Listening to a recent episode of NPR’s All Songs Considered, music critic Ann Powers raved about singer-songwriter Valerie June. The Tennessee born artist calls her sound “Organic Moonshine Roots Music” — an “emotive amalgamation of folk, blues, gospel, soul, Appalachian and bluegrass (including [an] irresistible banjo”. June is a self-taught musician and has self-released three […]
Opening with the title track from her latest album, The Lion The Beast The Beat, Vermont singer-songwriter Grace Potter showcased her rock-star style along with band mates the Nocturnals at House of Blues on Sunday night. Undeniably a rock and roll outfit, GPN is also steeped in soul, blues, gospel and country music. Touring […]
With tons of new projects forthcoming and lots of dope music in my ear right now, I just realized I haven’t posted my favorite “new music” list since the beginning of April. For those who might of missed ’em, here’s January, February and March –but the list is a short roundup highlighting my top LPs, EPs, singles, and […]
Indie blues-rock band Runaway Sun is currently promoting their latest LP Let’s Run. The Houston-area quartet brought their blend of whiskey blues, rock and country to Cactus Music on Saturday (Jun. 9), a record store that’s huge on supporting local, regional and national acts. With two previous projects – 2008’s self-titled EP and 2009’s The Bridge, […]
Artist: Lyle Divinsky | Director: Sharyn Paul Brusie | Album: Traveling Man If you missed it, last month I interviewed Lyle for shortandsweetNYC.com. He’s a bluesy cat out of Portland, Maine, but doing his thing around NYC and BK. When you get the chance, definitely check him out live. In the meantime, you can […]
The new musical Langston in Harlem, which opened on April 15th at Urban Stages, is a rousing hip shaking, foot-stomping production for one of America’s most respected poets. Langston Hughes was not only a poet but he was a dramatist, a novelist, a columnist, a soci-political mad man as well as an esteemed writer. […]
Quick story: About two weeks ago I’m at the 14th Street L station in Manhattan waiting for the Q train but I’m also trying to ignore this guy, who’s singing and playing his acoustic guitar a few feet away from me. I was feeling good that day, so I gave the guy a break […]
Performing with simply a voice, a guitarist and a mic, the lovely Ms. Alice Smith recently showcased a new track called “Martha” at Suite903 studios. Look out for a new studio album (possibly) Spring 2010.
Peep the show review of the legendary Gil Scott-Heron at SOB’s.