Santeria - Year of the Knife Blog Review
Check it out.... Great review. Thanks brother.
SANTERIA - MADRUGADA AL ROSA (IN STUDIO)
SANTERIA in Electric Comoland Studio Recording The Forthcoming 20 Min. "Madrugada Al Rosa".
"Madrugada Al Rosa" Will Be Released With New BROTHER DEGE Tracks.
Available Summer 2011 as both a Limited Edition 180 Gram 12 Inch Colored Vinyl and Digital Distributed Release.
Copyright GolarWash Labs & Records 2011
Brother Dege: Folksongs of the American Longhair By David Maine
Popmatters (one of the biggest online music magazines) just ran this unbelievably killer 9/10 review...
Brother Dege: Folksongs of the American Longhair
By David Maine 28 June 2010
Santeria frontman Dege Legg presents himself here as Brother Dege, a guitar-slidin’ force of nature whose songs could fill a hall with their effortless, mostly-acoustic verve. Ranging from quietly desperate to careening full-tilt boogie, Folksongs of the American Longhair is a testament to the idea that less can, in fact, be considerably more.
Opening tracks “Hard Row to Hoe” and “The Girl Who Wept Stones” establish the energy (copious) and prevailing tone (angsty), while eight-plus minute epic “House of the Dying Sun” builds from a slow-sliding, Paris, Texas-type opening to something approaching transcendence by way of fury. That fury is evident as well in “The Battle of New Orleans”, and there is swagger by the ton in “Too Old to Die Young”, “Dead & Gone”, and “The World’s Longest Hot Dog” (featuring the immortal line “Freaktown is where I’m from”). There’s even a little nod toward sensitivity in “Old Angel Midnight”, but maybe the less said about that, the better.
Fans of slide guitar, Southern gothic, or plain old rock & roll attitude need to run, not walk, and check out Brother Dege ASAP. This outstanding record is a case study in how one guy with a steel guitar and minimal accompaniment can out-rock a roomful of electric bombast, given the right songs, the right skills, and the right voice. Brother Dege has ‘em all.
Rating: 9 out of 10
SANTERIA HIGH & RISING (REMASTERED VIDEO)
Thanks to DougOut for digging out the masters of this video.
BROTHER DEGE'S SONG "HARD ROW TO HOE" FEATURED AS THE THEME SONG FOR DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S "AFTER THE CATCH."
The Discovery Channel's five-part series will air Tuesdays at 10PM Eastern, beginning June 15, and following all-new episodes of DEADLIEST CATCH.
Hosted by Mike Rowe, narrator of DEADLIEST CATCH and host of Discovery's DIRTY JOBS, AFTER THE CATCH will feature various special guests, including deckhands from the fleet, DEADLIEST CATCH producers, and Coast Guard heroes, for this five-part series. In addition, as in years past, local fisherman will sit down to chat with the Captains to share their own stories. In New Orleans, discussion with members of the local fishing community will turn to the situation in the Gulf, and how it's affecting fishing in the area. New this season: each episode of AFTER THE CATCH will focus on one particular boat and crew. A gumbo cook-off and an oyster-eating contest are also in store this season.
CHECK OUT BROTHER DEGE'S NEW VIDEO FOR "HARD ROW TO HOE":
Santeria Interview circa 1999
Santeria Backstage Interview circa 1999
Here's an old interview I totally forgot about. Thanks to Backstage Travis Gauthier
for finding this one....
O Brother Dege, Where Art Thou?
BROTHER DEGE - BROKEN BEARD REVIEW
"Dege Legg is a ghost.
His bones rattle like tin cans tied to the tail of an alley cat and he haunts all the darkest parts of your mind, the parts that moan and wail in the middle of the night when the moon bleeds. As a ghost, he’s one of America’s best kept songwriting (and writing) secrets. He’s lived a few lifetimes in the spooky, isolated backwoods of Louisiana where he cultivates his genius on words and music under endless starry skies as the distant static of radio transmitters buzz like mosquitoes skimming the surface of the swamp...."
Brother Dege CD's Now Available on CD Baby as Digital Download.
Get ready for some raw dirt, railroad pounding, swamp-fried, Louisiana-meets-the-Mekong Delta blues music.
This ain’t no cowboy chording blues cheese. This is the REAL deal. Dege Legg (aka Brother Dege), Cajun born and Louisiana raised.
SANTERIA "YEAR OF THE KNIFE" VIDEO
THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
Brothers and Sisters...
