Peter Wolf performs on Fallon
Saturday, April 3, 2010 – Peter Wolf will perform Tragedy, the single from his upcoming album 'Midnight Souvenirs,' on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon next Monday at 12:30 a.m. on NBC. The new rootsy disc from the lead singer of J Geils comes out on Tuesday.
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A Cure for Loneliness
Peter Wolf is a bit of a changeling, or, better put, perhaps, a wolf in sheep's clothing. Where once he specialized in blues and bluster at the helm of the J Geils Band, his solo career's found him altering course, ploughing the fertile fields of Americana as a journeyman and troubadour, singing songs not about bitchy women and betrayed intents, but rather about hard luck happenstance in general, not the least of which is lost love.
"A Cure For Loneliness" is no exception, »»»
Even though he's been making music professionally for 45, it's probably still too soon for Peter Wolf to start looking for a theme song, something that encapsulates his career. But if he were looking for one, then Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky" from "Midnight Souvenirs," his first album in eight years, might be a good choice for that honor. After all, the one thing that Wolf's many incarnations - whether as hard-rocking front man of the J. Geils Band, or in his more »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures
After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set.
As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow
Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well.
Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
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