Cowboy Winter was the headliner last Thursday at the Musicians For WORT event at the Crystal Corner Bar in Madison WI. Cowboy Winter features my good buddy, Kevin Willmott on lead vocals. I promised Kevin I’d feature Cowboy Winter on Madison Area Blues & More but the only video I could find on YouTube was this promo. If you like it, click here to hear the rest of “Meet Me Halfway There.” Thanks again to Cowboy Winter for supporting WORT!
Yesterday, I featured Modern Mod and mentioned that they seem to channel a little Blondie. Modern Mod even covered Blondie’s classic “Heart of Glass.” But that’s not my favorite Blondie song. So here’s Blondie’s latest take on “Rapture” which I’d have to say is probably my favorite. It’ll give you something to compare to Modern Mod who I hope make it just as big someday!
What’s up?! No, I wasn’t sick – just tied up with a couple of projects. Modern Mod played a Musicians For WORT event last Thursday at the Crystal Corner Bar in Madison WI. These kids are great! Listening to them play, I couldn’t help but feel like they were channeling a little Blondie. Then midway through their set they did a Blondie cover and that cinched it! “Monday Mornings” is Modern Mod’s debut music video from earlier this year. Thanks again to them for supporting WORT!
Gov’t Mule played on Saturday night at the Orpheum Theater in Madison WI. If you don’t know Gov’t Mule, you should. Gov’t Mule features Warren Haynes, who’s played with everyone from the Allman Brothers to the Dead to the Dave Matthews Band – the list goes on. Their original material is great but I love Gov’t Mule most for the terrific covers that they do. On this tour, Jackie Greene joins the band and the entire second set is a Neil Young tribute. It’s fantastic – “Cinnamon Girl” to “Rockin In The Free World” and everything in between! This video is from just last Friday and will give you a taste. For more, check out one of Gov’t Mule’s complete concerts on YouTube.
I got an email from a college buddy telling me about a great Blues song he just heard, “Champagne and Reefer.” I couldn’t believe that in 60+ years, he’d never heard that Muddy Waters classic! I passed 3 states’ bar exams and after every one my friends and I celebrated with champagne and reefer – except the time we had hash. This is Muddy Waters with the Rolling Stones doing “Champagne and Reefer” from that famous night at the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago in 1981. I’m not going to tell you I was there but I was living in Chicago and out that night and drove past the Checkerboard Lounge. Believe me, I was pissed the next day when I found out what I missed!
The Dirty Heads played last Saturday night at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison WI for a sold out show. I hadn’t checked out their music before the show so I didn’t know what to expect. These guys are super-popular and draw a 20-something crowd with plenty of women in short skirts! Plus, they drank heavy and not beer – booze – and keep the doubles coming! Fun crowd, late night and thanks for tipping your bartenders! This is the video for “My Sweet Summer” from the Dirty Heads latest album, “Sound of Change.”
Widespread Panic was in Milwaukee WI last weekend for their annual 3 shows at the Riverside Theater. I didn’t go this year but I know plenty of people who were there for all 3 shows. For my friends who never get enough here’s a Widespread Panic set from last month.