Monthly Archives: November 2003

Shannon Lawson: the acoustic livingroom session

Shannion Lawson is a singer-songerwriter-guitarist who can easily fill a room with his large voice and high-energy picking, but whose reportoire is larger than its bluegrass- and country-inspired roots. On "the acoustic living room session," Lawson and his all acoustic … Continue reading


Devil’s Workshop Big Band: Idle Hands

The 17-piece Devil’s Workshop Big Band comes from Richmond, Virginia, where bandleader Stephen Norfleet the other members met while studying music at Virginia Commonwealth University. The band developed its improvisational jazz-meets-funk sound while playing weekly gigs. This first recording is … Continue reading


Virko Baley: Sacred Monuments

Virko Baley’s "Sacred Monuments: Symphony No. 1," is the composer-conductor’s meditation on the cycle of life and death. It is a grand work whose point of departure is the music and struggles of four Ukranian composers. Passages capture the hope … Continue reading