Monday, January 17, 2011

Musical Notes

Do you LOVE music?  WE DO! Our Dad is a very talented musician - although he only plays for us and Mom and we know George's Dad is a very talented musician.  But on occasion we like to partake of the local offerings here in the Lowcountry of SC.  There's tons of talent here and some cool places to listen to them - some are outdoors and even allow dogs! 

One of Mom and Dad's favorite local duos is Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent aka Shovels & Rope.  Cary Ann and Michael are super talented - they write and perform all their own music.  You might have even heard of them - some of their songs are getting played on the radio and and she even had one song called "He**'s Bells" played at the closing credits of True Blood on HBO.  That's why she can say "He**'s Bells" - cause it's on HBO. BOL  Here's a link to the video she and Michael made of the song! It's kinda weird, in a good way. Lots more clips of live performances on that link with her name.  Check 'em out.

Cary Ann just released her newest CD and threw a big party to celebrate. Now, we didn't get to attend this particular event 'cause it was INDOORS and, um, whatever, BUT Mom and Dad went and they said it was great! Cary Ann & Michael do a lot of traveling - so if you happen to see that they're playing in your neck of the woods, you should really go see them.  Word is they might even be traveling to Europe this year.  Maybe George's Dad can jam with them.  Mmmmm, jammmmm . . .  Anyway, check the left side of the Shovels & Rope link for upcoming shows. They're kinda rock, kinda country, kinda crazy - but really good. 

Oh, yeah, and, most impawtant, they have a cool dog named Townes - after, you know, Townes Van Zandt.  He gets to travel on the road with them, too.  How great is that???  Check out this link to see some pics of the awesome Townes. So - they're dog lovers and play cool music.  That's why we're giving 'em some space here.

And now we're gonna give a BARK OUT to the fabulous Charleston Pour House for offering up awesome local music every week AND for having the best outdoor deck in town that allows DOGS!  We love ya!  The Pour House is where all the cool musicians play at one time or another, either inside or on the deck.  Cary Ann and Michael have played TONS of sets at the Pour House, sometimes accompanied by Townes when they play on the deck.  It's kinda their second home when they're not on the road.  BUT, we have a feeling there's good things in store for this duo and we're just glad we were able to catch their act in person before they go off and get too famous for Chucktown.

The Road Dogs (Rolling Stone: If you're reading this, we're available)


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is my mom's kind of musikh -

She's an Alt Country fan -

PeeEssWoo: AND she's got lots and lots and lots of TVZ in her khollekhtion

houndstooth said...

That's a pretty cool video, and we can see why your mom and dad like them! Oh, if only we had a cool place like that where we could go and hang out with the peeps! We have total envy here!


Frankie Furter said...

What a grrrrrreat post. I think we Dawgs need to be included in more musical thingys.. you know it sooths us. hehe

Mr. Pip said...

Your whole family is talented! My mom loves music, too, but she doesn't get out to here much live music these days. We will definitely check out some of these links.

Your pal, Pip

George the Lad said...

Thanks for the links, I'm sure mom and dad will check them all out ;)
He can knock out some songs, in a fashion ;)but does get on my nerves playing in the house all the time!!!
See Yea George xxx

Ben and Carrie Tracks said...

Shovels and Rope -- we enjoy! Great minds love great music and pups ;)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A toe-tapping start my snowy and icy day, that's for sure!! :-D!!

Sarge said...

Hey All Road Dogs!
Wow, thanks for sharing all the good tunes! It's great that sometimes pooches can go too. We like music as much as peeps do.
Congrats to Shawnee!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Anonymous said...

Oh, how exciting! My dad LUVS all kinds of music so I'll have to tell him about them. And Townes is Most Handsome. He has brindle stripes like me!

Wiggles & Wags,

Oskar said...

Sounds great!

Nubbin wiggles,

bbes tribe said...

Love the post about all the great music you are hearing & finding about. Great video too.
We like music. Hope you get to go more places where it is being played.

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Brian said...

That was so cool! We're all music lovers here too!