EILEN JEWELL PRESENTS BUTCHER HOLLER A Tribute to Loretta Lynn Out July 27 One day last summer, instead of coming straight home from work, I decided to head to the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge for a show by a group […]
This is a reprint from the latest issue of my free online magazine Modern Acoustic: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS Musicians are seeking unique ways to fund their albums and tours, including offering exclusive sponsorships in exchange for […]
Here’s my surefire remedy for temporary relief of serious back pain: Start with some exquisite acoustic guitar solos. Add some beautiful harmonies. And a dash of dueling fiddles with some tasty harmonica. This works so well you might even find […]
There are a zillion posts and articles out there expounding on the best this and that of the decade, and personally I don’t give two wits about most of it. But I do feel it’s necessary to offer my two […]
Reprinted from Modern Acoustic magazine, Issue No. 27 (www.modernacoustic.com) FAVORITE CD “I and Love and You,” the Avett Brothers; “Sea of Tears,” Eilen Jewell. The Avetts’ mountain music has just enough punky attitude. Yes, we realize the band’s sound has […]
This is a review I posted on my blog Modern Acoustic: Many times in the past two years I have thought — even planned — to see Grace Potter in concert. Each time there was a reason it didn’t happen. […]
Reprinted from Modern Acoustic blog Actually it’s a David Rawlings album with Gillian on it. The website Broken Wave Music has the info, and it looks like the first David Rawlings Machine album, titled “A Friend of a Friend,” will […]
On the night Paul McCartney was playing right across the street at Fenway Park, my wife and I instead took a left turn on Lansdowne Street, away from nostalgia and ended up in a rollicking, ramshackle hoedown called the Big […]
(Reprinted from Modern Acoustic magazine, Issue 25, June 2009) The ultimate Neil Young career retrospective is finally here. Years in the making, months in the start-and-stop release, this first collection highlights the years 1963-1972 and features an unprecedented 10 Blu-ray […]
In the past couple of years musicians who have decided to free themselves from the corporate structure of the music industry have come up with creative ways to finance their albums. One way they’ve done this is by offering their […]
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