Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Charleston Trio Heyrocco Prepares for Album Debut, COMFORT

Charleston Trio Heyrocco Prepares for Album Debut, COMFORT

My regard for the unheard music of the world is widely known, and as a result I get emails from friends all over the place, telling me I should check out this band or that one. Most of the time, I have an enjoyable experience, but I move back to the favorites in my playlists […]

Mary Black’s Stories from the Steeples – A Review

Mary Black’s Stories from the Steeples – A Review

Irish music has held the world in its thrall for hundreds of years, growing and changing with each decade but always keeping that distinctive flavor that identifies it without question. There is some music that will immediately bring to mind Irish stew and a pint of Guinness, and then there are tunes that incorporate pop […]

James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and The Blue Horizon, Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions ‘Go Gold’ Again in New Audio Fidelity Reissues

Gold CD Limited Editions of Two Landmark Albums of the Seventies to Be Released March 13 Marshall Blonstein, president of Audio Fidelity, has announced March 13 for the release of 24-Karat Gold CD reissues of James Taylor’s 1971 album MUD SLIDE SLIM AND THE BLUE HORIZON and Stevie Wonder’s 1973 INNERVISIONS. Both recordings will be […]

Album Review: Mercyland, Hymns For The Rest of Us (Mercyland Records)

Album Review: Mercyland, Hymns For The Rest of Us (Mercyland Records)

“The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music.” — George Carlin. Like any good comic, the late Mr. Carlin exaggerated for effect. Religion does have its good points — most of the Ten Commandments, for example — but I lean more toward the Groucho Marx school of ideaology: I wouldn’t […]

LONG-AWAITED SOPHOMORE ALBUM FROM KIERNAN MCMULLAN TO RELEASE MARCH 6

LONG-AWAITED SOPHOMORE ALBUM FROM KIERNAN MCMULLAN  TO RELEASE MARCH 6

Two Years is like a musical diary of life on the road Kiernan McMullan, the talented singer/songwriter and musician, will release his latest album, Two Years, on March 6, 2012 with American Cadence Records here in the United States and on Love Gum Records in the United Kingdom in May and June of 2012. McMullan […]

Ireland’s Cathy Jordan Goes All the Way Home with First Solo Album from Blix Street Records

Longtime Lead Singer of International Band Dervish to Tour U.S. in March To Coincide With Solo Project Blix Street Records will release Irish singer Cathy Jordan’s debut solo album, ALL THE WAY HOME, on March 13, 2012. A driving force in the internationally renowned Irish traditional band Dervish, Jordan is a singer, musician and composer whose […]

American Cadence Records: New Artist-Aware Label in Nashville

American Cadence Records: New Artist-Aware Label in Nashville

Nashville recording engineer Logan Buerlein and seasoned music veteran Kiernan McMullan have teamed up to create a refreshing new record label for artists who love their music and want to share it with the world. These talented and dedicated professional have something a little different in mind when it comes to producing and presenting a […]

Album Review: Nameless Path by Marcus Foster

Album Review: Nameless Path by Marcus Foster

As always, I wish I could discuss every song on this album. Marcus Foster has done something truly special with Nameless Path, and each song deserves a mention, but I’ll try to keep it brief with some of the highest of the highlights. Rest assured that the whole album is worth adding to your collection. […]

Audio Fidelity Kicks Off the New Year with 24-Karat Gold Reissues of Two Career-Changing Albums of the Early ’80s

Audio Fidelity Kicks Off the New Year with 24-Karat Gold Reissues of Two Career-Changing Albums of the Early ’80s

Dio’s Holy Diver and Bryan Adams’ Cuts Like a Knife Rock Anew on Limited-Edition Audiophile Compact Discs Arriving January 31st Marshall Blonstein, president of Audio Fidelity, has set January 31st as the release date for the audiophile label’s Gold CD reissues of Dio’s HOLY DIVER and Bryan Adams’ CUTS LIKE A KNIFE. Both albums will be issued as numbered, limited editions that will […]

New Studio Recording by Ireland’s Premier Female Vocalist Mary Black

New Studio Recording by Ireland’s Premier Female Vocalist Mary Black

BLIX STREET RECORDS LAUNCHES 2012 SCHEDULE WITH NEW STUDIO RECORDING BY IRELAND’S PREMIER FEMALE VOCALIST MARY BLACK Stories From The Steeples Set for Release on February 14 followed by New Albums by Cathy Jordan, Maia Sharp and “Dreams of the San Joaquin ” Anthology   Independent Blix Street Records will inaugurate 2012 with the U.S. release of STORIES […]

Bobby Long – Live at 3rd and Lindsley

Bobby Long – Live at 3rd and Lindsley

On November 17, 3rd and Lindsley welcomed Bobby Long – this time without his band.  As much as I enjoy hearing him play with a full band, I became acquainted with his music when it was just Bobby and a guitar, so there’s a special place in my heart for his acoustic sound. Bobby Long’s […]

Jabe Beyer at 3rd and Lindsley – November 17

Jabe Beyer at 3rd and Lindsley – November 17

It’s happened again.  I attended a show and found an opener that blew me away.  At 3rd and Lindsley on November 17, Jabe Beyer warmed the stage for Bobby Long and found a new fan in me.  I was embarrassed to admit that I’d never heard of him, and I’m even more embarrassed now that […]

Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Not Fragile” Remastered by Audio Fidelity

Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Not Fragile” Remastered by Audio Fidelity

I’m often told that I’m “too young” to enjoy a certain type of music – specifically anything that was released before 1990.  After all, what would a 33-year old know about the Beatles, the Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and many other classic bands that shaped the music I’m “supposed” to like?  Well, I can tell you […]

Live Review: Other Voices — Irish Music and Literature (Le Poisson Rouge, NYC)

Live Review: Other Voices — Irish Music and Literature (Le Poisson Rouge, NYC)

By Jacob Blickenstaff (All photos c.2011, Jacob Blickenstaff) On October 27 and 28, Irish music series Other Voices marked its ten-year anniversary with two sold-out shows at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge. The three-hour-plus program featured an interwoven lineup of Irish and American musicians as well as several notable Irish writers. The program featured Glen […]