If you love American music, find and watch Muscle Shoals: The Incredible True Story Of a Small Town With a Big Sound. It features Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Steve Winwood, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Cliff, Percy Sledge and Wilson Picket but the real stars are the session players whose names you never knew. Available on Netflix streaming.
I didn’t get a chance to post about it earlier but man, what a show to kick off the season at Twisted Oak Winery! Sarah Jarosz with Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello played two fantastic sets that set a very high bar for coming shows.
The encore brought everyone up to the stage (if only to keep warm) for Tom Waits’ quasi-gospel song, “Come On Up To the House”. A fine way to end a special evening.
Woohoo! We’re going to see Sarah Jarosz at Twisted Oak Winery this Saturday. Who’s with us?
I’m not a Christian but am often moved by gospel music. This is one of my favorites and perfect for Easter.
Man, do I wish they had gotten the whole song. Mavis Staples and Chic Gamine backstage at Strawberry Music Festival, Fall 2008.
…and here they are on the Workshop Stage.