She’s a Self-Made Man, Larkin Poe (from Tricki-Woo Records Self Made Man) Rebecca & Megan Lovell pull no punches on their latest release. Self Made Man, their follow-up to 2018’s Grammy nominated Venom & Faith is a bruising rock album pure and simple. The sisters are old souls possessed by the spirit of the legendary […]
Voices, Joshua Ray Walker (from the State Fair Records release Glad You Made It) Joshua Ray Walker sure seems like he’s having fun on Glad You Made It. Sure, the album opens with the stunning “Voices”, a song of loneliness and despair. Yet as the album progresses, Walker leans into the country side and showcases […]
We’re gonna do something different this week for our Monday Morning Video. Los Angeles-based The Americans were gearing up to release the follow-up to 2017’s I’ll Be Yours when, well, you know what happened. Of course even a pandemic can’t keep a good band down. Not surprisingly, the Americans have passed the time playing music. […]
Will Sexton talks about sitting in a tour van, touring with crock pots, and seeing his heroes get their due.
Not sure how I missed this, but acclaimed Toronto music venue Massey Hall has shared some wonderful 30 minute excerpts from performances that they’ve hosted in the mid twenty-teens. There are plenty great ones from which to chose, from the New Pornographers, Whitehorse, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Sloan, Constantines, Japandroids, and more. I’m particuarly partial […]
Her Town Now, Mark Erelli (from the self-released Blindsided) A song of the year nomination at last year’s Americana Music Awards put Mark Erelli on a stage that he has long deserved. Over twelve albums, Erelli has honed his songwriting craft and become one of Americana’s leading, if until recently under-appreciated, songwriters. Blindsided, his latest […]
A song evocative and appropriate, courtesy of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits.
American Aquarium’s BJ Barham shares a touring tip to avoid cops and break-ins, reveals the one thing that he has refused to give up, and talks about why it is important to surround yourself with the right people.
Singer-songwriter Ben de la Cour talks about early days touring in his sweet 2003 Dodge Neon and his trick for eating cheaply, if not healthy, while on tour.
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”.