Chicago has been the birthplace of so much crucial music that it deserves to be treated with the same respect we give to New Orleans, as a wellspring of those diverse unique voices that could only be American. I now realize that the ranks of people quintessential to this music includes (multi-instrumentalist, composer, actor, tap dancer, director, etc !!!) Idris [...]
In what we hope will be the first of many posthumous releases from the Prince estate, “Prince - Piano & A Microphone 1983” gives us a stripped-down stark window into the artist's monumental talent and imagination. Recorded between his 5th album “1999” and his breakthrough 6th “Purple Rain” this intimate set brings the listener into a studio, where it is [...]
Jazz Iconoclast and guitar hero Marc Ribot’s new record (Songs of Resistance 1942 - 2018) is simultaneously one of the most culturally diverse, yet powerfully focussed, collections of music you will ever find. The cultural diversity is represented by the presence of artists such as Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Meshell Ndegeocello, Tift Merritt, Syd Straw, Ohene Corneliuo, and Domenica Fossati. [...]
Peggy Lee and her ten piece band of Vancouver instrumental stalwarts have made a record for the ages. Walking the same inspiring path as Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra, this band has found the beautiful spaces between jazz, folk and soundtrack music. Amongst the soaring saxophones, trumpet, violin, and pedal steel - and of course the leader's soulful cello - [...]
"To hear one of the best roots reggae albums to come out of Kingston, Jamaica, this spring, you have to drive a long way from Trench Town. In fact, you have to leave the city altogether and head up high into the mountains that surround it..." "The fruits of these sessions can be heard on Soul of Jamaica, a new [...]
West Africa’s most iconic dance-band are back. A decade on from their last album and almost half a century since their formation, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab return with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms and African tradition in the group’s trademark style.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17th 2pm Pleased to invite you to another in-store in conjunction with @blueshoreatcapu : Sunday Feb 17th @ 2pm @jimcampilongo & @lucabenedetti_gtr guitar duo preview of their show that night @roguefolkclub
So pleased to welcome back the amazing guitarist Derek Gripper. Join us on Saturday at 2pm sharp for a lovely free preview of his St James Hall performance. Below is a clip from his last visit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkVzlOtEOUc
Join us this weekend for the Highlife Party Vibe. Fri & Sat 20% off storewide + complimentary beverages. Saturday at 3:30pm incomparable cellist PEGGY LEE live in-store showcasing her outstanding new release Echo Painting with guest Dylan van der Schyff.
We'll be at the Steel & Oak Vinyl Fair this Friday Nov 2 - 7pm - 11pm River Market 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster. Promises to be a great time with Music / Beer / Food / Vinyl. FREE to attend, but registration helps them: https://bit.ly/2OVDD0m