September 3, 2008

Bill Kirchen, Telecaster Man

Kirchen blows the roof off with this extended ending to the hit song "Hot Rod Lincoln" that he originally recorded with Commander Cody.


September 2, 2008

Phil Heywood...

Phil Heywood - guitar slinger extraordinaire and dear friend of The Podium - has just released his newest album You Got To Move.

This selection of fourteen instrumentals includes some of Heywood's own compositions, as well as a collection of great pieces by the Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt (with nod to Fahey), Leo Kottke, Willie Brown, Taj Mahal, Joseph Spence, and others.

Recorded at Dakota Dave Hull's Arabica studio, and produced by Heywood and Hull, this album is a solid, at times somber, stripped back kind of record that really lets the sheer musicality of Heywood's playing shine through.

If you are a fan of fingerstyle guitar, American roots music, or just want to be enveloped in beautiful sounds, you need to add this to your collection.

Phil Heywood will be celebrating the release of You Got To Move on September 20th at Hamline University's Sundin Music Hall. Sponsored by the Minnesota Guitar Society, general admission is $22, while admission for MGS members is $17.