Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Eddie Kirkland, 1923-2011
Although Eddie Kirkland was 87 when he passed away a couple days ago, he didn't die of old age. A horrific car accident killed him. The life of the former musical partner of John Lee Hooker was full of such unlikely surprises. For starters, he was born in Jamaica. Kirkland toured with Otis Redding in 1964. Backed by Foghat, he performed on Don Kirshner's nationally televised "Rock Concert" with Foghat in 1977. (Drop everything and watch the amazing footage now.) He recorded several solid albums during the blues revival of the '80s and '90s, including this minor gem for the JSP label.
I analyzed Operation Long Leash, the new album by the Dead Kenny Gs, at Plastic Sax.
I was privileged to hear Héctor Del Curto and Gustavo Casenave perform with the Bach Aria Soloists last weekend. Here's my review.
Rick Ross's recent concert was a fiasco. Here's my review.
I regularly mock "tasteful" albums that seem as if they're made specifically with NPR in mind. But darned if I don't love Lagrimas Mexicanas, the new collaboration between Vinicius Cantuaria and Bill Frisell.
Jane Russell has died.
Kansas City Click: Rodney Crowell returns to Knuckleheads on Tuesday.
The Beaumont Club hosts The Dropkick Murphys on Wednesday.
The Sons of Brasil play Jardine's on Thursday.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)