On behalf of Mike Campbell, myself & everyone involved with this year’s Merry Minstrel Musical Circus, we’d like to thank everyone who came out & supported 2 great causes, the Los Angeles Unified Public Schools and Tazzy Animal Fund. The night couldn’t have been possible without the involvement of our friends & family, John Fogerty, Jackson Browne, Jeff Lynne, Conor Oberst, Laura Marling, Benmont Tench, Scott Thurston, Steve Ferrone, Sean & Sara Watkins, The Haden Triplets, Leslie Stevens, etc.
See you next year.
Jonathan Wilson to release Slide By, an E.P. featuring two new Wilson originals and three cover songs, as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday on November 28, 2014.
Slide By is a new 5-song E.P. from acclaimed artist producer Jonathan Wilson. The collection of songs is a diverse mix of Wilson-penned originals and hand-selected cover songs. Slide By is Wilson’s first release following his critically lauded sophomore album, Fanfare.
The work’s title track, “Slide By,” is an unreleased original and was recorded live with Wilson’s band during the Fanfare sessions. The E.P.’s other original, “Alpha Blondy Was King,” was written about one of Wilson’s favorite singers.
Slide By’s opening song, “Coming Into Los Angeles,” was originally written by Arlo Guthrie. “I’ve always loved this song and have wanted to do a revved up, fiddle-fired version for a long time” says Wilson when asked about why he chose the Guthrie track. Another cover on the collection is “Free Advice,” which was written by Darby Slick of Great Society and features Leslie Stevens on guest vocals.
The one song on the release that Wilson fans may recognize is Bob Welch’s “Angel.” This eight and a half minute version was recorded live during a session at Seattle’s KEXP radio station. According to Wilson, “We play this song live quite a bit but this version was recorded when we first started playing it and has a real spark and sense of spontaneity to it. It’s still wet behind the ears.”
All songs produced by Jonathan Wilson and engineered by Bryce Gonzales at Fivestar Studios in Los Angeles, California except “Angel” as noted above.
Slide By Tracklist:
1. Coming Into Los Angeles
2. Free Advise
3. Alpha Blondy Was King
5. Slide By
Very excited to announce the 3rd annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus on December 13 at the Troubadour in LA. We’ll again be hosting in conjunction with our good friend Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). 100% of proceeds will go to benefit music programs in the LA Unified Public Schools and Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund. Special guests will be announced over the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale this Friday November 14 at 10am PST via http://bit.ly/MMMC2014.
Poster by Mike Sportes (Filth Mart)
Listen to our Bonnaroo 2014 set now on Spotify here: https://play.spotify.com/user/spotifysessions/playlist/099ZeYS1X4Fq5sxR6Aw6RV
Our show on August 19 at Vega is SOLD OUT.
See you soon.
For those not able to catch our set today at Bonnaroo – you can can catch our set tomorrow (6/13) at 7:15 EST at http://www.bonnaroo.com/
Live from Seattle…
Today we’ll air a live session from one of our favorite radio stations in the world – KEXP. Tune in at 3pm PST: http://kexp.org/
Congratulations to Conor Oberst. His new album Upside Down Mountain is out today. I am extremely proud to be a part of this album. Was one of the most enjoyable production experiences I’ve been a part of. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/upside-down-mountain/id845406198