Jim Anton, Minneapolis Chairman of the Low End releases eclectic solo album Jim Anton will forever be the man who played a jaw dropping electric bass solo with a pig puppet on his left hand. But it wasn’t just a […]
Now I don’t generally think about my age, am not big on birthdays and don’t normally refer to myself as “old.” A friend recently said, “I still feel like I’m 21, until I hang out with someone 21.” And it’s […]
So alright, life happens. I did an interview with an inspiring artist who I’ve admired for years. Our conversation was insightful and I had a great time speaking with him… and then life happened. But good music is good music […]
As No Depression has one of the most progressive music listening readership’s on the web, I will sometimes go back and post something from a “less americana-centric” piece that I have done previously for another site, if I think ND […]
Above; ecru and white, countless pieces drift down as if so much powder. To the right, they drift to rest on the eves and window frames of a small cedar shingle saltbox. Candles flicker in the front windows and […]
I find myself in the strange position, as a writer and interviewer of musicians, of reviewing a book by a writer and interviewer of musicians. So please bear with what may on the surface feel somewhat incestuous. And while Anil […]
Many of my pieces center around artists or new albums that are brought to my attention by my friends and colleagues in the music industry. I refer to both the beautiful new indie world and the mainstream music industry that […]
During long, hot summers in my youth, the sent of tobacco, set a blaze against the mid August sun, would waft over my outstretched body on the floor of our small North Carolina cabin. Often my ears would ring with […]
I had a porch swing growing up. It was a wide one big enough for 3 people if they liked each other and 2 if they didn’t. Which comes in handy in most families. And that has nothing to do […]
Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne has been portrayed as the tragic hero or tortured soul since the release of his perhaps conveniently titled commercial debut Trouble in 2004. One interviewer even referred to his sounds as “a tender blues rasp of exquisite […]
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