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VIRTUAL ALLIANCE

Eleven months after the coronavirus pandemic shut down South by Southwest 2020, a different disaster was poised to derail JM Stevens’ participation in [click here to continue]

February 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

MEMPHIS EMPHASIS

Aside from “a few little in-house projects,” Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, has been shut down since March, says Jody Stephens, the facility’s [click here to continue]

January 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

THE VOICE AND THE STORY

As a musician, when it comes to jazz and Americana (especially bluegrass), you essentially have to devote your life to one genre or the other because each has [click here to continue]

January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

SYMBOLIC GESTURE

In responding to a photo request by flashing a middle finger, a guy nicknamed Chinner gave renowned bassist Leland Sklar a helping hand in what [click here to continue]

January 1, 2021 // 1 Comment

A CONNECTED SOUND

When Monophonics singer-keyboardist Kelly Finnigan released the solo single “Heartbreak for Xmas” in December 2019, he says it was a way for him and [click here to continue]

December 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

FUNNY AND TRUTHFUL

You had to know where to find it: That’s the way Rachel Brooke sums up how she got her fill of country music sounds and shows living in Northern Michigan [click here to continue]

November 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

MAKING IT WORK

Through mutual friends and his gigs as a sideman, Micah Motenko met the three fellow working musicians who fill out the Austin, Texas-based band simply dubbed [click here to continue]

November 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

ECLECTIC EXTENSION

When they met at Evergreen State College, Scott Bruzenak and Ariel Westberg were modern classic composition majors. He was a saxophonist [click here to continue]

October 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

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