It’s the time of year again when we look back and try to remember some of the books we’ve read and some of the music we’ve heard that has made an impression on us or somehow stayed for more than […]
“I’m traveling in some vehicle/I’m sitting in some café/A defector from the petty wars/That shell shocked love away” – Joni Mitchell, “Hejira” I’m writing on a train from Amsterdam to Brussels. On either side of the tracks I see fields […]
‘Tis the season of ghosts and goblins, trips to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard, lots of candy and a reminder to visit your dentist. While some live in a climate without benefit of experiencing the change of seasons, this […]
Imagine Joni Mitchell, age 9, smoking cigarettes and listening to Claude Debussy records at her Saskatchewan home. Though this prairie girl was pigeonholed into the realm of folk as she was just coming up in the late ’60s, her first […]
Eric Andersen’s appearance at McCabe’s in Santa Monica, California has become an annual event, which is good-news for L.A.’s Americana-roots music scene. The veteran singer-songwriter responsible for such classics as “Violets of Dawn,” and “Thirsty Boots,” has been especially active […]
Even though the summer solstice has just peaked over the horizon and the pages of the books of summer have not yet wilted, the books of fall are already littering the ground with tales of sex, drugs, and wretched excess […]
The use of the music video has long been part of the promotional kit, the combination of image and sound an effective vehicle to enroll the senses (and checkbooks) of potential viewers / listeners. In addition, in a field where […]
Graham Nash says people need to speak out more today than ever before. With Election Day approaching, he’s not holding back. “I think Donald Trump is an incredibly dangerous man,” he tells me from his new home in New York City. […]
Frazey Ford sees her two solo albums after departing from the Be Good Tanyas as very different works. The singer-songwriter, who had been one-third of the Vancouver, BC-based folk, country, and blues group, released her first solo album, Obadiah, in 2010 […]
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