Music To Eat

An Eclectic Gastronomy of Sound

River Crombie – “Light Trails”

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

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Roundup of Recent (W)riting

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

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Interview with Swan Dive

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

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stefano Bollani: “Joy in Spite of Everything”

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

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Billy Childs – “Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro”

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

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Imagine There’s No Beatles” by Charlie Bermant (book review)

What would Jimi Hendrix be doing now if he hadn’t died in 1970? Would he have moved in a jazz direction and turned his back on mainstream rock? How about … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peggy Lipton: “The Complete Ode Recordings”

A Laura Nyro and Carole King acolyte and self-described “tormented hippie-pop torch singer”, actress and songwriter Peggy Lipton released her only album in 1968. “Solid”, as The Mod Squad’s Linc … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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