Angela Easterling writes Country songs. Story songs. 3rd person metaphorical songs like “Throwing Strikes”. Autobiographical and unabashed songs, like the title cut. Tales of heartache and hope. Pride and honor, shame and misfortune. Tongue in cheek comedic tales. Murder ballads. […]
Anne McCue is a chameleon. When I first heard her, ca. 2001, she was cranking out Hendrix-style electric licks. As wild and free as any of the Big Boys around at the time. She had her “almost pop” phase with Amazing […]
Corb Lund performing Pricless Antique Pistol Shoots Startled Owner at Knuckleheads in Kansas City MO 9-15-2012.
Central New York is in the middle of a cold snap. Mother Nature has also blessed/cursed us with 2 feet of snow. A night housebound, curled up with a good book, was an attractive option. Add the temptation of the […]
Merelfest’s newsletter came in the e-mail today, with a story from long time volunteer Amos Perrine about a conversation he overheard at the Austin Stage one day, during a break in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. It involves a fifty-something […]
“Amber Waves” is Bill Mallonee’s 50th Album. Surprised me, and I’ve been a fan since the 1992 Vigilante’s of Love release “Killing Floor”. Prolific could have been coined specifically for Bill. I’ve been told he writes more than a hundred songs […]
Mr. Bill Knowlton celebrated his 40th year hosting the Bluegrass Ramble Picnic Sunday. Held on the lake at Little York, the picnic is an eagerly anticipated event in Central New York State. This years lineup included Larry Hoyt & the […]
This second installment in the ambitious “seasonal” series is another remarkable effort. Shorter than “Spring”, but I’m not surprised, or disappointed in any way. 9 songs and 30 minutes of music is some bands annual output. And rarely as high […]
Did not expect to be writing a review of this show. So no photos, no interview, didn’t even write down the set list. Not very professional. I was just there to listen to some music. Now I want everyone to […]
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