Record Store Day is fast becoming one of my favorite days of the year. It's really hard to beat. Labels release tons of new material, much of it published for the first time in any form.
JD McPherson's new Christmas album, Socks, is the funnest Christmas album I've ever heard. The songs are all originals. JD made a conscious effort to avoid Christmas cliches.
Wide Awake is an awesome new album by indie rock band Parquet Courts. It rocks, has great grooves and a whole lot to say.
Kobo Town is yet another awesome world music band from this year's (aptly named) Blissfest.
Carl Rutherford was from a little town in West Virginia called "War". You read that right, "War". That's coal mining country.
Heartless Bastards' singer guitarist Erika Wennerstrom recently released her first solo album, Sweet Unknown.
I really have nothing to add about the amazing Aretha Franklin that hasn't been said by others.
I first saw the Cajun band La Bande Feufollet on Friday, July 12 2002 at approximately 9:00 PM on the main stage at the aptly named Blissfest Music Festival (I have the program in front of me).
Every year my son Wyatt and I are privileged to attend the aptly named Blissfest Festival of Roots and Traditional Music in northern Michigan. Since I really want to avoid hyperbole, I’ll just say
Several weeks back I wrote a blog post about songs that have made me tear up.