Posts tagged with "Joni Mitchell"

Video & Web Exclusive Interview Seth Glier

Video & Web Exclusive Interview Seth Glier
Photo credit; GMD Three VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  SETH GLIER Video:  “Sunshine” Seth Glier’s video “Sunshine” from new studio album Birds Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier’s studio album Birds is out now. The collection of insightful and well-crafted songs includes standout tracks “Sunshine,” “Water on Fire,” and the timely socially-conscious cover “For What It’s Worth.” To celebrate... 

Track Premiere & Web Exclusive Interview Sarah Aroeste

Track Premiere & Web Exclusive Interview Sarah Aroeste
TRACK PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  SARAH AROESTE Track Premiere:  “La Ketubá De La Ley”   A Ladino/English song celebrating the holiday of Shavuot, from the new Sarah Aroeste album Together/Endjuntos Sarah Aroeste releases the first-ever, all-original bilingual Ladino/English Holiday album, Together/Endjuntos today. She has created an eclectic collection that combines elements of Bhaṅgṛā, rap, cabaret, merengue... 

Video & Web Exclusive Interview Boney James

Video & Web Exclusive Interview Boney James
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  BONEY JAMES Video:  “Honestly” featuring Avery*Sunshine SAXOPHONIST AND COMPOSER BONEY JAMES’ HONESTLY REFLECTS MUSIC’S POWER TO TRANSPORT Four-time Grammy Nominee Celebrates 25 Years with September 1, 2017 Release Featuring Vocalists Avery*Sunshine and Eric Roberson Boney James released his 16th album on September 1, 2017, titled Honestly—25 years after his debut recording, Trust.... 

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview Eric Johnson

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview Eric Johnson
Photo credit: Max Crace VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  ERIC JOHNSON Video:  “Cliffs of Dover” ERIC JOHNSON Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit Show & Live Webcast this Thursday, Sept 7, at 8:30 PM EDT with special guest Arielle https://www.concertwindow.com/bluerock In a feature on M Music & Musician magazine’s November 2014 issue we wrote: “Eric Johnson is a stone rocker—a shredding wiz whose music incorporates... 

VIDEO & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ARIELLE

VIDEO & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ARIELLE
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  ARIELLE Video:  “Magick Again” Eric Johnson Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit Show & Live Webcast this Thursday, Sept 7, at 8:30 PM EDT with special guest Arielle https://www.concertwindow.com/bluerock Queen’s Brian May says Arielle is a singer-songwriter and a guitarist whose “small body holds an amazingly big heart and amazingly mature passion. Her musicianship is a clear indication... 

Song Premiere and Exclusive Interview Sarah McGowan

Song Premiere and Exclusive Interview Sarah McGowan
SONG PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  SARAH McGOWAN Exclusive Song Premiere:  “Riding in Cars with Men” Women’s Safety and Vulnerability Are the Focus of Sarah McGowan’s Dark Dream Pop Track “Riding in Cars With Men” A Potentially Dangerous Encounter Inspires a Compelling Song, as a Young Artist Hopes to Spark a Conversation About Consent Indie pop/rock artist Sarah McGowan is no stranger to praise. Over the last... 

Sweetwater’s GearFest 2017

Sweetwater’s GearFest 2017
Sweetwater’s GearFest 2017 Draws Record Crowds and Sales Free Music and Pro Audio Trade Show Continues to Grow GearFest completely takes over the Sweetwater campus with parking, camping sites, gear tents, a performance pavilion, the retail store, and the massive interior of the Sweetwater building. Sweetwater Sound announced that GearFest 2017 was a bigger success than ever, breaking every record established by previous GearFest events. Launched... 

Video and Exclusive Interview Peter Erskine

Video and Exclusive Interview Peter Erskine
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  PETER ERSKINE Band: DR. UM Song: “Eleven Eleven” Recorded at Sweetwater Studios Critically acclaimed and celebrated drummer Peter Erskine has played the drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical genres. He has appeared on over 600 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, as well as an honorary doctorate from the Berklee... 

VIDEO PREMIERE & INTERVIEW DOM KELLY

VIDEO PREMIERE & INTERVIEW DOM KELLY
VIDEO PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician: DOM KELLY Music Video: “12” (featuring Emily Saliers) Dancer: Erika Leeds Directed by: Zak Washburn DOM KELLY’S MOODY, ELEGANT VIDEO “12” EXPLORES THE UNSPOKEN JOURNEY OF STRUGGLE, HEARTACHE AND ULTIMATELY—FINDING HOME WITHIN THE FIRE As the drummer, vocalist and co-founding member of the power-pop band A Fragile Tomorrow, Dom Kelly has released 5 critically-acclaimed studio albums... 

IVA

IVA
Photo credit: David Norbu HOMETOWN: Wilmington, Del. INFLUENCES: Joni Mitchell, Aimee Mann, Norah Jones ALBUM: Leap, out now WEBSITE: ivavoice.com An early brush with fame—performing alongside noted opera company Opera Delaware when she was just 9 years old—led IVA to New York, where she bounced from Juilliard to the Manhattan School of Music to Princeton University before receiving a Fulbright scholarship to study Scandinavian classical music... 

