Sunday, April 3, 2011
SPRING MUSIC PREVIEW
The April A To Z Blog challenge is upon us, and the only way I was going to pull it off was to have my posts, a review for each letter of the alphabet, ready in advance. Since many of these reviews are of classic (or not) albums that were released prior to 2011, I wanted to do a quick post to tell everyone about some upcoming releases that I am looking forward to.
So while the other five hundred or so bloggers are taking Sunday April 3 as a day of rest, I'm slaving away, bringing music news to the people!
Robbie Robertson – How To Become Clairvoyant (April 5) Former Band leader’s (get it?) first solo outing in more than a decade.
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light (April 12) Their seventh studio album, produced by Butch Vig
Steve Earle – I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (April 26) T Bone Burnett produces, Allison Moorer guests, and Earle says “it’s the countriest record I’ve done in a long time.”
Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams (May 3) Seven tunes co-written with Dave Stewart
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (May 3) A lot of anticipation for this sophomore release...
Warren Haynes – Man In Motion (May 10) Gov’t Mule frontman solo record has a sixties R&B / Soul vibe going
Booker T. Jones – The Road From Memphis (May 10) Yes THAT Booker T. How does he follow up having the Drive-By Truckers as his side men? How about by bringing in Philly’s own The Roots?
The Cars – Move Like This (May 10) Todd Rundgren filled in as front man a few years ago because Ric Ocasek said “There are no Cars without Ben.” Maybe he needs the money.
Ben Harper – Give Till It’s Gone (May 17) A solo record, with Jackson Browne and Ringo Starr guesting
Oh, and happy birthday, Mare! I don't know if you still celebrate 'em, but don't think I forgot!