New Music from Old People

I write that blog title in a joking way because I’m approaching middle age myself. Who am I kidding? I’ve approached it, poked it cautiously with a long stick and it’s welcomed me into its lair. So far it hasn’t turned on me, but I’m keeping an eye on it. There’s that expression “in the…

Sunday Brunch: Jan. 12, 2014

New music every Sunday. Linda Perhacs– “Freely” (from The Soul of All Natural Things, 2014) This is from Perhac’s second album, coming out in a couple of months. Her first was released 44 years ago! Amazingly, this song picks up right where her first album left off – it’s got the same mystical, folk-new age…

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…