"Have seen her twice, both times in PHX, each in a very different performing space (one tiny and intimate, the other grand and ornate). This time around I felt her performance was indeed polished purely, but I missed the direct connection with…"
"Ms. Harmer is one of my favorites, too--lyrically and melodically. I have had all of her music on heavy rotation at one time or another (including the 1999 album she did for her father, "Songs For Clem," as well as her DVD…"
"Thanks for your response, Adam--point well taken. I suppose I've become a bit of a music snob in the sense that I have great expectations of formal musical education coming out in what I listen to these days (even though in recent…"
"Not totally in sync with your up-and-coming alt-folk list. I beg to differ on the folksiness of Lost In the Trees (have you heard the new album? the strings are largely gone and Ari Picker's acoustic has been replaced by dreamy electric…"
"I, too, think the Avett Brothers are boring, but I know a lot of people that think their songwriting is amazing. They even graced the cover of Fretboard Journal (No. 20, Winter 2010--not sure why; I think it was a banjo thing). But I…"
"Thanks for the article on one of this culture's greatest guitarists! Her self-titled fourth album is generating lots of intelligent, positive commentary. Annie Clark has always been a poster child for the digital era,…"
"I will miss Kim's amazingly insightful rhetoric on all things ND--I appreciate the intellect. And Kyla, I will most certainly miss your spin on this site by sharing all those bands out there that aren't necessarily textbook…"
"Hmmmm, was it The Pointer Sisters in the late 80s, in Eugene, or was it the "backyard BBQ" of Wilco and Fleet Foxes at the Winery at Eagle Noll, in Eagle, ID, 2008??? Maybe it was Andrew Bird and Laura Marling at the…"
"While listening to her new album on NPR, I couldn't help but summon to mind Stevie Nicks (now, correct me if I'm wrong, but...) Wouldn't it be cool if she did a Stevie Nicks cover??? BTW, the Tracy Ullman cover, last track…"
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