"Honest Strings: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Jack Rose" now available


From Thrill Jockey/FINA…

Jack Rose was a masterful musician and even greater friend and supporter of the underground music community. Honest Strings: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Jack Rose is a massive and exceptional collection of heartfelt contributions from forty artists who were friends with Jack and/or inspired by his prodigious talents. Due to the running time in excess of six and a half hours, this collection is only available as a download. The downloaded file also features new original digital artwork from both Arik Roper and Alex Jako as well as a set of liner notes with thoughts about Jack Rose by many of the contributors including compilation curator Cory Rayborn (Three Lobed Recordings).

Here is the announcement from Three Lobed Recordings



It should come as no secret to anyone who reads these updates that we were pretty shocked about the December passing of our friend Jack Rose. While it has been tough around here and actions are no substitute for the man himself, we have been busy curating a download-only tribute “album” to Jack. This compilation is monstrous and insanely full of good material – it’s a very fitting tribute to the man.

“Honest Strings: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Jack Rose,” is now up and available for sale exclusively from the download portion of the Thrill Jockey site, FINA. This compilation costs $15, an absolute bargain for what you are getting, with 100% of the purchase price going to Jack’s estate. The compilation itself is, get this, six and a half hours long. Yes, you read that right.

Follow this direct link (http://fina-music.com/catalog/index.html?id=104712) to go to the compilation’s location at the FINA store where it is available for sale/download.

The list of featured artists is absolutely bonkers, too. Here it is, in no particular order:

Bardo Pond
D. Charles Speer
Rick Tomlinson
Heather Leigh
Stuart Leslie Braithwaite
Nathan Bowles
Joseph Mattson – reading from “Empty The Sun”
Sunburned Hand Of The Man
Scott Verrastro / Nathan Bowles
No Neck Blues Band
Cian Nugent
James Toth, Kerry Kennedy and Jason Meagher
Cath & Phil Tyler
Black Twig Pickers
Spiral Joy Band
Byron Coley with Son of Earth
Alvarius B
Hans Chew
Six Organs Of Admittance
Chris Forsyth
Hush Arbors
Zaika with Paul Flaherty
Spectre Folk
Zaika with Loren Connors
Steve Gunn
Bill Nace
Luther Dickinson
C. Joynes
Danny Paul Grody
Elisa Ambrogio
Jenks Miller
Coach Fingers
Charlie Parr & Mike Gangloff
Lloyd Thayer

We are really proud of how this come came together and hope that you all enjoy it. We miss you, Jack.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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