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Back Stage BareFoot News

  04/17/10 00:44, by , Categories: Welcome, Music News, BFMN Exclusive, CFI , Tags: barefootmusicnews, dan grigor, interview, reality series, review, video

Wow, what a month we’re having! Lining up gigs, interviews, new photogs and writers coming on board soon, and I have been madly editing video.

Coming up we have Martin Tour Video #3. (Part Two is here.) It has the cool David Crosby 12-string in it; it’s gorgeous.

We are working right now on another episode of the Birds on a Fender Guitar series. Editing hours of footage down to a song or two is difficult, to say the least.

Click to see more about what’s coming up!

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BareFootMusicNews EXTRA! New Reality BFMN TV Series to begin

  04/17/10 00:44, by , Categories: Welcome, BFMN Exclusive, CFI, Bands , Tags: call for info, catfish, dan grigor, dvds, epk, garage band, internet, mp3s, paying gig, social networking

My buddy Catfish and I were sitting at a dive bar listening to a really good, young band crank out the hits and were wondering why they were playing there. Why not a bigger house with imported beer and maybe some girls in the crowd that wouldn’t scare your mom? They were really good! We bought them beers and talked to them. Turns out they just didn’t have a clue how to go about it. They were lucky to get this gig. They did no promotion, they had no demo, no website, no myspace, no flyers — but they loved to play and practiced all the time. They had been playing together for years and on this gig they were the opening act. They were not getting paid and the beers we bought were the only drinks I saw them with.

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BFMN Introduces Our Photojournalist from London with Great Photos of the New York Dolls

  03/25/10 02:04, by , Categories: Welcome, BareFoot Fotogs, Moonshayde Photography , Tags: barefootmusicnews, dan grigor, david johansen, london, lynne saunders, moonshayde photography, new york dolls, steve conte, sylvain, the talking heads

Drum roll, please, for an official announcement! Publisher Dan Grigor and the BareFootMusicNews team is delighted to welcome our newest contributor…

“Moon” Saunders
, professional music photographer hailing from London and owner of Moonshayde Photography, describes herself as a “vintage rock chick.” She journeys about the Southeast UK capturing definitive images of performers in action. Heavy Metal is her religion, capturing the essence of music is her passion. Moon is owned (but treated well) by 6 cats; she is addicted to tea and collecting live instants in time. She speaks both English & American, loves hugs and is happiest when she’s right in front of the speakers. WHAT? Oh, though she specializes in gig photos, she’s available for press and promo photos.

We are thrilled that Moon will be serving as a music photographer/reporter for BareFootMusicNews. Her images will be found in our BareFoot FotoBlog.

ClickBANG! for Moonshayde’s images of New York Dolls from Southampton, England.

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FM Logic Rocks Southern Indiana

  03/17/10 15:38, by , Categories: Welcome, BFMN Exclusive, Karen Leist Bassett , Tags: barefootmusicnews, classic rock, dan grigor, dive bar, fm logic, indiana, karen leist bassett, mark curtis, welcome

With this post, we welcome Karen Leist Bassett to the BareFootMusicNews family. Karen is an award-winning photographer hanging out in the center of the US, and since she is drawn to music and musicians, we’re hoping this is just the first of many musical adventures she shares with us. Along with her camera, her most prized possession is her late father’s circa 1967 Framus Atlantic with sunburst finish. And yes, she plays it and we’re not going to give up until we get to post of video of that, so watch this space! Her images will be found in our BareFoot FotoBlog.


By Karen Leist Bassett

In the hierarchy of musicians, bar bands tend to get little respect and even less fortune or glory. But these musical workhorses sometimes turn out to be diamonds in the rough-and-tumble bar scene, and FM Logic fits well in this category. For full disclosure, I was acquainted with the bass player, having crossed paths with him online in a variety of settings over the years, sharing photos and having a circle of friends that overlaps. That acquaintance was enough to raise my curiosity when I saw the announcement that his band was playing a local bar, but it wasn’t enough to give me any particular expectation of the quality of that performance. They were, after all, playing in something of a dive.

Dive in with a click and see what what happened…

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Bebopping at Midnight

  03/15/10 00:08, by , Categories: Welcome, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: april fool, be-bop, coltrane, dexter gordon, herbie hancock, jazz, round midnight, thelonius monk, tunings, war

I was born in 1964, at Midnight on April 31st, and I grew up on my mother’s record collection.  I remember listening to Paul Whiteman’s orchestration with Gershwin on piano, cover all blues and modern art, a copy of the 1924 original sheet music.  That vinyl lp has gone the way of all things, lost in time or found its way into somebody else’s record collection when they moved.

My mom was the oldest of six, three born pre-flight and three born post-flight, as her family liked to put it. A lot of her records were carried over from her father’s collection before the war. But after the war the music changed.

In 1986 she took me to see ‘Round Midnight, the movie about the people who changed jazz music… It is about nobody in particular, and yet about them all. Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Billie Higgins, Eric Lelann, John McLaughlin, Pierre Michelot, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Palle Mikkelborg, Mads Vinding, Cheikh Fall, Michel Perez, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard and Cedar Walton. And that’s Bobby McFerrin on vocals on “Round Midnight” in the titles.

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Introducing our Friend and Photog, Jim Messer, and his Musical Adventures

  03/07/10 16:20, by , Categories: Welcome, Music News, BareFoot Fotogs, Jim Messer , Tags: barefootmusicnews, graeme edge, jim messer, john lodge, justin hayward, moody blues

We are excited and delighted to welcome our friend, photojournalist Jim Messer to the BareFootMusicNews team. He goes wonderful places, experiences cool stuff and takes magnificent photos while that’s happening. Fortunately for all of us, he likes us and is willing to share them, and some of them are musical adventures.

(You should be warned, though, that I really like his wildlife photos as well, and I am not beyond linking his photo of a fiddler crab if I think I can make it relevant.)

He’ll have his own home here, and we’ll try to leave a trail of breadcrumbs to let you know he’s stopped by, but you’ll probably want to check it out his links in greater detail…there are a lot more where they came from!

Just click to see where he went last night and what he brought to meet you!

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Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Tracks Launch Catalog Project

  02/22/10 18:26, by , Categories: Welcome, Electric, Music News , Tags: barefootmusicnews, billy cox, bleeding heart, dan grigor, eddie kramer, jimi hendrix experience, valleys of neptune

On Monday, March 8, Valleys Of Neptune will finally be released and more than 60 minutes of unheard Jimi Hendrix music will enter the atmosphere.

Mostly recorded between February and May, 1969, Valleys of Neptune documents both the final studio recordings Jimi made in 1969 with the original Jimi Hendrix Experience and the first efforts with new bassist Billy Cox.

Mixed by Eddie Kramer, the engineer for all of Hendrix’s albums throughout the guitarist’s lifetime, the album includes exciting 1969 arrangements of the classic signature songs “Red House,” “Fire,” and “Stone Free” as well as unheard studio versions of Hendrix’s inspired interpretation of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love.”

Hendrix’s blazing cover of “Bleeding Heart,” the classic blues song by Elmore James, is included in the LP and will be available as a single on vinyl the same day. Reportedly, though not featured on the album, “Peace in Mississippi” is on the B side of this single, and contains more previously unreleased material in the form of 7 minutes of pure Jimi genius.

Click through for a track listing and news of the 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project!

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