Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners Finland Tour 8.8-11.8.2019

Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners are touring around Europe in August and September. The tour also includes four shows here in Finland (Maarianhamina, Lahti, Luvia and Helsinki). These great country bands quite rarely end up in Finland, so don’t miss these concerts. You’ll find the Finland dates below. If you live elsewhere in Europe, check out all the tour dates from his website and/or Facebook.

2019-08-08 Pub Ettan, Mariehamn (FI)
2019-08-09 Ravintola Tirra, Lahti (FI)
2019-08-10 Anchors & Motors, Luvia (FI)
2019-08-11 Bar Mendocino, Helsinki (FI)

Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners Website
Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners at Facebook

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Four Arms to Hold You: Jari Raaste, Hulda Huima, Salaliitto & Sur-rur

Another one of these silly Four Arms posts for tonight, but don’t worry these will stop or at least slow down after tomorrow. This time it’s a small finnhits video special. Or well at least these should-be hits. First up is the brand new super catchy smooth soulshaker Ilmalaiva from Jari Raaste. There’s a 7″ single coming out on the legendary Fonal Records (pre-order a copy here) on the 5th of July, but there’s already a groovy music video rising from the horizon.

Jari Raaste at Facebook

Diving back into the Kalevi Suopursu video vaults for this next one. He directed both the Jari Raaste video above and this one by Hulda Huima. Kind of a shame that I already posted my favourite Finnish song of the year Halla a few days ago, because this could have been a Kalevi edition of this series. Anyway, the big news here is that there’s a new Hulma Huima album Maa coming out on Helmi Levyt on the 16th of August. The lead single Outo tyttö has been out there in the atk-world for a few months, but has been included here only on the playlist. Which is just wrong and criminal, because I love her songs. Doesn’t everybody. So here’s finally the video for Outo tyttö.

Hulda Huima at Facebook

Next we are going on a drive with Salaliitto. Their new album Puolet came out on Soit Se Silti on the 15th of February and it’s definitely another one that hasn’t gotten enough attention on this little blog. Thankfully I think all the Finnish readers know that they are marvellous and my random ramblings isn’t at all necessary. There’s a fairly new music video outtake from this great album. Valtatie 8 is the song and the music video was directed by Tommi Rantamäki.

Salaliitto Website

This last one isn’t a music video, but I thought I’ll wrap this one together with a couple of new songs from the all-time great Sur-rur. Their 2019 album carries the name Hattarahiukset and it came out 23rd of March on Roku Records / Joteskii Groteskii. If you’ve ever wanted to hear a Finnish rock song that dives deep into the circa ’70-’75 era of Fleetwood Mac, your dreams have been answered. This brilliant album also investigates the current state of hitchhiking, admires the wondrous crime solving capability of Miss Marple, battles the radicalized bread crumb with a vacuum and eventually falls asleep in the middle of a pizza. In some blissfully weird way, it all makes perfect sense.

Sur-rur at Facebook

Four Arms to Hold You is an ongoing feature with a weird name. It might not contain a whole lot of words, but it does contain a whole lot of love towards the featured songs. Basicly this is just four albums / songs / artists that have done their part in holding me together and therefore I want to tell the world or the seven readers of this blog how much I love them. Not entirely sure do these kind of posts serve any kind of purpose and I do hope I manage to write longer posts too. Right now it just feels like the playlists and these kind of short posts are the only way to keep this dear hobby alive. Plus it’s really the music that matters, not my random ramblings and these posts will always contain magical music.

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Four Arms to Hold You: RF Shannon, Will Beeley, Aaron Beckum and TK & The Holy Know-Nothings

Hey another night, another blog entry of magical music numbers. This time I’m sort of having a very loose desert / driving theme. Our journey starts from Wild Rose Pass, which is also the title of the wonderful lead single from the forthcoming RF Shannon album. The full RF Shannon album of desert blues with mellow psych-moods will be released on the 2nd of August by the awesome Austin-based label Keeled Scales.

RF Shannon Website
Keeled Scales Website

Next we are driving on U.S. 85 with truck driving country songwriter Will Beeley. US geography isn’t my strongest suit, but if the RF Shannon album is for long drives between Texas and LA and on this Will Beeley song we see El Paso on the left, I think at least for a moment we can’t be too far off. Anyway, Highways & Heart Attacks is Will Beeley’s first album in 40 years! A couple of years ago Tompkins Square released his albums from the 70s and suddenly we have a brand new album coming out on the 14th of June. The first single is called U.S.85 and it’s so damn good. I look forward to hearing the whole thing in little over a week.

Tompkins Square Website

I’m not sure did I ever post Aaron Beckum’s short movie Born Forlorn to the blog or was it just social media. Well it doesn’t really matter, because a) it fits so well to this blog entry b) Aaron Beckum just released his lo-fi cosmic americana album Obsolete that also contains this gorgeous song. Super high recommendations both for the new album and the dry humour adventure short movie where the singer gives his best shot of driving through the desert.

Aaron Beckum Website

On the last entry, I’ll forget the driving and start searching for Desert Rose together with TK & Holy Know-Nothings. The frontman Taylor Kingman released an excellent singer-songwriter album Wannabe a couple of years ago, but this time he wanted to flavour his storytelling with some rock’n’roll, groove and bar boogie and therefore put together a band called TK and the Holy Know-Nothings. Both the earlier solo album and this new band album Arguably OK came out on Mama Bird Recording Co. Here’s an excellent Live from the Laurelthirst version of Desert Rose. There’s two more of those live videos on Youtube, so if you enjoyed this one, you know where to go next.

TK & The Holy Know-Nothings Website
Mama Bird Recording Co Website

Four Arms to Hold You is an ongoing feature with a weird name. It might not contain a whole lot of words, but it does contain a whole lot of love towards the featured songs. Basicly this is just four albums / songs / artists that have done their part in holding me together and therefore I want to tell the world or the seven readers of this blog how much I love them. Not entirely sure do these kind of posts serve any kind of purpose and I do hope I manage to write longer posts too. Right now it just feels like the playlists and these kind of short posts are the only way to keep this dear hobby alive. Plus it’s really the music that matters, not my random ramblings and these posts will always contain magical music.

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