“A lot of times when I encounter art, whether I am the creator or the viewer, it transports me. A song can remind me of the one I love, eating green chili can take me back to my home town, a painting can bring me back to a childhood memory, a sip of my newest beer can take me back to that summer I spent with my best friend. This makes me think, how much of what I do and create reflects one of the most important things in my life… Family.
The Haunted Windchimes have transpired this ideology within the music they create. The deep roots that exsist amongst the band adds a sentimental connection between them. And this kinship is shared with their fans who’ve become a part of their family. It’s a guarantee that when the work you do revolves around and is inspired by the people you love, the outcome will be beautiful…”
– Branden Miller (Black Shirt Brewing CO)
Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell was honored with a Walk of Western Stars induction ceremony on Saturday, April 18, 2015 on Main Street between 8th Street and Market Street in Old Town Newhall, California.
Similar in style to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Walk of Western Stars honors actors, directors, film professionals and performers for their contributions to America’s Western heritage. [this year’s inductees,] Diamond Farnsworth and Waddie Mitchell will join notable Western legends, including Gene Autry, Lee Marvin, James Stewart, John Wayne, Roy Rogers and William S. Hart, among others, by being immortalized in bronze and terrazzo tiles stamped into the streets of Old Town Newhall.
Read the official Press Release HERE
We are very pleased and honored to announce Norman Blake is the featured guest on NPR’s popular program Fresh Air with Terry Gross in support of his newest Plectrafone release Wood, Wire & Words.
The episode aired on March 19, 2015 and is available on Fresh Air’s free Podcasts or you can stream it here.
T Bone Burnett described Blake as “one of a handful of the best acoustic guitar players in the world. He’s learned hundreds of country songs, including rags, instrumental tunes and fiddle numbers, knowing the influences and nuances of every one. He should be an absolutely revered musician.”
Norman Blake’s Wood, Wire & Words officially released worldwide today.
In July 2014, Norman Blake spent a week with engineer David Hammonds at Cook Sound Studios on Lookout Mountain in Alabama.
Here is a short video of the magic that unfolded.