Live Review

Houston Kid Can Still Bring It Strong To The Delight of His Fans

Rodney Crowell at Music Box Supper Club on April 14, 2018

Live Review

He's From New Jersey

John Gorka on March 31, 2018

John Gorka at Sellersville Theater 2018

Yes, John Gorka is from New Jersey. After opening his show with “True in Time,” a song from his new album of the same name, he proceeded to tell the audience that for those who might not be familiar with him, he would tell a little about himself as he went along. Of those who were familiar with John and his music, about 99%, knew right where he was going. Yes, he broke right into his well-known song, “I’m From New Jersey.” But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.

Interview

THE NEW ZEITGEIST

Jen & Eddy of THE NEW ZEITGEIST manage to meld diverse influences that provide consistently ethereal Americana from one tune to the next, pretty dreamy stuff.

——- Duo musical couples seem to be rarer and rarer these days, was the potential to work together on music part of what brought you two together? 

Interview

Eva Kano opens new doors to jazz with ukulele

Vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Eva Kano opened minds a year ago by releasing a ukulele jazz album, New Chapter. It was a startlingly fresh twist on the genre, taking it into undiscovered territory but accessible to a mass audience as well. Who would've thought, right? Kano is a true independent spirit, as her diverse influences revealed in this interview will reveal as well.

Q: What attracted you to the ukulele, and how did you learn how to play it?

Interview

INTERVIEW: Denver Americana Artist Andy Sydow gives us Reasons for Departure - new video

Andy Sydow

Having interviewed several singer-songwriters from around the US, it gives me pleasure to uncover a younger artist who is laser-focused on succeeding in the music industry. 26-year-old Denver Americana artist Andy Sydow has already had a decade of experience as a music professional, having toured the US and Canada and released three previous albums. He continues to build his career and plans to release his fourth album, Reasons for Departure, on May 11, 2018.

Interview

Interview: Fritz Weber

Vocalist and mult-instrumentalist Fritz Weber is the leader of the Portland, OR-based group Luminous. Weber has recently released a new album, Manzanita Moon, with this wildly eclectic group, whose stylistic menu ventures from Latin to classical to the blues.

Q: What was your introduction to music? How old were you, and how did it affect you?

Live Review

A Double of Celtic Spirit; Dean Owens at The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, London

Dean Owens on April 3, 2018

Photo: Allan McKay

Betsey Trotwood is a character from the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield. It is also the name of a pub in Clerkenwell, London, where the visitor enters a friendly bar, and for the music lover, upstairs is a compact live venue. Intimate would be the right description; no stage, just a couple of chairs for the performers in one corner, then other chairs closely arranged around the rest of the room. Curtains were drawn and lighting was atmospheric, thus creating the ideal setting for singer-songwriter, Dean Owens, to launch his new album Southern Wind.

Live Review

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Joyful Noises @ Ryman Auditorium 3/3/18

Tedeschi Trucks Band on March 3, 2018

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi - Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, March 3, 2018

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being . ..When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups ... I want to speak to their souls.” — John Coltrane

Live Review

An Evening with Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite at the Grammy Museum

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite on March 28, 2018

Photo courtesy of Alison Buck/Wireimage.com for The Grammy Museum

The second collaboration between Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite (after their Grammy winning debut, Get Up!) is out today, and there was a performance and conversation Wednesday evening with the two bluesmen at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles to celebrate their brand new album, No Mercy In This Land

Interview

Phoebe Hunt: Rising Up, Marching On

Teaching up-and-coming fiddlers, speaking and playing at Tedx and writing with war veterans are only a few of the ways Brooklyn-by-way-of Austin songwriter Phoebe Hunt is sparking change with her music.

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