Michael Bialas
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Iris DeMent in Denver

Iris DeMent gave a lovely solo performance at Swallow Hill on Denver on July 18, 2014. Her opening act was Greg Trooper. More: http://tinyurl.com/pbr929n
Jul 20
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Jul 20
Paul M. Harty commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Peek Into Lake Street Dive’s Album of Bad Self Portraits and Fall in Love With Rachael Price’s Voice'
"What a concept! Melody, harmony,  rhythm and dynamics, arranged smartly. Lake Street Dive should be required listening for every singer /songwriter, or anyone else remotely interested in real music.  "
Jul 20
mandolink commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Peek Into Lake Street Dive’s Album of Bad Self Portraits and Fall in Love With Rachael Price’s Voice'
"Lake Street Dive absolutely rocked their set at Freshgrass 2013. Here's a link to one of their performances from that show: http://youtu.be/EFoncvEo0AE. Enjoy!"
Jul 19
Michael Bialas commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey'
"Thanks again for everyone's comments. I really appreciate the adventurous nature of the Duhks music and their willingness to take chances. I haven't seen them perform live yet, so don't have any basis of comparison, but I'm…"
Jun 23
Ron Myhr commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey'
"I should make it clear that I really like the new record and the new line-up.  Change is the lifeblood of music, inevitable and desirable.  I'll still miss Tania and Scott and Jordan, though."
Jun 23
Ms H commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey'
"Yay!!!!!!!  I'm sooo glad they're back (even without Jordan McConnell and Tania Elizabeth, though both are certainly is missed)--and welcome back Jessee Havey!  It's been so long since you've graced our…"
Jun 23
Ron Myhr commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey'
"Nice article Michael.  I will admit that I'm sad to see Tania Elizabeth out of the picture (although she, too, claims to be a lifelong Duhk).  She always seemed to me to be at the core of the old Duhks, and she was very involved in…"
Jun 20
Ivan Sifrim commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey'
"True - So did Neil Young for a bit! "
Jun 19
Michael Bialas commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey'
"Thanks for the comment, Ivan. Seems like a lot of talent comes out of there, not to mention Kelvin High School, which incredible guitarist Luke Doucet also attended."
Jun 19
Ivan Sifrim commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey'
"Excellent interview! I grew up in Winnipeg and am proud of the Duhks for representing the spirit of the peg's music scene. Go Duhks!"
Jun 19
A blog post by Michael Bialas was featured

Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey

Jessee Havey remembers the day she took the Duhk call like it was ... well ... 2011.Four years after leaving the Duhks, one of the Canadian neo-folk scene’s most influential roots acts, the stunning songbird was sitting in the backseat of a taxicab heading toward her day job as school administrator at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg.Leonard Podolak, who had known Havey since she was a baby, was phoning with…See More
Jun 19
Michael Bialas posted a blog post

Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey

Jessee Havey remembers the day she took the Duhk call like it was ... well ... 2011.Four years after leaving the Duhks, one of the Canadian neo-folk scene’s most influential roots acts, the stunning songbird was sitting in the backseat of a taxicab heading toward her day job as school administrator at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg.Leonard Podolak, who had known Havey since she was a baby, was phoning with…See More
Jun 15
A blog post by Michael Bialas was featured

Introducing House of Hats: British Group Making Move with Debut Album, New Video, and First U.S. Tour

Officially open for business, House of Hats is a worthwhile investment opportunity.The folk-rock quartet based in Brighton, Eng., starts with brothers Alex and Rob Gigante, both of whom happen to have a thing for fashionable headwear (as any of their performance videos on YouTube will prove).After older brother Alex (guitars, piano, soulful Cat Stevens-like vocals) developed…See More
Jun 12
Michael Bialas posted a blog post

Introducing House of Hats: British Group Making Move with Debut Album, New Video, and First U.S. Tour

