Here’s what happens when you turn Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings loose on one of the great American folk songs.
Remember It, The Northern Belle (from the Die With Your Boots On Records release We Wither, We Bloom) You’d never know from their music that The Northern Belle hails from Norway. Their brand of Americana is bathed in Southern California sunshine in more ways than one. This is music warm and lavish, not to mention […]
I fell down the YouTube rabbit hole this weekend and stumbled across this gem. Does music get more electrifying than this? Me thinks not. As a bonus, here’s a rock legend paying honoring two godfathers of R&B, with a special guest in tow. And if you watched the end of the video above, you might […]
Swamp Dogg talks about how he earned a 1955 Crown Victoria and sings the first song that he wrote.
“Sitting In Limbo” is one of the classics. The song, which was originally recorded by songwriter Jimmy Cliff with the legendary Swampers in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, has gone on to be recorded and performed by countless musicians. Here are versions of the song performed by the Neville Brothers and the Jerry Garcia Band, as well […]
The world is simply a better place when it’s accompanied by a Neville Brothers soundtrack.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a group of New Orleans finest musicians convened in Austin, Texas to record an album in tribute to their home town. The resulting Sing Me Back Home was both a celebration and a statement – a reminder of the city’s wondrous musical heritage and a declaration that they would […]
Ruthie Foster talks about why TV newscasts are like music performances and recalls a memorable van breakdown in Boise, Idaho.
Lumar Leblanc, founder of The Soul Rebels, talks about band rehearsals at New Orlean’s famed Le Bon Ton and how the band got its name.
R&B singer-songwriter James Hunter recalls working on the railroad and talks about sweaty guitar strings.