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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Chip Kinman of Rank and File, The Dils, Talks Ford Madox Ford and New Album

‘This American Blues’ to Drop Soon

By DONNA BALANCIA

Ford Madox Ford will release a new album called This American Blues, frontman and founder Chip Kinman told CaliforniaRocker.com in an exclusive interview. CHECK IT OUT:

Ford Madox Ford: New Album

Kinman, founder of renowned punk bands Rank and File and The Dils, said his new group takes punk and blues to another level.

“We just finished mixing our debut L.P.,” Kinman told CaliforniaRocker.com. “We’re going to master it at Capitol in two weeks.”

Ford Madox Ford will pick up the live shows again soon – Photo © Donna Balancia

Changing Music Scene

Kinman said the band will pick up on the live shows in a few weeks. In the meantime, check out our video interview with Kinman live from The Echo in downtown LA.

Music Has Changed … But It Hasn’t

Kinman said things in the music business have changed since his days with The Dils, but some things remain the same.

“After all, we are talking about pop music,” Kinman said. “Disposable and permanent. Blues certainly has not changed. Until now.”

Check out more Ford Madox Ford on the CaliforniaRocker.com Youtube page.

 

 

The New Basement Tapes ‘One Night Only’ Concert

The New Basement Tapes LIVE Donna Balancia

The New Basement Tapes Live in Concert – Photos and video © Donna Balancia

Johnny Depp and Haim Join ‘Superband’

By DONNA BALANCIA — The New Basement Tapes proved work and friendship can indeed mix, performing a “one and only” show that knocked the socks off a curious LA audience in Hollywood Thursday night.

JOHNNY DEPP AND HAIM MAKE SURPRISE APPEARANCE CLICK HERE

The band, comprised of Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford played the songs each had co-written to Bob Dylan lyrics discovered in Dylan’s upstate New York home.

It was a night not to be forgotten for the crowd at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, as the group performed songs including “Kansas City,” “When I Get My Hands on You,” “Card Shark,” and others off the new album “Lost On The River.”

SEE VIDEO -TNBT PERFORM CARD SHARK

Produced by T Bone Burnett, Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes brought together the supergroup and their lively performance in a “one night only”-billed affair.

The New Basement Tapes musicians were also joined onstage by the sisters Haim, and Johnny Depp.

VIDEO – JOHNNY DEPP PERFORMS WITH RHIANNON GIDDENS AND THE NEW BASEMENT TAPES LIVE AT MONTALBAN

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