Posts Tagged ‘ folk ’

Patty Griffin Singin’ the Downtown Church

Check out Patty Griffin’s newest album, Downtown Church, A great collection of old Gospel standards sung at a 150 year old church in downtown Nashville that once served as a hospital during the Civil War.


Sarah Jarosz clawhammers her way to the top

Sarah has been named Female Vocalist of the Year, Country/Bluegrass Band of the Year, and Folk Band of the Year by the Austin Music Awards! I can see why. At only 18, this little lady from Austin sure can sing and play just about anything: mandolin, clawhammer banjo, guitar, and piano. We’re looking forward to seeing and hearing more of you in the near future.

Bad Liver’s “Death Trip” to air on HBO’s True Blood!! August 2nd

If you haven’t seen True Blood yet, yer missin out. Finally we got ourselves a show that features flannel shirt wearing vampires, rather than those puffy shirt wearing, turn of the century vamps we usually see. The series is based on the The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, and details the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional small Louisiana town.

And the most important thing to note, 4 million more people will get to listen to Bad Liver’s “Death Trip” and be exposed to some Newgrass music.


Here’s a note from the old Sugar Hill label folks:

“Hey guys, Good news. This spot was confirmed today! Up to one minute of the song will be used.

Of the six placements Welk/Sugar Hill/Vanguard has enjoyed in this show’s 2 seasons so far, I anticipate this one to be the best. Song should be highlighted quite nicely.

Airs this Sunday, Aug. 2nd @ 9pm – episode #207

According to, “The second season premiere of the series on June 14, 2009 was watched by 3.7 million viewers, making it the most watched program on HBO since the series finale of The Sopranos.” And according to Entertainment Weekly, for the 7/14 episode, “Viewers’ thirst for True Blood is intensifying: After taking a week off, the bloody good vampire saga’s latest episode on Sunday attracted a series-high 3.9 million viewers.” Last week pulled in 3.85 viewers, says The show is a bona fide hit for HBO.

So, yeah, close to 4 million people will get to listen to “Death Trip” simultaneously (without getting technical and counting the different time zones as…different time zones).