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It’s show time, so you stride up to the stage, strap on your instrument and hear the familiar crackle as you plug...

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I first heard of the artist H.E.R. when she appeared on the 2019 Grammy Awards, and the guitar geek in me was intrigued...

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At last year’s NAMM show, Taylor announced its Grand Pacific round-shoulder dreadnought developed by master guitar designer Andy Powers. Company experts announced that the...

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Freddy & Francine Latest Album Is Packed With Pre-, Post-Covid Duality

“I am afraid to die!” admits Bianca Caruso of the duo, Freddy & Francine. “Who isn’t right now?” Caruso met her romantic and folk duo partner, Lee Ferris, in Los Angeles in 2008. One night while...

Warren Dunes Front Woman Julia Massey Discusses “Fishbowl”, Premieres Its Visual

For Julia Massey, lead singer and front woman for the Seattle-based neo-surf band, Warren Dunes, making an album is a lot like putting together furniture from a box with foreign instructions. Perhaps that’s why the universe blessed...

A Certain Ratio Returns With First New Album In 12 Years, “ACR Loco”

“Nothing was ever planned,” Jez Kerr told American Songwriter. “It was kinda chaotic but we always went with the best idea.” 43 years ago, Kerr joined Simon Topping, Peter Terrell and Martin Moscrop to...

Dirk Powell Recruits Rhiannon Giddens, Watkins Siblings for Soulful New Album, ‘When I Wait for You’

If you’re not familiar with Dirk Powell’s name, it’s not because you haven’t heard his work. It’s because, for him, creating art is more important than pursuing fame. And his prodigious artistry as a player, composer, producer and arranger fluent...

Filmore Writes With Nashville Heavyweights, Drops Debut Album on Curb

A lot of artists can claim millions of Internet streams, but few of them have the advantage of a record deal that often brings radio play with it, followed by even more publicity and more fans and streams. Country singer...

Doves Advises Aspiring Songwriters to be Relentless

After a ten-year hiatus, Doves released a new album, The Universal Want, on September 11. It is a much-anticipated album from the beloved British band, whose debut album, Lost Souls (2000) immediately made them stars on the...

The War & Treaty Return, Upping The Production On The Much Anticipated ‘Hearts Town’

The War & Treaty | Hearts Town | (Rounder) 3 1/2 out of 5 stars For those few Americana fans who might have missed The War and Treaty’s 2018 Buddy Miller produced full length debut, the...

Writer’s Room: Shelly Peiken “What-A-Girl-Wants-and-Bitch” Has Become a Calling Card

Written by Shelly Peiken Have you ever calculated how many songs you’ve written in your lifetime? According to my database, I’ve penned about 2,000. Of those, about 400 were commercially recorded and released. Of...

DYLYN Mines Twisted Imagery With New Song & Video “Let You”

A new romance can rip through you unexpectedly. You’ll feel all manner of things and never be able to quite define it. Alt-pop singer-songwriter DYLYN (born Gwendolyn Lewis) braids together inescapable and overwhelming emotions, from intense affection...

Diana Krall Shows Off Her ‘Dreamy’ Designs

Diana Krall | This Dream of You | (Verve)4 out of 5 stars Credit Diana Krall with doing what she does best on her sumptuous new album, This Dream of You, a collection of (mostly) classic...

Teddy Riley-endorsed 3D Audio App wants to be the Instagram of Music

When Teddy Riley went head-to-head with Babyface in the Verzuz Instagram battle earlier this year, a large part of his catalogue showcased the multiple hits he’s produced in his decades-long career. Now, he’s giving others a chance to play around...

Pop Powerhouse Liza Owen Discusses Her Unapologetic Single “Getting Good”

As far as what English-Cambodian pop artist Liza Owen wants her listeners to take away from her newest single, “Getting Good,” she answers simply, “that I’m amazing.” In three words, her statement encapsulates who...

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