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Roots Rock Notes: Todd Snider, Springsteen, Jennie Devoe, BoDeans

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A piece in the New York Times captures the essence of Todd Snider. I remember in 1996, seeing Todd and the Nervous Wrecks perform a sweaty blowout of a show at the Patio, and later that year, at the Vogue, and thinking then that he was pretty damn special. And I figured the road ahead to any mainstream success would be a long one. Truimphantly, he has persevered to create a solid spot for himself in the pantheon of Americana singer/songwriters. Viva Todd.
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Hear the BoDeans as they played both new and old music at Studio 92, in advance last week's show at the Vogue. Brad Holtz chatted with them about returning to Indy, their new album, and writing “Good Things” in Bloomington. They played a set featuring “Idaho,” “Stay,” “Shine,” and “Good Things”.
Hear it on WTTS website

Americana songman Jethro Easyfields has two shows scheduled in Indianapolis on his birthday this Saturday. First, he is at Spencer's Stadium Tavern from 7:00-11:00pm before hustling north for a rockin' midnight set at Locals Only with his band The Arrowheads.

Wanna hit a show just south of Indy? Jennie DeVoe plays on the lawn at Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville Saturday night at 7:00pm. Tickets are $15 and available at the winery. Kids 12 & under are free. It s a blankets-and-lawn chair gig.

Truth & Salvage Co., who showed why they are a band to remember when they came to Birdy's back in May, is taping Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 16. Below is a video piece they recorded at Bonnaroo, and is part of a new Gap 1969 campaign. The video is actually is really good, and the branding is tasteful, only words at the beginning and end of the video.

And as has been speculated for more than a year, official word now arrives that confims Bruce Springsteen is working on completing a new package related to 'Darkness on the Edge of Town,' and it will include the new Thom Zimny film "The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge Of Town."

The documentary will premiere at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, according to Shorefire Media, Bruce's PR people. The film reportedly has a ton of footage from the 1970s and has been rumored to have been in the works for a couple of years, as has a box set or re-release of the Darkness album tracks, plus some unreleased music from the sessions.

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