"Tulsa's - ONLY - RELIABLE - Live Music Source"
Red Dirt,...songs from the dust
( Oklahoma Music Documentary - By: London's Lata Gouveia & film maker: Matthew Lochman )
In 2007 Rocky Frisco (JJ Cale band) invited London songwriter Lata Gouveia to Oklahoma, where Lata discovered the Tulsa Sound, a musical attitude that influenced an entire generation of his heroes from Eric Clapton to Elton John, George Harrison, Dire Straits and Joe Cocker. Lata was instantly hooked by the sense of community shared by the musicians in Tulsa, which compelled him to go back again and again, in a process of musical rebirth.Gradually, he became aware of Red Dirt music which spreads throughout Oklahoma and Texas and became obsessed with attempting to define it.
In 2009, along with film maker Matthew Lochman, Lata embarked on a mission to capture what promised to be the crucial chapter in his understanding of Red Dirt music. The result is a personally guided journey to the heart of the Red Dirt family, a journey of self-discovery that takes us from Tulsa, Oklahoma to the hills of Tahlequah and the prairies of the Osage and Pawnee Counties. Lata visits a variety of Red Dirt musicians, gaining an ever deeper understanding of how Red Dirt music came about, who makes it and where it fits within the great American musical tradition. At its heart, Lata finds the ghost of legendary songwriter Bob Childers and that of Woody Guthrie, in the direct blood ties between the folks of Red Dirt music and the people who endured the Dust Bowl and Great Depression of the 1930′s in Oklahoma.
"Red Dirt,...Songs From The Dust" is a delightful, poignant, triumphant, Love Letter to the Tulsa Sound & The growing Red Dirt Movement here in Tulsa - 3 years in the making - by London's Lata Gouveia. And a sweet, sweet declaration to the incredible, overflowing music talent that seems to just seep out of Oklahoma soil like weeds in an abandoned garden.
- Last night's private screening (May 17, 2010) of Lata's one hour Documentory at Tulsa landmark; Circle Theater, was a pleasure and a joy. With
EVERY seat filled with local musicians, perveyors of Red Dirt, & live music in general,...including Tulsa Mayor; Dewey Bartlett.
Lata deserves many, many congratulations on such a fine, fine movie,... and Tulsa's undying gratitude for shining a light on our treasure trove
of talent and wonderful people,...particularly; Rocky Frisco, The Red Dirt Rangers, Tom Skinner, Randy Crouch, & the late Bob Childers.
With cameos throughout by local Radio personalities and musicians. - Curt (Curt's List) Fillmore - - Front Page article from the July/August 2010 issue
of The Blues Society of Tulsa's newsletter; "Blues News"
The movie IS a joy to watch. Lata visits different parts of Oklahoma and interviews many of our incredible music personalities - as well as takes part in
a few impromptu jams with a few musicians along the way. As you might expect it's filled with music from beginning to end as Lata takes us along on his musical journey of rich Oklahoma music history as well as the faces and sounds of Future Oklahoma music.
There are revelations along the way and things you may not have known including some incredible performances and more than a handful of laughs & grins as we DO have some very entertaining musicians in our midst. And the sweetest, kindest, most down-to-Earth brotherhood of musicians/people you'll ever meet - I must say,... right here - in Tulsa Oklahoma.
- Curt (Curt's List) Fillmore
The Dustin Pittsley Band - "Champagne & Reefer" - Eclipse - Tulsa, OK - 4/10/10 Filmed By Tulsa Videographer: Brian Horton
Dustin Pittsley - guitar & vox / Donnie Wood - bass / Doug Wehmeyer - drums
> This song is currently one of my favorite blues songs from Joe Banamassa's
Latest Album "Driving Towards the Daylight" - 2012
This song - just barely a tad too long for my music pages - features Jimmy Barnes
on lead vocals - reprising the first single lifted from the 1987 album "Freight
Train Heart" by the Australian rock singer. It was his first Australian No. 1 hit single.
Joe contributes his own spin on this classic - crafting all the guitar magic for Jimmy...
> James Dixon Swan better known as Jimmy Barnes,
is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter. His father Jim Swan
was a prizefighter and his older brother John Swan is also a rock singer.
It was actually John who had encouraged and taught Jim how to sing as he wasn't
really interested at the time. His career as both a solo performer
and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one
of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time.
The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting
solo albums, including nine No. 1s, gives Barnes the highest number
of hit albums of any Australian artist.
> Joe Bonamassa Bonamassa was born and raised in New Hartford, New York.
His parents owned and ran a guitar shop. He is a fourth-generation musician;
with a great-grandfather and grandfather who both played trumpet, and a
father who plays guitar, Bonamassa credits his parents with fostering an
appreciation of music in his life as early as he can remember. When he was a
young child, he would listen to his parents' large record collection. He recalls
at age 7, sitting with his parents on Saturdays and listening to Guitar Slim,
Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Eric Clapton, and Jethro Tull.
Thus, he sees his music as an amalgam of all the various rock and blues he heard
as a child.
> He received his first guitar from his father at the age of 4, and by age 7 he
was playing Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix tunes note for note. At the age
of 11, during a short period of being mentored by Danny Gatton, he learned such
styles as country and jazz as well as polka. During this time with Gatton, Bonamassa
sat in with Gatton's band whenever they played in New York. He first opened for
B. B. King at 12 years of age. At 14, he was invited to attend a Fender guitar event;
during that trip to the West Coast he met Berry Oakley, Jr., with whom he founded
the group Bloodline, along with Miles Davis' son Erin and Robby Krieger's son Waylon.
