Anderson East @ TLA
Anderson East on April 7, 2018
Theater of The Living Arts (TLA)
Records come and records go. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with social media and artists being able to churn out records and songs at home in an afternoon it can be especially hard to wade through the mud to find that special pearl inside of the tough exterior of an oyster. So much is the case, that when that you are graced with the luster of that precious jewel, you hold onto it for a long time to come. To date I am not sure that singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty has produced a record that isn’t one of those pearls.
New Hampshire-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Hostage has a wealth of talent, among the rare artists who can croon as coolly as Frank Sinatra while dropping a funk riff that could smoke the dance floor. His latest album, Uptown, is an homage to his undying affection for jazz and blues icons like Ray Charles and Nina Simone.
Q: You just released a new album, Uptown. How would you describe it?
Twenty years ago you couldn’t turn on country radio without hearing the strong voice of Michael Peterson. Like many of his peers, he was a victim of the major labels’ quest for more profits. Fortunately for music lovers, he has just released his first indie album, and is giving this new music generation a taste of his greatness. Before we review his album tomorrow, we wanted to spend some time and catch up with him. Here’s our interview.
IVB: What is your background?
England-based Daniel Biro has just released a compelling new album, 120 Onetwenty, that delves into '70s-influenced synthesized atmospherics and progressive jazz fusion.
Q: What was your introduction to music? How old were you, and how did it affect you?
As one of the drunkest towns in America, Charleston, South Carolina needs little excuse to party. But in the first fine week of spring, local-act-done-good Shovels and Rope gave the Low Country’s denizens a damn fine excuse for another weekend of debauchery with the second annual installation of the High Water Festival.
“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
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK, USA
April 19, 2018
What does it mean to be professional?
Anybody with a regular paycheck from a gig can be said to be a pro, but for a working example of professionalism, attend a Tedeschi Trucks Band show on any given night.
By now I’ve seen the band enough times to know that, odds are, I’ve caught the band -or at least some of the band- on a bad night. Or have I? Because I still don’t know what a “bad” Tedeschi Trucks show looks like.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juana Luna has just released a self-titled EP that fuses her affection for Latin jazz and world music.
Q: You just released a new EP. How would you describe it?
A: The EP has some original work but is also a reinterpretation of some very well known Latin American songs. The EP shows different landscapes of music, from jazz to Argentinean folk, to Uruguayan Candombe and some rearrangements of Juan Luis Guerra from the Dominican Republic. It is a little journey to the South.