Sunday, November 30, 2008

Whistler's Jug Band 1930

This is great. I have the Yazoo video tape at home, "Times Ain't Like They Used to Be" with this clip from 1930 and the one I blogged earlier from 1928....and many more. You can obtain one here: Yazoo.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Hokum Music on YouTube

Eddie Thomas and Carl Scott play "My Ohio Home", 1928, uke and washboard, recorded in Richmond, VA.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

"What's the Matter" Memphis Jugband Song performed by the Hokum Scorchers

Image of the Memphis Jug Band from R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" trading cards. LINK

This Hokum Scorchers' song is a version of "What's the Matter"originally done by the Memphis Jug Band in 1929. Lou Reimuller is playing the National guitar, kazoo and vocals and I am on the washboard, kazoo and vocals. We recorded this in 1990 for our first Hokum Scorcher's album. Hokum Scorchers are now on myspace, so follow this link to hear the song,
plus 5 more:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Giving Thanks for all the Good Things

This charming little postcard is from Riptheskull Thanksgiving postcard set on flickr. It's an amazing collection! Thanks so much for collecting them and posting them on flickr, Riptheskull. I also want to thank Thinkspace Gallery. They blogged my studio photos this morning along with a new article about my upcoming show, "Dreamgirls and Ukes"(Feb 2009). Just follow the link to read about it. Boingboing picked up the story, too. I'm grateful for that as well. And....I'd like to wish all of the readers of this blog a very Happy Thanksgiving! Luv ya, me.
The Art of Amy Crehore

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Photos of Os Gemeos Street Art

Brasilian artists OS GEMEOS and NINA visited Cuba a few years back and left their marks. JASON NOLAN documented the murals for Supertouch blog. Follow this link for a series of some of the most beautiful photos you've ever seen. I was able to see an exhibit of Os Gemeos artworks over the summer in NYC at Deitch and it was simply amazing -

Crehore Studio Photos

Detail of a new painting by Amy Crehore 2008
I just put a set of studio shots on flickr of my work in progress.
This is for my "Dreamgirls and Ukes" show coming up Feb 13, 2009 at Thinkspace Gallery.