A pithy introduction to some Wyoming musicians by Aaron Davis…of the Screen Door Porch and the Boondocks and solo:
[the conspicuous photo: Alysia Kraft of The Patti Fiasco]
I will take a comparison to Will Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy every day of the week:
A longer version is here at Aaron’s great music blog:
Just when you think it could not get more fun at UWyoming
Prof Jeff Lockwood’s take on the Trustees and conflict of interest. it is an excellent evaluation of what a conflict of interest means and what it means in this context.
Sonja Is my favorite WY painter. I love her magpies, especially.
They are so alive
Go to http://www.sonjcaywood.com
For more than one presidential term, the Shanghai’d has been busy playing music all the around WYO and beyond, with one skilled musician after another jumping on and off, year after year, gig after gig, from the first show at the Big Horn Mtn Stage to the Snowy Range Music Fest. This morning seemed like a good time as any to get nostalgic. and say thanks again to everyone for their contributions to keeping it all afloat.
Photo credits….yikes. Susan M, Patrick H., Chris S. Ted D., Denver Post, Casper Trib, Danger, ah….and many more.
another announcement for those interested in the Fine Arts or participating, listening, heckling or all the above….Laramie is having its own S-S competition at the Buckhorn.
Like American Idol perhaps, and yet different–more introspection & guitars and less of a light show. (although the Buckhorn and introspection are not really roommates)
here are the rules via the promoter/organizer/fiddle player Jon Gardzelewski:
Still working out the details, but we’re going to do this right and be fair. Here is a draft of the rules:
1). 3-4 original songs played and sung by the contest with an instrument of their choice.
2). Lyrics must be printed out for distribution.
3). Contestants judge and select their top 3 songwriters, and their top 3 songs for each round.
4). First round takes place over two Fridays: November 15th & 22nd.
5) Top 3 songwriters from each night compete in the final round, December 6th, where they will play 5 songs. Final judging TBD.
6). Money prizes.
7). Possible radio deal for winning songwriter and best song.
. Winners without recordings will be given a short recording session for an opportunity at Radio play. Details TBD.
9). Spread the word, lets get some talent out on stage!
here is the FB invite
Mid-Oct and Wyoming has had a couple good snow blasts. Maybe one today.
Loveland, CO ski area was open this weekend.
so get your tuning gear out.
here is a great YouTube video on the mountains behind our house in Centennial by Gen WYOs Craig Kyhl and Reece Owens
J Shogren here.
Here is some more information about me and my music. I play acoustic roots Americana music, and I am primarily doing solo shows this fall and winter, 2013-14.
Working on my 5th cd of music…the other 4 cds are all out there on spotify, itunes, amazon.
you can find the albums on Spotify
Here is a Soundcloud playlist:
A bit more background information on me. Around these parts, I have played with the WYOmericana Caravan, Snowy Range Festival, WYO Theatre, Gryphon Theatre, Centennial Uptown Breakdown, Pengilly’s in Boise, Avogadro’s Number, Hodi’s Half-Note, Steve’s Guitars, Live at the Denison Ranch, Nowoodstock Festival, Big West Arts Festival, Underground Music Showcase in Denver, Ruts Festival, WHAT Fest, the Wort, the Pink Garter, and more. Last year, we represented Wyoming in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge (we were the only musician of the 1000s on Beale Street, however, with a mandolin).
Here is more information, maybe too much:
Ditty TV: http://www.dittytv.com/people-directory/artist-j-shogren.html
Holding tank video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4XGz017-Cg
Recent news stories:
Casper Star Tribune:
Three reviews on the last cds by Jerome Clark—a fellow who understands my music the best:
American Holly: http://www.rambles.net/shogren_holly08.html
Bird Bones & Muscle: http://www.rambles.net/shogren_bird10.html
God Bless these Crooked Little Songs: http://www.rambles.net/shogren_god13.html
Please let me know if you have any questions.