Matthew Sweet and Velvet Crush: Washington, D.C.

Athens Popfest: Athens, GA

The Troubador: Los Angeles

Linda Draper: NYC

Tracy Shedd: New Orleans, Baton Rouge

Planting Seeds Records photographer Steve Frank, along with other staff members get a chance every now and then to visit some really great people in the PSR family of artists. From time to time they'll get a chance to write down some thoughts, shoot a cool photograph here and there. Read below to see where the staff went recently.

New York City, NY

Rick Nelson Tribute CD Party: The Sidewalk Cafe

Opening the show was Philadelphia based via Norfolk, VA Jeff Mellin - he kicked things off with an accapella version of "Lonesome Town" then filling his set with tracks from his recent solo LP "Good for The Gander" (Stereorrific Records). The spotlight of the set of course was Mellin's pop filled version of "Garden Party," complete with toy piano solo by brother Joel Mellin. Jeff Mellin closed his set with a great reading of Bob Dylan's song "Let Me Die In My Footsteps." After all, Rick loved Dylan.

Linda Draper enjoyed a return to live performances with a fine set at the Planting Seeds Records'/Cancer Care Rick Nelson tribute CD release party. Linda's show included a preview of tracks from her upcoming LP "Keepsake" (to be releaesed in early 2007) and her already classic critically acclaimed fouth LP "One Two Three Four." She also performed the very lovely Rick Nelson composed song "How Long." The set also included the debut of a new song "Time Will Tell" and an ultra cool duet on the Harry Nilsson track "The Lottery Song" with fellow Planting Seeds' artist Brian Wurschum of The Voyces. Linda later appeared with the Voyces, for one song: "Top of My Lungs."

The Voyces headlined the night with a set of melodic tracks including their Rick Nelson contribution: "Poor Little Fool" which also featured antifolk artist Peter Dizozza on piano. The band also churned out variety of tracks from their excellent LP "The Angels of Fun," kicking their set off with the ever-so melodic "Tangerine" plus the title cut, "Rebby's Song" among others. "Love Arcade" is the latest release and their performance was capped by the very rocking "Big Black Car." Brian and company are currently in the studio preparing their debut release on Planting Seeds for 2007.

::back to news