Willy Vlautin and Amy Boone of the Delines share an early gig that cleared the room and the need for artists to balance a social life with a solitary life.
Ghostland Observatory’s Thomas Turner talks about touring in FBI cruisers and why it’s important for musicians to keep things in perspective.
Sylvia Rose Novak onn the first song she wrote (which appears on her second album) and why music can break your heart… but that there’s nothing in world like it.
New Orleans legend George Porter Jr. reveals how he finds a taste of home while touring, a first song that got its title courtesy of Allen Toussaint and how the economics of touring have changed.
Lauren Morrow shares a lyric from her “groundbreaking” first song and discusses converting her attic space into a rehearsal studio.
Ed Hamell discusses why he prefers mom & pop guitar stores, learning from truckers while touring and the right and wrong reasons to make music.
Former Yellowcard singer-songwriter William Ryan Key compares his previous and current rehearsal spaces and talks about why he works so hard to never have a day job again.
Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe talk about graduating from making nothing to making next to nothing in the music business and their “day job” playing with Elvis Costello, Conor Oberst and Keith Urban.
Shawn Underwood (pictured left of alien). Here we are again… Thanksgiving 2018, y’all… which means we’re celebrating 13 years of Twangville’s existence. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been writing a Thanksgiving toast each year to thank our contributors, our community, and the artists who give us something to listen to and write […]
Joan Shelley Emerging Artist Interview When I first heard Joan Shelley’s 2015 album “Over and Even” I was stunned. In a year where I came through a broken leg with an infant at home, it took me a while to warm up to the power of music again. Maybe it seemed like family and people […]