23 year-old Kasey Chambers releases her debut album on June 5, 1999.
Many call it one of the best albums of the year and lyrically, it’s something of a wonder. Give it a listen …
Because some times – and some weeks – you need a rock and roll adrenaline shot to kick-start the week. Here’s a favorite go-to of mine: The Posies “Dream All Day”. ~ Mayer Danzig, Twangville
Source: Bonus Monday Video – The Posies
Springsteen appears on SNL May 9, 1992 … the rehearsal was pretty good, too …
So were the promos …
Pete Seeger believed in “the power of song” to bring social change. Over the years, Pete used his voice and his hammer to strike blows for workers’ rights and civil rights; world peace and environmental conservation, and he always invited us to sing along. For reminding us where we come from and showing us where we need to go, we will always be grateful to Pete Seeger.”President Barack Obama
American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger ~ b. May 3, 1919
The 81st (that number is just stupid) album from Johnny Cash is released on April 26, 1994.
It’s the beginning of a resurgence for The Man In Black. The album is produced by the legendary Rick Rubin and is recorded in Rubin’s living room, Johnny’s cabin, and in LA’s Viper Room. The result was an Americana masterpiece.
It won a Grammy and is #366 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
April 25, 1999 ~ Paul Simon stands in the Yankee Stadium outfield, before 55,000 baseball fans and with nothing but his guitar and sings “Mrs. Robinson” on Joe DiMaggio Day.
April 16, 1990: The Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa concert is held in Wembley Stadium, London, to celebrate the release of Mandela, who had been imprisoned since 1962.
Shakey, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, Jackson Browne and Bonnie are all there …