Apr 16, 2010

Do I see light.....

....at the end of this tunnel?
Sorry everybody for shirking my rock-n-roll listening and beer tasting duties here at Smashin' Transistors. Things like school, work, family and other life duties have been taking a lot of my free time away and just haven't had the time to spend giving my thoughts on things as much as I'd like. For everyone who has sent records-I've been giving them airplay on my radio shows on WSGR and, if this is any consolation, some of them have even made it into our regular rotation so your generosity has not gone to waste.
Classes are winding down and I should in the next few weeks, hopefully, have more time to dedicate typing down my rambling thoughts on the tunes that have passed through my ears AND a couple of other friends have expressed interest in helping getting things here back up to full steam.
Thanks for your help and understanding.


Apr 10, 2010

Dale Beavers & Christian Beshore at the Raven Cafe

The child of a Honky Tonk bar owner and a Baptist preacher Arkansas born Dale "The Polecat" Beavers was raised knowing the differences between sin & redemption and has been dealing with the conflicts of it ever since. His musical travels have found him playing & recording with blues, soul and rock-n-roll legends such as Junior Kimbrough, Dale Hawkins and Nathaniel Mayer. He now calls Michigan home and recently was named best blues artist in Real Detroit Weekly.

Pennsylvania's Christian Beshore is a genre-bending One-Man-Band. Though the music is stripped down, with simple instrumentation, many don’t believe all that sound is coming from one person. You might call it Hound Dog Taylor meets Jack White. Or, Tom Waits’ and P.J. Harvey’s love child. With just his voice, a three string guitar, kick drum and hi-hat, his music stands firmly on its own.

For more info http://www.ravencafeph.com/