Posts Tagged ‘studio’

Sarah Jaffe – “Suburban Nature”

Sarah Jaffe – “Suburban Nature”

Sarah Jaffe is easily a charmed singer/songwriter. Her obvious talent draws you in and takes care of you. Nurturing melodies and charming deliveries float effortlessly throughout the entirety of Sarah’s newest, “Suburban Nature.” Rarely is there an album that makes one feel as if they are in the studio with the artists. Experiencing intimately ideas […]

James McMurtry "Live in Europe" Lightning Rod

James McMurtry "Live in Europe" Lightning Rod

(Note: This review has been altered.  For various reasons, the album was originally reviewed without the bonus DVD.  When McMurtry’s people caught wind, they got a copy of the DVD to me because they felt it was important.  They were right.) It’s only been five years since the release of the well received “Live in […]

Those Darlins: In-Studio Performance at Seattle's KEXP FM

Those Darlins: In-Studio Performance at Seattle's KEXP FM

For those of you who just can’t get enough of Those Darlins, put the pedal to the metal — don’t even stop for “Red Lights” — and haul ass over to Seattle’s KEXP 90.3 FM website to hear the Darlins talk about stuff and sing a few songs. You’ll hear two old favorites and two […]

Guy Clark “Someday The Song Writes You” – Review

Guy Clark “Someday The Song Writes You” – Review

Guy Clark is a name I feel like I should know better than I do, and looking at what he’s done, only reinforces that feeling.  He has written for Johnny Cash and Bobby Bare, among others, has a dozen studio albums to his credit that include great songs like “Desperadoes Waiting for a Train” and […]

Miranda Lambert "Revolution" – Review

Miranda Lambert "Revolution" – Review

Miranda Lambert sure has evolved over the past four years. She’s written songs about starting fires, stalking ex-boyfriends and “Gunpowder & Lead.” Her latest release maintains that same edge she’s become so well-known for, but she’s tested the lyrical waters, come full circle and really found herself. Lambert is no stranger to the musical charts, […]

Dolly Parton Releases New Video ‘Change It’

Dolly Parton Releases New Video ‘Change It’

A Song From The  ‘Original Broadway Cast Recording Of 9 To 5: The Musical’ Intimate Behind-The-Scenes Clip Shows Dolly Having Fun In The Studio DOLLY PARTON has released a video for the song “Change It” from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of 9 to 5: The Musical album–and it’s DOLLY like you’ve never seen before: […]

Invite Alison Krauss Into Your Living Room

Invite Alison Krauss Into Your Living Room

by Bill Conger If there’s one thing better than hearing the angelic voice of Alison Krauss, it’s seeing her perform. The lovely and multi-talented singer/instrumentalist/producer collaborates with a who’s who of music on her new DVD, “A Hundred Miles or More: Live From The Tracking Room (Rounder Records), which arrives in stores Nov. 11. Cameras […]

Old 97’s “Blame It on Gravity” New West Records

Old 97’s “Blame It on Gravity” New West Records

by Brad Tucker The Old 97’s return to the studio for the first time since 2004 with Blame It on Gravity. The band’s third album with New West picks up where their up-tempo alt-country sound left off before front man Rhett Miller’s most recent solo venture. Miller’s aptitude for pop-friendly phrasing is on display immediately […]

Tift Merritt, “Another Country” Fantasy

Tift Merritt, “Another Country” Fantasy

by Brad Tucker Tift Merritt’s third release, Another Country, comes in the wake of a solitary stay in Paris. Merritt holed up with a guitar and a piano, penning the new album after four years away from the studio. The opening track “Something to Me” brings to mind early Jackson Browne, both in its lively […]