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There’s an episode of Mad Men in which Don Draper asserts that, “when a man walks into a room, he brings his whole life with him.” Songwriters have always known this. On his new EP, Hugh Masterson isn’t afraid to […]
John Moreland doesn’t say much when he hits a stage. He simply sits down and plays his songs. For a songwriter like Moreland, this is his hello, his goodbye, and everything in between. And as an audience member, you’re all […]
For me, the year in music was defined by the veterans doing what they do best, and the youngsters running the gamut from homage to innovation. If there’s a common thread running through my year end list, it’s a sense […]
In a recent interview, Father John Misty was quoted as saying, “I just wanted to write about love without bullshitting.” What resulted of course is I Love You, Honeybear, the former Fleet Foxes member’s second solo effort and one that […]
Although I never knew David Lamb personally, I do remember the first news of his illness. Two years ago, I took a mini road trip to see Joe Fletcher in Grand Rapids, MI. Having stayed in touch with Fletcher since […]
While the Grammy’s debate rages on (yes, I’m Team Beck), I think we could all use an album to start the new year that reminds us of a time when good music was simply good music, and artistry and performance were […]
I recently had the good fortune of being present for a small, intimate performance and interview with former X frontman John Doe. Amongst the many great questions put to him by a local radio DJ was one that I myself have […]
As a 31-year-old woman whose favorite musicians, for the most part, stem from her grandmother’s generation, it is a rare occurrence to have an “I was there” story. But, about five years ago, I came across a YouTube video of […]
Willie Watson travels light these days. After well over a decade with Old Crow Medicine Show — eight albums, a consistently dizzying domestic and international tour schedule, and a reputation as one of the most respected bands within the realm […]
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