The successful self-titled reissue of Fame-era material released in early 2004 allowed Candi Staton to make this, her first secular album in several years. Where 1999's Outside In was a way to take advantage of her unplanned return to the clubs – a couple singles released during the '90s used a vocal she recorded for a documentary about a man's struggle with life-threatening obesity – His Hands is 100 percent Southern soul. Staton involves several family members and longtime associates, including son Marcus Williams (a seasoned drummer who has played with her for years), daughter Cassandra Hightower, sister Maggie Staton Peebles, and Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section organist Barry Beckett. It might be surprising to see that Lambchop's Mark Nevers produced the session, and that Lambchop ally Lloyd Barry arranged the horns, but both men have done extensive work with Staton's peers in the gospel world.
A radio show for the musically curious: post-rock, avantgarde, old time radio, contemporary classical, plain old rock, internet buzz, voices from the past… and some fun stuff. Featuring: Aldous Huxley, Chuck Palahniuk, Devotchka, Franz Kafka, Jared Diamond, Jeniferever, Lambchop, Leaf, Max Richter, Mira, Noah And The Whale, Sezen Aksu, Todd Rundgren…
Musicwood is a modern twist on a classic story; an urgent battle between the white man and Native Americans, where age-old land disputes upend our simplistic view of the past. The Musicwood documentary follows Bob Taylor (Taylor Guitars), Chris Martin (Martin Guitars), and Dave Berryman of Gibson Guitars - as they unite as a group, drop their competitive differences and travel together into the heart of the largest coastal temperate rain forest in the world. They have to negotiate with Native American loggers to save the centuries old Sitka Spruce trees, before it's too late. The film documents the guitar-makers' struggle to build a relationship with the Native Americans that acknowledges the injustices of their past but fights to preserve the forest for our future. Featuring The Antlers, Steve Earle, Kaki King, Lambchop, Turin Brakes, and Yo La Tengo.
2010 debut album from the Nashville-born singer. Caitlin appeared amidst a whirlwind of praise at the start of the year with her stunning first offering, the critically acclaimed Dead Flowers EP. Produced by Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Will Oldham and Andrew Bird) at the Beech House in Nashville, Own Side Now is sheer perfection, drawing further on her love for the female greats such as Linda Ronstadt and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac's 'That's Alright' gets a delightful airing here) as well as those from a pure Country lineage such as Patsy Cline, and firmly places her in the same league. Dead Flowers showed the budding of a ripe talent, but this time around she has a seriously talented full band to assist in elevating Own Side Now into a different class. Names.