In the midst of a week filled with rotten news, things were made even worse when we lost a kindred spirit…
Billy Miller was a true champion for the foot-stomping, hip-shaking, soulful roots music we call rock ‘n’ roll. Along with his beloved companion / partner Miriam Linna, they established an incredible legacy designed […]
This week, the LOUIE spotlight is on a LOUIE-relative (a category that includes brother, sister, bastard or distant cousin) performed by band known as “the Kingsmen,” which as far as I can tell has absolutely no connection with the successful band from Portland, Oregon with the same name.
This band was known as Al […]
(David Bowie and Carlos Alomar – superb photo by David Plastik of IconicPix)
For the past few weeks, I’ve been using this LOUIE blog as an excuse to explore some of the unlikely connections between David Bowie and LOUIE LOUIE.
With the passing of David Bowie, I certainly learned a lot more about this […]
Ray Davies and Dave Davies together again on stage in 2015?
Fantastic news! It feels like an early Christmas present! Thank you!!
It was a special night …. On Friday, the 18th of December of this year (that would be 2015) the Dave Davies band performed at the Islington Assembly Hall in London. […]
Singer-songwriter P.F. Sloan died on Sunday, November 15th.
Last year, the LOUIE team (myself, Eric Predoehl + Jesse Block, co-owner of the Octalouie.com video production company) had an opportunity to document his performance last year at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley, CA.
His concert felt like a stage version of a documentary- […]
Time for a little flashback.. or as they say in ye onine social networks, a “Throwback Thursday”…..
I’ve been shooting videos for quite a few years. One of the things I’m rather proud of is the fact I was able to capture what i’ve been told is the only footage of the band known as […]
This week, the LOUIE spotlight is pointed at Leo Kottke‘s performance of “Louise.” This is a song written by Paul Siebel that tells the tale of a passing of a woman with multiple lovers.
My friend Mac Musick shared it via social networking today with this introduction – “The rich mellow sound of a 12 […]
Less than a year ago, we showcased a version of “Smells Like LOUIE LOUIE” – an inspired mashup by Jeff & the R.F.s, fusing the Richard Berry song with a familiar Nirvana ditty. That particular version was created for the 2007 LOUIE Fest of Tacoma.
It’s 2015, and my friend Ron Fowler, leader of […]
This week, it’s another LOUIE relative – not quite a full LOUIE, but close enough so that it feels it’s part of the LOUIE family.
The track is called “The New Breed Part 2” and it was recorded by Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm in Los Angeles, 1965, released on the Sue […]
This week, the LOUIE REPORT shares a clip of Mississippi Fred McDowell performing “Louise.”
It’s not LOUIE, but it is a LOUIE relative!
Have a fine weekend, y’all…..!!