Our friends at State Fair Records are gearing up for a great Friday celebration. Yesterday we premiered the latest single from John Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner and today we are back to premiere the new single from Chris J. Norwood. Both tracks will be released tomorrow on, you guessed it, State Fair Records. Although we recently […]
I’ve been waiting patiently for John Pedigo to release the follow-up to 2018’s self-titled release. Pedigo, with his Magic Pilsner compadres, have been taking their time on their sophomore release, in part due to Pedigo’s “side gig” as a producer extraordinaire for the likes of Joshua Ray Walker and others. And then pandemic. Without the ability to […]
Canadian rock and roll artist Terra Lightfoot recalls the time she ripped the strings off of her guitar and a day job as a dog-walker.
The late Tom Petty would have celebrated his 70th birthday last week. Nashville-based musician Dylan Sevey decided to mark the occasion by inviting a few friends to share some of their favorite Petty songs. I guess things got a little carried away – just look at the list of participating artists below, more than 100 […]
Fine, Bonnie Whitmore (from the Aviatrix Records release Last Will & Testament) Bonnie Whitmore lulls you in with a chorus of harmonies on the opening track to her latest album. But before one can settle into the lushness, a fuzzy bass, quickly joined by ominous strings and a resonating electric guitar, interrupts to create a […]
Back last summer I ran across the debut album from LA-based Greg Felden. I noted at the time he set an emotional tone with the songs and several of them were driven by a rock and roll guitar sound. He also did a bit of introspection on some of the acoustic numbers. Well, he’s turned […]
Singer-songwriter Gordy Quist of The Band of Heathens talks about The Finishing School studio, a brief stint as a substitute teacher (with an accompanying apology to substitute teachers that he had as a child), and why music can be personal therapy.
John Lennon would have been 80 last Friday. We all shine on…
Sam Morrow’s previous release “Concrete and Mud” walked the line between Country and Rock. This made sense given the songwriter was Texas born but had moved to Los Angeles. He was definitely fusing his roots with his newfound locale on the record. It was also a successful fusion and garnered much critical acclaim. On his […]
THE SCENE It’s a glass half empty, glass half full kind of situation. The Americana Music Association awards and conference is an event that I eagerly await and always enjoy every year (mild understatement). A chance to catch up with friends both old and new, gain some knowledge at the panel discussions, and, of course, […]