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These finely edited features present the music and voices of artists discussing their songs, their sounds, their bands, their lives and their creative influences.
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- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Yearly Archives: 2006
Guy Clark’s Grammy-nominated recording, "Workbench Songs," is filled with a master singer-songwriter’s latest musings on ordinary life – with a folksy twist. Clark’s characters could be found anywhere along the rural highways, road stops and small cities across the country. … Continue reading
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe takes the rock-and-soul tradition made famous by another band that shares his last name and updates it for the 21st century. Honeytribe’s strength are their shows and they’ve captured that sensibility in their debut CD, "Torch." The … Continue reading
Shannon McNally is a very talented singer-songwriter whose catchy, provocative songs bring a sometimes-tough, sometimes-tender take to a range of southern rock-blues-roots styles. In "Geronimo," she is backed by a who’s who of studio notables and delivers a compelling mix … Continue reading
Shawn Clement is an award-winning film composer who is also known for his work in television and video games. Clement’s scores are energetic, compelling and almost always dramatic – with dynamics that are not usually heard in live performance. This … Continue reading
Catie Curtis’ "Long Night Moon" is a perfect reflection of our times. The CD is filled with songs of hope in hard times, whether trouble comes from ourselves or from the world. The sound is notably lush and her lyrics … Continue reading
Beth Thornley’s "My Glass Eye" is filled with defiant and knowing songs ranging from pop and indie rock to singer-songwriter ballads. Her diverse songs are built around her voice and careful lyrics, which grow on listeners as fun songs reveal … Continue reading
Chris Pierce is a neosoul singer-songwriter whose CD, "Static Trampoline," is filled with heartfelt songs delivered by Pierce’s earthy and soothing voice. The CD ranges from folksy ballads to a mix of jazz, blues and worldbeat inflected songs inspired by … Continue reading
Singer-songwriter Nathan Maxwell’s first full-length CD, "Happiness in Time," is a heartfelt country-soul recording that showcases a talented young artist. The mostly live-in-the-studio recording – with a great band – has a timeless, easy-grooving quality that updates the classics that … Continue reading
Hypnogaja is an extreme alt-rock band with a poetic touch and a wonderful sense of musicality. Their lyrics are inspired, often rejecting knee-jerk responses to life’s difficulties. "Below Sunset" is their latest CD and "Acoustic Sunset" is, yes, a live … Continue reading
Michael Brook’s third solo recording, "RockPaperScissors," is yet another lush, meticulously crafted recording featuring orchestra, choir, infinite guitar, and some of the singers he’s worked with in a notable career. It mixes genres, ambient and rock elements, singing and spoken … Continue reading