Sportsman's Paradise Appears on PRX Radio Year in Review Show 2010 Again(12-09-10)
http://www.prx.org/pieces/56453-twenty-ten-again by Charlie Warren
Basically of general interest, but some features highlight locations such as The Gulf Coast, the Northeast Corridor, Detroit, New York, Chile, and North Korea. Also mentioned are Colorado, South Dakota, Washington State, Alaska, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Chicago, and others.
Vocals by Southern Louisiana artists Charles Brown, John Boutte, and The Ramblin' Letters; plus the Seldom Scene, Ron Moody, Mama Cass, Jimmy Buffet, Detroit's York Mills Trio, and DC's Capitol Steps. Instrumentals by pianist Jim Brickman, Andean musicians Los Incas, and motion picture composers Vincent Bell and John Williams.
Remembrances of Jimmy Dean, Fess Parker, Detroit Tigers' announcer Ernie Harwell, the NY Giants' Bobby Thomson and other baseball notables, plus U.S. Senators, and movie and TV stars.
The Ramblin' Letters make the L.A. Times (7-29-11)
The Ramblin' Letters Perform Live on the BBC (6-4-10)
The Ramblin' Letters performed live on the BBC Friday June 4, 2010 at the University of New Orleans at a forum on the Gulf oil disaster. They performed a part of their reworked version of the John Prine tune Paradise, which they call Sportsman's Paradise or sometimes Paradise Lost. Among distinguished guests at the forum were actor Harry Shearer and local braodcaster Garland Robinette. Harry Shearer joined the Ramblin' Letters on bass in a pre forum jam(see the photo gallery.) Michael was interviewed briefly by Robyn Bresnahan of the BBC and represented the Ramblin' Letters and south Louisiana well by most accounts. It was estimated that 193 million people listened in to the live broadcast. Below is a link where you can hear the entire BBC broadcast of the forum and another link to the BBC's photos from the forum.
The Ramblin' Letters Record Sportsman's Paradise(6-02-11)
The Ramblin' Letters went into the recording studio in New Orleans to record Sportsman's Paradise(aka Paradise Lost), their reworking of the John Prine song Paradise, related to the Gulf oil spill. While in the studio, the also recorded another original tune, My Soul's Got a Ways to Go.
BBC News Hour Interview at Oil Spill Rally(5-30-10)
Michael was interview by Robyn Bresnahan of the BBC at the oil spill raly in the French Quarter Sun 5-30-10. The interview appeared on the BBC World Newshour that day. Below is an mp3 of the interview.