Interview: Sons of Bill

"My dad was a musician and a songwriter. He was also a professor. He was a shy, introverted man who was blessed, and cursed, with six kids. He didn't get all that necessary alone time that I knew he needed. He would get up at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning while everybody still sleeping... Continue Reading →

Album Review: American Aquarium – Things Change

When American Aquarium releases new recordings every couple of years, the bulk of their songs often come straight from the observations and life experiences of lead singer BJ Barham. In their upcoming June 1st release Things Change, that fact garners even more credence. You see, the American Aquarium that many of their fans knew no... Continue Reading →

Interview: Keaton Simons

Whoever determined that someone talented at all trades should be named “Jack” never met Keaton Simons. The Los Angeles—based singer, songwriter, sideman, collaborator, and producer began singing as soon as he determined he could make sounds, and by the ripe old age of 14, he knew music was his life’s path. And, while it’s said... Continue Reading →

Interview: Kellen of Troy

“It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, that’s more like it. The worst came first,” laughs Kellen Wenrich of the birth of his most recent project, Kellen of Troy, formed amidst life transitions, a breakup, and the demise of his band, Apache Relay. “There were a lot of things coming... Continue Reading →

Interview: Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton

“It’s like old times!” exclaims Samantha Parton of her reunion and collaboration with former Be Good Tanyas bandmate Jolie Holland. “It’s better than old times for me,” adds Holland. “I just love this band and the crew. It feels very personal. We both, in the intervening years, we’ve grown so much as musicians, and humans,... Continue Reading →

Premiere: “Tired & Poor” by Rob Williams

No matter where you stand in the political arena, it’s hard to ignore the turbulent conditions in which we find ourselves at the moment. In times of instability, oppression, division, and cultural chaos, artists are there to question the status quo, using their creativity to bring overlooked issues to light. On October 27th, Richmond, Virginia-based... Continue Reading →

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