Gauthier's Goatette Nominated for AFIM Indie Award

As reported in the Cryptogramophone newsletter:

“Mask by The Jeff Gauthier Goatette was nominated for a prestigious 2003 AFIM Indie Award in the category of Best Contemporary Album. Past winners in this category include The Rippingtons, Oregon and Medeski, Martin & Wood.

Congrats to Goatette members Jeff Gauthier, Nels Cline, Alex Cline, David Witham and Joel Hamilton on the nomination”

Bob Drake's 13 Songs and a Thing

According to Bob, his latest release will be available in North America on 5/20 but is available elsewhere now.

Blurb:“As the title suggests it has indeed 13 songs, some of which, at 3-5 minutes length, are a bit longer than my recent standards…as well as a 12-minute long… thing. Generally balanced a bit more towards the instrumental side. Includes my intepretation of a Stevan Tickmayer composition and a few guests here and there: Olivier Tejedor of NeBeLNeST plays Mellotron on one piece, Sharon Bradford, singer on the first album by Thinking Plague plays her…shall we say…”inimitable” percussion on another, Dick El Demasiado Verdult of Cumbias Lunaticas does a bit of singing and Fred Hess plays some great saxophone on another.”

I wonder what the “thing” is…