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Kat Edmonson on the quiet power of having a dream

Read "Kat Edmonson on the quiet power of having a dream" reviewed by Leo Sidran

In this podcast interview, singer/songwriter/actress Kat Edmonson details her journey out of the Lone Star State and into the Big Apple, her love of old well-made things, working with Woody Allen and Al Schmitt, listening to Blossom Dearie, loving “the limitations in a room," acting vs singing, her new record Dreamers Do, and not asking permission. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Michael McDonald with Chaka Khan at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Read "Michael McDonald with Chaka Khan at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Michael McDonald with Chaka Khan The NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY June 28, 2019 Most musicians would dream about having the type of career that Michael McDonald has enjoyed. McDonald's career had been long and storied. In the early '70s he was a member of Steely Dan's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bruce Hornsby: Absolute Zero

Read "Absolute Zero" reviewed by Geno Thackara

While the music world has plenty of explorers, Bruce Hornsby is still one of its most restless Marco Polos. Where he's often made a habit of bouncing from one thing to another for a whole album at a time--solo contemporary piano, yee-haw bluegrass, piano-less folk, jazz trio, film score and stage musical--he's in full, glorious, kitchen-sink ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tom Petty: An American Treasure

Read "An American Treasure" reviewed by Doug Collette

In a direct, no nonsense gesture the subject of this anthology would no doubt appreciate, the earliest inclusions on the 4-CD anthology An American Treasure illustrate how Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers forged their own style of songwriting and playing from Bob Dylan, the Byrds and the Rolling Stones. “Surrender," “Listen To Her Heart," and" You're ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Blackberry Smoke: Find A Light

Read "Find A Light" reviewed by Doug Collette

Since that flash-point in the Fifties by which blues and country musics were fused into rock and roll, this hybrid has evolved via a seemingly endless series of permutations, the most derivative of which are an amorphous amalgamation of influences. In contrast, the most memorable instances--or at least the ones with the most potential for extended ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

R.E.M.: Automatic For The People - 25th Anniversary Edition

Read "Automatic For The People - 25th Anniversary Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

If the anniversary packages of R.E.M.'s discography, like Automatic For The People, seem to be arriving in quick succession, that's because the band hit an extraordinarily prolific stride around a quarter century ago. Breaking beyond the boundaries of their previously-established and recognizable style with Green (Warner Bros., 1988), the foursome continued into the next decade writing, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jonny Lang: Signs

Read "Signs" reviewed by Doug Collette

The weathered voice recounting life's travails on the opening track of Signs, “Make It Move," is in marked contrast to the boyish countenance of Jonny Lang as pictured on the cover of the album. The distortion on his electric guitar, however, suits the chain-gang song likes of that number, even as it leads directly into the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Imelda May: Life. Love. Flesh. Blood.

Read "Life. Love. Flesh. Blood." reviewed by Doug Collette

Collaborating with Jeff Beck, Imelda May's kitschy presence as preserved for posterity on the iconic guitar hero's Rock 'n' Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) (Atco, 2011)is in stark contrast to the sultry black and white portrait that adorns Life. Love. Flesh. Blood. Not surprisingly, then, the British chanteuse stakes out an equally sensuous, shadowy ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez" Out June 16 Via World Circuit Records

"Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez" Out June 16 Via World Circuit Records

RE-ISSUE FEATURES EXTENDED AND UNRELEASED TRACKS ON DOUBLE 180gm VINYL AND CD “The greatest piano soloist I have ever heard in my life. He’s like a Cuban cross between Thelonious Monk and Felix the Cat.” —Ry Cooder “Gonzalez was known for his suave virtuosity and playful charisma.” —NPR Music Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez, the classic debut album by ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bill Frisell: When You Wish Upon a Star

Read "When You Wish Upon a Star" reviewed by Ian Patterson

There's something undeniably powerful about the music of one's youth, whether it be the theme tune to a much loved children's TV show, the pop music of our teens or the soundtracks to the classic films that signpost the passing of the years. When You Wish Upon a Star pays tribute to well-known film and television ...


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