Thursday, April 19, 2007

What I did last night

John Northern played every song on his new CD! Which he was selling there for only $10. I bought one as a gift. Great evening! His lovely/wild wife was there & I got to hang with her for a bit. Bob Walkenhorst played afterwards. Much rocking going on!!!

John Northern and the Bean Blossoms will start at 7:00pm on 4/18/07 at the Record Bar. Bob Walkenhorst, Jeff Porter, Norm ( sorry can't remeber his last name, but he also plays with the Elders)will start around 8pm.

VILLAGE RECORDS BIO of John Northern: If the Traveling Wilburys had been Roy Orbison, Leonard Cohen, Roger Miller and Waylon Jennings - this is what it might have sounded like. John Northern is that guy that lives 3 doors down that you never knew was a songwriting genius until you wander into a Kansas City coffeehouse one night and there he is, being one. John's songs combine simple chord changes, beautiful contagious melodies, and lyrics like you've never heard before. Appearing in John's lyrics are King Kong, Fay Wray, Grandma Moses, the fire department and little green men - and that's just the first song. Immaculate minimalist production (and drums) by former Rainmaker Bob Walkenhorst is light on the touch and heavy on the reverb. With cool guy Jeff Porter on piano and electric guitar now and then. This is traditional acoustic folk music that goes someplace completely different. Get the picture? - this is good.


Xavier Onassis said...

Never heard of him but sounds interesting.

My favorite genre. LOL!

Spyder said...

Check out:
go to Live Music Archive & search for John Northern, Bob Walkenhorst, Rainmakers.... You can even download legally for free.

Happy In Bag said...

Nice report, Spyder.