Rachel McIntyre Smith-The Woulds

I don’t usually cover music that veers this far into the country realm, but the imagery and emotion that Rachel McIntyre Smith conjures up on “The Woulds” got to me. This single is off her debut EP Glory Daze, which comes out in the Fall. It takes a look at the decisions we make, for better or worse, and how it could be different if … Continue reading Rachel McIntyre Smith-The Woulds

Erin Rae-Putting On Airs

There’s a softness to Erin Rae’s voice that belies the cynicism of her lyrics. You could set her style up next to post-Rilo Kiley Jenny Lewis and Laura Marling to see some of the modern influences in the music you’ll hear on Putting On Airs. Going back further you’ll also find Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris in there as well. Maybe even a little Petula … Continue reading Erin Rae-Putting On Airs

A Day In The Country at The Hideout 6/24

One of the best events to kick off the summer in Chicago is A Day In The Country at The Hideout. This year they celebrate 11 years of the day-long festival that features country/folk music from local artists as well as some nationally known performers. You can also enjoy some delicious BBQ and homemade pies from Honky Tonk BBQ and Bang Bang Pies, as well … Continue reading A Day In The Country at The Hideout 6/24