How about starting the week with Patrick Sweany and his band laying down an especially bluesy version of AC/DC’s “It’s a Long Way to the Top.” I guess no one told them that they were playing the “acoustic stage.”
To say that the guys in Girls Guns and Glory are fans of Hank Williams would be an understatement. For the past five years they’ve celebrated the legendary songwriter with a series of annual tribute shows. They intentionally schedule these tributes for New Year’s Eve and Day, paying homage to the show that Williams was […]
A week ago Sunday Mike Farris was walking on stage in sunny Los Angeles to accept a Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album. Three days later he braved the cold and snow to play a small club in Boston. To say that he wowed the crowd would be an understatement. For more than two hours […]
Famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week, signaling six more weeks of winter. Sure enough, Boston is in the midst of a three day snowstorm. Perhaps Phil would have acted differently if singer-songwriter Dietrich Strause serenaded him instead of these two ducks. The song is called “Sling and Stone” from his 2013 release […]
We’ve got a special treat this week, an exclusive premiere from LA by way of Texas songwriter Sam Morrow. Morrow has been spending time in the studio working on a new album which will be released later this year. He paused long enough to share this special live performance of “14,” a track from last […]
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Watch the video to see what I mean.
There’s nothing like starting the week with a classic: George Jones singing “She Thinks I Still Care” (with a brief cameo from Johnny Cash).
We lost a legend when Joe Cocker passed away on 22 December. Cocker possessed one of the quintessential voices in rock and roll, a singer who quite literally took ownership of every song he sang. Dave Mason wrote a wonderful piece about Cocker on his Facebook page: When I wrote Feelin’ Alright, it had a […]