Author: George Maifair

  • Album Review: Sera Cahoone – From Where I Started

    Album Review: Sera Cahoone – From Where I Started

    On her upcoming album, From Where I Started, Seattle singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone shares a revealing emotional journey of love and loss. While many will recognize Cahoone from her influential work in the indie rock scene as the former drummer for Band of Horses, listeners wi instantly feel the indelible link she has to her childhood […]

  • Album Review: Sinners & Saints – On The Other Side

    Album Review: Sinners & Saints – On The Other Side

    The Other Side, the second full-length album from Charlotte, North Carolina duo Sinners & Saints, is a roots lover’s brew of bluegrass, country twang, and folk. Filled with songs about drinking, love, heartbreak, and adventure, the album has a refreshingly vintage old-school feel. The duo of Perry Fowler and Mark Baran shines with the bright […]

  • Show Review: Tift Merritt

    Show Review: Tift Merritt

    At her recent show on the elevated stage in the relaxed atmosphere of Nashville’s City Winery, Tift Merritt embraced that spotlight to put her ever-genuine personality on display. Merritt kept it minimal—a choice which could prove risky for some artists, but a natural one given Merritt’s vast and varied talents–with pedal steel master Eric Heywood as the […]

  • Album Review: Beth Bombara – Map & No Direction

    Album Review: Beth Bombara – Map & No Direction

    In creating her new album, Map & No Direction, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Beth Bombara started deep within a battle against what she describes as “a couple months of a can’t-quite-get-out-of-bed, always-tired-but-can’t-sleep kind of depression.” The end result is a lyrical outpouring that explores Bombara’s emotional struggle, tenderly reflects on her long-time relationship with her husband, and […]

  • Album Review: Jenna Torres – Wild Sugar

    Album Review: Jenna Torres – Wild Sugar

    It’s rare that an album leaves me in awe, grasping for words to describe it, but that’s exactly where I was the first time I heard Jenna Torres’ Wild Sugar.  Often, we hear the hyperbole of the singer/songwriter that channels emotion and has the “right voice at the right time,” so it was a struggle to adequately […]