Recommended Noises: Gov't Mule, Rhiannon Giddens, CCR and Ben Rath
Any Given Moment by Ben Rath
Gov’t Mule — Bring On The Music/Live From the Capitol Theater
Gov’t Mule celebrate their silver anniversary with Bring On The Music/Live From The Capitol Theater. Former Allman Brother Warren Haynes leads the band with soulful vocals and blistering guitar. Drummer Matt Abts and bassist Jorgen Carlsson create a swing with bite, while keyboardist/guitarist Danny Louis weaves everything together with tasteful solos. The album is available in multiple CD/DVD/Vinyl/Blu-ray configurations. CLICK HERE for samples.
Rhiannon Giddens — There Is No Other
Carolina Chocolate Drops leader Rhiannon Giddens latest solo outing is a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. The performances can easily be described as haunting, with Giddens’ eerily pure vocals evoking the brooding sides of Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny. Dozens of styles intersect on There Is No Other, but they do so in such an effortless manner it’s hard to detect. CLICK HERE for samples.
Creedance Clearwater Revival — Live At Woodstock
For years, the only way to hear CCR’s set at the 1969 Woodstock Festival was to obtain a copy of a poor quality, distorted bootleg. Finally, a short 50 years later this well-mixed official release presents the band at the height of their powers. Given the legal acrimony that has existed within the CCR camp over the last few decades, it’s a miracle this release has seen the light of day. CLICK HERE for samples.
Ben Rath — Any Given Moment
Ben Rath is a Manchester, U.K.-based multi-instrumentalist who also releases acoustic guitar music under the moniker Slow Heart Music. His new album Any Given Moment is a brilliant blend of ambient textures, keyboards and guitar. Cinematic in scope and intimate in execution, Rath’s Any Given Moment is a modern ambient masterpiece in the tradition of Brian Eno, Jon Hassell and Dean Hurley. CLICK HERE for samples.
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