Song Premiere: Grand Am-“I Think I Found”

I’m very excited to be the person to deliver the second song from the duo Grand Am into your life. The first single is a straight-up jam, and “I Think I Found” adds a few new twists to their sound. Producer/Composer/ James Panepinto of New York and Singer/Songwriter David McMillin of Chicago are still working on the finishing touches of their full collection of songs, … Continue reading Song Premiere: Grand Am-“I Think I Found”

Grand Am-“All That I Ever Do”

It’s been a while since I’ve heard any new music from one of my favorite Chicago bands, Fort Frances. It was six years ago today that the singer/songwriter David McMillin stopped by Handwritten Recording to lay down a solo version of the band’s amazing song “City By The Sea.” Sadly, it’ll be a while before we get new stuff from them, but David has been … Continue reading Grand Am-“All That I Ever Do”

Fort Frances-Alio

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. That’s true of life in general, but it holds even more true creatively. Especially if that form of creativity is how you make a living. For example, a musician might have years of prolific songwriting that envelopes all genres and styles. But once that artist starts making money and realizes it’s a certain kind of song people … Continue reading Fort Frances-Alio

Fort Frances at Schubas 9/23/2015

   Earlier this year Fort Frances put out their latest EP, No One Needs To Know Our Name. It’s managed to stay in my top 20 releases of 2015 through a summer that saw a lot of good music, so definitely check it out if you haven’t. It’s on Spotify and iTunes (not yet on Tidal). The album is markedly different from previous efforts, leaving … Continue reading Fort Frances at Schubas 9/23/2015

Fort Frances-No One Needs To Know Our Name EP

“Don’t confuse a memory of who you were with what you need.” With that line Fort Frances’ new EP reaches its climax, in the middle of the single “Anonymous,” and the band announces-without question-their plans to continue evolving. No One Needs To Know Our Name is a leap forward for the Chicago trio, leaning more toward rock than their folk beginnings. Traces of Spoon and … Continue reading Fort Frances-No One Needs To Know Our Name EP