Posts Tagged ‘folk’

The Health & Happiness Family Gospel Band participates on the EC Ball Memorial Album

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

From Justin Eslinger –

ec1From the 1930s up until his death in 1978, EC Ball, of Rugby, Virginia, wrote, recorded and performed hundreds of folk and gospel tunes.

On December 8, Tompkins Square records will release “Face a Frowning World: An EC Ball Memorial Album.”  Over 16 tracks, singers Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jolie Holland, the Handsome Family, Jon Langford, Michael Hurley, Cathy Irwin, Joe Manning, Pokey LaFarge and Dave Bird explore the music of EC Ball, with most tracks backed by the Health & Happiness Family Gospel Band.

The Gospel Band will celebrate the release of the CD with a show at the Vernon Club on Saturday, December 12.  Doors open at 9pm with a $7 cover.

Check it on Amazon,

New releases (april/march 09)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

A lot of these are little bit outside LHxC’s normal scope or focus for one reason or another, but so what. Go whine somewhere else. Like… the message boards.

Millions (Chicago) has a new record dropping TODAY Yesterday on 7th Rule Records. Entitled “Gather/Scatter”, it’s 8 tracks of what you want to hear if you want to hear loud, abrasive rock. Wow, how much more fucking vague can I be? This is why I don’t write reviews very often. Anyway……  Vocals are belted out by Louisvillian Corey Lyons (SHP, Bodyhammer) which is why I’m posting it here (and because he is all over the forums). Great bass tones on this record, btw. Catch these guys on Monday, Apr. 6th as they swing through on their way back from tour. They’ll probably be here later in the year again after their Euro tour. (more…)