“Time’s gone by Calendar leaves and snows fly” – John Martyn, “Stormbringer” There was a lot of music to eat in 2014. For me, it was one of the richest … Continue reading
An album that moves onward and upward, further and deeper – a journey begun a long time ago in a 1980s galaxy far, far away. My review at PopMatters.
River Crombie‘s current album, Light Trails, has been my soundtrack for the beginning of Autumn the last couple of weeks. Painted in shadows and warm light, resonant and soulful in … Continue reading
I was in Florida last week and was lucky to catch Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers at the historic Capitol Theater in Clearwater. My review of the show is up … Continue reading
Melody, poetic lyrics, spirit and soul. I recently interviewed the duo of Bill DeMain and Molly Felder, better known as Swan Dive. They spent part of a warm summer evening … Continue reading
There are different ways to experience and to express joy. It can be celebratory, or quiet and introspective. Joy in Spite of Everything balances those poles of sound and style … Continue reading
While Nyro’s own original recordings are arguably the definitive ones, these are respectful, haunting renditions, filled with a deep soulfulness. This is a new map to the treasures of her … Continue reading