If you're here, you probably know about Shirley Collins. She had a profound influence on Ned Oldham and his music. If you don't know about Shirley Collins, The Ballad of Shirley Collins is a great place to start.
Monday, October 29, 2018
The Ballad of Shirley Collins -- Virginia Film Festival Screening -- November 3, 7:45pm, Charlottesville Violet Crown Theater
Please come see The Ballad of Shirley Collins at 7:45pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Charlottesville's Violet Crown Theater. Ned Oldham will moderate discussion with directors Rob Curry and Tim Plester, and Jordan Perry. Ned and Jordan will also perform a couple of Shirley's songs.
Posted by Mr. Oldham at 6:02 AM
Thursday, March 29, 2018
a house show at Club 603 in Baltimore on April 28. Short set from Jordan Perry showcasing material from his mind-untying classical guitar debut and its just-recorded follow-up. Then Ned Oldham and Jordan Perry weaving with electric guitars a tapestry of songs from their recent Dark Mountain release, new songs, and some Anomoanon material.
Posted by Mr. Oldham at 5:35 AM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Country Christmas: Ned and Jordan Kick Off Sarah White's Xmas Tradition at the Southern December 21, 2017
One of the last nights of 2017 will be one of the best. There's a lot of great Christmas music to play, and we will do so. December 21 at the Southern in Charlottesville... doors at 6, music at 8.
Posted by Mr. Oldham at 4:36 PM
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
opening for Angel Olsen at the Jefferson on November 28. Ned Oldham with Jordan Perry, two electric guitars. Hoping to be celebrating the release of the final two parts of the Dark Mountain songs on or before this date--more on this in this space soon.
Posted by Mr. Oldham at 4:37 AM
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Bass I used on Arise Therefore, Viva Last Blues, and pretty much everything where I played bass until now
This somewhat ugly duckling has been mine since around 1989 when I bought it new from Charlottesville Music. I was the bass player and sometimes singer for cover band Little Smoke (named after the Carlos Castenada ally). I've used it pretty much whenever I played bass since then, and the best recorded examples are definitely on the Palace releases Viva Last Blues and Arise Therefore. It has also gone out on loan to Dave Heumann and Walker Teret. It's not like I think it's some super-valuable collector's item, but I thought there might be someone out there who would be keen to own it as a bass with some interesting history. It is also a great-playing, great-sounding bass. It is a Fender P-Bass Lyte in Frost White with gold hardware, and I don't think I was ever in love with its cosmetics; rather, its playability, functionality, lightness and tone.
Anymore, I don't play a lot of bass, but since a friend loaned me a standard precision bass with string-through body about twelve years ago, I've kept my eyes open for a good deal on one and just the other day found one and bought it (from a dude in Richmond who was planning to go see ten Phish shows in New York and decided to just go ahead and move there, so was potlatching). I don't need two basses, and refuse to be sentimental.
Plus, I need the space.
Thanks Juan Molina!
Posted by Mr. Oldham at 5:50 AM