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 […]
December boy’s got it bad…
I posted a best songs list for the first half of 2014 back in July (here). Rather than replicate that list for my full year review, consider this the continuation — the best songs from the second half of the year. An Anthem for the Broken and A Song to Learn and Sing (Until Kingdom […]