Singer-songwriter Vanessa Peters talks about the relationship between audience demographics and merch sales and recalls touring with “Charlotte” and “Mercurio”.
Nashville (by way of Pittsburgh) singer-songwriter Zach Schmidt talks about Mama Jo, his luxury touring ride, and keeping his focus on the songs.
Levon Helm is an Americana, hell, an all-around music legend who we lost nine years ago today. Here are two celebrations of the man at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The first is a Levon Helm’s Ramble show from 2009 and features the man himself, as well as John Hiatt, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Miller, Sam […]
Hoboken music scene veteran Jon Klages talks about a tour breakdown at a goat farm, an early job archiving music magazines, and the importance of musical collaborations.
Australian singer-songwriter Natalie D-Napoleon talks about a beached Ford Mustang, Jim Connolly’s Piano Kitchen, and her magical doorway into music.
Parker Millsap talks about retrieving a stolen tour van (and amp), ordering off-menu at Taco Bell, and what motivated him to build a career in music.
A recent conversation with some music friends was a welcome reminder of the greatness that is The Waterboys. Here are two favorites to start the week. First is the Waterboys performing “The Whole of the Moon” in Germany back in 2007. Second is The Waterboys’ Mike Scott and Steve Wickham joining James Maddock at New […]
The most indelible musical memory is the ubiquitous SXSW theme music that opened every event. That aside, here are some musical favorites from SXSW 2021 Sir Woman Wild Child’s Kelsey Wilson steped out with a beautifully soulful set that highlighted tracks from her debut EP. Wilson, accompanied by two background vocalists, an electric guitarist and […]
Ah, the memories of meandering (well, more like speed walking) the streets of Austin to get to the next music venue and showcase. Not this year. Instead, the virtual SXSW 2021 had me bouncing back and forth from my couch to my kitchen (for refreshments) as I poured through hours of streaming content. While the […]
Kimon Kirk talks about a breakdown in Joshua Tree, avoiding deli platters, and the fun of surprises.