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Throwback Thursday: Kandia Crazy Horse’s top albums of 2016 x Other Music NYC

I have been mostly focused on the Red Road > powwow highway > doing activism on behalf of Indian Country especially for Standing Rock / #NoDAPL during 2016. Yet once I was a rock journalist & music editor in a previous life, and I perpetually remain a vinyl collector & music fanatic. Amongst the many losses to the music world this year was my dear folks’ seminal record store in the NoHo section of downtown NYC: Other Music. I bought my last hauls of records there back in the spring/summer & we feted their existence with a great parade down the Bowery, followed by a concert @ Bowery Ballroom starring Yoko Ono & many other artists. So it’s now bittersweet to be closing out the year by voting for my most memorable recordings of 2016 in company with the OM fam — here’s my list:

KANDIA CRAZY HORSE 2016 ALBUMS (I will shortly be submitting ballots for the Village Voice Pazz+Jop in Manhattan & the Nashville Scene country music critics poll for Nashville, TN as well…)

& the other Other Music staff + fellow update contributors’ choices can be read HEREIN

& some scenes from the closing of Other Music…A’ho*

13558875_490526301141288_7978002856441150582_o ( Kandia Crazy Horse & Other Music staffer / WFMU DJ / Bim Marx producer Duane Harriott inside Other Music’s East 4th St store on the final day of operations )

13524518_489444234582828_948187146350278191_n ( The last 2 physical copies of my debut album Stampede for sale @ Other Music NYC )

13559037_490536591140259_4245075741608009004_o ( Other Music co-owner Josh Madell & I outside the Bowery Ballroom on Delancey Street, after the parade / before the farewell concert started )

13568815_490534531140465_1908409089438084004_o ( Other Music staffer / bandleader of Chouette Amanda Colbenson & I outside the Bowery Ballroom after the OM parade down the Bowery, NYC )

13568796_490527467807838_9101158548160392123_o ( The banner that used to hang above the entrance @ Other Music on East 4th Street, NYC )

 

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Sign o’ The Twins

Y’all, I have been in the innermost songwriting cave for a spell & having some long overdue reconnection with kin…Yet today, with the arrival of Manhattanhenge, the summer’s really begun for me & shall be beaming out some vital Light for the season come Sundown. This is the time in NYC that transplanted southerners like myself — & my late mother, whose Gemini Soul & 2nd June bornday we shall be celebrating next week @ Chaka Khan in Prospect Park — feel most at peace, able to commune with the Green. Looking forward to connecting, at my upcoming shows & down by the riverside!

Peace & Love, Kandia*

000c7000h7_larrycarlsonBringin’ it back to where it all began: Stampede, the debut album recorded in remembrance of my southern belle Mum, plus two singles from my forthcoming follow-up Canyons — “Tula” & “Bury My Heart At Rock Creek Park” — are available from CD Baby HERE


MOJO Magazine UK awards Stampede 4-Stars! | 05.2014

In the current issue #246 of MOJO on newsstands in the UK (print only), veteran British chronicler of American roots music (The Band) and Southern Californian folk-rock out of Laurel Canyon turns his gaze to Stampede, Kandia & the “promise of [her] sassy, assured debut.”

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STAMPEDE in Black Grooves | 01.2014

STAMPEDE made Black Grooves list as their sole notable country / folk release for January 2014


STAMPEDE in Engine 145’s Country Music News | 01.22.2014

My first mention on Engine 145, for the #NewMusicTuesday release of STAMPEDE CD: http://www.engine145.com/catherine-britt-inks-new-deal-hof-honor-bob-dipiero-jarosz-plays-conan/


STAMPEDE celebrated in Village Voice – Best of 2013

STAMPEDE & “California” made several Top10 lists on the Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop Music Poll this January 2014! http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/critics/2013/685863/


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Americana Daily | 10.02.2013

“Kandia Crazy Horse Releases First Single, California Off Forthcoming New Album Stampede”


The Loop [Jambands.com] | 09.13.2013

Kandia Crazy Horse “California”


Blacknews.com | 08.26.2013

She’s Country Strong and She’s Black!


CLog [Creative Loafing] | 07.30.2013

Kandia Crazy Horse releases “California” lyric video