Get a sneak peek of Anna Coogan's upcoming concert film shot live at The Triple Door in Seattle, WA. In this clip Anna and Willie B perform "Come Inside."
The full concert will be available on Roots soon!
Rushad Eggleston performs his song “Abben Scrabben” live at the Beehive Productions studio in Saranac Lake, NY, during a session in February 2015.
To learn more about Rushad Eggleston, watch Beehive Productions' Ear To The Ground featurette.
You can get ringing notes, rich tones and textures simply by retuning your guitar to an open chord. On this easy exploration for novice players, Mary Flower teaches some tunings that will help you play beautiful sounding songs and instrumentals almost immediately.
An expert player and an experienced instructor, Mary helps you work out well-known songs or instrumentals for each tuning. She starts with a simple one - dropping the bass E string to D - and teaches a basic but lovely fingerpicking version of the folk hymn, I'll Fly Away.
Now that you have mastered the basics of the alternate-thumb picking style, Happy Traum brings your playing up a few notches by introducing you to the songs and sounds of Merle Travis, Doc Watson, John Hurt and other masters of traditional guitar fingerpicking. Each piece you learn will add challenging techniques that will build your musical versatility, increase your dexterity and improve your knowledge of the guitar fingerboard.
Hailed as "The Salvador Dali of Folk Music," Baby Gramps is an energetic, humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays a National Steel guitar, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues from the 20's & 30's, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing.
Here he is with bass player Mark Ettinger performing "The Monkey Puzzle Stump."
V. Contreras, the musical love child of Dusty Springfield and Nancy Sinatra with a splash of the Ronettes, is known for her rich, soulful voice and dramatic songwriting. She was the sole writer on her inaugural self-titled album and is a classically trained vocalist with a prodigal past that includes fronting a 25-piece jazz band at 12 years old.
Whitney Monge, having started as a street performer, is now a young but seasoned professional. She writes all her own introspective lyrics and music, and has created a sound reminiscent of Tracy Chapman. Joined by Anthony, Christian and Matthew, her music fills the room like a juicy rumor.
From busking in the Pike Place Market to performing at large festivals, Whitney brings a wonderful sound to every audience.
Whitney Lyman's love for teaching music, and passion for this art form shows in her cross-genre musical range from folk, to indie rock, and pop which makes listening easy on the ears. Lyman is a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from Seattle bringing a blend of influences from a traditional world of folk, baroque chamber music, indie rock, and dream pop creating surreal soundscapes and cinematic visuals. During this episode of Band in Seattle, Whitney performs "Laser Beam", which is the song that sparked her career back in May of 2014.
Vaudeville Etiquette, originally a folk-rock band, moves fearlessly from swinging roots rock, to country, jazz and blues. Led by Bradley Laina on vocals and guitar and Tayler Lynn on vocals, tambourine, kazoo, and accordion, the band is filled out with Matt Teske on Pedal Steel, Sander Vinberg on bass and Bryce Gourley on drums. Vaudeville Etiquette tours constantly and their energetic sound of boot stomping anthems and airy melodic ballads reaches all over the country. Success is in the wings for Vaudeville Etiquette.
A rare 1880’s sound print, capturing a single tune played by a traveling band of black fiddlers and banjoists at a remote Texas cow-town, was the origin of this haunting work. This musical anomaly lay forgotten in the desert sands of time until the 3hattrio unearthed it and began working to restore its spirit.