Sharp Notes November 11 2000

Although Metallica might not approve, Doria Roberts, whose new politically-themed album Radio Doria was released this week in time for election day, is looking for someone to help set up an authorized MP3.Com page for her live bootlegs and other downloadable music. Contact her at doria_list@yahoo.com.
More drivin', less cryin'. drivin n cryin are back on the road, celebrating their 15th anniversary and a new career-spanning Ultimate Collection CD release. The original trio, whose career and national profile has been sputtering for the past half-decade, will be joined by David Franklin on guitar as they tour for the better part of November and December. DNC frontman Kevn Kinney will also play selected solo dates during those months. The tour marks the first time the band has played together since last November.
More movin', more shakin'.The Josh Joplin Band has signed with major indie Artemis Records, who is sending the band on a "big push" four-date promotional tour this week, complete with open bar and even free food for industry movers and shakers. Los Angeles, New York, Boston and, of course, Atlanta, are on the itinerary. Their Jerry Harrison-produced debut for the label is due out Jan. 23.