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Behind the Song: Merrilee Rush on “Angel of the Morning” by...

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On February 7th, 1968, Bell Records released the swelling, sweeping ballad, “Angel of the Morning,” recorded by the stunning vocalist, Merrilee Rush....

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IK Multimedia MODO Drum Review

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For those who don’t have access to a rock-solid live drummer with impeccable time, or producers who prefer to work in the...

Gearing Up: Reviewing the C.F. Martin & Co. SC-13E Acoustic Guitar

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C.F. Martin & Co.SC-13E Acoustic Guitar Relying on the stipulations of tradition was not the plan of attack for...

Three LR Baggs Video Gear Demos: Align Series Chorus, Delay And...

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We round out our review of the LR Baggs Align Series pedals with three more video demos from guitarist Matt O’Ree: the...

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Finneas. The Next Great Songwriter Is Already Here

He’s always been her protector and champion. “My first memory,” he says, “was her teetering into my room in a diaper and putting a marble that I had on the floor in her mouth. And me reaching...

Jason Walker Grieves Brother’s Death Through Hopeful New Song, “One Foot”

Given the state of the world these days, we need all the encouragement we can get. Indie-pop singer-songwriter Jason Walker speaks not only to his experiences but those of others with his warm and sweeping new song....

Joe Stamm Band Share “Wild Imagination” Ahead of Their Debut Album

Joe Stamm of the Joe Stamm Band wrote the group’s latest single in a beat up truck in the middle of nowhere, but it couldn’t have happened any other way. "Writing 'Wild Imagination' was...

SIMA Doffs the Leather to Expose the Power of “Runaways” Acoustic

The transition from a fully electric song to a stripped down acoustic one sometimes robs a song of its magic. Other times, it transforms it, highlighting little bursts of creative brilliance often obscured by layers of gloss and studio pyrotechnics. ...

For Aidan Knight, Songwriting Is An “Unpacking of Childhood Musical Repression”

By Aidan Knight’s own estimate, he’s spent more time on the road than at home over the last decade. But now, as the Victoria, BC singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer gears up to release his self-titled fourth album...

Shenna Sees Love as a Many-Flavored Thing on “Try Another Taste”

Shenna Somsmieh always knew who she was, but then there were some outside voices telling her something else. And sometimes those voice were her own. Then Shenna took those voices, bagged them, and tossed them to the...

Nashville Guitar Slinger Daniel Donato Debuts With His ‘Cosmic Country for the 21st Century’

Daniel Donato | A Young Man’s Country | (13J  Productions/Cosmic Country)3 1/2 out of 5 stars Those searching for a guitar shredder with country twang and Grateful Dead roots need look no further. Twenty-five year old...

snny Shares “Postmodern Black,” Discusses New Label and Art Collective

2020 has been a big year for snny. It’s only August but the Côte D’Ivoire-born, Brooklyn-bred, Iceland-based artist has already gotten married, moved across the world, released a fantastic EP, and created a new...

We Were Promised Jetpacks Discusses The Transition Made For ‘Out of Interest’ Album

Adam Thompson, front man for the Scottish rock band, We Were Promised Jetpacks, recently developed a new trick for dealing with the often-unsettling post-show doldrums. As a touring band, Thompson and crew traveled a lot pre pandemic, often for upwards...

Matt Pond PA Premieres “The Start,” Pledges Proceeds To Save the Music Foundation

Matt Pond PA remains one of the most consistent acts in American indie pop since emerging from the Philadelphia underground in 1998.  And that consistency--coupled with sequestering through most of 2020 because of a...

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