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Entries from May 2012

Episode 251 - Safety Last

May 29th, 2012 · Comments

Safety Last! is a 4-piece acoustic ensemble, performing “Sophisticated Western Swing & Old-School Jazz.”

http://www.reverbnation.com/safetylast

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xImUdNTuHB4

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Jazz · Folk

Episode 250 - Oak Street Ramblers

May 15th, 2012 · Comments

Though their influences hail from much further south, the Oak Street Ramblers call home the East Side of Madison, WI. A bluegrass band in the tradition of Flatt and Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and Hazel Dickens, the Oak Street Ramblers specialize in bluegrass stompers, classic country weepers, and originals that, lyrical content aside, wouldn't sound out of place at a barn dance circa 1954.

http://www.reverbnation.com/theoakstreetramblers

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Video  http://youtu.be/Sha-oQHGAl4

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Folk · Bluegrass

Episode 249 - The Melon Heads

May 15th, 2012 · Comments

They play all original music from their heart and souls. An acoustic groove. A modern sound on old instruments. High energy banjo and guitar with deep, thought-provoking lyrics with a conscience.

http://www.reverbnation.com/themelonheads

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Video  http://youtu.be/cmUGVaouL1c

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Tags: Uncategorized · Music · Live Music · Folk

Episode 248 - Patchouli

May 8th, 2012 · Comments

Sparkling acoustic sounds and powerful contagious chemistry, Patchouli’s down-to-earth, hopeful songwriting is “New American Folk” blending elements of folk, pop, flamenco and jazz with world beat rhythms. Their sound has been described as “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings. After 12 years of non-stop touring and the release of their 15th CD, "Terra Guitarra: Dragonfly", Patchouli has truly earned the title, “the hardest working folk duo in America”.

http://www.patchouli.net/

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Video http://youtu.be/c82GX-EpyxY

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Folk

Episode 247 - Kivi & Pray

May 8th, 2012 · Comments

Thomas Kivi and Sarah Pray are Wisconsin-raised songwriters who met in the Minneapolis springtime. A Hank Williams song sung on the back porch turned into a folk/country duo eager to travel. Kivi & Pray covered 10,000 miles over the next two years as they toured in Europe and the U.S. Their new duo live EP, "Winter in Decatur" is available as a digital download.

kivipray.bandcamp.com/

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Video http://youtu.be/aP3eqFG7x7c

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Folk

Episode 246 - Piper Road String Band

May 1st, 2012 · Comments

Born into the age of rock & roll but influenced by live performances of Doc Watson and Bill Monroe and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's seminal "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" in the early 1970's, they put away the electric amps and guitars and developed a unique acoustic/bluegrass style. A truly iconic Wisconsin band for almost four decades, we're thrilled to finally have them on MTL!

http://piperroad.com/

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Video http://youtu.be/smgF5IFvDOA

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Folk

Episode 245 - Jamie-Sue Seal & John Latini

May 1st, 2012 · Comments

"Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini put together musical shows that go way beyond hipster folk. Exceptional musicianship com- bined with enormous wit and engaging showmanship, they are the real deal." Michael Curths concert Pro- moter, Ann Arbor Michigan

smokinsleddogrecords.com/_latini__seal__duo/

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video http://youtu.be/8DBn2BCcLMI

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Folk