Music Recommendation: Lewis Bailey — “Walking Bristol Bridge”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Walking Bristol Bridge”

Album: THE INSTRUMENTAL STYLINGS OF LEWIS BAILEY

Artist: Lewis Bailey

Artist Location:

Info: San Francisco, California

Kahuna Cole, a fan of surf music, wrote, “A nice track by Lewis Bailey! Some nice covers and originals on this album. Music for a saltwater washdown!”

John Fisher, a fan, wrote, “What an enjoyable album! Don’t let the mild-mannered Clark Kent vintage cover fool you, Lewis surfs thru different styles with an independent edge and large waves of creativity.”

“Lewis Bailey has played guitar since the age of 16. Heavily influenced by The Ventures and Japanese Eliki with roots in Brit Pop of the 60’s and the SF Bay Area Tiki Scene. Toured with The Woggles and likes Star Trek and his cat Gigi.”

“Released in 2020, THE INSTRUMENTAL STYLINGS OF LEWIS BAILEY features surf and instrumental tunes written by Lewis Bailey and covers of favorite instrumentals. From 1996 to 2008, this album features recording from three different bands led by Lewis Bailey. The earliest is The Surf Kings from Laguna Beach, Florida. From Tallahassee, Florida is Stingray International, and from Orlando, Florida is The Novarays.”

Price: $2 (USD) for track; $20 (USD) for 10-track album

Genre: Surf.

Links:

THE INSTRUMENTAL STYLINGS OF LEWIS BAILEY

https://lewisbailey.bandcamp.com/album/the-instrumental-stylings-of-lewis-bailey-2

Lewis Bailey on Bandcamp

https://lewisbailey.bandcamp.com

Music Recommendation: Friends of Steve — “American Wire” (Featuring John Allaire)

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “American Wire” (Featuring John Allaire)

EP: FIND YOUR VOICE

Artist: Friends of Steve

Artist Location: Ottaway, Canada

Info:

“Mostly Stephen K. Donnelly with occasional (and hopefully more) collaborations with other artists. Owner/operator of Tenvolt Audio in Ottawa, Canuckistan.”

“The fourth Friends of Steve album, featuring a variety of guest singers and musicians. Because no one wants to hear my voice.”

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE) for three-track EP

Genre: Alternative. Basement. Singer-Songwriter

Links:

FIND YOUR VOICE

https://friendsofsteve.bandcamp.com/album/find-your-voice

Friends of Steve

https://friendsofsteve.bandcamp.com

Tenvolt (Another Steve Project)

https://tenvolt.bandcamp.com

Music Recommendation: Kid Gulliver — “Stupid Little Girl”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC 

Music: “Stupid Little Girl”

Album: KISMET

Artist: Kid Gulliver

Artist Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Record Company: Red on Red Records

Record Company Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Info: “We have a new full-length record out called KISMET, which is a collection of songs from 2014 until now. ‘Stupid Little Girl’ is the single that is out now.” — Simone Berk, vocalist

All songs written by David Armillotti 
All songs performed by Kid Gulliver 
All songs produced, mixed and mastered 
with Brian Charles at Zippah Studios, Brighton, MA 

Kid Gulliver is: 

David Armillotti- guitar, back-up vocals 

Simone Berk-vocals, guitar 

Sandy Summer- drums 

kidgulliver.com kidgulliver1@bandcamp.com 

Price: $1 (USD) for track; $10 (USD) for 11-track album 

Genre: Pop

Links: 

KISMET

https://kidgulliverred.bandcamp.com/album/kismet

Kid Gulliver on Bandcamp

https://kidgulliverred.bandcamp.com

Kid Gulliver on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4wTc3eXa8yeJNMlSQ-FEvg

Red on Red Records on Bandcamp

https://redonredrecords.bandcamp.com

Red on Red Records on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFUZi87bqYqpMs_60zHBOpQ

Sugar Snow (Simone’s other project)

https://sugarsnowmusic.bandcamp.com/track/he-knows-i-love-him-too-much

Open-Mic Night at Ohio University’s Front Room: 8 October 2021

Bruce Dazell, emcee
Riley James
Dan Canterbury
Rilee Bapst
Joshua Corbett

David Bruce

David Bruce’s Spoken Word (More or Less)

8 October 2021

I used to write for The Athens News in Athens, Ohio, partly to make extra money and partly to show my composition students that I am a competent writer. I once wrote a preview story for an Ohio University School of Dance performance. The only place for interviews during a rehearsal was in a closet, so Ohio University dance teacher Michele Geller told the dance students, “This is David Bruce. He is going to interview you for a story he is writing for The Athens News, so don’t be shocked if he asks you to go into a closet with him.” 

I remember the first article that I wrote for The Athens News. It was about the OU women’s basketball team and appeared just after Thanksgiving in 1983. I was standing in line at a bank just behind a man who was reading a copy of The Athens News. He came to my article, read the headline, and then started to turn the page. I tapped him on the shoulder and said, “Sir, I wrote that article. Please read it.” 

Music Recommendation: Los A-Tunes — “Suburban Reverbs”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Suburban Reverbs”

EP: EN LATA [IN CAN]

Artist: Los A-Tunes

Artist Location: Zaragoza, Spain

Info: 100% Do-It-Yourself

“First demo recorded by Akademiko Lafu and edited by Grabaciones Morediscos on a Sunday, July 15, 2018, outside somewhere in the outskirts of Zaragoza with a lot of heat and after a first recording made on June 10 and that we had previously posted on YouTube.”

Surf Rock instrumental music band from the city of Zaragoza. More info and contact at: https://losatunes.com/and contacto@losatunes.com

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE) for four-track EP

Genre: Surf Instrumental.

