New Orleans singer-songwriter Kelcy Mae recalls a first gig that was “bizarre, terrifying and memorable” and describes her highly decorated rehearsal space.
Gurf Morlix shares Butch Hancock’s method for judging songwriters and recalls a band called The Plague and reveals his unique rehearsal space.
With a resume that includes bass player, lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer, Ted Russell Kamp could be a contestant on The Most Interesting Man In the World. Most of those talents are on display on his latest record, Walkin’ Shoes. The first cut, Home Away From Home, sets the pace properly with a walking, […]
Corb Lund on a band rider that’s no fun at all, fights at his first gig and writing songs while working at an early day job.
Let’s start the week with a question. Why aren’t Los Lobos in the Rock Hall of Fame? Over their more than 45 year career, they’ve demonstrated a mastery of broad musical styles alongside a tremendous commitment to artistic creativity and craft. Their live performances bring this range to life with an infectious energy. Here are […]
Although he’s originally from New Jersey, Jonah Tolchin put out a scorching southern rock road song a couple of years ago that, in the live version, seems just on the brink of launching into Radar Love, perhaps the best road song ever. The title cut of that album, Thousand Mile Night, was a good proxy […]
Shawn Mullins talks about the loneliness of the road and the part of his job that he really enjoys.
When I last was tuned into Austin’s Madisons, Dominic Solis and his band of merry-makers had just released a record full of tragic stories and ne’er-do-wells set to some lively dance music. It was a lot of fun if you didn’t listen to the lyrics too closely. Over the holidays their new EP, Country Music […]
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.
If the albums scheduled for release over the next few months are any indication, there’s a great year of music ahead of us. Here are just a few forthcoming long-players that we are eagerly anticipating in 2019. WHAT WILL YOU DO by LULA WILES(25 January on Smithsonian Folkways)The Boston trio have taken their time […]