Stacey Zering
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Interview: Chicago Blues and Musical Heritage with Don Andrews of Spirojazz

Q: Your album City of Dreams is essentially a love letter to Chicago. What is it about that city which inspired a whole album?A: Chicago is where I grew up and where many of my family and friends are. When I moved away, I was ready to go other places and see the world and I'm glad that I have. But the more time I spent away from Chicago, the more I realized that the intangible qualities the city had that I had just taken for granted. Anyone who has ever lived there knows that the people just…See More
Jul 2
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Jun 25
Stacey Zering posted a blog post

Dan Engelland - "She Is So Fine" (Album Review)

Canadian singer/songwriter Dan Engelland ironically sounds more authentic in his attempts at Americana than many of his contemporaries south of him. Stripped of poppy studio gloss, Engelland’s latest EP She Is So Fine percolates with raw blues and minimalist folk. His tales of romantic woe and unbridled joy are given life with his menthol voice, unafraid to reveal the most wounded of emotions.Sultry harmonica and Engelland’s lusty vocals embody the message of the title track; it is packing…See More
Jun 21
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Jun 15
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Seattle rockers The Bitter Roots (Interview)

Q: How did the Bitter Roots begin?A: The Bitter Roots really started as the set of songs I wrote for the first album in 2007-2008. My band old manSaveman had come to a close and I was looking to change direction a bit away from the hard rock/metal material I had been doing. Ben Koostra (drums) had gotten in touch with me to let me know he was moving to Seattle. He had been in New York and California playing and recording for various people. We knew each other well from way back. We played in…See More
Jun 6
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The Rhythm Surf Monkeys – Highway 9 (Album Review)

There is no shortage of well-crafted AOR (Album-Oriented Rock) in today’s increasingly fragmented music landscape; the challenge is in diving deep underground to find it. In that haystack resides the Rhythm Surf Monkeys, essentially an outlet for songwriter/composer Jim Hiltz to get his emotionally driven lyrics and hook-filled music fleshed out and powered up by a top-drawer band and revolving singers including Rob Fahey of the Ravyns fame (“Raised on the Radio”). Surprisingly, Highway 9…See More
Apr 10
Deborah commented on Stacey Zering's blog post 'Johnny Schaefer – Acoustic Remedy (Album Review)'
"Acoustic Remedy is the title of this wonderful CD and quite aptly so, for it is indeed a most beautiful therapy of music and words, which is so desperately needed in all of our lives. Johnny's words and music along with his amazing vocal range…"
Apr 8
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Johnny Schaefer – Acoustic Remedy (Album Review)

Don’t let the fading childhood photograph of singer/songwriter Johnny Schaefer’s Acoustic Remedy album trick you into thinking this is some kind of safe unplugged outing. No, there’s nothing on the record that even hints of sonic dissonance; however, Schaefer’s wild eclecticism easily makes it among the year’s most refreshingly original efforts, a fiercely independent vision that refuses to compromise for the purpose of easy commercial accessibility.Given the emotional depth of his singing and…See More
Apr 6
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Talking With Paul Luftenegger - Part II: Depression, Therapy and the Pope

Q: Have you ever dealt with depression yourself?A: No. I would have to say no. I have been sad many many times throughout my life but I have always been able to say that my glass is half full and somehow find the silver lining no matter the amount of pain. I am not really sure what mental health really means. I understand it of course as best I can from an external part of myself, but I have never really been able to put my finger on it and who is to say what tomorrow may bring. I know I have…See More
Mar 27
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Mar 16
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Interview: Kelly Zirbes of Kelly's Lot

Q: Your new album Plain Simple Me doesn't suggest someone who has just entered the field, but a professional musician with a confident outlook and an established vision. How long have you been doing this?A: My band, Kelly's Lot, has been around for 18 years playing regionally in Southern California with a couple national tours under our belt and five tours in Europe. We play rock and blues. Before that I was a singer/songwriter that really just did a couple shows and a few open mics. Plain…See More
Mar 7
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The Willy Collins Band - "Building Bridges" (Album Review)