VIDEO + EXCLUSIVE – JOE GOODKIN

VIDEO + EXCLUSIVE – JOE GOODKIN
Photo Credit: Michael Chu VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:JOE GOODKIN Music Video: “Charlie and Roger” Video Director: Nick Ferrario JOE GOODKIN’S RECORD OF LOSS IS THE SECOND EP IN A TRINITY—LIFE, LOSS, LOVE Joe Goodkin is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter who wants to be known as “a sincere indie folk rock artist and musical storyteller who makes esoteric and difficult topics accessible.” He has made a name for... 

CURTIS STIGERS Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview

CURTIS STIGERS Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician: CURTIS STIGERS Music Video: One More for the Road 50 years ago, magic was made on the stage of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, when the timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra. Sinatra at the Sands has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz. Singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers has... 

Video Feature & Interview: ROBBY HECHT

Video Feature & Interview: ROBBY HECHT
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Artist:  ROBBY HECHT Song: “Soon I Was Sleeping” Duet with Rose Cousins Directed by Ryan Newman ROBBY HECHT Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David How did the idea of “Soon I Was Sleeping” come to you? I actually wrote this song over the course of about six years. I had the “put that bottle of whiskey right where she used to kiss me” hook for... 

Tom Prasada-Rao “Sleeping Beauty”

Tom Prasada-Rao “Sleeping Beauty”
VIDEO FEATURE OF THE DAY Artist: TOM PRASADA-RAO Song: “Sleeping Beauty” Website: TomPrasadaRao.com How did the idea of “Sleeping Beauty” come to you? I wrote this song for my ex mother-in-law. She found the love of her life later in life, and she transformed from someone who stayed in her bathrobe all day, to someone who closed down the VFW hall every night. It was a beautiful sight to see. But soon after they got married, they got the call... 

JONI MITCHELL

JONI MITCHELL
JONI MITCHELL One of music’s greatest singer-songwriters creates an inspired box set Joni Mitchell is an eight-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who’s influenced everyone from Courtney Love to Taylor Swift. So it’s only fitting that her new box set has been crafted with care. It isn’t her first retrospective, but Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced is something special. The 53 tracks on these four... 

Julie Kathryn

Julie Kathryn
Julie Kathryn HOMETOWN: Lake Placid, N.Y. INFLUENCES: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash ALBUM: Black Trees, out now WEBSITE: juliekathryn.com Julie Kathryn studied classical piano, guitar and songwriting. But by the time she graduated high school she’d chosen an entirely different career path: social work. Kathryn received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s from Columbia University. But the pull of... 

STEPH MACPHERSON

STEPH MACPHERSON
STEPH MACPHERSON HOMETOWN: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada INFLUENCES: Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell                                              ALBUM: Bells & Whistles, out now WEBSITE: stephmacpherson.com As a child in British Columbia, Steph Macpherson entertained family and friends by singing along with pop divas Madonna and Tiffany and Disney movies like The Little Mermaid. Soon she began taking piano... 

KREE WOODS

KREE WOODS
KREE WOODS HOMETOWN: Memphis, Tenn. INFLUENCES: Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, John Mayer ALBUM: Talking Underwater, out now WEBSITE: kreewoods.com After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in musical theater, Kree Woods was headed to New York City. That is, until a meeting in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning engineer and producer John Jaszcz. Sensing her potential, he convinced her to reconsider and record a few tracks. Her self-titled... 

SPENCER DAY

SPENCER DAY
SPENCER DAY HOMETOWN: East Layton, Utah INFUENCES: Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, Paul Simon ALBUM: The Mystery of You, out now WEBSITE: spencerday.com Modern jazz singer and pianist Spencer Day learned the power of music during his troubled childhood. He grew up in a strict Mormon household in small-town Utah, and his parents divorced when he was young. His mother, a classical opera singer turned teacher, encouraged his love of music as a means of... 

GRACE POTTER

GRACE POTTER
GRACE POTTER She and her Nocturnals look a little more glam, but they’re grittier than ever   By Russell Hall  Back in 2010, fans of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals had a couple of big changes to deal with. First there were two new members, bass player Catherine Popper and guitarist Benny Yurco. But for listeners who had been following the band since it first hit the jam-band circuit in the early 2000s, the second change might have been even... 

FOLK FORWARD – ESSENTIAL FOLK

FOLK FORWARD – ESSENTIAL FOLK
FOLK FORWARD – ESSENTIAL FOLK DUST BOWL BALLADS (1940)  WOODY GUTHRIE  In a whirl of autobiography and activism, Guthrie reinvents American song. The Oklahoma native recorded this 1940 gem in two days, laying the groundwork for thousands of guitar-strumming followers. These are dusty, hard-bitten ballads that somehow gleam and soar more than 70 years after their creation. THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN (1963)  BOB DYLAN The folk bard’s... 

FOLK FORWARD

FOLK FORWARD
  FOLK FORWARD How a sound born of tradition is thriving in the modern day   By Peter Cooper It’s the other “F” word. And like its more obscene counterpart, it means different things to different people in different contexts. In the 1950s, it was sweater-vested political subversives. Later, it was shape-shifting musical revolutionaries and introspective singer-songwriters. It has been used to describe troubadours who specialize in journalistic... 

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny
PAT METHENY The jazz guitarist’s new instrument might look funny—but it’s no joke No other jazz guitarist of the past four decades has done as much as Pat Metheny to broaden the definition of the instrument and expand its possibilities. Metheny reached out to listeners outside of the jazz mainstream with early releases like 1975’s Bright Size Life and 1980’s As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls, and he’s maintained a huge audience... 
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