You picked Buddy and Julie Miller – Breakdown on 20th Ave. South as your favorite new release for the week of June 21, 2019. 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 2019 […]
Orphans by Michael McDermott It speaks volumes about Michael McDermott’s songwriting prowess that the songs that make up Orphans were originally written for his last few albums but were left sitting on the shelf. In some ways this is fairly relaxed record by McDermott standards, but it still packs a powerful emotional punch. Key Tracks: […]
North Carolina musician and producer Chris Stamey talks about touring in a 737, rehearsing in a slingshot shack and the magic of creating string and wind arrangements for himself and others.
Country singer Austin Jenckes talks about working as a Nashville tour guide and his quest to find a tour van.
Andrew Duhon’s False River was one of my favorite albums from last year. He recently released this stunning video of the melancholy “No Man’s Land”, the beauty of the setting offering a gentle contrast to the song’s forlorn lyrics.
You picked Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars as your favorite new release for the week of June 14, 2019. 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 2019 Bob Hillman – Some of […]
All Some Kind of Dream, Josh Ritter (from the Pytheas Recordings release Fever Breaks) Josh Ritter is one of the most literate songwriters of these times, waxing poetic as easily as unleashing fiery commentary. He sets the tone early on the newly released Fever Breaks with “Ground Don’t Want Me”, a somewhat jubilant melody and […]
What came first, the chicken or the egg. Did Mike Jacoby write songs honoring The Clash and Elvis before he knew about the album artwork connection? Or, did he pen one of the songs after discovering the London Calling and Elvis Presley sleeves? Either way, his latest collection of originals, Long Beach Calling, puts an […]
Singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc describes the bar in the band’s rehearsal space and the school girl crush that inspired his first song.
Singer-songwriter Ariana Gillis talks about the song that she wrote when she was three years old and getting back on the musical path after a two year hiatus resulting from a severe concussion.