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4/3/09 06:01 pm - shakenbysound - Koren kids dancing to Oxford Town

The band mentioned this video at their concert last night

8/13/08 04:20 pm - shakenbysound - Crooked Still Podcast

Aoife, Greg and Brittany appeared on NPR's On Point this morning. You can go listen to the podcast of the hour long show.

1/11/08 08:05 am - shakenbysound - Crooked Still 2.0 Annoucements

These were posted on the Crooked Still Yahoo group...

Well, for one thing, Corey has a blog, and is currently blogging about the recording the band is doing. Which sounds great.
http://www.playthebassdrivethebus.blogspot.com/

For two, the band's myspace page has a photo of the new lineup:
http://www.myspace.com/crookedstill

For three, they seem to be playing in NYC on 1/13 at something called globalFEST (at least according to their booking agent's site), which is WAY soon. I envy anyone in New York who can make it to this show.


Here is Corey's reply which contains more info..Collapse )
 

10/21/07 10:15 am - diy_no_really

10/6/07 10:16 am - shakenbysound - Rushad to leave Crooked Still!

This was in the Signature Sounds newsletter:

Crooked Still Announces New Line-Up and Recording Plans
After 6 years of creating one of the most unique and compelling forms of
alternative bluegrass music today, Crooked Still is announcing a change in
its line-up. Cellist Rushad Eggleston will perform his last show with the
band on November 18th. Crooked Still is excited to welcome two new
members: Tristan Clarridge on cello and Brittany Haas on fiddle. They have
both played in Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, along with numerous
other projects.

From clubs, to concert halls, to festivals Crooked Still has shattered preconceptions of how traditional music is played. In their world, rock energy coexists with old-time mountain soul. Spooky backwoods melodies combine with hard-hitting beats. And raw, searing blues riffs intermingle with high heavenly vocals. It’s easy to see why The Boston Globe raved that Crooked Still is “the most important folk group to emerge from Boston since the early 60’s.” Their widely acclaimed CD, Shaken By a Low Sound (2006) received rave reviews from publications like Interview Magazine, No Depression, and USA Today proclaiming, “Aoife O’Donovan. Remember that name, because with a sultry voice that makes her sound like a bluesier Alison Krauss, she’s about to become the newest darling of the Americana set…the year’s most descriptively titled album turns public-domain tunes into bluegrass and chamber folk… Shaken is stirring.”

Don’t miss these final shows with Rushad:

Nov. 2 Joe's Pub New York, NY
Nov. 3 The Chocolate Church Bath, ME
Nov. 9 Sanders Theater Cambridge, MA
Nov. 10 The Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River, MA
Nov. 16 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield, ME
Nov. 17 Lebanon Opera House Lebanon, NH
Opening for Del McCoury
Nov. 18 The Iron Horse Northampton, MA


Crooked Still will begin recording a new album in January 2008 and
continue their “ingenious flair for steering traditional music in
unexpected directions.” Look for a spring 2008 release on Signature Sounds.

My ThoughtsCollapse )

I was already planning to go to the Northampton show, and now it looks like I'm going to have to at least make it to Joe's Pub too. If I'm really adventurous maybe I'll go to Fall River or Cambridge too.
Everyone should try to go to these shows. Try to see the band one last time in its original form, with Rushad! It will be worth it. Just be sure to make reservations because I'm sure these are going to sell out.

Cross posted to folkfans, falconridge and crookedstill and my journal.

11/6/06 06:38 pm - shakenbysound - Reviews from Boston

Crooked Still got two reviews from their Sommerville Show:

The Boston Globe (Free)

The Boston Herald (You can read a short summary for free, or pay for the full article)

There is also this article in the NYT. It talks about Crooked Still, The Mammals, The Duhks, Uncle Earl, and a bunch of old-time musicians. Corey also told me yesterday that the Times is going to review their show tonight at Joe's Pub.

11/3/06 06:11 pm - shakenbysound - Great Article

A Great Crooked Still article in the Boston Globe

8/9/06 03:17 pm - jianantonic - Shaken By A Low Sound

So, the new album's been out for a while - do you guys have it yet? Thoughts?

I am loving it; I only wish it had more than 11 tracks on it. My favorite right now is "Wind and Rain." It's a beautiful song, and I love the story...more than a little effed up, if I do say so...but that's my kind of folk song, anyway.

7/13/06 04:45 am - shakenbysound - New Album preview

If you go to Amazon.com you can listen to preview clips of all the songs on the new album! It sounds really good, and I can't wait to get it!
 

6/12/06 02:57 pm - edesombr - Crooked Still Yahoo Group

Hi all:

Corey told me about this group, and suggested I invite you all to (also) join the new Crooked Still Yahoo Group that just started. We can be found at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crookedstill/

Hope to see some of you there (and at concerts).

Beth
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