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Amos lives in West Virginia, where he works with Mountain Stage and takes stunning photographs of live music performances.

Through the Lens

Focusing on the finest roots music photography

Amos lives in West Virginia, where he works with Mountain Stage and takes stunning photographs of live music performances.

Yep Roc Records Throws Fans a 20th Birthday Bash in Carrboro, North Carolina

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Nice article...but Alejandro Escovedo is not "back". He never went anywhere! In fact, his most recent release, Burn Something Beautiful, is a masterpiece. I hope Yep Rock can help him sell some CDs, he certainly deserves to have more commercial success. 

AE is back to where he recorded his first two albums, and will record his next one.

OK, I misunderstood that. In my defense, your meaning wasn't particularly clear. 

I'm a bit confused. His first couple albums were on Watermelon Records (1992-1994). YepRoc was founded in 1997 (thus the 20th Anniversary).  Maybe you are thinking of his first album on Bloodshot which was produced by Chris Stamey (NC connection but not YepRoc)? 

AE"S first two albums were recorded just down the road from Cat's Cradle, and, by the way, Stamey was in the band that night. 

Thanks for momentarily correcting my confusion!

I think my "misunderstanding" and your "confusion" stem from the fact that the original phrase, "It was his way of announcing that he is back, and in a big way...", was impossible to decode without more information. Thanks for the explanation, Amos.

Another great article with many great pictures.

Mark

Love this shot of  Tony Joe White...it's perfect in so many ways.

The private party shows at the Cat's Cradle must have been a treat...all my favorite performers...

 

YepRoc trivia....look at the spinning disc. Yep, the inspiration for the YepRoc label name. Great write up Amos!

 

Yep, gimme that yip, yip, yippee, yippee ki yay

I am picturing the Yep Roc guys sitting around having more than a couple pops and upon hearing that song having a eureka moment.  Thanks for posting that song, I'd never heard it before and everyone should hear it once,

Never heard it either...that's great...nice piano work too!

Thanks for posting this unique song Mr. Artistforme. Slim Gaillard was a very interesting cat who created his own language called vout-o-reenee for which he wrote a dictionary and was sort of a jazz hipster lingo which incorporated words from the 5 languages he knew--Spanish, German, Greek, Armenian & Arabic. He also used Yiddish in some songs. I have a Propper Records 4 cd compilation of his music which I haven't listened to in a long time so thanks for the reminder. I wasn't even sure if "Yip-Roc-Heresay" was included in that collection but it is on cd 3. Making that connection to the record label was rather impressive and you continually amaze me. I guess he used a lot of Arabic words in that song according to Wikipedia. Perhaps his most well-known song was a hit in the 30s called "Flim Flam Floozie (With a Floy Floy)"

 My pleasure Mr. Dennis. I take great pride in knowing a lot about nothing (such as the YipRoc/YepRoc connection) and nothing about a lot of things.

You are most expert in trivial matters Mr. Mutt...you have my utmost respect, as you know...

Well Mr. Clown, Mr. Mutt , Mr. Artistforme or whatever name you want to go by, it's not a "lot about nothing" because to someone like me, a music fanatic to whom music is about as close to a religion as I have, it is a lot about something indeed. But I do fear, for a lot of people who read these comments, what I have to say is a "lot about nothing." 

I have heard that one Dennis...Flim Flam Floozy...like it too...

why did this post end up down here???

Great pics too Amos...