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This week we have Portland, OR “old-timey, banjo and washtub bass, kids music” songsters Father’s Pocketwatch. A trio of talented musicians. They are Tyson, Ryan, and Brian. They apparently had a little extra time on their hands and went and did some vidyas. I am pleased as punch. They were very creative and entertaining in their responses.

Please visit their webiste, www.fatherspocketwatch.com, and enjoy the interview done in 3 parts below. Oh, also, there’s a Pandorpion! That’s right..PANDORPION!!!!

Part the first

Part the second

Part the third

Did you see it? The Pandorpion? Thank you so much Tyson, Ryan, and Brian. The videos are great. And remember kids visit their website and buy their “Premium Sampler” to help fund their next album. www.fatherspocketwatch.com

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This looks so good. And unlike It Might Get Loud it will actually play here in Portland.

Throw Down Your Heart follows American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of the banjo and record an album. Béla’s boundary-breaking musical adventure takes him to Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Mali, and provides a glimpse of the beauty and complexity of Africa. Using his banjo, Béla transcends barriers of language and culture, finding common ground and forging connections with musicians from very different backgrounds.

The movie was made by Sascha Paladino, Béla Fleck’s half-brother, and is the second the two have made together, the first being the documentary short Obstinato: Making Music for Two. A CD is already available under the title Throw Down Your Heart, Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: Africa Sessions.
Limited screenings start in New York today, April 24th. We in Portland must wait until July 17th.

July 17-23, 2009

Hollywood Theatre

Portland, OR

http://www.hollywoodtheatre.org/

List of screenings: http://argotpictures.com/throw-down-your-heart.html

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