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November 11, 2019

Lots of relationships break up because the partners are too busy in the frenetic modern to spend much time developing deeper connections and intimacy. Yet that’s not the kind of “Busy” the brilliantly rootsy, modern folk/soul Toronto based pop/rock singer/songwriter Ma...

November 11, 2019

Whatever level of success they are at, indie rockers trying to make headway in the music industry tend to downplay their “day jobs” – or make them an afterthought to their artistic intentions. Multi-talented singer, songwriter and Americana rocker Gary Douglas – frontm...

November 10, 2019

While some old school artists find reasons to lament the shift from the tactile joys of CD sales and ownership to the digital, streaming and playlist age of consumption, other, more prescient musicians are embracing full throttle the unique possibilities that this era...

November 10, 2019

As someone who writes artist bios as part of my living, I am privy to the general intent of the endeavor. It’s supposed to entice press folks to listen and in turn, help excite potential listeners to check out the music. There’s an unspoken credo to accentuate the posi...

November 9, 2019

Legendary lyricist Sammy Cahn once wrote about the holiday season, “It’s that time of year when the world falls in love…” Blessedly for contemporary jazz fans, that means more than simply getting cozy by the fire, hearing sleigh bells ring, dashing through the snow and...

November 9, 2019

Guess it’s just a tool of the marketing machines trying to help emerging indies stand out, but sometimes the overflow of comparisons and reference points gets in the way of enjoying a fun new original hybrid sound. Emerging with a blast out of Nashville in 2018, Parker...

November 9, 2019

It’s not often that a debut album not only introduces us to a fab new emerging vocal and songwriting talent, but also the crackling, steel guitar vibes of two bands that should have been on our radar long before. So while we’re immersing in the sensual/seductive yet pl...

November 9, 2019

There’s something about the uke, isn’t there? Somehow, this tiny stringed instrument we fondly associate with Hawaii found its way to Lorena Leigh at a dark moment when she was living in NYC, going to dance school at Alvin Ailey and healing from injuries. Drawing from...

November 9, 2019

With a versatile, wanderlust driven stylistic palette that’s long taken her beyond her jazz foundations to explore everything from New Orleans blues and Kansas City jazz to gospel, funk, pop, rock, you name it, a live performance is literally the only way to fully capt...

November 7, 2019

Two intriguing questions occur to me when listening Autumn Monsoon, an intricate, hypnotic-exotic, soul-transportive collection showcasing the lush melodies, globally expansive rhythmic flow and stunning aural tapestries of New Mexico based husband and wife Suzanne Ten...

November 7, 2019

One of the great joys of a life and career spent listening to music is discovering new artists – and it often happens that those grand talents we’re hearing for the first time are actually popular veterans who somehow escaped our radar no matter our best efforts to sta...

November 3, 2019

True to the title of his remarkable, genre-transcendent collection Sempre: A New Dimension, Ian Maksin’s approach to the cello is expansive, rhythmically and culturally eclectic and truly timeless, taking us on wild journeys through a variety of moods, weather patterns...

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