Burn It, Joshua Ray Walker (from the State Fair Records release Wish You Were Here) Texas has a rich tradition of extraordinary storytellers. Writers who weave exceptional stories filled with colorful characters that find themselves in situations both trying and humorous. With Wish You Were Here, his debut release, Joshua Ray Walker firmly establishes himself […]
New Orleans singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton talks about her storied rehearsal space called “The Watermelon”, sampling local cuisine while touring and making $50 at her first paid gig when she was 13.
Shawn Mullins talks about the loneliness of the road and the part of his job that he really enjoys.
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 […]
How about we start off the week with a classic. Jimmy Cliff is a towering voice, both as a singer and a songwriter, and “Many Rivers to Cross” is among his finest creations. Don’t believe me? Look at this list of artists who have covered the song: Bruce Springsteen, Annie Lennox, Jimmy Barnes & Crowded […]
Let’s close out 2018 and welcome 2019 with a trio of great New Years songs. U2’s “New Year’s Day”, Slaid Cleave’s “One Good Year” and Josh Ritter’s “Empty Heart.” Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to more great music in 2019.
Here, in no particular order, are a few more favorites from 2018. Tenkiller Marie/Lepanto Out From Under
I posted my list of favorite from the first half of 2018 back in July (here). Rather than replicate that list for my full year review, consider this a continuation — the best songs from the second half of the year. Right On Time, Kevin Gordon (from the Crowville Media release Tilt and Shine) A […]
Here’s a soundtrack for those final hours of shopping – Paul Kelly’s “How To Make Gravy” and Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas From the Family”. Two holiday classics.
I’m fortunate to be able to explore and enjoy the music scenes of two cities – Boston and Dallas. Artists from both have released some exceptional music this year. Here are a few favorites. Love it local. LOVE THAT DIRTY WATER (BOSTON YOU’RE MY HOME) Sarah Borges, Love’s Middle Name Borges takes no prisoners on […]