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SHOW #184

All That You Dream (Down Upon The Suwannee River CD)

Daily Grind

Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

Easy Money

That’s A Pretty Good Love

Cat Fever

 

“Off The Board”  

The Blue Note Club, Columbia, MO 7/18/01

 

That’s Her, She’s Mine > 

Rocket In My Pocket

Mercenary Territory

Missin’ You

 

 

Direct download: 184.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

SHOW #384     

Date Aired: 07/25/2010

 

Contest Winner: Winner: Kent Grimes 

All That You Dream 

Hi Roller

Two Trains

 

Direct download: 384.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

SHOW #185

Spanish Moon > (Live From Neon Park)

Skin It Back

Down The Road

Cold, Cold, Cold

I Do What The Telephone Tells Me To Do  

 

“Off The Board”  

Grand Lido, Negril, Jamaica 2/4/06

 

Dixie Chicken

Blues Don’t Tell It All

 

 

 

 

Direct download: 185.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47am EDT

The third album of California rock n’ roll from the Christopher Hawley Rollers is now available on iTunes.

Play a sample of this wonderful CD HERE.

Christopher Hawley wrote the music and lyrics, as well as plays electric, acoustic and slide guitar on the album. These eleven original songs feature Bill Payne from Little Feat on keys and John Steward from Fishbone on drums and is the first all-studio album by the Christopher Hawley Rollers. The band has managed to put out two records in the last two years while playing over 200 shows annually.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2010 BILL PAYNE FEATURED ON NEW ALBUM BY CHRISTOPHER HAWLEY ROLLERS -- Comes Around Again

Christopher Hawley’s haunts are ski towns, artist communities, beach bars, and college towns. With his much-anticipated third album Comes Around Again (available on iTunes), the open-hearted troubadour offers uplifting vibes and conscious music to an even wider audience. Constant touring in the Western US over the past ten years has established a grass-roots fan base, planting seeds for success.

This Venice, CA-based avid skier, surfer and yogi has mastered the art of raising spirits through music with a combination of inspiring lyrics, positive attitude, and danceable grooves. Rooted in the Colorado jamband scene of the '90s and evolved from the legacy of great singer-songwriters like John Fogerty, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, and Bob Weir, Christopher has created a unique blend of music. His seasoned guitar style and sense of melody reflect diverse multicultural influences. Lead guitar and slide breaks à la Duane Allman, Ali Farka Touré, Eric Clapton, and Jerry Garcia enliven the well-crafted arrangements.

A particularly large influence was Lowell George of Little Feat. Not only does Christopher emulate Lowell’s extremely expressive guitar playing, but also his vocal style and multi-layered song-writing to creative a repertoire of music blending multiple genres. In the vain of Little Feat tunes, Christopher’s songs blur the boundaries between island music, gospel, southern blues, New Orleans music, funk and country rock.

Over the years, Christopher’s songs have attracted some of the most proficient players to be a part of the collective known as the Rollers. The musicians’ shared sense of adventure genuinely comes across in the music. The latest Roller to record with the band is Bill Payne from Little Feat.

The new album Comes Around Again contains communal themes of interconnectivity, attachment to Mother Nature, and gratitude all rolled up in roots rock & roll. They are classic American tunes, sung in a strong voice described as “inviting” and “amiable.”

The eleven-song disc of newly recorded studio tracks are bursting with juicy guitar from Christopher Hawley. Bill Payne’s distinctive performances permeate the album, with his soulful piano and organ sounds. John Steward, a regular Roller when not drumming with the band Fishbone, fully embraces the multiple song styles.

The album kicks off with War No More, a rhythmic anti-war groove with afrobeat influences and a biting melodic guitar solo. Lizziebot’s Arm Bands bearing positive messages inspired this song. Lay It On Me, a laid-back acoustic funk tune about communication, culminates in a tight conversational interplay between John’s drums and Christopher’s electric guitar.

