Shelby Earl insists she's not a country singer. Good luck with that. When you're name's Shelby Earl, you could perform nothing but Pointer Sisters covers and likely still get branded with a banjo; such a moniker earmarks you for a career spent evoking hay bales and wide-open spaces, whether you like it or not.
But, in truth, Shelby Earl is not a country artist, even if her rich, assertive voice is often--and accurately--compared to that of Neko Case. Yet Earl's…Continue
Sharon Goldman is one of the musicians who make up Chicks with Dip---a talented bunch of women who have been touring with their tribute to Joni Mitchell’s Blue album. Sharon’s songs are honest and direct, guided by an impeccable voice that draws you in at the first note.
When did you first realize you had the singer-songwriter bug? And how did you act upon that dream?
I realized I had the singer-songwriter bug -- or at least the dream of it -- in the…Continue
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Since Neko Case it’s been hard to find a woman on the country scene with such honesty and passion, that is until Lydia Loveless surfaced. Loveless was raised in a small Ohio…Continue
Let's agree that most YouTube videos of cover songs by high-school students are meant to entertain a small circle of friends and earn derisive snorts much beyond the school grounds. Few are so pure in intention and strikingly beautiful in execution that they break the heart of the original artist.
Canadian students Kate Macdonald and Janelle Blanchard recorded a version of Neko Case's brooding "Star Witness" on a school…Continue
Friend of Mine - The Bill Morrissey Tribute Concert
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA November 17, 2011
The show was set to start at 7:00 pm , but at 6:45 the on stage video screen lit up with Bill’s infectious grin. The footage was of a performance at a small arts festival in Massachusetts from 1991 and included an interview with Acoustic Café host, Brad Paul. Bill was his usual witty self, joking that his then upcoming “new” album (“Inside” released in Jan.…Continue
Guy Clark "LA Freeway" "If I could just get off of this LA freeway without gettin' killed or caught..."
The Byrds "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"…Continue
I think maybe I have an unfair advantage with this week’s album, and next week’s choice too (Corb Lund’s Horse Soldier Horse Soldier): I already know and love these artists. But somehow, there are albums that I never got around to listening to, and I keep the rotation of the few that I know and love going without giving the other albums a chance. I suppose my ultimate goal with this project is exactly that: listen to the records that are getting dusty on my shelf. And knowing the…Continue
ROOTS ON THE RAILS HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS ON
JANUARY AND APRIL 2011 WEST COAST MUSIC/TRAIN TRIPS…Continue
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As Host + Producer of Well-Rounded Radio, a big part of what I love doing for the podcasts I produce is having an interest in a topic and then getting to dig into it thoroughly before I interview a subject. As a series about music from every genre, Well-Rounded Radio is partly about music I like and love and want to share with others and partly about interviewing music industry "thought… Continue
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I am leaving for Maui on Monday morning and am taking suggestions for Must Have music for my trip.
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Oh Jenny Lewis, how do I love thee, let me count the ways? Your formative years as a child star, whose face has flickered across my television screen against the backdrop of so many of my favorite movies growing up. The brutally honest lyricism and vibrant poetic imagery your sweet voice brought toRilo Kiley during your days as an indie darling? The magnetic storytelling of Rabbit Fur Coat, your breakout as a (semi) solo artist that brought you back… Continue