It’s safe to say that singer/songwriter Catie Curtis has been around a few blocks, musically and otherwise.
St. Vincent’s Performance : Art : Life
Last weekend over brunch, I was talking with a contemporary country songwriter and a former boy band member about the read more…
Amy Ray: With a Rebel Yell
Amy Ray is a rebel. The South is her heritage and rule-breaking is her birthright.
Susanna Hoffs Talks about Hotness, Ageism, and Love
I have known the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs — aka Sue Hots — for round about 23 years.
Chatting It Up with Brandi Carlile
Recently, I was given a second go at Brandi Carlile… Wait. Let me rephrase that. I was offered a second read more…
Five Questions for Brandi Carlile
Any attempts to qualify or quantify Brandi Carlile‘s effect on listeners are destined to fall short, if not fail altogether.
Five Questions for Singer/Songwriter Katie Herzig
In 2004, Katie Herzig set out on her own after fronting her college band Newcomers Home for more than a read more…
Does Paltrow Make Country Strong?
Back when Gwyneth Paltrow did that karaoke movie and duet with Huey Lewis, I remember thinking she had a nice read more…
Dude, Where’s My Snark?
Ever since I wrote recently about humor, it has been on my mind…
Top 10 Things on Ellen’s Mind Lately
Ellen’s got it good and she knows it.
May the Funk Be with You
Some music enthusiasts say that there’s a revivalist movement afoot, intent upon harkening back to the funk/soul sound that was read more…
See Speak Hear
Despite my seemingly calm and sane exterior, I often have strange thoughts, worst-case-scenario kinds of things. I imagine what I read more…
The New Normal
Tom Leykis, a veteran radio talk-show host, recently launched a new online music project.
Laugh, and the World Laughs with You… Except Me
I’m stunned by the things that pass as humor these days. All of the movies by Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, read more…
To Hang My Hat
With a multitude of climates, paces, landscapes, and activities to choose from, deciding where in the country to hang your read more…
The Sounds of Summer
A buddy of mine recently proclaimed the 2010 releases by Arcade Fire and The National as the soundtracks of this read more…
Leonardos Need Not Apply
As unemployment figures continue to loom large and my job search continues, I often contemplate career tracks.
Gay Christian Singer Jennifer Knapp Explores Common Ground
Christian singer Jennifer Knapp penned a piece for CNN.com that explores her relationship with faith thro
They Are Nashville
The Indigo Girls have a song called “Nashville” that wonderfully sums up the experience I had living there in 2007.
Robert Frost: Not a Belieber
There are occasional zeitgeists in our society that reach such a critical mass of cultural participation that they eclipse all read more…
The Little Drummer Boi
Music has been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember. I got my first read more…