Category Archives: Rock n Roll

Jenni Dale Lord

Today we feature a beautiful and very talented singer / songwriter from Lubbock, Texas.
She is a purveyor of Americana, Alt-Country with a dash of rock n roll and a splash of soul. Anyone who includes in her influences Johnny Cash and Nina Simone has to have soul and pizzazz. And Jenni Dale Lord certainly has all that and then some.

Jenni Dale Lord rocked the “live music capital of the world,” Austin, Texas, for over a decade, but has since returned to her roots in Lubbock to claim her place in the West Texas music scene. After years of writing music on her own, Jenni Dale rounded up a group of amazing musicians to take her songs and set them on fire. They have exploded in the area and have taken their high energy and heart-string pulling show on the road.

The Jenni Dale Lord Band are:-
Jenni Dale Lord – vocals, acoustic guitar
Steve Lott – electric/resonator lead guitars, vocals
Andrew Mason – bass guitar, vocals
Randy Moreno – drums

So now we know a little about her let’s get to the music. Let’s take a little trek around her catalog, the hardest part is deciding what to leave out.

This is Jenni’s latest video, hot off the presses so to speak. A beautiful soulful country ballad about a country girl going home. Some wonderful guitar work and the awesome voice of Jenni Dale Lord make this a song/video to take note off. So gentle yet so meaningful.
Someone to Believe

Published on 22 Jan 2017
Official music video of Jenni Dale Lord Band’s hit song, “Someone to Believe.”

Jenni Dale Lord performs on Good Day Lubbock, the birthplace of Buddy Holly.
One of the few musical places in the states I have never been to, oh well one day.
Anyway this is a nice gentle tune about an idea that really appeals to me.
Totally cool, love it.
Free Whiskey

Good Day Lubbock

Another beautiful tune from Jenni, and her friend. Such purity of tone both vocally and the guitars. Listening to this I’m aching to be back there again, wherever it is. I’m really digging her complete album.
Back There Again

Originally a sneak peek from the #FreeWhiskey album released in 2016.

This song truly give one a feeling of small town living, maybe it’s the video, but the song says it all. I can relate having lived in and around small towns in Indiana back in the 80’s.
In This Town

Second single from “Never Let Go.”

We’re gonna end on a terrific live performance from a few years back. Another great song and some great guitar. As I’ve wandered through these videos I’m more than impressed by her guitar playing, if she didn’t have such an awesome voice she could still make it on her guitar playing alone. Enjoy.
A New Me

w/ Sean Pace @Outlander Fall Festival- Austin, TX

Kaleo

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Kaleo is a kick ass rock n’ roll band from Iceland, who are now based in the USA.

Kaleo is:
JJ Julius Son – Vocals, guitar
David Antonsson – Drums, vocals
Daniel Kristjansson – Bass
Rubin Pollock – Lead guitar

I became aware of Kaleo with HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl”, one season and done. But that was not Kaleo’s fault, their music is just too good.
Then I let them slip under my radar until yesterday when a FB friend posted a couple of their tracks. I listened to them, and then some more and now I am totally hooked. Fanatical fan for life. I just love this band.

They released their new album a few months back, the album “A/B” is simply amazing. I’ve rounded up a few tracks from the album, plus some others. If nothing else as a bookmark for me when I need to hear some ass-kicking rock n’ roll.

First up we have this live track recorded here on an iceberg at Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon, talk about a spectacular background.
I guess if you grow up in Iceland you are used to the cold, but that looks really chilly to me. Brrrrrr.
Save Yourself

Video produced by Eyk Studio

Director – Hörður Freyr Brynjarsson
D.O.P & A Camera – Baldvin Vernharðsson
Production Manager – Einar Ólafsson
B Camera – Pétur Már Pétursson & Stroud Rohde
Gaffer & Grip – Sindri Steinarsson
Recorded and mixed by Arnar Gudjonsson
Sound assistant – Ryan Rooney
Focus Puller – Viktor Aleksander Bogdanski
Drone operator – Arnar Þór Þórsson
Stylist/Make-up – Dorothea Olesen Halldórsdóttir
Driver – Ólafur Garðar Gunnarsson & Ingólfur Arason
Runner – Caleb Strecker

