Sunday, November 22, 2009

Salim Nourallah, Sessions at OTN #10, Nov. 15, 2009

Salim Nourallah is a multi-talented musician-producer. Most recently he's worked with Old 97's, Rhett Miller and Buttercup, some of my favorite acts. And, his latest solo effort Constellation, which is a gem, was produced by Austin's Billy Harvey, another of my favorites. I was delighted when Salim invited me to his Pleasantry Lane Studios in Dallas last weekend, when I was in town for the Cystic Fibrosis Concert Series that he played along with Rhett Miller and The O's at the Granada Theater. Salim's a most gracious individual, and I loved learning more about his background and his craft.

Part I - Salim talks about designing his studio and his childhood in El Paso

Part II - Being in an early band with Bob Schneider and the Dallas music scene

Part III - Making videos and working with the Old 97's

Salim performs "Pictures Collected"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cory Glaeser, Sessions at OTN #9, Nov. 12, 2009

It's a goal of mine to introduce people to some of the unsung heroes of Austin music. The bass player is often overlooked on stage, but he (or she) is a critical element, providing the backbone to the songs. Cory Glaeser is one of the best bass players in town, and that's why he's so busy, playing in SKYROCKET!, Fastball and his own band, Sheboygan. And, if you're thinking about taking guitar lessons, he can teach you!

Part I

Part II

Cory performs a new song "Minutes Last Forever"

Monday, November 16, 2009

CF Benefit in Dallas, Nov. 14, 2009 - Rhett Miller, Salim Nourallah and more...

This is the 3rd year for the Cystic Fibrosis Concert Series at the Granada Theater. Raising money and awareness were Rhett Miller, Salim Nourallah and the O's. A special VIP performance with Shibboleth and then Rhett started the evening. Rhett had just returned from a month in Europe touring with Steve Earle, and it was great to see him stateside again, making time for an important cause. A spectacular event in a lovely venue. This might become an annual tradition for me.

Local media personality and event emcee Gordon Keith joined Rhett for a delightful version of the theme song from WKRP in Cincinnati

Rollerskate Skinny

I Need to Know Where I Stand

The O's are a talented, multi-instrumental Dallas duo. It definitely sounds like there are more than two of them.

Salim Nourallah, Dallas super-producer and musician was the first to perform the regular show. Salim produced Rhett's recent solo CD as well as the Old 97's last, Blame It on Gravity. Coming soon: my interview with Salim at his Pleasantry Lane Studio.

Western Hills

Be Here Now

Rhett during the VIP segment of the evening.

Singular Girl

Bel Air

Shibboleth warms up the VIP crowd.

The Steps and Los Lonely Boys at Threadgills' - Nov. 6, 2009

Los Lonely Boys have a new record of cover songs called 1969, and they performed a lovely intimate show at Threadgills on Nov. 6. It was a beautiful night. The Steps opened and got some exposure to a broader audience.

The Steps - Miss High Heels

The Steps - Loose Mind

Los Lonely Boys channel a little Stevie Ray