ALBUM PREMIERE/INTERVIEW: Adrien Reju – ‘Strange Love and The Secret Language’


Woodstock-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju isn’t one hide her influences on Strange Love and The Secret Language out August 7th. The accessible yet respected harmonies and compositional mode of Fleetwood Mac and Feist is present in this ...

Continue Reading →

Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult & Blue Coupe (INTERVIEW)

albert bouchard 01x

There’s more to Blue Oyster Cult than “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (more cowbell) and there’s more to drummer Albert Bouchard than Blue Oyster Cult. It’s been thirty-four years since he exited the band and yet ...

Continue Reading →

Sara Curtin Composes Visionary Statement on ‘Michigan Lilium’ (INTERVIEW)


“Comparisons are everywhere. I never feel pressured by them. People’s relationship to music is so personal and when someone compares me to an artist, what they’re really doing is comparing me to their experience of ...

Continue Reading →

Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes – Etching A Unique Identity (INTERVIEW)


There’s an old show biz axiom that suggests there’s no such thing as an overnight success. However Dawes are in a good position to dispute that notion, and for good reason. Their 2009 debut album, ...

Continue Reading →

Phil Collen of Def Leppard Goes Delta Deep (INTERVIEW)

phil collen pub pic3

When we last caught up with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen, he’d had surgery on his finger and was learning to play slide guitar, something he had never done before. He was also in the early ...

Continue Reading →

Trixie Garcia Talks Fare Thee Well, Rex Foundation & More Possible Dead Shows


Trixie Garcia is in a bit of a daze when she answers the phone. This is understandable since she’s just gotten back from Chicago where she finished off a run of concerts marking the final ...

Continue Reading →

Vanessa Carlton Reflects First Instincts Of Life & Music (INTERVIEW)


A lot has happened to Vanessa Carlton since she released her last album, Rabbits On The Run, in 2011. She married Deer Tick frontman John McCauley, gave birth to a daughter, moved to Nashville from ...

Continue Reading →

Lera Lynn on ‘True Detective’ & Her Most Favorite Life – (INTERVIEW)


Packed as it is with big names and movie stars, HBO’s True Detective isn’t really a platform for the breakout star. It would be hard, after all, to compete with the likes of Colin Farrell, ...

Continue Reading →

Charlie Hunter- Eight Strings/Seven Strings and All Points Between (INTERVIEW)


Simply by dint of his choice of instruments —once an eight and now seven-string guitar–Charlie Hunter is one of the most original musicians of contemporary jazz. But he’s taken his idiosyncratic choice of axe into ...

Continue Reading →

Dar Williams Tunes Up “FM Radio” To Glide (INTERVIEW)


With a songwriting career as long and prolific as Dar Williams’, it’s not surprising that she’s picked up a host of talented musical friends along the way. Some of them share songwriting and performing credits ...

Continue Reading →