• Elton John,  Parker Millsap

    Some People

    Heard this a while back on Elton John’s Rocket Hour radio show on Apple Music. It quickly turned into a favorite of mine, and some friends too. Killer moment when the bass and drums kick in. Great, talented artist, this…

  • Dexy's Midnight Runners

    old

    Nestled into Dexys Midnight Runners hit 1981 album Too-Rye-Ay, which included their smash single “Come on Eileen,” was this gem – an ode to the elderly, an acknowledgment of their wisdom and experience. With its slowed down tempo and beautiful…

  • Angel Olsen

    Angels Olsen on ACL

    I need to do a better job of posting the new tunes that hit my radar and give me all the feels. A couple months ago I was watching a new episode of Austin City Limits, and I was introduced…

  • Bruce Cockburn

    40 Years in the Wilderness

    I discovered Bruce Cockburn’s music in the summer of 1994 – the year that his great album Dart to the Heart was released. I was in my mid-20’s, lacking any real focus or direction in life, and I immediately connected…

  • First Aid Kit

    Fireworks!

    I don’t recall what triggered it, but I fell into a YouTube rabbit hole last night, zeroed in on First Aid Kit. For those that don’t know, First Aid Kit is made up of two sisters from the outskirts of…

  • N.E.R.D.,  Pharrell Williams,  Rihanna

    Rihanna in Lemon

    I’m always interested in what Pharrell’s up to, especially when it comes to N.E.R.D. He’s always super creative with the beats and grooves, so anything that comes along is worth my attention. A few weeks back, I saw some buzz…

  • Dr. Dog

    Dr. Dog + Jim Song

    photo by Chris Crisman Call me a huge admirer of Dr. Dog. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Thanks. “Jim Song” has that special formula that instantly connects with me: slow, acoustic guitar ballad; a lovesick and broken protagonist; throw in some…

  • Valerie June

    Valerie June’s Two Hearts

    Here’s one that’s impossible not to like: Valerie June.  I didn’t get introduced until a PBS Newshour mini-feature on her just a few weeks ago. It piqued my interest and sent me on my way to her latest album, The…