Renowned singer-songwriter Mark Olsen talks about the benefits of touring via trains, late night soup, and banter sessions.
As the members of the Twangville posse know firsthand, a Session Americana performance is more than a show, it’s an experience. Case in point: To celebrate the release of last year’s excellent Northeast, the group brought together many of the artists who contributed to the album – a whopping 14 musicians – for a gala […]
Todd Snider used to say that some of the best advice he got about being a songwriter was to live your life to where you could pack up and be gone in 15 minutes. I don’t think that was so much recommending a vagabond life, but rather that you’re prepared to easily take advantage of […]
Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith recalls getting kicked off his tour bus and talks about making a living in music.
When we last checked in with our intrepid heros, musicians and banjo builders Pharis and Jason Romero, they were celebrating the release of a new album two years after losing their shop and cabin to a fire. The trauma had helped them appreciate some of the simpler things in life and they put that feeling […]
Singer-songwriter Ben de la Cour talks about early days touring in his sweet 2003 Dodge Neon and his trick for eating cheaply, if not healthy, while on tour.
Christopher Paul Stelling has just released a wonderful video for “Something in Return”, a beautiful ballad from his recently released Best of Luck. ain’t just lucky to be here to see what it isall the love and the chaos and the coincidencepraying for the patience for the trustwe have to earnif you give a little […]
FEATURED ALBUM I’m Learning How to Tell Myself the Truth, John Moreland (from the Old Omens/Thirty Tigers release LP5) John Moreland is still searching for that which eludes him. I wouldn’t call it happiness, but rather contentment. It’s a quest to find understanding, if not meaning, in the world. Much of his latest release centers […]
It is times like these where we most need artists. And they are rising to the occasion. Many a music fan has watched some of the flood of online streaming shows that have – and continue – to occur. While these events are a crucial source of income to artists in an era where most […]
Irish singer-songwriter Mick Flannery talks about working as a stonemason and shares some sage life advice.