Willy Collins has a gift for words. They can be subtly sharp, almost lost in the mellow country grooves of his band. There is pain conveyed on his new album Building Bridges, and the sorrow goes down so smoothly that it’s nearly undetected. “You left me shattered/Like a fallen light on the floor,” Collins sings on “Broken Dreams.” The anguished imagery in those lines recall Mark Eitzel of American Music Club at his most pointed and vivid. Nevertheless, the songs themselves don’t sound…See More
Feb 24
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Interview: Michael Stosic

Q: Your new self-titled album doesn't suggest someone who has just entered the field, but a professional musician with a confident outlook and an established vision. How long have you been doing this?A: I started playing music in bands when I was twelve years old playing all original music that I wrote. You must remember my mega-hits "Fun In The USA" and "Loving All I Gotta Do?" No? My first songs. I wrote and released my first album in 1986. It was a Gospel album called Brand New Love. I did…See More
Feb 17
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Interview: The Willy Collins Band

Q: How old were you when you became hooked on music, and what sounds did you gravitate to?A: It’s funny; I just connected with some old grade-school friends, and we were talking about the explosion of music in the early '60s when we were in our early teens. It was everywhere you turned and all different kinds of music. There was my mom listening to Sinatra, and my sister and her Motown greats that she played over and over. Then there was The Beatles and The Stones, Led Zeppelin, and ZZ Top. So…See More
Feb 14
Stacey Zering posted a blog post

Interview: The Willy Collins Band

Q: How old were you when you became hooked on music, and what sounds did you gravitate to?A: It’s funny; I just connected with some old grade-school friends, and we were talking about the explosion of music in the early '60s when we were in our early teens. It was everywhere you turned and all different kinds of music. There was my mom listening to Sinatra, and my sister and her Motown greats that she played over and over. Then there was The Beatles and The Stones, Led Zeppelin, and ZZ Top. So…See More
Feb 11
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Single Review: The Rhythm Surf Monkeys - “Where Were You (When My Dad Became a Hero)”

As the scars from 9/11 continue to heal, it will always haunt the memories of those who experienced it, even from the distance of a TV set. It transformed lives, turning ordinary people into heroes; even now, how the tragedy enabled a city and, actually, an entire country to pull together and overcome such a horrifying event continues to inspire.For composer/songwriter Jim Hiltz, the bravery of the first responders embodied the triumph of the human spirit. The sense of loss and epitome of…See More
Jan 25

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Interview: Chicago Blues and Musical Heritage with Don Andrews of Spirojazz

Q: Your album City of Dreams is essentially a love letter to Chicago. What is it about that city which inspired a whole album?

A: Chicago is where I grew up and where many of my family and friends are. When I moved away, I was ready to go other places and see the world and I'm glad that I have. But the more time I spent away from Chicago, the more I realized that the intangible qualities the city had that I had just taken for granted.…

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Posted on July 2, 2014 at 4:30pm

Andrew Lewis Hunter Band - Hyatt (Album Review)

It’s startling how the Andrew Lewis Hunter Band shifts direction on their latest album, Hyatt. From the melodic guitars and pop polish (think Triple A radio sheen) of “She Passes Right By Me,” it was easy to lump the group into the company of kindred spirits such as Train and Tonic. In other words, roots rock with a contemporary Top-40 crush, professionally produced with an instantly likeable vocalist. But then the group begins to experiment and turn expectations upside…

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Posted on June 25, 2014 at 3:00pm

Billy Bob Earl - City Boy With a Country Heart (Album Review)

The youthful exuberance that singer/songwriter Billy Bob Earl displays on City Boy With a Country Heart certainly solidifies such a claim, especially the Boy part. Earl can rock as energetically as today’s Americana kids; the main difference is that Earl has a life’s worth of experiences to pull inspiration from, not to mention a strong sense of melody and infectious hooks.

The opening track, “Let Me Lay You Down,” doesn’t sugarcoat its message; it’s a song…

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Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:00pm

Dan Engelland - "She Is So Fine" (Album Review)

Canadian singer/songwriter Dan Engelland ironically sounds more authentic in his attempts at Americana than many of his contemporaries south of him. Stripped of poppy studio gloss, Engelland’s latest EP She Is So Fine percolates with raw blues and minimalist folk. His tales of romantic woe and unbridled joy are given life with his menthol voice, unafraid to reveal the most wounded of emotions.

Sultry harmonica and Engelland’s lusty vocals embody the message of the…

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Posted on June 21, 2014 at 8:30pm

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