Two years ago, Eric Donnelly and Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes were given a very special assignment: write a song for the Connecticut non-profit Newtown Kindness that was started just after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. "We tried to keep things light and positive," explained Tim, "because I think that was the aim of the organization."Read More
After their wildy accepted 2010 debut, Passive Me, Aggressive You, The Naked and Famous spent two years touring the world and learning from the whole process. "We came to realize what worked and what didn't in a live environment," explains bassist David Beadle.Read More
In a time when many artists are playing it safe and sticking to the kind of music they know, Brandi Carlile decided to depart from the expected and take an entirely new approach to the music on her latest record, Bear Creek. "We went into this studio with the mindset of shunning any tangible sense of continuity," Brandi explained, "it was something we’d been conscious of in the past and we wanted to see if continuity would happen without trying to make it happen."Read More
After a whole lot of hoping and a whole lot of rocking out to her album, I finally had the opportunity to have a conversation with Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder. An avid disbeliever in solid truths, Serena is a very philosophical and honest artist who acknowledges and accepts change and difference along every step of her journey. My favorite thing about her is that she's not afraid to sing it like it is. If you've listened to her latest album, Is It o.k, then you know exactly what I mean.Read More
It's the craziest thing, falling in love... It's like you're in a little bubble and no one in the world exists except you and your love. For the last couple of weeks I've been in a little love bubble with my Jason Reeves records. Everytime I spin his CD I feel like all of my troubles melt away and I think I finally figured out why.Read More
The shows were spectacular and Missy's voice sounded even more beautiful in person than it does on her albums. One thing that her studio recorded music cannot capture is the witty remarks and stories that make Missy Higgins' shows such unique and fun experiences. On the checklist of traits that make a quality artist, Missy scores amongst the highest. Over the last few years she has been touring pretty much non-stop, earning larger and larger crowds everytime she tours the US.
And the best part: She's leaving the world a better place in her tracks.Read More