Bill Payne’s rolling barroom piano sets the stage for Bank Robbing Man, which portrays a nonviolent tale from the Old West about robbing banks and trains from an outlaw’s perspective.

In the swampy danceable gospel groove When Jesus Fed the Multitude, the theme of gratitude is enhanced by Bill Payne’s uplifting mastery of the Hammond B3 organ.

The suggestion during a yoga class from instructor Bryan Kest to Meander through the poses resulted in a mellow island/reggae contemplation on “me and her.”

The evocative acoustic piece Home is punctuated by shimmering pedal steel and big drum fills, and Bill Payne’s ethereal piano. Christopher sings from the perspective of a eco-conscious surfer with the awareness that we are all interdependent on the ocean no matter where on earth we live.

The guitar part in the chorus of The More of You I Know was inspired by kompa style taught to young Christopher by Haitian musicians.  The lyrics, which came to him in a dream at his grandparents’ house in Haiti, speak of traveling to distant places and embracing the unknown.

Once again, Bill Payne’s piano solo transports the song to another dimension.

The highlight for Little Feat fans will be track 10, Johnny Appleseed -- an instant classic tune. Johnny Appleseed is an American parable told in the vein of Lowell George epic story songs. The rhythm is reminiscent of New Orleans grooves purveyed by Little Feat music and punctuated by Bill Payne’s polyrhythmic piano playing.

Comes Around Again offers good-time music to enjoy life by – filled to the brim with musings of appreciation and traveling tales from a man who sings them with all his heart.

“golden-throated Venetian”

Venice Argonaut cover story

“new folk gold”

Santa Monica College Corsair Newspaper

“You have some truly great music going on”

Bill Payne, Little Feat

•   Constant international touring since 1999, including residencies at LA Westside venues for past 3-5 years

•   Multiple placements on TV and film, including Fuel TV and The Good Guys

•    Comes Around Again now available on iTunes

www.myspace.com/christopherhawleyrollers

www.sonicbids.com/christopherhawleyrollers

Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/christopherhawleyla

 

 

Direct download: 10_Johnny_Appleseed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

Rams Head Revisited - Second FREE download

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT INSTALLMENT FROM LITTLE FEAT’S

“RAM’S HEAD REVISITED” !  

Time for another free download to get you lovely Feat Fans through the long, hot weekend…….and next up is TRUCK STOP GIRL .    You know the story – he’s young, he’s road weary, he’s far from home, he walks into her joint and, well, this won’t end well !    

Listen to it it here and crank it up!

 

 

 

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51am EDT

SHOW #383  

Date Aired: 07/18/2010

Contest Winner: Tom Belden

 

Fat Man In The Bathtub 

Lonesome Whistle

Tripe Face Boogie

 

 

 

Direct download: 383.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

SHOW #186


 Rag Mama Rag

Skin It Back

Red Streamliner

Woman In Love

Rock & Roll Doctor

Mercenary Territory

Gravity  

 

“Off The Board”  

Capitol Music Hall, Ottawa, Canada 6/29/05

Two Trains

Romance Without Finance >

Blues Jam >

44 Blues >

Pretty Good Love

On Your Way Down

 

 

 

 

Direct download: 186.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41am EDT

Show # 382

Date Aired: 07/11/10

 

- Dixie Chicken

- Dixie Chicken (from Join The Band)

- Framed

Direct download: 382.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

SHOW #187

 

On Your Way Down

Spanish Moon > (Highwire Act St. Louis CD)

Skin It Back

Texas Twister

Sailin’ Shoes

 

 

“Off The Board”

One World Theatre

Austin, Tx

04/28/2004

 

 

Time Loves A Hero >

Day Or Night

Love You Like A Woman

Texas Rose Café

 

 

 

Direct download: 187.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09am EDT

SHOW #381
Date Aired: 07/04/2010

Contest Winner: Chris Woodman

Six Feet Of Snow 
Loved And Lied To
Rad Gumbo

 

 

Direct download: 381.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT