New On Vinyl: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as "the original soul sister" and "the godmother of rock and roll".  This live recording from 1960 had never been on vinyl until now, 57 years... Continue Reading →

Interview: Rev. Sekou

“In times like these, we need a miracle/Ain’t nobody gonna save us/We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for,” wails Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, in the title track of of his powerful and timely debut album, In Times Like These. Produced by six-time Grammy nominated Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, featuring Luther’s brother Cody Dickinson,... Continue Reading →

Interview: The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers

“We’re a party band. We’re there to get wild and dance and stir things up. We don’t sing a bunch of ballads. The goal is to crank things up and make people have a good time,” says Will Wadsworth, singing drummer and founder of Los Angeles-based roots collective The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, who are... Continue Reading →

Interview: decker.

Sedona, Arizona-based mustachioed songwriter Brandon Decker, who records and performs under the name 'decker.' is fresh off of an almost year-long tour in support of his most recent release, Patsy; the mesmerizing collection of dark, atmospheric, and uncomfortably honest tunes runs the gamut of influences--folk, gospel, rock, and even psychedelia.  “It’s exploring our innate weaknesses; how our lives are... Continue Reading →

Live Show Review: The California Honeydrops

Oakland-based five-piece bluesy soul machine The California Honeydrops performed at The Basement in Nashville recently; on tour in support of their latest release, A River’s Invitation, The Honeydrops have been tearing up the highways, with an itinerary packed full of summer festival performances, a stop at the legendary Burning Man festival, and not one, but two hometown... Continue Reading →

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