Winter Hues

New Mix Uploaded to Mixcloud. (Track list beneath picture) Like autumn, winter is a contemplative time. Bears spend the season in hibernation, and we humans tend to spend more time indoors as well. Winter can be tinged with melancholy, as the world outside the window becomes shaded in browns and greys and life sometimes seems…

River Crombie: “Time Beyond Me”

One wonders what an artist like Nick Drake would have done in this age of social media, Youtube, and Bandcamp.  Would he have found a wider audience for his music during his lifetime?  Would that virtual word of mouth, that immediate and direct feedback from listeners, have provided enough of that missing recognition he seemed…

Raindance

April showers – it’s that wet month of the year again. Thinking about rain songs I like, I realized there’s a lot of songs about rain. A lot. Songs with rain in the title, songs with rain in the lyrics, rock songs, jazz songs, folk songs, country songs…  Rain seems to bring out the creative…

Sonic Sound Snack: Seeds on the Wind

I recently finished reading an excellent book on the subgenre of music that goes by many names including psychedelic folk, acid folk, freak folk, wyrd folk, avant folk, etc.  Titled “Seasons They Change”, author Jeanette Leach presents an engrossing, entertaining, and well-researched overview of the genre, from its beginnings in the 1960’s through its near…