Officially open for business, House of Hats is a worthwhile investment opportunity.The folk-rock quartet based in Brighton, Eng., starts with brothers Alex and Rob Gigante, both of whom happen to have a thing for fashionable headwear (as any of their performance videos on YouTube will prove).After older brother Alex (guitars, piano, soulful Cat Stevens-like vocals) developed…See More
Jun 10
Michael Bialas commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Go on the Record about Life after Our Year'
"Thanks for the comments, Jim. Cheater's Game is definitely hard to top. If you get a chance to check out Our Year, let me know what you think."
May 23
Jim Moulton commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Go on the Record about Life after Our Year'
"Very Good review and interview Michael. My favorite Willis CD is "Easy". I like  "Translated By Love", a different type of CD with Chuck Prophet. I will be looking forward to new solos by Bruce Robison. I'm just…"
May 23
A blog post by Michael Bialas was featured

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Go on the Record about Life after Our Year

Kelly Willis &  Bruce Robison are getting ready to take a break from each other.Now don’t get alarmed. It's not what you think. The tuneful toast of Texas twosomes who helped make Austin awesome aren’t for a split second sailing into the sunset like Captain & Tennille.Married with four children, Willis and Robison put aside their Lone Star lives as…See More
May 16
Jim Hunter commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Go on the Record about Life after Our Year'
"Me too!   Very talented folks... "
May 16
Michael Bialas commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Go on the Record about Life after Our Year'
"Thanks, Jim. It was a thrill to interview them. Looking forward to their next solo projects."
May 16

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Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey

photo 1 Jessee Havey remembers the day she took the Duhk call like it was ... well ... 2011.

Four years after leaving the Duhks, one of the Canadian neo-folk scene’s most influential roots acts, the stunning songbird was sitting in the backseat of a taxicab heading toward her day job as school administrator at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg.

Leonard Podolak, who had known Havey since she…

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Posted on June 15, 2014 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Introducing House of Hats: British Group Making Move with Debut Album, New Video, and First U.S. Tour

Officially open for business, House of Hats is a worthwhile investment opportunity.

The folk-rock quartet based in Brighton, Eng., starts with brothers Alex and Rob Gigante, both of whom happen to have a thing for fashionable headwear (as any of their performance videos on YouTube will prove).

After older brother Alex (guitars, piano, soulful Cat…

Continue

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 10:00am

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Go on the Record about Life after Our Year

Kelly Willis &  Bruce Robison are getting ready to take a break from each other.

Now don’t get alarmed. It's not what you think. The tuneful toast of Texas twosomes who helped make Austin awesome aren’t for a split second sailing into the sunset like Captain & Tennille.

Married with four children, Willis and Robison put aside…

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Posted on May 14, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

St. Vincent in Concert: As Performance Artist, Annie Clark Shows Her True Colors

One of the most intriguing aspects about attending a St. Vincent concert is the anticipation. What will Annie Clark do next?

That’s what one high-strung son of someone was thinking for the rest of us while pressed up against the barrier leaving just enough breathing room between entertainer and her target audience as March wound down while that inevitable day for April fools waited…

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Posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

In First Visit to eTown, Lake Street Dive, Eilen Jewell Feel Right at Home

Lake Street Dive Rachael Price sings Walking into Boulder's eTown Hall (yes, little "e," big "T") for the first time is something like basking in the afterglow of a religious experience.

General admission seating on each side of the venue includes rows of wooden pews, and the source of inspiration for the modestly sized stained-glass window must be Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church for country singers of yesteryear as well as today’s Americana artists.

