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Rodney Crowell’s "The Outsider" has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and deservedly so. After 9/11, Crowell decided it was time to write from the heart – like never before. The result is a CD that’s as political as it … Continue reading
Anna Nalick calls herself a songwriter-singer. Her debut CD on Columbia is filled with strong, heartfelt, pop-rock songs. She has a great voice and equally sharp songwriting style that she says is inspired by struggles and thoughts from her and … Continue reading
Bill Withers wrote some of the most memorable soul songs of the early 1970s. Columbia Legacy has just reissued 1972′s "Still Bill" and 1977′s "Managerie," enabling a new generation of fans and musicians to hear Wither’s emotionally honest and upfront … Continue reading
Though only 23, Vivian Green has been writing songs and working for years to launch her solo career. With "A Love Story," Green’s debut on Columbia, she has turned that page with a CD that showcases personal lyrics and her … Continue reading
Chris Whitley doesn’t consider himself a singer, or a songwriter, or a guitar player – even though that’s what he does. He’d call himself an ‘expressionist,’ akin to those early 20th century painters who wanted to evoke deeper feelings than … Continue reading