Friday, July 09, 2010

Favorite Friday with Gwyneth & Monko: Tom Waits

Good ole humble American music, gotta love it. Gwyneth & Monko are pure as sweet tea on their upcoming EP Good Old Horse. The band is also starting work on their full-length album, hoping for an early 2011 release. The couple has been working on new songs at their home studio and are clearly breathing in the airs of Gillian Welch and The Carpenters. Personally, I couldn’t think of two more perfect things in this weather. Gwyneth & Monko are the busiest of bees as they tour throughout the summer and into the fall. Don’t forget: Good Old Horse comes out Tuesday, July 20.

Gwyneth & Monko’s Top 10 Albums of the Week

1. Gillian Welch, Hell Among The Yearlings
2. Gillian Welch, (Time) The Revelator

3. Neil Young, Zuma
4. Crooked Jades, Shining Darkness
5. The Carpenters, The Singles: 1969-1973
6. Hank Williams, 20 of Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits
7. Buddy & Julie Miller, Written In Chalk
8. The Raconteurs, Consolers of the Lonel
9. Eilen Jewell, Boundary County
10. Tom Waits, Orphans

“As a side note, we are loving Gwyneth's new Martin acoustic guitar - pictured here in Gwyneth's lap - doesn't hurt that Tom Waits (yes, THAT Tom Waits) was peering over her shoulder during the purchase last weekend."

Gwyneth & Monko Summer Tour Dates
Saturday, July 10 - Noe Valley Farmer's Market, San Francisco, CA
Sunday, August 1 - Official CD Release Show, The Rock-It Room, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, Aug 11 - The Rock N' Soul Cafe, Boulder, CO
Friday August 13 - The Downtown Bar, Pueblo, CO
Saturday, August 14 - Eske's Brew Pub, Taos, NM
Sunday, August 15 - Cowgirl BBQ, Santa Fe, NM
Saturday, August 21 - Wynola Pizza Express (Red Barn), Julian, CA
Monday, August 23 - The Coffee Gallery Backstage, Lake Altadena, CA
Tuesday, August 24 - "Songwriters at Play" Weekly Songwriter Showcase
Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
Wednesday, August 25 - The Pour House, Paso Robles, CA
Thursday, August 26 - The Pour House, Paso Robles, CA
Saturday, August 28 - Mendo Folk House, Mendocino, CA

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Each Friday, hence the name Favorite Friday - one GLG band/artist will send us a list and comments about their "favorites" of the week. It could be a list of albums they are listening to in the van, books they are reading, guilty pleasure TV, and so on. We hope these various "favorites" will give you unique glimpse into the lives of our bands.