Archive for October, 2009

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk makes me happy:


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So I am a big fan The Tallest Man on Earth, which is the moniker of of Kristian Matsson, a Swede with a serious Americana/folk fixation.

Here he is performing my favorite song of his, “Pistol Dreams” at the House of Blues in Dallas:

Here he is performing “It Will Follow the Rain” on Swedish television — tell me this doesn’t remind you of Townes Van Zandt…

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Hey kids,

Just a TCB Post…

We just added some shows to our “upcoming shows” page:

11/07 – The Blue Fugue, Columbia, MO w/ TBA
This will be our first show in Columbia, and it’s on a Saturday… holy crap. Awesome road trip!
The Blue Fugue is a cool venue just a few steps from MU’s campus, so it’s shaping up to be a crazy awesome night. We’ll let you know once the final details emerge.

11/20 – The Firebird w/ Jon Hardy & The Public, Anders Parker
Holy crap this will be awesome!

12/18 – The Schlafly Tap Room w/ TBA
We make our return to the venerable Tap Room to quaff some holiday cheer. Perhaps we’ll have some additional surprises as well? Stay tuned…


We just finished tracking two songs… one old one new. Mixing is a go, then mastering, then we give it to you. Holy crap! Stay tuned (again)…

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50% of The Dive Poets went to catch John Henry and the Engine at Off Broadway lsat Friday, and I gotta say, they were great. Their sound has changed a little over the years, and in my opnion, it’s been for the better. They just released a new single and A to Z has it here

Here’s to playing with them one of these days.

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Hey kids! We’re playing a show next Thursday at Off Broadway. What’s that you say? Is this a special show? Why, in fact it is a special show!

Eric, Rachel & Anna are playing an ACOUSTIC set as part of a night of fabulous songwriting. They’ll do versions of Dive Poets tunes and some choice selections by other artists. It’s bound to be super fun, and I know you will dig it just as much as this pug digs cigarettes. Which is to say, a lot.

Also on the bill are Musikanto and Orange Opera

Head to Off Broadway’s website for more information. Be there!

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