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2020's Travel Songs - Part 1

Read "2020's Travel Songs - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In this year of painful confinement music has been a much needed source of solace, with its capacity to take us beyond our times and across space. Here some of the best “travel songs" that we've been digging this year, while planning on taking them on a real road-trip as soon as possible. Happy listening! Playlist Alicia Waller & The Excursion “Soul" Some Hidden Treasure -EP (Innova) 00:00 Michael Leonhart Orchestra with Elvis Costello & JSwiss ...

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Becca Stevens on releasing new music in a pandemic

Read "Becca Stevens on releasing new music in a pandemic" reviewed by Leo Sidran

Singer and songwriter Becca Stevens has the ability to make you feel like you know her even when you only know her work. Here she talks about “dancing with the critical voice," looking for silver linings, “the whole money thing" and a newly born pack of baby ducks out her window. Plus she discusses her new record, Wonderbloom (which includes collaborations with Jacob Collier, Michael League, Jason Lindner, Cory Wong, Michael Mayo, Kaveh Rastegar, Alan Hampton, Larry Goldings, Michelle Willis, ...

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Becca Stevens Band: Weightless

Read "Weightless" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

There is an artistic point where Jacqui Sutton (Billie & Dolly (Toy Blue Typewriter Productions, 2010)), Gretchen Parlato (The Lost and Found (ObliqSound, 2011)) and Norah Jones (Feels Like Home (Blue Note Records, 2004)) intersect, giving rise to Becca Stevens, whose creative arc gains traction in a direction different from, but informed by, those singers. By combining Parlato's coquettish, diaphanous singing style, Sutton's rootsy, organic acoustic approach and Jones' tuneful composing, Stevens charts a course all her own in a ...


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