Oliver Ignatius & Ezra Miller-sadtown

Way back in June of 2011 I first wrote about Oliver Ignatius and his band The Hysterics. Shortly thereafter I had the pleasure of interviewing him after he contacted me to set the record straight on how everything went down with the dissolving of that group. We became friends and down the line he sent me some stuff by Sons Of An Illustrious Father, a … Continue reading Oliver Ignatius & Ezra Miller-sadtown

Odetta Hartman-Old Rockhounds Never Die

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since Odetta Hartman’s voice first entered my mind, but here we are. I was alerted to her talent by friend of the site Oliver Ignatius when she recorded at his studio for her Bark EP. That record featured the single “End Of The World,” which I can still listen to a hundred times in a row and … Continue reading Odetta Hartman-Old Rockhounds Never Die

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes-Fashion

Nashville-based Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes have already had a busy 2018. In January they released a 3-song EP called Chapter One, followed in April by another 3-song EP titled Chapter Two. Now the band is on the verge of putting out their first full-length since 2014’s Kid Tiger. Fashion combines their two EP releases from earlier in the year and adds 6 more … Continue reading Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes-Fashion

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

Ike Reilly at Old Town School Of Folk Music 5/24/18

I missed out on seeing Ike Reilly while he was touring his last record, Born On Fire. I definitely didn’t want to be left out of seeing the latest, Crooked Love, performed on a stage somewhere. So seeing him solo at Old Town School Of Folk Music was a great opportunity. Having seen him with his band a number of times, this was my first … Continue reading Ike Reilly at Old Town School Of Folk Music 5/24/18