Posted: September 3rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: live, music, performance | No Comments »
Fiddler’s Dream in Phoenix, Fri Sept 16, 2016 at 8 pm
After a number of years off the performing “circuit” Kriegs, joined by Emily for at least a few songs, will perform at Fiddler’s Dream. It is the first of two acts and the set will run only 70 minutes, so don’t be late or you may miss it! Fid’s is always fun, as you can see from these photos from one of our prior visits. Some new songs, some old, some revised.
Directions: Find Fiddler’s Dream just west of the 51 highway and Glendale Ave. Turn north on 17th St and the right on Cactus Wren then immediately right into the parkling lot (or park on the street if full.)
Posted: March 20th, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: music | Tags: folk, Grammy, Kerrville, New Folk, songs, songwriting, The 15th Floor | 1 Comment »
[Excerpted from our Once and Future Songs column and our newsletter.]
In the hill country of west Texas, not far from San Antonio, there exists a haven of Folk Music, yes a conclave of hippie-type, free-thinking, folk singers existing in the shadow of the Bush enclave. Go figure. The Kerrville Folk Festival is held at the Quiet Valley Ranch for almost three weeks at the end of May, early June (beginning on Memorial Day weekend), with a shorter festival over Labor Day weekend.
I have entered two of our new songs in the Kerrville New Folk songwriting contest. Always wanted to do it, but frankly, the competition is stiff. Past winners have included: Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, David Wilcox, John Gorka, Jimmy LaFave, Tish Hinojosa, Steve Earle, Hal Ketchum, Robert Earl Keen and hundreds of others. If you are not a folk music aficionado, let me explain: WOW!
Before you go off thinking it’s all just Camptown Races and Where Have All the Flowers Gone, let me clarify.
Most of the winners are in a genre called “singer-songwriter” which is a part of the broad category of Americana, which was formed, I think, as an alternative to Nashville, but includes Nashville country all the same. It also includes Folk (old-timey and “new”), Blues, World Music, Reggae, Kitchen, Hillbilly (and Rockabilly), and Alternative (Outlaw) Country , which has put Austin on the map (musically that is.) New Folk and singer-songwriter stop short of “pop” on one end and traditional on the other end, though sometimes can sound old-timey.
Why go through all this? Our new album centers more firmly in the middle of Americana than our first album. Intentionally a little more “rootsy”, the genius at work here is Kyle Harris, who both produced and engineered all the tracks. The key here: he produced each track in the way he thought best exemplified the song. I believe most of the songs would fit comfortably in the New Folk category. I also believe Kyle deserves a Grammy for this album.
Posted: March 11th, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: music | No Comments »
That’s the title of our NEW CD. The music is finally all done! Now you just have to wait for the actual CD. In the meantime, stream the songs on our player or come hear Kriegs perform this Thursday, Mar 15th, at Marco’s Italian Bistro, 6 pm until whenever. Spread the word. If we missed you last month (Feb. 16th) you have been given another chance. Unfortunately, Emily is unable to perform due to impending babies (yes, twins) which have driven her to her bed. In compensation, I will play her rendition of my song, “Wild Heart”, from the new CD, at the break.
Marco’s Italian Bistro
10855 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.in Scottsdale,1 block north of Shea, NE corner of Sahuaro and FLW.