Multi-genre avant-garde pioneer Elliott Sharp’s "Momentum Anomaly” suite seems less a formal composition in the traditional sense than a living, breathing, yet-evolving expression woven from the prolific NYC composer’s ongoing explorations technical and artistic in nature. Despite being a personal favorite of Sharp’s, Momentum Anomaly is a story never twice told the same when played live, its core expanded upon and reborn with each retelling. The performances are informed in part by memory, preserving a general structure with anchoring themes and phrases shared, but each realization emerges unique, reflecting the flexible vocabulary of the master’s intuitive connection to his physical tools as well as internal palette du moment.
WALTER TROUT brought down the house at Moe's Alley this past May, here combining his effortlessly blazing guitar talent and passion-infused vocals with the solid bones of the blues classic "Cold Cold Feeling" to deliver some truly “down and dirty blues”. Trout’s audience is absolutely smitten, for reasons quite clear!
“I learned this song from Mr. Albert Collins,” Walter Trout announces mid-song. "Cold Cold Feeling" itself, however, dates further back. Relatively unsung music hero Jessie Mae Robinson had composed this killer tune nearly 30 years prior to Collins's 1978 electric version. T-Bone Walker was the first to record "Cold Cold Feeling", in 1951. In contrast with Collins's silky-smooth groovin' approach, T-Bone's is all sass and dazzles with a sultrier swing. The song has since been covered numerous times through the decades, and Trout's version is a must-hear! (This live version was filmed on the fly using in-camera audio).
JESSE COLIN YOUNG is back, LIVE! Step into the action as Jesse and his sizzling new band perform the favorite original "Ridgetop" at Mill Valley, California's Sweetwater Music Hall. This joyful June evening was full of music, nostalgia, as well as fresh talent and songwriting, but the dominant feeling in the room was that of Love. A sold-out show, Owl Mountain was blessed to be there to capture the night for you. Enjoy!
Owl Mountain Productions LIVE presents An Evening with BESO NEGRO at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA.
The genre-defying music of BESO NEGRO takes the simmering mystery and romance of gypsy swing and ignites it with hard-driving rock, blues, and Latin flourishes. With infectiously danceable rhythms, charged vocals, inspired lyrics, and stunning solos, BESO NEGRO's pioneering hybrid sound conjures the charisma of the classic while bringing in the sizzle of the new.
Includes live clips of favorite BESO hits:
"Here I Go Again"
"Big Boss Man"
"C'est La Vie"
and finishing with a scorching preview of BESO's latest single, "Never Coming Down"
The Stratospheres play an eclectic blend of gypsy jazz and Western swing—if Bob Wills and Django Reinhardt had formed a band in some parallel musical universe, it might sound something like this. Musicians Hanna Mignano (violin), Steve Froberg (guitar), and Greg Dunn (bass) use their instrumental prowess and love of swing to marry two very similar musical genres into one, to create a unique listening (and dancing!) experience.
Owl Mountain Productions presents The Stratospheres' live performance of "Django's Castle" ("Manoir des Mes Reves", Composed by Django Reinhardt) at Corkscrew Wine Bar in Petaluma, California. 1/6/2017