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Talent I Saw Live That Must Be Seen


Talent I Saw Live That Must Be Seen

This group is for you folks to tell me who you've seen live lately that you feel presenters should book. They can be songwriters,instrumentalistis, comedians, storytellers, anything. Famous is obvious..shoot for the less famous! Thanks...!

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Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2014

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Comment by wiffledust on June 12, 2014 at 3:05pm

agreed that tom prasada-rao is a fine singer songwriter. he's been a guest at wiffledust many times. he has a smooth voice and guitar style that is uniquely his own

Comment by John M. Cook on June 11, 2014 at 10:10pm

LENNON & MAISY - That's What's Up

Lennon and Maisy Stella are sisters and incredible singers with a real vocal maturity and that beautiful sibling harmony.  They play Connie Britton's daughters on ABC's "Nashville"… have played on the Grand Ole Opry… their YouTube Channel has had over 50 million views and has over a half million subscribers. They were born in Oshawa, Ontario but now reside in Nashville, Tennessee. Enjoy their cover of the Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros song “That’s What’s Up.”


Comment by John M. Cook on June 11, 2014 at 9:25pm

Tom Prasada-Rao - Gitanjali

Tom Prasada-Rao is one of the best singer-songwriters out there - bar none… and hearing is believing.  Born in Ethiopia of Indian parents, raised in Washington, DC and currently based in Austin… TPR is a musician's musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. The respect he is afforded by other songwriters and musicians is a testament to his talent.  He began studying violin at age seven, then piano and finally guitar. With a shelf full of writing awards, he brings groove and spirituality to the stage and studio, with a mix of Pop, R&B, and World Music.  He has been described as a virtual World Music ensemble rolled into one guy.  His voice weaves incantations, and the guitar, violin, piano and electric sitar are like magic wands in this incredible musician's hands.  Regardless of the instrument, Tom's playing is highly rhythmic.  His songs are well crafted, his voice soothing and soulful, and his stage presence will leave you transfixed. Enjoy “Gitanjali” performed by TPR, accompanied by David Allen Wilcox and Patty Prasada-Rao at the Institute of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Comment by John M. Cook on June 11, 2014 at 9:19pm

Ruth Moody - Trouble & Woe

Australian born Ruth Moody is a five-time nominee and two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  A founding member of the The Wailin’ Jennys… Ruth is an artist of exceptional depth and grace in her own right. Critics have lauded her ethereal vocals, impressive multi-instrumentalism, and her talent as a songwriter. Written with a maturity and wisdom that belies her age, her songs are timeless, universal, and carefully crafted, all sung with an intimacy and honesty that is unmistakably her own.  She was classically trained, beginning with piano, then guitar, and finally banjo.  Enjoy Ruth Moody and her band as they perform 'Trouble & Woe' inside The Great Hall, in Toronto, for Wood & Wires.

Comment by John M. Cook on June 10, 2014 at 11:45pm

Katie, I knew you liked Liz... I didn't know you knew Robby.  They are both really humble folks and great songwriters.  Robby finds himself in the position of being the "buzz" many Nashville songwriters are talking about.  And they are wonderful together.

Comment by John M. Cook on June 10, 2014 at 11:36pm

Sarah Jarosz - Build Me Up From Bones


At 10 Sarah Jarosz picked up a mandolin… at 11 she won the Old Settler’s Music Festival youth competition.  At 16 she was signed to Sugar Hill Records… now 22, she has released her third CD “Build Me Up From Bones” which is nominated for a Grammy for Best American Roots Song and Best Folk Album. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music... she has been called a student of all things stringed, which includes octave mandolin, guitar, and banjo. She can also play keyboards and violin. She also has an incredible voice and songwriting chops to match her instrumental prowess. This video was recorded as part of the Newport Folk Sessions live from the Paste Ruins in 2013.

Comment by katie o on June 10, 2014 at 11:07pm
OhMyGosh! That was so good. I recently saw Liz and Robby on a podcast and they were awesome together!
Comment by John M. Cook on June 10, 2014 at 10:06pm

My absolute favorite place to enjoy live music is at the incredible destination recording studio and artist ranch, Blue Rock, in the singer-songwriter enclave of Wimberley in the Texas Hill Country.  During their 8th birthday bash during SXSW 2014… Robby Hecht sang a beautiful duet of the Townes Van Zandt song “If I Needed You”… with Liz Longley.  If this doesn’t move you… you need to make sure you are alive and awake.  Enjoy.

Comment by Rick Reiley on May 27, 2014 at 8:44am

And here's a clip of John Moreland. Noisy crowd. But you get the idea. His album 'In the Throes' is mesmerizing.

Comment by Rick Reiley on May 27, 2014 at 8:41am

And here's Parker Millsap. One of my favorites of his.....


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