December 14th, 2006
Howdy! Well the new year looks to be bringing a trip west to do some solio shows with Hank & Lily, Carolyn Mark and the gang and then as the winter turns to spring we are putting together some concert series stuff around Kingston. My solo project (that is actually not really me and a guitar but alot of cross-over pop stuff) should be done in the first month or two of '07 as my buddy Marty Kinack is dialing in the mixes as we speak. The Hootenanny Revue is up and at'em tentatively starting in Montreal on March 29th. This time Jim Bryson will be playing the part of Oh Susanna and Shuyler Jansen. More dates to come on that soon.
Have a fine hoilday season! xxoo
November 11th, 2006
A day of remembrance for the fallen in the wars of men. We are playing for the saddened at our local haunt, the Grad Club, tonight for a 2nd year running with the unbeatable Washboard Hank. A current conflict underway in Oaxaca City has been going on since the spring has become a national concern for Mexico and anyone who knows the state of Oaxaca and it's beautiful capital. For more information about the struggle by the Teachers Union and many other groups to rid the state of its governor you can start at: http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1641422006 and google your brains out. Tonight we'll play a inspired version of Bells of Oaxaca in tribute to the people of Oaxaca City.
and for a musical look around please go to: www.resistwar.com and download the song.
October 4th, 2006Greetings from lovely Thomas West Virginia where I played last night with the Shiftless Rounders at the awesome Purple Fiddle Cafe. The folks here are wonderful (they have a karma soup, free for the hungry) and present music almost every night of the week. The tour through Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia was full of adventure and many generous hosts that fed us fine and gave us warm, comfy places to sleep. As the tour progressed we have been melding our show into a smooth blend of our diverging styles. Phil & Benny are excellent players and singers so check out their music at www.theshiftlessrounders.com and keep an eye out for their new cd "Warm Clothing Line", that I'm producing and hope to have ready for the new year along with my own cd. A few more shows to get us home and then it's off to open for Jenny Whiteley at some of her cd release shows in support of her amazing new cd, "Dear". Go to www.blackhenmusic.com and click on the store and order her cd right away!! Well you're at it I highly recommend the music of Geoff Berner....Whiskey Rabbi will fill your cup my brethren...
September 20th, 2006It looks like the LW & the Wrongs music is also for sale through http://www.zunior.com/ if you want to buy the downloadable album to put direct on the ipod/mp3 gadgets. You can find the LW & The Wrongs music under Snakeye Muzak on the left of the site in the browsing section.
The whole site is full of good music and one can acquire songs or entire albums in a lossless, audio format and if you are keen the artwork files too. The future is now!
August 31st, 2006
August 29th, 2006
August 17th, 2006
Yep, and that's your chance to jump ship. But if you are staying around earth then go out and see live music as there is a code in the beat that you can decipher and get your confirmation number for your flight to paradise. The Hootenanny Revue summer-lovin' tour was a festival size success! Everyone has scattered east and west to do their thang until next time which is set for middle of October out in Gords country (Alberta that is) and B.C., the land of magic, mushrooms, maryjane and mayonaise. Before that ship sails I'll be doing some diplomatic work down in the former colonies with my bearded buddies the Shiftless Rounders. As the tour dates section of ye ole website will attest, we are staying this side of the Mississippi but foraying as far south as our rental car agreement will allow. Not getting quite into ole Miss though, and it pains me not to play the Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg where LW & the Wrongs found sheer happiness in and amongst the many music lovers tucked away in the south eastern corner of that hot and history filled state.
June 17th, 2006
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June 10th, 2006
-Rosanna Goodman June, 2006
May 20th, 2006
Deep into the wily month of May and the events are approaching as the calender ticks.
Despite sound negtoiations by our crackerjack booking team we found out that the Mariposa festival will be declining our Hootenanny Revue services this year. I t came as a surprise to all but agent Jenny quickly sorted us out a show at Harbourfront on the 15th of July and we've decided to host a festival in Elphin, Ontario on the weekend of July 8th. Details to follow about that. Rumours of a Hoot show in Wakefield, Quebec at the legendary Blacksheep Inn in early August also abound. Mandolin/rocket surgeon Dan Whiteley and I have been gigging around as a duo to great response and ' the Wrongs are playing a few local festivals in the next month too. The big news is that the cd "My Old Man", a tribute to Steve Goodman, is ready for release and all the artists that contributed to the cd are joining forces for a show at the Living Room in New York City on June 7th.
We contributed a version of City Of New Orleans for the cd as well as an instrumental number entitled, "Jesses Jig". The spike in the punch of the summer is all about the Hootenanny Revue in it's various forms, culminating with full attendance performances at the sold out, super-duper good time Hillside Festival in Guelph the last weekend of July and the equally awesome, yet slightly more for the whole family, Blue Skies festival the first week of August. We are ending the Hoot summer at the Wolfe Island festival on friday the 11th as part of this increasingly popular and always wonderful event presented once again by Sarah & Virg, two of Kingstons finest event organizers. And prior to all of that LW & the W's and Butterfingers! will be part of the first Skeleton Park Music Festival in Kingston on June 24th. It is a wonderful, community organized event that features loads of Kingston based bands and musicians.
Come one, come all!!
April 19th, 2006
Hey there! Back from the Hootenanny Revue that blazed through Quebec and Ontario with all in tow. There are fine photos from our big show at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. Check out some photos at: http://TorontoLiveClubHub.com
February 21st, 2006Hey hey, a nice woman named Daisy has helped me finally get the online store and photo gallery sections of this site open. We were painting and cleaning all night! But the shelves are stocked and our keen sales staff is standing by to ship off your orders. Photos are forthcoming still but it shan't be long before there are many glorious shots to peruse.
February 3rd, 2006As the review/press section of this site is not up and running I put some links to reviews in the links section at the bottom. check 'em out: http://www.lutherwright.com/links.php
February 1st, 2006
Art is as art does
performances of plays that have since lasted centuries being staged in barns to concert halls. I'm not so sure money and taste and inexorably linked like perhaps they were in they heydays of the Edwarrdian era (late 1800's). The world needs accessible "art" more now than ever. It may be that the best thing people can do is to nuture their artistic urges. Each of us has a special, unique view of things and how we each choose to interpret and communicate those views is often one of the more fascinating elements of humanity for me. The artistic expression of total strangers carries no baggage beyond the piece presented. One can assume things about the creator of a painting or a song but really, who's to know if they ain't talkin'? Who really needs to know? It's just out there to take however we choose.
hey, I gotta go.