Nashville-based Americana acoustic trio Maybe April is rising by developing incredible hooks and arrangements in songs you can hear forever. When country songwriters from Arkansas, Chicago and California merge you are bound to hear something new in Country music.
“I can’t say it’s about a particular incident but a kind of longing. I wanted some ambiguity and danger in there."
The premise for Robyn Hitchcock's new song delivers a promising prediction about humanity. We may evolve into an angelic species: "it can read your mind, it’s compassionate, it can levitate and it’s a great lover!" The song is quintessential Hitchcock.
In February, I drove down to LA for a wedding. I came back and heard the news. 2016 unfolded as artists like Bowie seemed to be saying things to us in hindsight that haunt and strengthen us or simply make us smirk about and deal with this new environment...we live in a post-Bowie world now, where our future vision must be something bigger.
Growing up in church, my mom would do solos. You can buy the backing track, where they would mute the vocal. On Sunday mornings, just watching her prepare and seeing her perform. She just sang so plainly. There was an honesty in the way she sung. I recognized it in her.
In the burgeoning era of hack-an-industry with DIY technology, ...his friends suggested this would be Ted’s way back into music. He didn’t take this suggestion too seriously at first.
“I was just thinking, ‘wouldn’t it be great not to carry CDs back and forth to work.’”
"I often walk from my house to my neighbor’s. A little over a mile, down (and then, on return, up) a hill. The ideas come on the walk down."
"If an artist wants to move beyond making music as a hobby, they’re going to have to wear a business hat. The Internet provides an opportunity for those individuals who are creative risk takers. Create it, own it and market it yourself."
Journola is coming soon. What it's about.