Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hilary Van Lier : New Tracks!!!

Hilary Van Lier is the chanteuse with the mostest!! She writes great songs and she sings like delicious candy! Sweet and satisfying!! I'm quite happy to hear new tracks by this reclusive and beautiful vocalist!! (When you coming back to Harvelle's Hilary?)

Hilary mines deep down in her soul for feelings, accesses them raw, and polishes 'em til they're reflective and smooth. This is what I wanna listen to!!

Now available on iTunes, do yourself a favor, and treat yourself to Hilary's Layin' Low EP. [buy it here]

NOW, do the following:
-If you're on Facebook, LIKE her [Facebook page]
-Check her out on Reverb Nation [reverb nation]
-Follow Hilary on Twitter [twitter]
-Buy Hilary's track "Can't Pretend (Wear Me Down)". It's exclusively on iTunes [buy it here]

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pinetop Perkins : R.I.P.

Pinetop Perkins, a delta blues pianist who played with Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Nighthawk, died of a heart attack at his Austin, Texas home on March 21st. He was 97. "He was one of the last great Mississippi Bluesmen," B.B. King said in a statement. "He had such a distinctive voice, and he sure could play the piano. He will be missed not only by me, but by lovers of music all over the world."*

Enjoy this video of Pinetop Perkins at Harvelle's in 2005:

Monday, March 21, 2011

Dessy DiLauro : Jumpin' & Jivin'

Dessy DiLauro does it right! Bringin' her amazing voice and compelling material, she gets the party started and represents as an extended part of (long running Wednesday night residents) House Of Vibe Allstars! Chea!!

As a first-class singer, Dessy colors her own shade of neo-soul, and doesn't shy away from the sonic power her voice possesses! Her behind-the-scenes partner, Ric'key Pageot is a songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist/ programmer/ producer. He is nothing less than a genius of a musician who gives as dazzling a display of keyboard wizardry as Dessy does on vocals.
Just released is Jump N' Jivin' - Live at The Swing House [Buy it here!] This 7 song CD, captures Dessy at her best - in a live setting. Ric'key and the band's playing is sparkling and fresh and reminds me of the best of 70s and 80s funk/R&B. They add their own ingredients - mixing in ragtime, disco, breakbeats and classic pop songwriting hooks that equal as satisfying and original a collection as I've heard all year!

They'll be performing this Wednesday BEFORE House Of Vibe! Come early (8:30 pm) and check 'em out! [Dessy's Website]
Special welcome back shout-out to Brew, Fish & Corey!
Happy Birthday Guy Harrington!