• Folk,  Indie

    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…

  • Indie

    Santa Ana Winds – my intro to Sons of Bill

    If there’s one lesson I keep on learning when it comes to music, it’s to keep listening to the recommendation services that our music services offer. If you spend any decent amount of time listening to streaming music on Spotify,…

  • Indie

    Beautiful Strangers

    A quick blast of quality tuneage from Kevin Morby. “Beautiful Strangers” was written to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting. Morby is a 28-year old singer songwriter born in Lubbock, Texas and now living in L.A. This tune was…

  • Indie

    The Stone: The Return of André Cymone

    If you were ever sucked into the Prince vortex, as I was in 1984, you quickly found yourself seeking out every last morsel of musical goodness from anything Prince-related. In the mid-80’s, that meant marching into your local record store…

  • Indie

    Right Hand On My Heart

    “Pete FM” is my new personalized station on Rdio. You can choose among five different settings – from one end of the spectrum, “Familiar”, to the other end, “Adventurous.” It takes the songs in your collection and the songs you’ve…

  • Indie

    New from Brett Dennen: “Wild Child”

    First of all – wait, what? – Brett Dennen is 6’5″ tall? I. Did. Not. Know. That.Second of all, I need to remind myself not to get sucked into the hateful rabbit hole of YouTube/internet comments as I did recently…