To show both respect and allegiance for the great city of New Orleans & The New Orleans Saints, Brother Dege is allowing "The Battle of New Orleans" from his forthcoming album to be dowloaded for FREE:
Brother Dege "The Battle of New Orleans" 320K MP3
For more info on the New Orleans Saints, Please visit:
Super Bowl XLIV
Sunday Feb 7th, 6:25PM ET on CBS - The New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts will go head to head at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Brother Dege (Santeria/Black Bayou Construkt/Dege Legg)
"Folksongs of the American Longhair" aka THE DOBRO ALBUM
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AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 16TH, 2010
RESERVE YOUR LIMITED EDITION AUTOGRAPHED COPY TODAY
LIMITED EDITION AUTOGRAPHED BROTHER DEGE CD - AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 16, 2010
"FOLKSONGS OF THE AMERICAN LONGHAIR"
AKA THE DOBRO ALBUM
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 16TH, 2010
RESERVE YOUR LIMITED EDITION AUTOGRAPHED COPY TODAY!!
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE'S BEST OF 2009!
Santeria are featured in the brand new issue of Classic Rock Magazine (#140 January 2010).
Santeria's "You Got What I Need" is also included in the magazine's free CD sampler.
On behalf of the band, we are honored to be a part of the magazine's Best of 2009 Issue!!
The New Issue Of Classic Rock Is On Sale Now!
"Madrugada Al Raso"
Santeria are currently in the studio recording tracks for a forthcoming vinyl release called "Madrugada Al Raso". The aforementioned 20 min. southern-psychedelic-epic will be available for a limited time only (along with a few B-sides TBA) on 12' colored vinyl. Stay tuned for details and pre-orders.
NEW!!! Santeria & Black Bayou Construkt (T-SHIRTS & CD'S)!!
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SANTERIA on REVERBNATION!!
Songs, Press, and more...
READ JUNK REVIEW!!!
HIGH HOPES - CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE #130
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
ISSUE 130 (JIMMY PAGE COVER)
AVAILABLE IN UK BOOKSTORES STORES NOW, AVAILABLE IN ALL MAJOR US BOOKSTORES (BARNES
& NOBLE) IN 2 WEEKS!!
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE ISSUE #129
Santeria's "Mexico" is featured in this month's issue of Classic Rock Magazine.
It's the one with.....Axl on the cover.
Mexico is on the CD glued to the front of the mag. Under Axl's head....
BLURB MAGAZINE REVIEW!!
Another great review from Fred Mills at BLURB. Thanks Fred for the opportunity...
"But with hooks a-plenty and melodies to die for, Year of the Knife - quietly released last fall and now getting a proper national roll-out - ultimately
goes down easy while retaining the proverbial sharp edges that makes for great
rock anthemism." FRED MILLS (BLURB MAGAZINE)
CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE REVIEW HERE:
RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING
Santeria “Year Of The Knife” Golarwash
Return of the Swamp Thing.
It has been a fistful of long and trouble-tainted years since Louisiana ghost-rockers Santeria have graced us with a transmission from the swamplands. 2003’s House Of The Dying Sun was a masterpiece of sun-boiled powerblues and midnight psychedelia, a surreal and evocative road trip into the very heart of darkness.
Five years on, and the band’s propensity for writing songs that haunt and beguile has not waned. When they are in full Southern death-boogie mode, as in the tribal-stomping Leave Something Witchy, or the riff-gasmic Haunted Heart, Santeria sound like a gothic Allman Brothers, a sort of funeral party jam band, at once mournful and joyous.
Elsewhere, among other ethereal delights, there’s the fantastically weird Mexico, which mashes a Bob Seger-esque narrative with a lonesome acoustic guitar and a brass section, the ska-tinged Sold My Soul for Nothing, and the brooding psyche-grunge of You Got What I Need.
Anchored by frontman Dege Legg’s breathy shaman drawl, Year Of The Knife is so atmospheric you may need fog lights to find your way back to reality.
Ken McIntyre (Classic Rock Magazine - Issue 129)
8 out of 10 Stars
EVENT: SANTERIA ACOUSTIC
DATE: FRIDAY JAN 30th 2008
VENUE: THE BLUE MOON SALOON
PLACE: 215 CONVENT STREET, LAFAYETTE, LA 70501
NOTE: OUTDOOR HEATERS WILL BE AVAILABLE!
NEW - SLEAZEGRINDER REVIEW!!
Brothers and Sisters....Here's another really good review from Jeff Warren (SUNCULTURE HERO) at SLEAZEGRINDER:
Year of the Knife
Golarwash Labs & Records
is the greatest rock band in America. An America, mind you, that's more
Mexican than McDonald's and more mystic and magical than muck and mire.
I want to live in Santeria's America. I want to ride shotgun in the
yellow ghost cab speeding down the dusty highways of truth and
oblivion. And when I get to wherever it is I'm meant to be, I want to
relax in an old rocking chair on a rickety porch and read Richard
Brautigan. Then I want to die like the sun at dusk while the dobro
plays my last song. You see, just when you thought all your dreams were dead, Santeria rises once again.
NEW RAY'S REALM REVIEW AND INTERVIEW!!
Brothers and Sisters...
Check out Santeria's brand new "Year of the Knife" review and interview with Dege and I on Ray's Realm. Special thanks go to Ray for such a gracious opportunity and superb review.