Wednesday, April 29, 2009

R.I.P. Vern Gosdin

Vern Gosdin, who suffered a stroke at the start of April 2009, passed away in his sleep at a Nashville hospital the evening of April 28, 2009 at the age of 74.

Vern Gosdin played with Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke and tens of other artists.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New CD of unreleased CSN demos

New CD of unreleased CSN demos due from Rhino on June 2nd :

Crosby Stills and Nash - 'Unreleased Demos'

Due soon from Rhino, 12 previously unreleased demos recorded between 1968 and 1971, including early versions of '"Marrakesh Express", "Almost Cut My Hair", "Long Time Gone" and "Love The One You're With"'.

Neil Young performs with Crosby and Nash on "Music Is Love", a song the three co-wrote that appeared on Crosby's 1971 solo debut, "If I Could Only Remember My Name".

Crosby flies his "freak flag" alone on the anthemic "Almost Cut My Hair", a track featured on the group's 1970 #1 album "Déjà Vu".

Stills performs unaccompanied on a 1968 demo of "My Love Is A Gentle Thing".

Nearly all of the tracks on Crosby Stills and Nash Demos were recorded at Wally Heider studios, a popular recording destination on the West Coast for everyone from Jefferson Airplane to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Recent Gene Parsons Interview

Recent Gene Parsons Interview (03/30/2009)

From Bill Buchanan:

you might be interested in this recent radio interview Gene Parsons did with a half-hour public affairs program called "Davisville" on KDRT, a low-power community radio station in Davis, California. (Davis is near Sacramento -- about 80 miles northeast of San Francisco.)

It's a community radio program, so it lacks the polish of a professional show. But among other things he talks about his music, the Byrds, "Gunga Din," Stringbender, the book and CD he would like to finish, and a scale steam engine he's building.

Go to and listen to, or download, the March 30 program.


Bill Buchanan - "Davisville" host (and lifelong fan of the Byrds' music)

Monday, April 6, 2009

David Crosby on Al Jardine's New CD

David Crosby appears on one track (a new version of California Dreaming) on Al Jardine's new CD called POSTCARD FROM CALIFORNIA

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Roger McGuinn on a Martin Guitars Tribute Album

Roger McGuinn sings and play on one track on a November 2008 CD titled My Favorite Martin, on which legendary guitarists pay tribute to the eminent guitar builder, Martin Guitar Co., on its 175th Anniversary.

The CD also has a version of Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark's YOU SHOWED ME by Elliott Easton.