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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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From Genesis to Revelation: Guitarist Steve Hackett Lays Himself Bare

Steve Hackett | A Genesis in My Bed - The Autobiography | (Wymer Publishing)4 out of 5 Stars Steve Hackett could rightfully be called a journeyman musician. From the time he first picked up his...

Southern In Spirit, Californian by Design, Robert Jon & The Wreck Plough Their Own Path Forward

Robert Jon & The Wreck | Last Night on the Highway | (Robert Jon Music)3.5 out of Five Stars Southern rock reaches well beyond the familiar signposts established by Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, The Marshall...

After Overcoming Her Inner Anxieties, a New Album Allows Kathleen Edwards A Way to Rebound

As many musicians will readily attest, a fervent desire to succeed is often accompanied by doubt, frustration and insecurity, qualities that can thwart an artist’s ambitions and diminish their ability to make the kind of music that measures up to...

Priscilla Block Goes Viral on TikTok, Then Takes Over Traditional Charts

While the future of TikTok is undetermined, young artists are still reaping the benefits of the wave-making platform. Priscilla Block managed to garner over 300,000 followers and until this week had yet to break into the industry....

D.A. Stern Explores His Quirky Size Issues With New Single “Tall Girlfriend”

D.A. Stern is quirky.  Not in a hipster performative, overdone way but in a “he’s an adorable weirdo” kind of way. Take for instance, his new video “Tall Girlfriend” which was written from a short guy’s perspective about his towering...

John King Breaks Down The Music Scene, His Influences, and Writing

Country singer-songwriter John King takes a break from a family vacation to do this interview to discuss his latest single, “Easy,” which was released in May. King is laid back about this disruption to his day off - just like...

Granville Automatic Channels Voices From Beyond for Musical Inspiration

“In and around what we now call Nashville is extraordinarily haunted, every inch of it, I think. From the ancient box graves to the ghosts of the more-recent Cherokee and Creek and Shawnee and Chickasaw, there's a lot if you...

James Lee Baker Explains the Double Entendre in New Tune, “Santa Barbara”

When you say the word ‘divorce’ people immediately think of a marriage ending which, in essence, it is. It’s the end of an era and the closing of a chapter in someone’s life.  What they most often...

Colleen Orender Dazzles With Disco-Influenced Summer Jam, “Run Right Back To You”

Colleen Orender has a knack for fusing blues with modern pop. Her influences truly run the gamut, from Judy Garland to Bob Dylan and even Joe Jonas’ DNCE outfit, and planted at the core of such an...

Karen Jonas Revels in Days Past with “The Last Cowboy (at the Bowling Alley)”

While pretty much anyone making music nowadays has been, and likely still is, pining for the days before live entertainment came to a halt, Fredericksburg, VA's Karen Jonas is embracing days past for reasons a little less despondent and a little...

Jeen Makes It Through the “Deep End” with Laid Back New Single

There's a funny thing about anxiety: it doesn't always manifest itself in the form of frenetic, jittery, loud, and-or visibly messy emotions. Sometimes, folks can appear to weather the inevitabilities of day-to-day life happening on the outside, while anxiety about things...

Bramble Patch II: More Accumulated Songwriting Wisdom

From Carole King, Sting, Rodney Crowell, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, Jimmy Webb, Sammy Cahn, Hal David, Allan Shamblin & Bob Dylan Truth. What is truth? Is there a...

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