Gauging the number of first-time…

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Posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:00am

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At 2:54pm on September 6, 2013, Todd Partridge said…

Hi Michael, It looks like you have pretty well-rounded taste - some nice posts. Hi  I'm trying to spread the word about King Of The Tramps a roots/rock band from Western Iowa.  You can give us a listen here... www.kingofthetramps.com  We are doing a short run to Denver and Ft. Collins in a couple weeks.  I'm looking for reviewers for our new record Wicked Mountain and will send you a copy. Hope you can make one of our shows! Thanks! Todd

At 12:14pm on May 16, 2012, norm tandberg said…

hey michael,thanks for the article on honeyhoney with those maria mckee references. i see by your postings you have great taste in music. i'll watch for your music stories in the future. all the best,your friend norm

At 3:06pm on January 16, 2012, Independent Music Promotions said…

Hi Michael, I'd love to send a CD your way for potential review. Feel free to contact me with your details...Thanks for your time!

James

At 4:35am on April 27, 2011, Steve Hatch said…

 

Hi Michael

 

      As a featured contributor to No Depression, I’m particularly keen on getting your feedback for the following – Please forgive the intrusion if you don’t have the time or inclination to reply.

 

      I’ve posted the following to the No Depression discussion board – you can either respond there or alternatively drop me a line at shatchsurvey1@yahoo.co.uk

 

Thanks very much for your time

Kind regards,

Steve

 

 

 

My name is Steve Hatch and I’m currently conducting research for my Master’s in Songwriting at Bath Spa University in Bath, England (though I happen to be an ex-pat Georgia boy).  I would be extremely grateful if you could find the time to listen to the track (link below) and answer the 2 accompanying questions.  The more detail, the better of course (more to say in my final analysis) – but all feedback will be useful and very much appreciated.

 

Sadly, as this is an academic pursuit, there is a deadline.  Please reply by May 20th if at all possible so that I can have time to chew over your response and include it in my final write-up.

 

            The track: http://soundcloud.com/stevehatch

 

1)     Which artist/band(s) would you say the track is most similar to and why?

 

2)     Which genre(s) would you say the track belongs to and why?

At 10:38am on February 26, 2011, Johnny Hickman said…

Always good to connect with like minded music lovers in Colorado Michael. If you are free on March 11th and think you might enjoy some all original, alt / outlaw style country music, the Hickman Dalton Gang ( Jim Dalton of The Railbenders and me) are playing at Road 34 Bike Shop and bar in Fort Collins. Until now we have been an acoustic duo and this will be our first show with a full band! I noticed you have also written about Carrie Rodriguez.....Jim Dalton and I opened for Carrie at The Soiled Dove Underground a while back. We are definitely moving in the same circles here! Cheers, Johnny

At 2:29pm on October 14, 2010, Joanna Backman said…
hey michael, i've been sick for a month, but am just now starting to feel a little better...hope you are well, still listening to my hero Steve Earle!! Going to see Joe Pug Monday nightin Minneapolis, for the 4th time, have you seen him? He's really great.....take care..
At 4:47pm on September 6, 2010, Hale May said…
Thanks Michael, I think next year will be a good year for us, we'll start recording this month and hopefully get out there more. All the best my friend!

Michael Howard
At 10:33am on July 26, 2010, Tamara Miller said…
Hi Michael -

Thanks for getting back to me. And you actually, sort of answered one of my questions. The site is really eye-opening and seems very in-depth. I've been playing around on it for the last couple of days trying to get my bearings. Is it appropriate to ask you, or bloggers that seem to be very active, if I can send you music for a hopeful review? I've been looking at your posts/reviews and really enjoying them.

Thanks so much!

Tamara
At 11:21pm on February 21, 2010, David Williams said…
Hi,
I'd like to send a copy of our new americana CD to you--can you send an address?
Thanks,
David Williams and Wildgrass featuring Kristina Murray. songs by DW, 2009 Emmy winner in songwriting. We'd like to send a CD for review, if you can send us an email address. Thanks!
danjo53@gmail.com
http://www.myspace.com/davidwilliamssongs
http://www.reverbnation.com/davidwilliamssongs
http://www.nodepression.com/photo/albums/david-williamskristina-murray
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dwilliamswkmurray
At 10:32am on February 15, 2010, Carmen Dorcik said…
Thanks for the invite, I'd love to be your friend.

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