Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Andrew Vasquez is an award winning Native American (Apache) flute player living in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. He was first introduced to the flute while a dancer with the New York based American Indian Dance Theater.
Wind River by Andrew Vasquez from the 1997 album "Wind River"
Andrew Vasquez Makoche artist page
Andrew Vasquez MySpace page
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Buffalo Jump by Lonely London Lad from the soon-to-be-released double CD "Lonely London Lad"
Lonely London Lad website
Lonely London Lad MySpace page
Lonely London Lad Facebook page
Monday, May 18, 2009
Lon-dubh by Julie Fowlis from the 2009 boxed set release of "Cuilidh" just released last month.
Julie Fowlis' official website
Julie Fowlis' MySpace page
Monday, May 11, 2009
San Francisco based LUCE began as a one-man band in Tom Luce's apartment bedroom in 2000. The self-titled first album was co-written and produced by Tom's friend Adam Rossi, who now plays keyboards for the band. San Francisco radio station KFOG was the first to play LUCE regularly on air and played a good part in bringing the band to the attention of certain people in Hollywood. It wasn't long before Good Day was appearing in movies (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and 13 Going on 30) and television (The O.C. and Alias).
Good Day by LUCE from the 2002 album "LUCE"
LUCE MySpage Page
LUCE Facebook Page
Monday, May 4, 2009
The Australian band Frente! was formed in 1991 and only released two albums, "Marvin the Album" in 1992 (international release in 1994) and "Shape" in 1996, after which they disbanded. They reformed for a short bit in 2005 for a short tour of the Australian coast.
Bizarre Love Triangle by Frente! from the 1994 international release of "Marvin the Album"
Frente! MySpace page
Friday, May 1, 2009
When I was a little girl, this was one of my favorite days. When I was in kindergarten, I was crowned "May Queen" in the class May Day program. When I was in 4th grade in LaMaddalena, Sardegna, we celebrated with a May Pole dance and Cat Stevens songs. I even sort of remember making May Day baskets full of flowers to leave on neighbors' doorsteps somewhere we lived, but I don't remember where right now. Maybe Florida? Wherever, whenever it was, I enjoyed doing it. Perhaps this is a tradition I should start up with my own kids. Hmmm.
From the Netherlands, Pagan folk band Omnia's music is all accoustic and many of the instruments as well as their costumes are handmade by the band themselves.
Omnia official webpage
Omnia MySpace page