As a writer, I suppose it’s natural for me to have a soft spot for well-written lyrics. I was gobsmacked, though, at some of the turns of phrase on the latest record from Oregonian Kristen Grainger. For instance, “outside the traffic clattered, like a sky full of geese drawing fire.” Does that draw you a […]
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 […]
“The track was originally written in 2017. It was left alone in hopes that things would get better and that people would love one another. In 2020, this song still applies.” Moses Not sure what else needs to be said other than what Moses says above. Hope y’all enjoy this powerful tune. LISTEN HERE (manual […]
Nate Sipe talks about AAA membership, a record-breaking night of broken guitar strings and an uncashed million dollar check.
Ruthie Foster talks about why TV newscasts are like music performances and recalls a memorable van breakdown in Boise, Idaho.
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. […]
You picked Paisley Fields – Electric Park Ballroom as your favorite new release for the week of June 5, 2020. New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Winter & Spring 2020 Robert Vincent – In […]
Everyone has stories. Some more than others. In the case of Garrett Owen, growing up a missionary’s kid in East Africa, and later South America, he has a bucket load. I think having those stories has a secondary benefit in that you recognize the good ones from other people, too. Garrett has transformed some of […]
Will Sexton talks about sitting in a tour van, touring with crock pots, and seeing his heroes get their due.
The Ballroom Thieves’ Martin Earley talks about his “epically emo” first song and the band’s increasing income… and expenses.