Carl Broemel

Episode 197: Diarrhea Planet - Turn To Gold

Episode 197: Diarrhea Planet - Turn To Gold

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant wrote some of the mightiest rock and roll songs of all time. Recently another artist made a claim to their throne and rock supremacy. They lost. We still have questions.

Nothing says America like some furious, turn-that-shit--to-eleven rock and roll, and nobody makes that music better in 2016 than Nashville's Diarrhea Planet. On their latest LP Turn To Gold, their opening up the throttle and taken everyone along for a quite righteous ride.

My Morning Jacket guitarist Carl Broemel released All Birds Say, his exception debut solo album back in 2010. Now he's back for round two on his upcoming 4th of July, and we've got taste for you. 

2012 Newport Folk Festival Preview: DAY 2

If you were at the festival yesterday you know that bigger and better didn't even begin to cover it. The evening may have ended in a deluge, but nothing could wash away the feeling of awesome overload that was Saturday at the Newport Folk Festival. And today is going to be even bigger!

But while you're racing from tent to tent to check out all the bands you know and love, we ask once again, that you think of the little guy. Some of the very BEST performances yesterday took place at the Harbor Stage and the adjacent Museum stage,we've reason to believe that's going to hold true today - here's a few reasons why. 




So you say you like that sweet sweet “Laurel Canyon Sound?”  If you do (and you are heading to the Newport Folk Festival so it’s a pretty safe bet), be sure not to miss Jonathan Wilson.  A musical “jack of all trades,” Mr. Wilson is equally renowned for his skills behind the glass as he is for his talents on a variety of stringed instruments.  He is also an advocate of “back to basics” songcraft and a scholar of the original Laurel Canyon scene.  As such, it was no surprise when the North Carolina native chose to relocate to the Canyon itself to record his debut double LP, Gentle Spirit.

Gentle Spirit was recorded over a lengthy period over time, taking shape between the myriad production gigs, jam sessions, and live shows that made up life in the Canyon.  As a result of this process, the album evokes a clear sense of place, its meandering rhythms echoing the character of the recording space and Mr. Wilson’s mindset.  Indeed, Gentle Spirit calls to mind the sound of the fabled artists of the Canyon’s past while carving out a unique niche for Mr. Wilson among the new practitioners of this classic style.  So sit back on the grass and let Jonathan Wilson transport you from the sweltering shores of the Atlantic to the cool embrace of the Canyon.