WCOM Benefit Concert September 16


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No cover, all donations go to community radio station WCOM

Learn more via Aaron Keck’s interview of Art Menius on WCHL-FM 97.9 September 12, 2017 

 

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Jim Lloyd, Master Appalachian Musician


For information about booking Jim Lloyd

A veteran performer as both musician and storyteller, Jim is available for house concerts, festivals, public concerts, storytelling events, colleges, workshops, and residencies. For more information call Art Menius at 919 675-2787 or email

Jim Lloyd’s website

Jim Lloyd’s New Album is Play Guitar in Seven Days

Play Guitar in 7 Days: The new album from master Blue Ridge musician Jim Lloyd is now available to DJs and print media as a download or in hard copy CD.

Djs can download from Airplay Direct: http://bit.ly/JimLloydAirplayDirect

For CDs or other download options, media should contact Art Menius art@artmenius.com

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Play Guitar in 7 Days

  1. Amelia Earhart (3:02) – Jim sings and picks the aviatrix ballad popularized in bluegrass music by The Country Gentlemen
  1. Darlin’ Cory (2:40) – one of the best known traditional songs in old-time & bluegrass, first recorded by Buell Kazee.
  1. Silver Bells (2:01) – a lovely demonstration of the rhythmic thumb picking guitar style Jim absorbed from his family. Selected for A Century of Heritage Guitar Music compilation.
  1. Cornbread & Butterbeans (3:14) – A celebration of the simple life recently popularized by the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
  1. Crazy (3:17) – The Willie Nelson – Patsy Cline standard picked with influences from both Chet Atkins and Doc Watson.
  1. Little Red Riding Hood (2:52) – a big hit for Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs done Lloyd-style
  1. Moody River Blues (2:47) – a song recorded by both Doc Watson and Pat Boone!
  1. My House Has Wheels (2:46) – A funny song from Southern Culture on the Skids
  1. Columbus Stockade Blues (3:16) – Doc Watson recorded and regularly performed this song
  1. Uncle Hiram’s Homemade Beer (3:17) – Dick Feller wrote and recorded this humorous warning to home brewers.
  1. St. James Infirmary (3:02) – Made a jazz standard by Louis Armstrong, this one has appeared in rock, pop, old-time, blues, R&B, and more genre.
  1. Must Come in at the Door (2:36) – a black gospel songs from the repertoire of Doc Watson
  1. Texas Rangers (4:07) – Jim sings a cowboy ballad best known from Tex Ritter’s recording.
  2. Forked Deer (2:13) – picking on a classic American fiddle tune

 

Recorded at Eastwood Studios

 

Produced by Wesley Easter & Jim Lloyd

 

America’s Superstar Companies Are a Drag on Growth


https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/view/articles/2017-09-01/america-s-superstar-companies-are-a-drag-on-growth

Anyway, as a result of this increased market power, the big superstar companies have been raising their prices and cutting their wages. This has lifted profits and boosted the stock market, but it has also held down real wages, diverted more of the nation’s income to business owners, and increased inequality. It has also held back productivity, since raising prices restricts economic output.

Read The FBI File For Renowned Black Musician Gil Scott-Heron


https://shadowproof.com/2017/08/30/gil-scott-herons-fbi-file/

Shadowproof obtained 28 pages of FBI records regarding Gil Scott-Heron under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Born in Chicago in 1949, Scott-Heron was a renowned African-American poet and musician, perhaps most famous for his 1974 album, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”

The declassified records include a memo to the FBI Director about a party thrown by the socialist All African People’s Revolutionary Party, at which Scott-Heron was scheduled to speak. The memo states that its contents concern an “extremist matter.”