Monday, May 24, 2010

john trudell


Sam Juliano said...

It's interesting music for sure Michael, and one that reveals a haunting, melancholic strain, even with its enagaing "surface" charm. I know that Trudell was involved with the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in the late 60's, and that he had to endure the most horrifying of all tragedies when a fire killed his wife, three children and mother-in-law. To recover from that, much less to resume composing is quite a miraculous achievement. I think I'll order the CD of "Blue Indians."

lettuce said...

how down can falling down get?
i shall wonder all day

Coffee Messiah said...

sam: Check your email. I took my son to see him in SF years ago and was a great experience. We went backstage and he's a great guy. Amazing how positive he stays, despite those setbacks. This clip was amazing and really enjoyed the "india influence" in the music in the last part. Hope he utilizes it in a recording coming out at sometime. A real enhancement.

lettuce: Better to fall up, than down.

Anonymous said...

you never fail

to offer up

interesting, very listenable stuff.
I,ve never met this guy, but his gig looked and sounded very easy and intimate..

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! C.M.,
Thanks, for sharing...Mr.Trudell,
DeeDee ;-D

Coffee Messiah said...

grrl + : He tends to only play or read in small intimate venues. He also plays at a lot of Pow Wows.

dd: Thanks for taking a listen!