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OK, so they did an iceberg, what next? Well easy, let’s shoot a live performance inside Prihnukagigur volcano in Iceland.
I love this song, it almost should have been written for “The Wire” it would have been a perfect fit.
Way Down We Go

Video produced by Eyk Studio

Director – Hörður Freyr Brynjarsson
D.O.P – Baldvin Vernharðsson
Gaffer & Focus – Pétur Már Pétursson
B Camera – Stroud Rohde
C Camera – Sindri Steinarsson
Drone operator – Arnar Þór Þórsson
Recorded and mixed by Arnar Gudjonsson
Sound assistant – Nate Pittsburgh Dickinson
Production assistants – Einar Ólafsson , Friðþór Nordkvist, Þorleifur Gaukur Davíðsson, Jason Rardin
Editor – Hörður Freyr Brynjarsson
Grade – Gus Bendinelli
Sound designer – Pétur Már Pétursson
Graphics – Gabríel B. Bachmann, Elsa Jónsdóttir, Björn Loki

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This is the song featured in the HBO series “Vinyl”, a live performance recorded at United Record Pressing. That guitar is sick, gut wrenching good, love it. This song totally embodies rock n’ roll, this is the real deal. I doubt we’ll hear a more authentic rock n’ roll track anytime soon.
No Good

Director: Shaun Silva
Production Company: TackleBox Films
Producer: Carey Nelson Burch
Editor: Lee Tucker
Post Production Facility: FORWARD

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Next up, just to show they can we have a pure blues track.
Recorded live on KEXP another awesome track from Kaleo.
Listen to this with your eyes closed and you’d swear you were in the Delta.
Perfection.
Broken Bones

Host: John Richards
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Luke Knecht

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I heard this and just had to put it out here.
A great song by Cher, and this has to be the best cover of it I’ve heard to date. This version was recorded live @ SiriusXM and it starts of so gently, and then the knife in JJ’s voice steps up a notch. Another awesome track from Kaleo.
Bang Bang

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Gonna leave you with an awesome 30 minutes from Red Rocks Premieres.
There’s nothing else to say, just rock on.

1 Broken bones 0:43-4:35
2 I walk on water 4:37-9:57
3 I can’t go on without you 9:58- 15:36
4 Way down we go 17:20- 20:47
5 No good 21:11- 24:50
6 Rock n’ Roller 24:53- 30:00

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Bad Pony

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Check out the amazing band Bad Pony who hail from Sydney, Australia.
The band is made up of
Jarred Young
Sam Thomlinson
Cron Van Niekerk
Isaac Chamberlain
Mark Webber

This is the great new release from Bad Pony.
“Set as a narrative based on a toxic and alcoholic relationship, the clip stars’ Rosie Rivette and Julia Rose as the two young protagonists who find themselves deeply infatuated with one another; leading a lifestyle of crime and intense partying. Eventually their binge drinking catches up with them; seeing the once smitten lovers bond rapidly deteriorate and take a sinister turn”.
Great video, great song.
Bottles

Spilting Films & Inside Out Studios.
Cast: Rosie Rivette & Julia Rose

Directed by Jack Webb
Produced by Bradley Murnane & Mel Gleissner
Cinematography by Will Edmunds & Nathan Frost

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I found one more to add to your pleasure, this was from just a few months back. It’s a rockin’ slice of indie pop rock, with some great jangly guitars.
Sideways

Sideways Music Video by Spilting Films.

Directors: Bradley Murnane and Rick Clifford
Assistant Director: Elizabeth Simard
Hair & Makeup: Loren O’Connor

‘Sideways’ Written & Produced by Bad Pony.
Recorded at Cron VN Studio Sydney.

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