From: Sue Cavendish [suecavendish_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 21 December 2009 22:46
Subject: NetRhythms music is HOT tho' the weather is not!

Hello Everyone - A Merry Christmas and a warm welcome back to NetRhythms

There are quite a few 'Best-of' lists on site now but there's plenty of room for more. Yours could be there by replying to this email. See what's there already. Tom Rose and his some of his Navigator Records artists have come up with their best of the decade. Fascinating Stuff!

The LUMINAIRE, 311 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR It's a busy January 2010. Legendary country performer JAMES HAND plays on January 15th. NELL BRYDEN with her blend of Country-blues, Bluegrass and jazz on Jan 19th ANAIS MITCHELL & ERIN MCKEOWN on Jan 23rd - smart and fearless alt-folk and then some TOM RUSSELL on Jan 27th - no support act so expect an extra long set from the master
Rounder celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2010. They have a limited number of Rounder Record CDs to give away to those who book early for the label's concert on January 19th. The 2010 Celtic Connections brochure is now available. Courtesy of the latest digital technology, you can view it online:
The's a rare chance to see these two fantastic musicians together when they tour 19th-28th May (details later). Tim is a guest on Kris's new album Mark The Hard Earth which will be released by Navigator in Spring 2010. Tim and his sister Mollie play Celtic Connections, Transatlantic Sessions in Glasgow end of January
RYAN BINGHAM is the singer-songwriter and and author of the THE WEARY KIND. The Weary Kind is the theme song of the not yet released in the UK movie CRAZY HEART. JEFF BRIDGES (Bad Blake) is the star of Crazy Heart.
Back when Crazy Heart was still in preproduction, Ryan Bingham, a NetRhythms favourite from New Mexico, landed a bit part as a member of Bad Blake's pickup band. He played T-Bone Burnett an incomplete version of a tune he was writing. That's the title song, Burnett instantly told him. It's the whisky-soaked, gravel-rough voice of Ryan Bingham - and that reflective, weary ballad of his which will play over the end credits. (Hmm! Burnett is listed as co-writer.) There will also be an on-screen dedication to Stephen. Bruton, who plays guitar and mandolin on some of the tracks and had a hand in writing many of the songs. In May he died of cancer at T-Bone's home.

Gillian Welch's partner takes the headline on his debut album "A Friend Of A Friend" (Acony) - a release so close to Christmas to be lost in the rush. Have a listen to this, a co-write with Ryan Adams
THE MUPPETS: Bohemian Rhapsody
Here's something wonderful which you may share with the family, The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody
The Latest Album Reviews - December 2009
Kerfuffle - Lighten The Dark (Rootbeat)
Chris Wood - Handmade Life (RUF Records) Vic Chesnutt - Skitter On Take-Off (Vapor) Peter Mulvey - Letters From A Flying Machine (Continental Song City) Woody Guthrie My Dusty Road (Rounder) Dave Rawlings Machine - A Friend Of A Friend (Acony) Joan Baez - How Sweet The Sound: CD & DVD (Razor & Tie/Proper) Tom Waits - Glitter And Doom Live (Anti) Caroline Herring - Golden Apples Of The Sun (Signature Sounds) Roddy Hart - Sign Language (Vertical) Eileen Rose & The Holy Wreck - Luna Turista (Floating World) Heather Bristow - Hope On The Vine (Heifer) Eilidh Patterson - When The Time Comes (Own Label) Original Soundtrack - Music From the Motion Picture Nowhere Boy (Sony Music) Patty Loveless - Mountain Soul II (Saguaro) Trent Miller & The Skeleton Jive - Cerberus (Hangman) The Swell Season - Strict Joy (Anti) Jesca Hoop - Hunting My Dress (Last Laugh) Robin James - Saint Jude (Pocket Size) Sparrow and The Worskhop - Into The Wild (Distiller) Lightning Dust - Infinite Light (Jagjaguwar) The McPeake Family - Wild Mountain Thyme (Topic) Hannah James & Sam Sweeney - Catches And Glees (Rootbeat) Clive Carroll - Life In Colour (The Guitar Label) Patty Larkin - Watch The Sky (Vanguard) Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Snake (The Leaf Label) Nancy Elizabeth - Wrought Iron (The Leaf Label) Shooglenifty - Murmichan (Shoogle) Broom Bezzums - Under The Rug (Steeplejack Music) The Oxford Waits - Love's Holiday (Beautiful Jo Records) Jann Klose - Reverie (3 Frames Music) All Things Considered - Scarecrow (Artree) Gordie Tentrees - Mercy Or Sin (Yukon) Hennessy Keane - Nowhere Fast (Own Label) Gilded Palace Of Sin - You Break Our Hearts, We'll Tear Yours Out (Central Control International) Rebsie Fairholm - Seven Star Green (Sonic Spongecake) Mr. & Mrs. - Odds And Ends (Own Label) Danny Michel - Feather Fur And Fin (Burnt Bun Music) Maria Muldaur - Maria Muldaur & Her Garden Of Joy (Stony Plain) Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble - Sardines (SAE)
Late News from Joe Boyd:

"There are 4 Nick Drake tribute concerts coming up in January in the UK. Very sadly, Robert Kirby, who conducted his own string arrangements last spring at the Way To Blue concert in Birmingham, died suddenly in October. We dedicate this series of concerts to Robert and the great music he created with Nick. Musical director Kate St John will again lead the same 5-piece band (including Danny Thompson) and 7 strings. Robyn Hitchcock and Vashti Bunyan return from the Birmingham show last May, while Stuart Murdoch will be part of the Celtic Connections concert in Glasgow. New participants include Teddy Thompson, Scritti Politti-man Green Gartside who startled me and many of you with his gorgeous singing at the Cellular Songs ISB tribute in July, American-in-Paris Krystle Warren who made such a splash on the Jools Holland show in October, Lisa Hannigan, whose wonderful concert we saw last month at the Festival Hall and rising star Scott Matthews." Glasgow - January 20 Brighton Dome - January 21 London Barbican - January 22
Warwick Arts Centre - January 23.
Have a wonderful Christmas - Love, Sue

Sue Cavendish