They released one album which produced two chart singles — "Stone Cold Hearted",
and "Dixie Peach." He has since played with Buddy Guy, Foreigner, Robert Cray,
Stephen Stills, Joe Cocker, Gregg Allman, Steve Winwood, Paul Jones, Steve Lukather,
Ted Nugent, Warren Haynes, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Eric Johnson, and Jack Bruce.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - "Texas Flood" (Long Version)
Joe Bonamassa at London's Royal Albert Hall - Joined by Eric Clapton
Tulsa's Hurricane Mason - Live at The Cain's Ballroom - Opening for Robin Trower - Sunday June 7, 2009 - AWESOME Concert !! / / Hurricane Mason is: Matt Mason - Guitar & vox, Ace Eversole - bass, Shawn Montgomery - drums
Susan Tedeschi w/ (Hubby) The Derek Trucks Band - Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival - Chicago
Jeff Beck, w/ Tal Wilkenfeld on bass & Vinnie Colaiuta on drums - Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival - Chicago - 2007
"Where the Light Is": John Mayer Live in Los Angeles, commonly referred to as Where the Light Is, is a live album and concert film by American blues-rock musician John Mayer. Released on July 1, 2008, the album documents Mayer's performance at the L.A. Live Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California on December 8, 2007, during the promotional tour for his 2006 third studio album "Continuum".
The concert in question, which was for the Annual John Mayer Holiday Charity Revue, featured three separate performances: the first an acoustic set by Mayer alone, the second with the John Mayer Trio, and the third with Mayer's regular touring band. The title of the album is taken from a line in the song "Gravity", which was released as the second single from Continuum on January 31, 2007.
Where the Light Is was released in a number of formats, including, for the audio album, Compact Disc, LP album and digital download; and, for the video album, DVD and Blu-ray Disc; as well as a 2CD+DVD set.
His famous live acoustic cover of "Free Fallin'," originally by Tom Petty, from this album was released as a single and met with wide critical acclaim.
The songs "No Such Thing" and "Bigger Than My Body" were played on the evening but did not make it to the DVD release for unknown reasons.
Didn't know Stevie ever did any funny videos,...until a buddy of mine showed this to me a few days ago,...
Thanks Dusty !!
Warren Haynes continues to be one of the most lauded straight-ahead rock lead guitarists performing today. But with his latest album his superior vocals are also at the forefront. Haynes' bold and emotive delivery, shimmering with his smoky vibrato is not to be missed. On the legendary Stax label - This new album features Ivan Neville on organ and background vocals, Ian McLagan on piano, Ruthie Foster on background vocals, George Porter Jr. on bass and Ron Holloway on saxophone. The album was recorded LIVE - in studio - to capture all of the emotion, passion and spontaneity at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios on two-inch tape with vintage tube microphones. Check out another of his songs; Take A Bullet' within my Blues Music pg.
From: "Brothers and Sisters" - The Allman Brothers Band
"Jessica" is a rock instrumental written by Dickey Betts, guitarist of The Allman Brothers Band, and Les Dudek, who played with them soon after Duane Allman's death. The song is named for Jessica Betts, the daughter of Dickey Betts and Sandy Bluesky.
Another performance that I love - but too long for my 'Music' pg. - c.f. The tune is in the key of A Major. The signature melody line, as with all of Dickey Betts' instrumental compositions, is played harmonically among various instruments, in this case, Betts taking the melody on guitar, Chuck Leavell playing the top harmony line on the Fender Rhodes electric piano, and Gregg Allman playing the bottom harmony line on the Hammond Organ. Leavell also plays grand piano on this tune, playing a solo around the 2:30 mark. Betts plays his guitar solo in the key of D Major at 3:45. The acoustic guitar is played by Les Dudek. Guitar World Magazine listed "Jessica" No. 47 in their '100 Greatest Guitar Solos' - as ranked by readers of Guitar World Magazine. Betts wrote the song’s melodic theme while emulating one
of his heroes—the gypsy guitarist Django Rheinhardt, who had the use of only two fingers on his left hand. “I came up with that melody using just two fingers as a sort of tribute to Django,” says Betts.
Although still in his early twenties, Okemah, Oklahoma native John Fullbright sings like he’s been around for years. Firmly rooted in a variety of American musical styles, including folk, country, blues, bluegrass, and jazz, John is beginning a musical journey that is sure to delight listeners from coast to coast. Already he has the ringing endorsements of many great musicians, including fellow Oklahomans Jimmy Webb, Kevin Welch, and Tom Skinner.
Lindsey Buckingham - From The DVD: Fleetwood Mac "The Dance" 1997 - Lindsey's guitar playing is nothing short of incredible. The way he coaxes amazing sustain from the guitar by brushing the strings with his fingers is totally mezmerizing . - c.f.
Sara D. & The Damned Souls - From The 2011 Blues Society of Tulsa Blues Challenge - August 27th 2011 - Sara D. & The Damned Souls are: Sara Dickenson - vox, her father Mark dickenson - guitar, Ace Eversole - bass, Shawn Montgomery - drums. Sara D. & The Damned Souls were Awesome !! ...and took 2nd place in the Band category. Caught Live by my friend: Mike Payton / TulsaVideoMike - http://www.youtube.com/user/tulsavideomike
This is an excerpt of the movie "Red Dirt on 66 - Director's Cut". Legendary JJ Cale Keyboardist Rocky Frisco was baptized in this old Tulsa, Oklahoma Church in the early 1940's. In 2011, 70 years later - he returned to the same building, which was converted into a legendary recording studio by owner at the time; Leon Russell back in the '60's & '70's "The Church" on 3rd St. The "Red Dirt on 66" crew took him there to capture Rocky performing one song on a grand piano. The song is a Rocky Frisco original, "The Blues For You". This is a long overdue tribute. Google "Rocky Frisco" for more information about this extraordinary Oklahoma musical legend. Rocky is still active and performing live all over Tulsa on any given night !