Links:

EN LATA

https://losatunes.bandcamp.com/album/en-lata

Los A-Tunes on Bandcamp

https://losatunes.bandcamp.com/album/en-lata

Los A-Tunes on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qoixtavVh3moCAwgcqiqA

Music Recommendation: The Corbin Marsh Band — “Bottom Shelf Blues”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Bottom Shelf Blues”

EP: WHEEL SPINNING ’ROUND

Artist: Corbin Marsh Band

Artist Location: Athens, Ohio

Info:  A concentrated serving of self-penned blues tunes that hails from a land far from the realms of beat-correction and auto-tuned robot vocals.

All songs written and performed by Corbin Marsh Band. 
Mike Flynn – Lead Guitar 
J.J. Reed – Bass 
Chris Lee – Drums, Organ, Backing Vocals 
Corbin Marsh – Rhythm Vocals, Lead Vocals 

Also featuring: 
Stephen “Tebbs” Karney – Pedal Steel Guitar on Tracks 1, 2, & 5 
Laurel Buschle – Backing Vocals on Tracks 1, 2, & 5 

“Corbin Marsh has been stomping out country blues across the United States for only the better half of a decade, but at just 26 years old, he has the voice and playing style one would expect from a seasoned veteran. Channeling legends like Son House, Lightnin’ Hopkins and contemporary inspirations like Justin Townes Earle and Lucinda Williams, Marsh pens timeless ballads of death, deception and barroom laments of love lost.

“In November of 2010, Corbin joined blues guitar veteran Mike Flynn and longtime collaborator Chris Lee on drums to form Corbin Marsh Band. Joined later by Jeff Stritholdt of Makebelieves’ fame on bass, the group brought explosive and dynamic energy to Marsh’s tunes. The  group also breathes new life to century old traditionals and blues songs by Robert Johnson, Elizabeth Cotten and others. In July of 2012, they released their first official EP, ‘Wheel Spinning ‘Round.’” [From the year 2012]

— https://www.reggieslive.com/show/corbin-marsh/

Price: $1 (USD) for track; $5 (USD) for five-track EP

Genre: Americana, Blues

Links:

WHEEL SPINNING ’ROUND

https://corbinmarshband.bandcamp.com/album/wheel-spinning-round

Corbin Marsh Band on Bandcamp

https://corbinmarshband.bandcamp.com

Corbin Marsh Music on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7CKr2fhauu6QN53jwzIvCQ

Corbin Marsh

Music Recommendation: The Dead Rocks — Music: L’Espion Invisible en Vacances” 

Music: “L’Espion Invisible en Vacances” [“The Invisible Spy on Vacation”]

EP: TIKI TWIST EP

Artist: The Dead Rocks

Artist Location: Brazil

Info: “Celebrating 15 years of instrumental surf music.”

Price: $0.99 (USD) for track; $1.99 (USD) for four-track EP

Genre: Instrumental surf music

Links:

TIKI TWIST EP

https://deadrocks.bandcamp.com/album/tiki-twist-ep

The Dead Rock on Bandcamp

https://deadrocks.bandcamp.com

The Dead Rocks on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzcxBlaNOEg_HxVcBkFFeUg

Music Recommendation: Old Wives — “I Can’t Surf”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC 

Music: “I Can’t Surf”

Album: THREE

Artist: Old Wives

Artist Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Info: Three-piece punk rock from Edmonton. 

Frank Fratto With so much formulaic pop punk out there these days, The Old Wives are making waves and defining the true genre with their music. Their latest effort, THREE, is a gift of an album complete with catchy hooks and choruses, chugging guitars and a feel-good vibe all around. Not only is this a fun album, but it’s a fine piece of work with genuine feeling and relatability. Favorite track: ‘I Can’t Surf.’”

Price: $1 (CAN) for track; $10 (CAN) for 10-track album

Genre: Pop Punk.

Links: 

THREE

https://theoldwives.bandcamp.com/album/three

Old Wives on Bandcamp

https://theoldwives.bandcamp.com

Music Recommendation: The Telestons — “Aprodite’s Friends”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Afrodite’s Friends”

Album: SUMMER LICKS

Artist: The Telestons

Artist Location: Athens, Greece

Info:  

“The Telestons are a surf n’ more band. The name is inspired by the greek mythology creature Telesto, an oceanid, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. Their studio is at the port of Pireaus that is the gateway to the islands and the birthplace of rembetiko music.  The influences of the Telestons are surf, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, jazz, thrash, hardcore punk, traditional Greek and African music.”

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE) for 15-track album

Genre: Surf. Instrumentals. Various Influences.

Links:

SUMMER LICKS

https://thetelestons.bandcamp.com/album/summer-licks

The Telestons on Bandcamp

https://thetelestons.bandcamp.com

The Telestons on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwm0soCVOaYR0sDa7a_wIBg

The Mad Drummer: “Sharp-Dressed Man”

“The only guy who can play drums and fight off ninjas at the same time.” — Vasilias Kobliska

“This is the best drummer in the world. He is a performance in himself. Fantastic.” — Fred Mead

“What makes this gold is that he’s not even over-playing that much. He’s just way over-performing. What a legend!” — Johnny BigMac

“I’m sure this drummer doesn’t realize he’s doing a spot-on Chris Farley impression. but he’s a hoot to watch.” — Fred Brennion

“It’s incredible. Even with all those crazy moves, he’s still landing every beat.” — Thagiriion 

For more information about The Mad Drummer (Steve Moore) please visit: www.themaddrummer.com