It’s been a tough week in the music world with the passing of three notable artists. Shawn wrote about the loss of idiosyncratic old-timey artist Leon Redbone. We also lost harmonica player and rock historian Tony Glover, an influence for Bob Dylan and countless others. Friday brought news of Roky Erickson’s death at the age […]
Gary Nicholson describes his early gigs playing at the legendary Ft Worth Cellar and time spent welding fins on bombs.
Matthew Logan Vasquez recalls losing the Delta Spirit band gear in Hurricane Sandy, time spent working with special needs students and the time he extinguished a van fire with Red Bull.
Honor the fallen on Memorial Day with Jason Isbell’s poignant elegy “Dress Blues”.
Sally Timms talks about Facebook food photos, how the band spends their royalties and the most important thing she’s done in life.
Jesse Dayton shares some songwriting tips before launching into “Take Out the Trash,” a stand-out from 2018’s The Revealer. A live version appears on the feisty On Fire in Nashville, released earlier this year.
Reckless Heart, Todd Thibaud (from the self-released Hill West) Singer-songwriter Todd Thibaud decamped to rural Vermont to craft his latest album. He returned to Boston with a collection of songs somber and introspective, no doubt reflective of the environment in which it was born. Stark but nuanced arrangements play into the pensive nature of the […]
One of an artist’s most meaningful – and noble – purposes is to reflect on the times in which they live. Sometimes it’s a deliberation on things personal, a relationship or individual struggles; other times it’s a consideration of the larger social and economic forces shaping the world. Matthew Ryan has long followed this artistic […]
Mother’s Day was yesterday but we’re celebrating today with this incredible new track from Australian legend Paul Kelly. The song, a collaboration with singer-songwriter Dan Sultan, is another instant Kelly classic. The song was written for the soundtrack for the forthcoming documentary about Australian Football League star and Indigenous Australian leader Adam Goodes. It reflects […]
Singer-songwriter Jared Putnam talks about constructing a loft in the mini-van he uses to tour, the song he wrote in the 5th grade and revisiting the scene of his first gig.