Denver is where Nathaniel Rateliff cut his teeth back in the day. Playing with bands The Wheel and Before the Flood. They've earned real support and true love from the fans that are there. They aren't fair-weather friends who only know the chorus to SOB and neither am I, so I didn't want to be surrounded by those mother fuckers. I wanted to be in an environment that recognizes this is one of the most authentic musical groups of our generation and should become an important part of the culture.
Pete Falloon, one of our favorite humans on planet earth, is back on the blog to talk about his latest project Sound Mind Sessions.
"Hammer On" is the type of album that will get you on a Thoreau like high, leaving you envisioning yourself wearing oversized, all black aviators, road tripping in search of the best waves with your boards tied to the roof, you're out of your fucking mind, and freedom is a full tank.
I was in the crowd at Hollywood Strike with my buddy Malibu watching Drew Cole announce his last song for the night, before the next act went on. Drew made a joke before his first song saying "it's just me up here tonight, my band can't make it." During his last song everyone but Drew noticed a man with a hair bun, wearing the coolest Hawaiian shirt you'll ever see, sneak up to his standing drum set, getting ready to join in. Seeing this man for the first time and taking Drew's joke a little too literal, I thought "oh! How cool of Drews drummer to show up on the last song and chime in". I know now it was the drummer for the band Drew was opening for, ZiBBZ.
“Dublin is like hitting the lotto jackpot of sounds. When you walk down the brick roads in the city, you'll find tunes spilling out of every pub door or window. “
I find myself sitting across from a beautiful woman on set of a short film in Detroit, MI. She is getting her hair done and I am having fake tattoos applied to both of my forearms for our dramatic scene together; we are talking about life, goals and past/current world events.
Traditional blues tunes often revolve around tales of personal woe and hardship. Coming closer to the present day, a recent study of hit songs over the last 50 years found twelve key themes came up time and again, and half of these involved some kind of sorrow: loss, breakup, pain, desperation, confusion, and jadedness.
A look at Kyle McNeill’s album about lost love and how you end up there.
By the end of the year 2015, I was stressed.
I was stressed because I had spent this year of my life going a lot of different directions but none of them being the direction I wanted to go. So, I tried to sit down and write out what it was making me spin my wheels.
We talk with Portland singer/songwriter Tyler Stenson about what life was like in Nashville, drawing inspiration from a figure he calls Old Man Muse, and no matter your level of talent powerful lyrics can set you apart.