Canada’s Blue Rodeo is the perfect example of what a dichotomy a musical career can be. For the past 25 years the Toronto-based ensemble has fused together county, folk, and rock influences with their distinctive pop sensibility to establish themselves […]
Jeff Bridges is someone who needs no introduction. A generous supporter of numerous causes ranging from Santa Barbara-based music series, Sings Like Hell, to matters of childhood hunger including his own nonprofit organization, End Hunger Network, and the No Kid […]
Hailing from a family where music has always held a prominent presence can offer a valuable head start when it comes to picking up an instrument. But, it is what you do with the instrument that really counts. In Jessie […]
Few Santa Barbara musicians have reached the heights that Chris Shiflett has. In 1999, he left the ranks of his former band, the Bay Area-based punk rock collective No Use for a Name to become one of Dave Grohl’s Foo […]
You never know quite what to expect from the Canadian alternative country/blues/folk/rock band, Cowboy Junkies. And I mean that in the best possible way. Few bands have the capacity to keep fans guessing when it comes to both recording and […]
Where do you start when introducing someone like Paul Kelly? Do you start by talking about his eight ARIA Awards – the Australian equivalent of a Grammy Award? Do you talk about the 20 or so albums he has released, […]
It has long been said that home is where the heart is, which is something Santa Barbara’s resident troubadour Glen Phillips knows only too well. Intermissions within a touring schedule that sees him constantly crisscrossing the country are cherished opportunities […]
With the release of her second album, Trailer Park, in 1996, English singer-songwriter Beth Orton bounded into the international spotlight. Her sultry fusion of folk and electronica was a breath of fresh air and the album’s second single, “She Cried […]
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