This weeks edition of BBR features master guitarist, Chet Atkins. However, this is not a feature on his widely known and praised sophisticated Nashville sound, but rather on his Spanish style abilities.
The Other Chet Atkins is a record unlike any in Mr. Guitar’s catalog – an entire album with no electric instruments or country music – only Latin folk music and Spanish style guitar playing. I bought this record in Houston, Texas at Sig’s Lagoon in Midtown and must have listened to it at least 3 times that night. Everything on this album is beautiful, especially the cover artwork done by Gerry Powell! I own a few other Atkins records (love them all) and was so excited to see and hear this one. It’s without a doubt my favorite.
“The Peanut Vendor”
“Yours (Quiereme Mucho)”
So if you ever come across this record, do yourself a favor and get it! I’d also recommend you get something sweet to sip and someone sweet to kiss too!
Whole bunch of new shows added – New Orleans, Charlotte NC, Charleston SC, Ocean Springs MS, Starkville MS, and St. Louis MO. Also, festival times for our Rhythm & Roots and LEAF performances posted as well! Dig the sidebar to the left for more details!
Can’t wait till then? Come catch us tonight at Zanzabar in Louisville, KY. Doors at 8, show at 9. Get your tix HERE.
What a crazy day it’s been St. Louis. This weekend, crackheads broke into our van and stole Noah’s accordion & handmade accordion case, our Yeti GPS, and all of Matt’s clothing. WTF?
We immediately scoured all the surrounding pawnshops & 2nd hand music stores – and strangely enough – we found the accordion had been pawned at a local music shop. We have now recovered the accordion, but what has not been recovered (& probably never will be) is the case, the GPS, and all of Matt’s clothing – his suits, his vests, his pants, his ties – even his skibbies – which totals to over $1,000 in loss (not including the skibbies).
And this really sucks. We are full-time touring musicians, and barely make enough as it is…
Want to help? Click the donation button below, and kick in a dollar, a hundred, or if you’re feeling frisky, a $1000 – whatever you have helps – if you’re broke like us don’t worry about it – just tell a rich person instead
We stopped in at Sweetie Pies before the show in St. Louis last night. It was unbelievably delicious but we had to fight a severe case of the Itis before we went on. We were victorious against our capable foe and the show went on as planned. Now we are off to The Vault in Farmington. Show starts at 7.