The latest Wovenhand release Ten Stones rocks hard. Don't try to listen if you're not ready. The band is on tour through the U.S. in the fall, and oddly, has probably toured the U.S. more than their somewhat better known predecessor 16 Horsepower. The tour starts in Lubbock, of all places, on March 6th. Please don't let the world down Lubbock. Go to this show. Don't make this like the time the Court & Spark played Whiskey River and then broke up shortly afterwards. I'm not saying one caused the other, but just keep that in mind. Finally, check out this NPR live concert video of D.E.E. playing solo on a wooden banjo.
Speaking of totally unrelated things, remember when Wade Bowen (the artist formerly known as West 84) released the album Try Not to Listen about 7 or 8 years ago? I still haven't listened to that album.