Joanna Colangelo
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Sarah McLachlan Shines On

In 1993 I was a musical outcast. The flames of grunge were burning through my middle school hallways, igniting the very essence of adolescence among my classmates, but I was solely drawn to the music of another era. I was thirteen years old at the time, immersing myself in the mysticism of the Band, the wit of Bob Dylan, and the freedom of the Grateful Dead. And, while I could appreciate the significance of the cultural revolution that surrounded me, I found myself struggling to connect with…See More
Jun 1
Joanna Colangelo posted a blog post

Sarah McLachlan Shines On

In 1993 I was a musical outcast. The flames of grunge were burning through my middle school hallways, igniting the very essence of adolescence among my classmates, but I was solely drawn to the music of another era. I was thirteen years old at the time, immersing myself in the mysticism of the Band, the wit of Bob Dylan, and the freedom of the Grateful Dead. And, while I could appreciate the significance of the cultural revolution that surrounded me, I found myself struggling to connect with…See More
May 29
Jack Wallingford commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us'
"There is something about a beautiful woman in a rock n'roll band that sends me delirious. It used to be Grace Slick in the Airplane rockin me in my teenage dreams. Nico and the Velvet Underground. Now that i am in my late 50's it…"
Sep 17, 2013
Bluebird Promotions-Glory commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us'
"I was at Grand Point North on Sunday.  What a treat to hear Shovels & Rope, Trombone Shorty, among others, and of course, Grace & the boys.  They always put on a fantastic show!  The entire day of music was great.  And…"
Sep 17, 2013
Clif Doyal commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us'
"I have seen Grace Potter & The Nocturnals in concert three times; once at The Exit Inn, the next time at The Cannery Ballroom and then at the Ryman, all in Nashville and each time in a larger capacity venue. I have also met her in person and…"
Sep 17, 2013
Andrew Iden commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us'
"For the last three years, I've written Grace off.  I stumbled on them in 2004, and was absolutely blown away by everything about them, but it seemed that with each record, they were moving farther away from what had originally moved me.…"
Sep 17, 2013
Steve Pellettiere commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us'
"I've seen them once as an opening act (Gov't Mule) and once doing a full-set at a local festival and I'm afraid I fall into the "they're just OK" camp as well. Grace is very talented, but I get the feeling she tries too…"
Sep 17, 2013
BlueRick commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us'
"One man's ceiling is another man's floor"
Sep 17, 2013
James Massa commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us'
"I saw them in the spring headlining at the Count Basie in Red Bank and they were exhilarating.  Not 'derivative' in any sense.  More like 'reminiscent', of the kind of music that isn't made any more, but has never…"
Sep 17, 2013
BlueRick commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us'
"They opened for the Allman Brothers out at Jones Beach this last Sept 7th. They were OK but nothing that moved me. Their signature songs weren't memorable and they were derivative of much better groups like Heart."
Sep 17, 2013
A blog post by Joanna Colangelo was featured

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us

The beginning of September always reminds me of those distant days of teenaged autumn evenings. Junior year of high school was just starting, and this was the time of year when my newly licensed friends and I would be squeezing in the final hours of late night weekend drives on deserted roads with the car windows down, someone rebelliously smoking a cigarette in the backseat, and all of us singing along to a very particular batch of songs that we had discovered during summer vacation.It was the…See More
Sep 12, 2013
Joanna Colangelo posted a blog post

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us

The beginning of September always reminds me of those distant days of teenaged autumn evenings. Junior year of high school was just starting, and this was the time of year when my newly licensed friends and I would be squeezing in the final hours of late night weekend drives on deserted roads with the car windows down, someone rebelliously smoking a cigarette in the backseat, and all of us singing along to a very particular batch of songs that we had discovered during summer vacation.It was the…See More
Sep 11, 2013
frank cardillo commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'My Grateful Dead'
"your writing is unbelievably good .your piece on the dead captures the experiance.been following dead/furthur since 1978 .1st show was giants stadium with dylan and new riders never looked back"
Jun 20, 2013
Lucky Mud commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'My Grateful Dead'
"Joanna, Thanks for your wonderful telling of The Dead. The first album I was ever given by a girl was Workingman's Dead, and she left me because I put the album on and forgot to thank her.  All I wanted to do was listen, over and over…"
Jun 20, 2013
john brilliant commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'My Grateful Dead'
"Awesome piece! I mis Jerry."
Jun 18, 2013
Art Reilly. commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'My Grateful Dead'
"As stated by Bob Dylan responding to Garcia's death, 'he really had no equal'. The Dead did things like no other band. They played every genre, stayed together for thirty years and constantly toured providing their fans with…"
Jun 18, 2013

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Sarah McLachlan Shines On

In 1993 I was a musical outcast. The flames of grunge were burning through my middle school hallways, igniting the very essence of adolescence among my classmates, but I was solely drawn to the music of another era. I was thirteen years old at the time, immersing myself in the mysticism of the Band, the wit of Bob Dylan, and the freedom of the Grateful Dead. And, while I could appreciate the significance of the cultural revolution that surrounded me, I found myself struggling to…

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Posted on May 29, 2014 at 3:00pm

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us

The beginning of September always reminds me of those distant days of teenaged autumn evenings. Junior year of high school was just starting, and this was the time of year when my newly licensed friends and I would be squeezing in the final hours of late night weekend drives on deserted roads with the car windows down, someone rebelliously smoking a cigarette in the backseat, and all of us singing along to a very particular batch of songs that we had discovered during summer…

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Posted on September 11, 2013 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

My Grateful Dead

The passing of time has always struck me by its strange subjectivity and distortion. It's that warped sense of years that seem like eternities as a child, but the older we get, months blend into each other and the swiftness with which the years pass can be terrifying. I've done my best to avoid marking time, instead, opting to think that each month is only a continuation of the day before. But every June reminds me of another passing year, right when the cool summer evening breezes are…

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Posted on June 12, 2013 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Steve Earle: An Urban Outlaw on the Low Highway

About 10 years ago, I was trapped on a train in Wyoming for fours hours in the middle of the night. I was on a cross-country trip to discover an "off-the-interstate" version of America. We were stuck on the side of a mountain while the Union Pacific coal trains passed through the West on their way to factories somewhere in the Midwest -- Illinois or Indiana presumably. The noise of the passing trains prevented me from sleeping; instead, I curled up in my seat, stared out the window, dozed…

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Posted on April 26, 2013 at 7:46am — 13 Comments

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