Folk music festivals everywhere tend to be pretty casual affairs. The music is revered and celebrated, but not so much that everyone has to Take It Very Seriously. It’s about being human together, listening to each other, with music. There’s […]
Between Melbourne, San Francisco and Nashville, I have seen Robert Ellis perform a half-dozen times, all since 2013. Just about every time, it has largely been just him and an acoustic or electric guitar, or occasionally a side-kick or two. He has a distinctive and […]
Vince Gill told me recently that, in music, there are drainers — those who have a negative attitude toward any new music, who drain the energy out of a room as they complain about that music. There are also refillers — […]
After three albums, Robert Ellis has chosen to make his new self-titled effort (out June 3 on New West Records) less about the world around him and more about internal intrigue. It finds him expounding on subjects that are close at […]
With the addition of the Fayettes, Charlie Faye takes one of the sweetest voices in Americana and crafts smart soul-pop that merges the swinging, swaying sound and style of ’60s girl groups with a more modern take. Her music is current and danceable, at the […]
Few things have changed the recent landscape of music like crowdfunding. Sites like Kickstarter and PledgeMusic allow artists to bypass the label system and take their creations directly to the fans. But the problem with crowdfunding campaigns is that the […]
One of the most fascinating performers on Cayamo this year, Robert Ellis and his band brought what might be called “Avant Garde Americana” or “Thrash-Nash” or “Nashville Fusion”. Whatever you want to call it, it was just plain good.
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