New music from The Deltahorse

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Check out this new jam from The Deltahorse!

“Howdy to all of you lovely people out there!

The Deltahorse is getting ready to release their debut full length album this fall and we do need your support to make it happen.

Please head over to our campaign at musicraiser.com and check out our music, videos and all the lovely rewards we have to offer for anyone who decides to contribute for the release of this upcoming album.

www.musicraiser.com/projects/3618

Thank you for all the support in advance!

And don’t forget to check out our soundcloud page at:

@deltahorse

Oh yes, and this post has nothing to do with spam ūüėČ

Thank you,

The Deltahorse”

10 Questions with Blind Walker G

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1. How would you characterize your music?

W: Oldtime Schizophrenia, one leg in cool played harmonies like J.J.Cale, the other leg into Tom Waits eruptions.

2: What is one early music experience that made a deep impression on you//made you rethink what music can sound like//has helped shape the music you make today?

W:¬†When I was 16 back in the very early 70’s, I met a bunch of freaks ten years older than me, listening all day and night Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart. I mean, really all the time, maybe one or two Velvet Underground records in between, that’s it. Been hangin’ around with them for seven years, still today I can remember every single note of every Zappa record.

So that time deeply destroyed my ability to listen to charts music.

3. What is usually your process when creating//writing a new song?

W:¬†There is no real process. When I grab a guitar, there is a new song. I’m very bad at playing covers and mostly don’t remember my own songs from the past, so the only chance is to play something new.

The real process is to fight my lazyness and write down some lyrics and run a proper recording, before I forget everything.¬†In this case I like the idea and do it the same way like John Lennon. Never record a song at the same day you had the idea. If you can’t remember next day, the idea wasn’t strong enough.

4. Where can we find your music//what have you done to make your music available?

W:¬†Apart from Soundcloud I’m also on the “follow me-follow you-but nobody’s listening” site called Reverbnation, for the big commercial success (I’ve sold one album-download in four years) I’m on Bandcamp.

5. What is a recent musician//band//music that you are excited about?

W: The War On Drugs, Spoon, Eleanor Friedberger, Todd Snider, from Soundcloud artists as far as I know My Hot Air Balloon and Swamp Lightning.

6. How would you describe the music climate in your home when you were a child?

W: Music?? music-free home

7. Is style//image important to you and if so what//who do you consider cool in music?

W:¬†I’m absolutely not interested in style.¬†Of course to build up an artificial personality like Tom Waits did, makes sense. But I’m not that type of person, more that “just play my guitar and sing” down to earth musician.

8. What song do you want playing at your funeral?

W:¬† “Going To Hell” from the London based band “Tiger Lillies”. Been tour manager and part-time guitarist of them back in the 90’s and still dig their music.

9. Why music and why do you make it?

W:¬†There are so many things you can’t find the right words for, but I can play my feelings. So this is just like using another language with different possibilities.

The second thing is, if you play with a band with a working chemistry and you have this magical moment in music, when angels and demons start to cry together hand in hand —-YES, I’m alive.

10. If I should listen to one undiscovered musician//song today who//what should I check out?

W: www.youtube.com/watch?v=reBMRc2p4ZU



Visit Blind Walker G at:

https://soundcloud.com/blindwalkerg

http://walkerg.bandcamp.com/


10 Questions with Will Adlard

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1. How would you characterize your music?

W:¬†Part electric – guitars, drums, noises, part folk – vocals, lyrics, melodies, part blues – the soul… And the rawness. If it were a person it’d be a boy somewhere in the woods singing out his soul to the trees, hoping someone somewhere is listening!

2: What is one early music experience that made a deep impression on you//made you rethink what music can sound like//has helped shape the music you make today?

W:¬†Age three, rolling around on the floor with my brother, listening to “Foxey Lady” and pretending to be foxes. I remember thinking that the chords sounded amazing… And later realising those were blues chords that I loved so much.

3. What is usually your process when creating//writing a new song?

W:¬†For a good song – start with a musical idea and then find/match some lyrics to it and work with it. Different kind of songs, I’ll write some lyrics then try to find a melody/chords for them. The best or truest kinds of songs come all at once in full, lyrics and music – I’ll play into a recorder the whole thing off the top of my head, then, having forgotten everything I just played, listen back to it and learn it. Sometimes I’ll not be able to work out one word or something because it’s mumbled and that will drive me off a cliff.

4. Where can we find your music//what have you done to make your music available?

W:¬†I’m currently only on soundcloud.com/willadlard, but soon (so soon!) there’ll be an EP out on bandcamp for free/whatever you feel like paying so keep your eyes open!

5. What is a recent musician//band//music that you are excited about?

W:¬†I discovered Nils Frahm yesterday and he’s just brilliant. Mainly piano, some synths and other keyboards in there too. But the whole album “Screws” is amazing, just piano songs. It reminds me of Grieg, whom I love.

6. How would you describe the music climate in your home when you were a child?

W:¬†Abundant! My dad was always and is still a full on blues musician so I learned a lot from him. We were even in a band together! My mum also played guitar and sang growing up, so there was always music happening. I only got into singing and songwriting later though… Originally it was just music, all kinds. My favourite piece when I was really young was Beethoven’s romance no. 2 in F Major…

7. Is style//image important to you and if so what//who do you consider cool in music?

W:¬†I think I’m old enough to realize now that that stuff just doesn’t matter… I’d make a distinction between what’s cool and what’s fashionable. Trends come and go… Like “normcore”. But what’s cool is doing what you do in an authentic way. I guess I used to think people who became famous young were cool. Now I think Son House is cool because he worked as a railroad porter for 16 years AFTER he made his early recordings… It’s like being humble, or not being above anything. Real people aren’t above anything!

8. What song do you want playing at your funeral?

W:¬†I’d have “Steal Away”, the way Dorothy Maynor does it, sung by someone close to me. It would be tearsome… But that’s the way it is.

9. Why music and why do you make it?

W:¬†Why anything? I do it because it’s the only thing I really want to do. I think about the guys who design mobile phones… I can’t even imagine how you would ever even BEGIN to build just one chip in a mobile phone. But to them it’s easy… Or, at least, they understand it. It’s the same with me and music… There are some things I find easy about music which other people don’t. I think it’s those things which mean I just get it, and I want to do it. It’s like Krishna’s telling Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita to fight because it is what he is designed to do, therefore it is his duty to do so. It’s the same with me and music!

10. If I should listen to one undiscovered musician//song today who//what should I check out?

W:¬†Bozie Sturdivant’s recording of “Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down”. One of just a handful of recordings he made for Alan Lomax in the 40’s. Just amazing sound… And the backing singers – the “Silent Grove Baptist Church Congregation” sound like Bill Landford’s “shuffle of angel’s feet”.


Visit Will at:

https://soundcloud.com/willadlard


My hot air balloon saying goodbye to Blues?

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oh no is my hot air balloon saying goodbye to blues, “What with Taylor Swift’s new album and all I don’t think it would be right of me to keep making the same shit over and over” recent interview reveals, “It’s a good thing, I think. I feel inspired. Don’t worry!” but folk music lovers are worried, “It’s like Dylan all over again, you think you know someone and then they turn out to be like total republicans that don’t even like surrealism but read boring books about civil war history!”

so… catch it while you still can.