Tag Archives: Artist of the Week

So much to do tonight ~ How do I choose?

Don’t choose.  Do it all!  OK, all might be a tad ambitious, but you can do a lot because the first show starts at 6:30 and the last one at 9:30.  See the complete music lineup here. Tonight is your … Continue reading

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“I can hardly stand to buy anything I can make myself” ~ Greg Bover

In this final video of our gimmesound Artists of the Week series featuring Greg Bover and Frances Fitch, the two of them talk about their inspiration and reveal some of the things that make this harpsichord so special ~ all … Continue reading

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Frances Rocks Greg’s Harpsichord

Didn’t think the harpsichord could ROCK?  Check out this video of gimmesound Artist of the Week, Frances Fitch performing a piece written in 2005 by American composer Edwin McLean, who lives in the South.  Listen carefully and you’ll hear a … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek Inside the Harpsichord

You’ve heard Frances Fitch play her new harpsichord (see here or here if you missed either of those videos).  In this video, her husband and gimmesound co-artist of the week, Greg Bover, takes us under the hood (literally — he takes off the … Continue reading

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1650s Improv. Bet you’ve never seen music that looks like this!

Yesterday we introduced you to gimmesound artists of the week, Frances Fitch & Greg Bover (click here if you missed it – people asked what time is next Tuesday’s concert at Shalin Liu.  Answer: 7:30pm). Today we have a special treat as Frances Fitch … Continue reading

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Quick do the math: How long is 1000 Sunday Mornings?

It’s how long it took master craftsman Greg Bover to build a harpsichord for his equally talented wife Frances Fitch, who plays it magnificently in this video.  Frances & Greg are the gimmesound artists of the week and all week … Continue reading

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What you never saw & What to watch for in Brad Byrd’s New Video

Yesterday former gimmesound Artist of the Week Brad Byrd released his new video on GMG (see here) directed by another former gimmesound Artist of the Week Brandon Rose.  Excellent job, Brandon, Brad, Brie and everyone who made this happen! Part … Continue reading

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Horns on Robert Palmer & Talking Heads Techno Tunes?

That’s right, folks.  In this video gimmesound Artist of the week, Orville Giddings gives us a hint about some new material we’ll hear at Castle Hill later this summer.  And he explains why he no longer plays in a trio, but prefers … Continue reading

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Orville Giddings ~ Poor Boy @ Pig’s Eye

Peter shot this video on Patriot’s Day of gimmesound Artist of the week, Orville Giddings singing one of his most popular songs, Poor Boy, at In a Pig’s Eye in Salem.  Notice how the crowd gets quieter as  Orville captivates … Continue reading

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Orville Giddings ~ thin man FAT sound!

In this video gimmesound Artist of the week, Orville Giddings talks about his excellent band (sorry about the wind noise).  You can see them next Saturday at Stone Soup in Ipswich.  And you can see Orville with tomorrow at the … Continue reading

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Double dose of Orville & Allen today

Tonight is your last chance to catch Orville Giddings, the newest gimmesound Artist of the Week on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes at 6pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  Then you can see the two of them live at … Continue reading

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How fast does Orville usually play this song?

In this video from Local Music Seen (watch it tomorrow at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Cable Channel 12  – see all air times here), Orville Giddings reveals that he plays this song at different tempos depending on who’s accompanying him. … Continue reading

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Why is he so happy singing the blues?

Allen Estes‘ friend Orville Giddings just always seems so happy even when he’s singing sad songs.  Orville is Allen’s guest on Local Music Seen this week.  If you have cable you can see them on Channel 12 Wednesday, Friday & … Continue reading

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It’s not TV, it’s the Web. So don’t worry if you missed an Artist of the Week video

People are asking what they can do if they miss an Artist of the Week video.  First, relax.  At gimmesound.com, we don’t just broadcast once and forget about it.    All of our Artist of the Week videos are available … Continue reading

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Surprise guest at Shalin Liu last night ~ another surprise at the Brew Pub tonight

Miranda Russell at Shalin Liu last night with surprise guest Inge Berge on guitar (L-R: John Hyde, Joe Kessler, Miranda Russell, Vincent Briguglio, Inge Berge, Leo Ciaramitaro) Justin Piper’s wife was in labor so Miranda called Inge at about 4pm … Continue reading

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Two Artists of the Week Opening Tonight

You may remember that Brad Byrd shot a video at Minglewood on St. Pat’s day.  (Here he is with Hollywood director Brandon Rose).  If you missed it, check out this post.)  TONIGHT, Brad is starting his Thursday Night Music Series … Continue reading

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Join a Zombie Pub Crawl in Gloucester tomorrow & get $25 to drink with

Our friend Jen Amero is organizing a Zombie Pub Crawl with teams, which sounds like a blast.  Here’s what she says: The first 6 people on each crawl team get $25 each drinking money. We will meet at Amesbury Sports … Continue reading

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Who will be Miranda Russell’s Celebrity Guest at her Shalin Liu Concert this week?

Watch the video and find out.  Miranda also talks about some new music you’ll hear at her concert this week.  There are still tickets left for Miranda’s Thursday show.  Get them here. It’s a new month with new music this … Continue reading

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Miranda Russell takes Graceland to her heart

This video features gimmesound Artist of the Week Miranda Russell’s wonderful cover of Paul Simon’s Graceland.  She and her band really make this song their own.  Watch and see what we mean.  You can catch her at Shalin Liu, where … Continue reading

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“Although he’s not well known for his work in children’s music or lullabies, he was brilliant playing, arranging & producing on this CD” ~ Miranda Russell

Who is gimmesound Artist of the Week Miranda Russell talking about?  Watch the video and find out. About 10 years ago, she and her collaborator (who, in addition to arranging and producing performs on guitar, percussion, whistle, piano and backing … Continue reading

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