On pretty much any night of the week on network television, you can find a show featuring contestants with incredible vocal talents. What most of them are missing is soul. Not literally like soul music, but spiritually like the non-physical essence of someone. If you don’t know what that sounds like, you can hear it […]
Marc Perlman and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks chat about terrible eating habits on the road and recall their first gigs.
Singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman talks about the tortoise and the duck in his rehearsal space and recalls the lesson that he learned at his first gig.
Damn, this makes me nostalgic in more ways than one. Dallas singer-songwriter pays tribute to live music – and live music venues – with this cover of fellow Dallas troubadours Old 97’s “Niteclub”. Sure, there’s an irony in that the song talks about burning the club down as touring is keeping the singer from a […]
Everybody knows about Cheers, the bar where everyone knows your name. Apparently the recording studio equivalent of that is Ted Russell Kamp’s former garage, now affectionately known as The Den. Ted has a new album out, Down In the Den, that features (if I counted right) 35 of his friends, who all happen to be […]
Acclaimed songwriter and musician Sarah Siskind talks about coffee shop gigs, “Mr Mystery”, and writing for film and television.
No Time for Love Songs, The Mastersons (from the Red House Records release No Time for Love Songs) I love you so much but it’s no time for love songs We’re starting to unravel at the seams Maybe I care too much and this world is hard enough How come everybody’s gotta be so mean? […]
Austin-based singer-songwriter Arkansas Dave talks about a tour van called “Stormtrooper” and reveals why he’s called “Swamp Thang”
Self Made Man by Larkin Poe Sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell take no prisoners on this sonic rock and blues explosion. Self Made Man is a brilliant combination of fierce guitars, impassioned vocals, and rousing anthems. Key Tracks: She’s a Self Made Man, Holy Ghost Fire, Keep Diggin’, Back Down South, Tears of Blue to […]
Will Hoge talks about renting a rehearsal space from Todd Snider and why music is like the old roller coasters at Opryland.