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Folk Art Assemblages by Sleepy Tom. The pieces featured in this show reflect Tom’s interest in live music, with a focus on the Blues and other forms of roots music. Subjects include NC and New Orleans Blues musicians and scenes of local music festivals like Hopscotch and Wide Open Bluegrass. With live Blues by Sleepy Tom and the Philly’s Cheesesteak food truck around the corner. Join us in Five Points for a drink inside or…

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Tom’s Summer Shows

I have several shows coming up. They are all in Raleigh, in or near Five Points. It’s a neighborhood-wide summer tour. Hope to see you! Thursday, July 12, 7-10pm Crafty Beer, Wine, and Spirits 2005 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608 Friday, July 20, 6-8pm Neuse River Brewing 518 Pershing Rd, Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27608 Thursday, August 2, 8-10pm Oak and Dagger Public House 18 Seaboard Ave. Raleigh, NC Saturday, September 22, 2-4 pm Crafty Beer,…

Coexistence (Primary Title) – (85.433) – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts |

Credit Line: Gift of the Sydney and Frances Lewis Foundation Exhibition History: From Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, September 30, 2016 – January 29, 2017 (not lending for reasons of extreme fragility: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, March 5 – June 18, 2017) Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, September 19, 1997 – January 11, 1998 Depth and…

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Moanin’ in the Moonlight – Wikipedia

This is the Wiki for Howlin Wolf’s first record. Otis Spann played piano on some of it but Hosea Lee Kennard played on alot of this early stuff too. Ike Turner played piano on one track, “How many more years”. Bet you didn’t know that! Neither did I till I read this wiki. I’ve been listening to this record since I was about 14. A friend brought it over. He had the 1969 reissue, “Evil”.…

Here is a review I found for a recent Dylan show in Chacago.

The set list looks good. I don’t see too many Sinatra songs in there. Read the article from the Chicago Tribune below. BTW Bob is touring with Mavis Staples. They are playing In Richmond, Va Fri, Nov 10 and DC Nov, 14, 2017 Chicago Tribune Review: Dylan delivers more left turns at new Chicago arena – Chicago Tribune Bob Dylan once played an inscrutable character named “Alias” in a pretty good ’70s movie (Sam Peckinpah’s “Pat…

Don’t Miss Lurrie Bell – The National Folk Festival, Greensboro NC

Lurrie Bell is one of the last of the few REAL Chicago blues guitarists still touring. His father was Carey Bell who played with Muddy and many other early Chicago Blues greats. Lurrie is doing the same progressions and playing the same notes as all of us blues players….. but it all sounds different (and better) when he does it. The recordings are good but you gotta see him live to really hear what I…

This machine kills fascists – Wikipedia

Woody Guthrie in 1943 with guitar labeled “This machine kills fascists” “This Machine Kills Fascists” is a message that Woody Guthrie placed on his guitar in 1941,[1] which inspired many subsequent artists. Conception Soon after moving into a small fourth-floor walk-up apartment in Manhattan, Guthrie wrote the war song “Talking Hitler‘s Head Off Blues”. This was printed in the Daily Worker newspaper. Then “In a fit of patriotism and faith in the impact of the…

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