Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith recalls getting kicked off his tour bus and talks about making a living in music.
Because some times – and some weeks – you need a rock and roll adrenaline shot to kick-start the week. Here’s a favorite go-to of mine: The Posies “Dream All Day”.
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 […]
Andy Frasco reveals how many pianos he destroys a year and how many miles he drives each year while touring.
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 […]
FEATURED ALBUM I Was Hurt Today But I’m Alright Now, Robert Vincent (from the self-released In This Town You’re Owned) Robert Vincent has a few things to say. In This Town You’re Owned is an expansive meditation that finds the Liverpool-based songwriter reflecting on religion, war, relationships, and struggles in a way that is both […]
One of the joys of Twangville is having a somewhat front row seat to watch the arc of an artist’s career. We’ve been fans of Brett Newski and his music for many years now. We’ve watched him transition from a solo musical nomad, touring relentlessly with acoustic guitar in hand, to a more seasoned road […]
FEATURED ALBUM Trouble Don’t Follow Me, Christopher Paul Stelling (from the Anti- Records release Best of Luck) Christopher Paul Stelling has never been much of a conformist. While many artists are expressing anxiety and frustration with the state of the world, Stelling has decided to celebrate harmony and contentment. It’s all the more noteworthy for […]
Australia’s The Buckleys share a running band joke and talk about why they return to the spot of their first gig every year.
The title says it all. Covid-19 continues its deadly march, leaving death and heartbreak in its wake. The music world is not exempted as a growing list of artists are being abruptly taken from us. In the past week, we’ve lost Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, and country singer-songwriter Joe Diffie, […]