Music from the US – Brandi Carlile // Alternative Country

Brandi Carlile, born in 1981, is an US-American alternative country and folk rock musician. Carlile really discouvered music by herself: she learned playing the piano and the guitar by herself. Have a listen to her great song “Dying Day”:

Music from the US – Stuart Hamblen

 Stuart Hamblen (1908-1989) was an US-American country musician from Texas. Born as Carl  Stuart Hamblen, he became one of the first singing cowboys in the radio in 1926. Listen to his nice song “This Old House”:

Music from the US – Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash , born 26. Februar 1932 as J. R. Cash in Kingsland, Arkansas, USA; † 12. September 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, died 10 years ago , this was one of his favourite songs – Meet me in heaven

Music from the US – Waylon Jennings

Waylond Arnold “Waylon” Jennings (born June 15, 1937 in Littlefield, Texas, † 13 February 2002 in Chandler, Arizona) was an American country music singer and musician. He was next to Willie Nelson’s one of the most successful singers of the outlaw movement. His surname was Waymore.

1958 he met the Rock n Roll Star Buddy Holly , who just separated from his band The Cricket and searched new band members , he played afterwards the bass guitar in Buddy´s new band. Due to a lucky incident he survived the plane crash from Buddy Holly ,t he Big Bobber and Richie Valns and the other band members , because he gave his place in the accident plane to another band member and took the bus to the next gig.

Later in Nashille  he met Jonny Cash, he shared an appartment  with him  and they became friends and have been later well known as “the Hellraisers”

Here is his song “The Wild Ones ”

Music from the US/Nepal – The Mountain Music Project

This is a music video/trailer for an award-winning documentary film, The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya.

Featuring old-time musicians from Virginia and Nepal sharing each other’s music. Danny Knicely, Tara Linhardt, and the Mountain Music Project explore the connections between Appalachian and Himalayan music traditions.

Music from the US – George Jones R.I.P.

George Jones (born 12 September 1931 in Saratoga, Texas, † April 26, 2013 in Nashville ) was an American country musician. He was considered one of the best singers that has ever spawned the genre. He died yesterday at the age of 81.

Here is his song “White lightning ”

Music from the UK/US – Joe Strummer & Johnny Cash

Today is cover day , i found this one after i´ve posted the Bob Marley Heavy Metal remake ( see the post before) one of my most beloved Marley Songs the “Redemption Song ” performed by Joe Strummer ( The Clash ) and the  unforgotten Johnny Cash .

Music from the US – The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

The Reverend Peyton´s Big Damn Band – a three piece country blues band from Brown Country , Indiana released today their  newest album “Between the Ditches. Amazing fact , they play about 250 gigs in a year raging from bars to festivals .

Here is their newest song “Clap your hands ”

Music from the US – Woody

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land.” Yesterday was his 100st birthday . The song “this land is your land” became the secret second national anthem of the US and was played also at the inauguration of President Obama.