2016: Sixteen Music Things I Loved this Year

In some ways, 2016 was a grim year.  A lot of great musicians died, there was divisive political turmoil in the U.S., the environment continued to take a beating worldwide (including up the road from me where even more subdivisions replace the last sections of woods and farms in the area), and the media got…

Guitar Riches

It’s a good time to be a lover of guitar music. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying these four new, inventive releases: –William Tyler: Modern Country Alternately meditative and invigorating instrumental reflections on the North America found in small towns and backroads, the remnants of a world far removed from malls, Wal-marts & McDonalds. Tyler approaches his…

Sarah Louise: “Field Guide”

Field Guide, by young acoustic guitarist Sarah Louise is music that feels homegrown and honed to perfection through countless hours of playing. Titles like “Late Summer Seed Collection” set the scene for an impressionistic audio landscape of Appalachian hills and valleys, deep creeks, tall trees and the buzz of late summer insects in the leaves….