The Smithsonian Folkways label has recently opened a site called Smithsonian Global Sound that's really amazing. They've put their entire catalog up for sale on the net for 99 cents a track. You can browse around and hear samples of each track, search by geography or language, and view pdf files of the liner notes. Plus there's Global Sound Radio where you can listen to complete cuts, and skip to the next one if you want to. Just now I've heard some Native American Chants, Dixieland jazz, old time fiddle tunes, African Chants, and classic Mariachi music. Search for two of my favorites: "Richard Dyer-Bennet" and "Alan Mills".
posted by Greg 12:49 PM
Sunday, April 10, 2005
We had a great Hollow Trees show today with special guest Rick Lyman from The Stage Robbers bluegrass band sitting in on Banjo. Enjoy these pix!
Above you'll see a cool amphitheatre that Molli found on a trail in Griffith park. We were thinking it might be a cool place for a Hollow Trees gig so we went to check it out and found that a tree had fallen on it during the recent storm. We talked to the Ranger and she told us that it was technically closed but that joggers had taken down the tape. Once they clean it up again it will be a great spot for some singing and playing.
Bellow is a picture I found when downloading other pix off of the camera. Seems there was some kind of sticker incident when I wasn't around.