Megan Palmer has released her third full length album, Old 33, this time with full support from her somewhat regular Columbus backing band, The Hopefulls (John Boerstler (guitar), Jimmy Castoe (drums), Jeff Ciampa (bass), Larry Cook (bass), Jen Miller (vox).). I helped put out her first two albums on Sunken Treasure Records, and Megan has released this one herself.
In a lot of ways, this record is like her “Thank You” gift to Columbus. Megan has been splitting her time a lot this past year and a half between Brooklyn and Columbus, and these songs were the last batch that she really developed in Ohio.
Megan is celebrating the release of the album in Columbus tomorrow @ Rumba between 6-9. She’ll be playing with the Hopefulls and after that there will be a set with The Spikedrivers.
You can purchase the album either digitally or get a copy of the CD with instant mp3s delivered to you too.
Megan Palmer is part of Sunken Treasure Records, the lil’ donewaiting.com record label. The song Desperate Housewives was originally released on a limited edition bonus disc to Megan’s latest album, Take You Away. The first run of hand screen printed copies were sold out, and when it came time to repress the CD in a more traditional means (jewel cases), this song was added to the new version as part of a new tracklisting (everything else stayed the same).
So for people who bought that first record, don’t feel like you’ve been left out. Download the song here. And if you don’t have the record, we’ve got a bunch of shiny new CDs for you, right out of the factory. Click here to exchange commerce.
For years, a summer weekend in Goodale Park has been synonymous with quality local music, provided free to the public. And I’m not just referring to Comfest. After years of gracing the park gazebo, the Short North Sunday Jazz series had recently fallen prey to city budget shortfalls. Short North Foundation board member Alexandra Kelley recognized what a loss the cancellation meant for the neighborhood and decided to approach her organization and other interested community groups to fill the void. The effort at reviving music in the park is very much of the grassroots variety, noticeably devoid of corporate sponsorship and funded solely by neighborhood societies and, yes, Comfest itself.
Under Ms. Kelley’s direction, the musical programming has diversified from exclusively jazz, but maintains the spirit of family-friendly acts with broad appeal. Renaming the events to Goodale Park Music Series is a reflection of this diversity. Beginning this Sunday July 12th with the bluegrass of Dale Vanderpool & friends, the five weeks following will span genres from folk to jazz to pop Americana. All shows begin at noon, and run for roughly an hour and a half. A Facebook group has been formed to promote (and send reminders!) of upcoming shows. A full schedule of bands is available after the jump. Continue reading →
When trying to choose an MP3 to include in this post, I realized I really like just about every song on the latest album by Langhorne Slim. I settled on one of my favorites, (linked above), but you can find some more to download over on ye Olde Hype Machine.
The band is coming to Ruby Tuesdays in Columbus on Saturday, June 21, courtesy of Benco Presents. We’re giving away a pair of tickets. To be entered to win, send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject LANGHORNE. A random winner will be chosen June 19.
On the evening of May 15, Rachel Widomski was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver outside of Haiku restaurant. Rachel’s severe spinal cord injuries will leave her paralyzed for life. Please join us in a city-wide fundraising effort to help support Rachel and her family during her long road to recovery.
Saturday, June 7 5:30pm – 11:00pm
Corner of North High St. & Hubbard St. (next to Haiku)
Round out your Gallery Hop evening with a free outdoor concert featuring local music acts. Volunteers will be on hand to accept donations to Rachel’s fund.
5:30 pm – DJ True Skills
6:00 pm – Bob Ray Starker
7:00 pm – Megan Palmer
8:00 pm – Karate Coyote
9:00 pm – Paper Airplane
10:00 pm – Two Cow Garage
Last week we released “Take You Away,” the new album by Megan Palmer on Sunken Treasure Records, the donewaiting.com record label. I’ve linked up some MP3s and press if you’d like to learn some more.
In my humble opinion, it’s a great soundtrack to the changing seasons, the days getting darker a little earlier, and the need to start breaking out the scarves and winter hats. Guests on the record include Victoria Williams, Tim Easton, and Eric Metronome. It was recorded mostly in the Joshua Tree, with some additional songs being done by Metronome in Columbus