Today in Music History:
In 1967, The Monkees performed live for the very first time at The Cow Palace, San Francisco to a sell-out crowd.
Although Good Rockin' Tonight likes to talk about the older lost gems of rock n roll, every once in a while homercat comes across some new stuff that tickles his ear bone. Most of you know that the cat likes his rock, but rocking out all the time makes homercat a dull boy. So slowing it down once in a while makes perfect sense.
The most recent ear candy I've come across is The Jones Street Boys from Brooklyn who I can best describe as country with a tinge of bluegrass. Or maybe a slice of Americana. Whatever the case these 5 guys have some infectious tunes in their repertoire. Included on their latest album Overcome are some sweet harmonica, a bit of mandolin, some honky tonk piano, great sounding harmonies, and some slappin' stand up bass. Just to name a few of great things about this album. I have numerous country albums in my collection and Overcome is a worthy addition that has been getting some heavy rotation at homercat's house. Jonathan Hull plays a helluva harmonica, I can tell ya. The song I have listed here as a sample starts out with some mandolin picking and harmonica and just gets better from there. Listen to it and tell me you didn't tap your foot along with the music.