The first, and perhaps only, thing you need to know about Alice Wallace’s Into the Blue is I’ve already put it on my “Top Albums of 2019” list. Perhaps I should also note that I’ve never kept a list like […]
Let’s face it — the last couple of years have been a struggle. As the US government becomes increasingly repressive — or more open about it, anyway — those who are most marginalized and their allies have searched for ways […]
There is an often bitter (pun intended) debate about whether or not people can produce good art when they’re happy. Carter Sampson’s new album, Lucky, puts that argument to bed. Sampson’s got a lot ot show for herself: five studip albums, […]
Senora May’s debut album, Lainhart, is a lifetime in the making. That’s true of all first albums, but Senora May’s experienced a number of stops and starts. However, it’s probably a good thing that Senora May has built up so […]
Not all ghosts are scary but all ghosts are sad, to a certain degree. Even at their spookiest, ghosts remind us of loss, pain, and the way those feelings have a tendency to linger. For Jonathan Brown, also known as […]
“I’ve waited 27 years for this. For the first 25 years of that wait, I didn’t even realize I was waiting. I never thought I’d have a record to call my own,” writes Chelsea Nolan. “But something felt way too […]
Pete Mancini’s found that sweet spot between nostalgia, melancholy, and optimism and boy is he milking it for all it’s worth. You can hear this on last summer’s album, Alive in Pachogue. Pete’s fronted Butcher’s Blind and I’ve written about […]
Melanie Brulée’s new album, Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind, explores the wide open spaces of the Wild West — and she’s got the voice to fill it. Brulée splits her time between Nashville and Toronto, though she’s drawn […]
Springfield, Illinois’ The Deep Hollow would seem to have an overnight success story, but that’s not actually the case. Staples of the local music scene of Springfield, Illinois, Micah Walk, and DaveLittrell have an especially long list of previous credits […]
You know how sometimes there are three volcano disaster movies that all come out at the same time? That’s kind of what happened with Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked. By complete serendipity, Perry Serpa began work on an album inspired […]
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