - Mansane


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Lance Lopez - totally smoking Texas bluesman

I first blogged about Lance Lopez back in August 2007 on MusicLoad. Lopez is a great hard rock blues player, with that trademark Texas blues guitar sound in the vein of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Been following Lopez on his Facebook page where he just posted his track entitled Dream Away. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Lance Lopez - Dream Away

Track above from the album HANDMADE MUSIC (MIG Music/String Commander)
Written by Lance Lopez & Eric Scortia 0 - Produced by JIM GAINES
Lance Lopez - Electric & Acoustic Guitars/Lead & Backing Vocals
Eric "Scorch" Scortia - Hammond B3 Organ, Chris Gipson - Bass/Backing Vocals, Jimmy Dereta - Drums Recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN. & Bessy Blue Studios, Stantonville, TN.

The first time I heard Lopez, I was turned on by his track entitled Didja. It still rocks :) Enjoy!

Lance Lopez - Didja (Studio Version)

The above recording features: Lance Lopez - Guitars/Vox, John Garvin - Drums, Daniel Williams - Bass. Recorded at the Dallas Sound Lab in August 2003
Engineered by Don Moore - Produced by Lance Lopez and Eric Gales

Lance Lopez - Every Dog Has It's Day


Lance Lopez - Skank (Studio Recording)

Above recording features Lance Lopez - Guitars***Jamil Byrom - Drums***Wes Stevenson - Bass. Produced by Lance Lopez ***Engineered by Don Moore. Recorded at Bass Propulsion Laboratories - Dallas,Tx additional overdubs and Mixing at Soundcrafter Ranch - Wylie,Tx. August-October 2005

LANCE LOPEZ - SALVATION FROM SUNDOWN

Written by LANCE LOPEZ Produced By JIM GAINES - Recorded at LUMINOUS SOUND - DALLAS,TEXAS and ARDENT STUDIOS - MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Engineers: CHRIS BELL, ADAM HILL & JIM GAINES
Mixed by PETE MATTHEWS & JIM GAINES - Mastered by BRAD BLACKWELL - Euphonics Masters, Memphis
L L - GUITARS/VOX TONY VALDEZ - BASS CODY NORMAN - DRUMS

Lance Lopez - Didja (live)


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Lisa Hannigan

Came across some great concert footage recently by a Irish gent named Myles O'Reilly. He is filming some artists, many who are new to me and quite excellent. He is high up there in the quality department. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove - GC

Lisa Hannigan - Lille (Live at Gleebe Gardens in Cork, Ireland)
description via Myles O'Reilly's YouTube page: "One cam, one song, one take and a few hundred people. Lisa Hannigan performs 'Lille' at Gleebe Gardens in Baltimore, West Cork. Filmed by Myles O'Reilly. Shot with Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens on a Canon 7D"


Lisa Hannigan - Passenger
Making of Passenger documentary. Shot by Myles O'Reilly and Simon O'Neill


Connect direct with Lisa Hannigan Lisahannigan.ie

Connect direct with Myles O'Reilly at youtube.com/mylesoreilly

VHS or Beta

VHS or Beta = Great band, tight songs and whoop ass videos. GC

Single titled Breaking Bones from 2012 album titled Diamonds and Death


Director: Graham Hill
Director of Photography: Zak Mulligan
Makeup Artist: Claudia Lake
Stylist: Devan Markiewicz
Design: Andrew Bernet, Graham Hill
Animation: Daniel Pernikoff, Ben Gabelman
Colorist: Seth Ricart
Female Lead: Alexandra Hellquist
Male Lead: Priest Fontaine
Based on an original concept by Pixelfucks
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Single entitled You Got Me from 2008 album titled Night On Fire


title track of 2008 album: Night On Fire


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SOPHIE BALLAMY

Super sweet song and artist. Enjoy! - GC



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