Essential D minor: Tom Waits, “Eggs & Sausage”
This is our second story in our series on the characteristics of musical keys. We started with the “people’s key,” C major. From there it’s an easy skip to D, the […]
Is this a great song about the dangers of social media, or the greatest? You decide.
Released as a single in the first week of 2014, “Digital Witness” was written by Annie Clark, AKA St. Vincent as a commentary […]
Jerry Jeff Walker, “Mr. Bojangles”
The man who gave us “Mr. Bojangles” is gone. Jerry Jeff Walker died yesterday, October 23, 2020, in AUstin, a town he loved and made his home. He was 78. To write a tru […]
Paul Stookey, “Edgar”
He’s best known as one-third of Peter, Paul & Mary, the legendary folk trio who merged the songs of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie with the new songs of Bob Dylan, Laura Nyro, John Denver […]
This reinvention of “Where Is The Love” for a Biden campaign ad exemplifies the inspirational power of song
One of the greatest examples of what a song can do is the new musical Biden campaign video which […]
One of a thousand reasons why Jules is one of the greatest songwriters ever
There are songwriters, and there are songwriters’ songwriters. They’re the ones other songwriters look up to with real-time […]
Paul Zollo wrote a new post, An Endless Conversation with Dave Stewart, Part 1. 3 days, 19 hours ago
Lockdown in Paradise: Beatles, Bahamas & Before
Bob Dylan called him fearless. He also called him Captain Dave. He’s Dave Stewart, most famous for being half of Eurythmics with Annie Lennox. He’s one of […]
The Boss talks about Springsteen, Dylan and John Prine.
Bruce Springsteen was a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night, 10.21.20. It was a remote interview, with Bruce in what looked like a […]
It’s his song about the Internet in this time of the election and pandemic.
Finneas is back with yet another beautiful, bold song. The guy is on fire. It’s called “Can’t Wait To Be Dead,” and is a […]
From their upcoming album, Hunter and The Dog Star
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, “My Power,” the new single.
October 21, 2020—Edie Brickell & New Bohemians’ anticipated new album, Hunter And The Dog Star […]
We’re happy to premiere the video for “Revolution in the Garden,” the new passionately incendiary single by the acclaimed Americana-plus band Dead Rock West, led by Frank Lee Drennen and Cindy Wasserman. It’s a […]
Artists who will perform include Mike Campbell & Benmont Tench, Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart, Jackson Browne, Dhani Harrison, Foo Fighters, Beck, Stephen Stills, Lucinda Williams, Lady Blackbird and many more. […]
Written by Tom Petty & Mike Campbell, it was released 41 years ago today on Damn The Torpedoes.
On this day, October 19, 1979, 41 years ago, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers landmark – album, Damn The T […]
Alice sings the praises of his “favorite songwriter of all time”
Here on the occasion of what would be Laura Nyro’s 73rd birthday – October 18, 2020 – we bring thias series of tribute stories on her […]
Today – October 18, 2020 – would be Laura Nyro’s 73rd birthday
Laura Nyro, “And When I Die,” 1968.
Here on what would have been Laura Nyro’s 73rd birthday, it is the perfect time for “And When I Die.” Of […]
Brian Cullman, `Winter Clothes’
“Winter Clothes” is the new summer record from Brian Cullman. It is exuberantly sad. Wonderfully heartrending. If you turn the world upside down, it is summer somewhere, but […]
Woody Guthrie, “I Ain’t Got No Home”
Today’s Great Song for Now is a new daily series which will feature one great song every day. The greatness of the song comprises many considerations, but begins and ends […]
It’s another reimagined classic from the Cat Stevens songbook; created by Yusuf/Cat in an inspirational and unprecedented reunion of a songwriter and his beautiful, beloved songs. Today the new video was […]
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