Squared Roots: Pieta Brown x Rickie Lee Jones

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 in Artist Interviews
Squared Roots: Pieta Brown x Rickie Lee Jones

There are some artists who defy every convention and expectation we attempt to impose upon them. Rickie Lee Jones is one of them. Right out of the gate, she played by her own rules and danced to her own very groovy drum. Her eponymous debut in 1979 — with stunning songs like “The Last Chance […]

Five Questions: Tift Merritt

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in Artist Interviews
Five Questions: Tift Merritt

On her seventh studio album in 15 years, Stitch of the World, singer/songwriter Tift Merritt has churned out another solid set of roots-infused tunes that reach backward, forward, and side to side. You see, Merritt has a lot of musical ground to cover and she does just that, from the throwback folk-country of “Dusty Old […]

Five Questions: John Craigie

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 in Artist Interviews
Five Questions: John Craigie

Singer/songwriter John Craigie grew up in Southern California, which easily explains his breezy, bright folk-rock sensibilities. After graduating with a degree in mathematics from UC Santa Cruz, Craigie took to the road and the recording studio, which readily explains his existential musical explorations. Craigie’s latest release — No Rain, No Rose — finds him folding […]

The Turns of Humor and Terms of Happy: A Conversation with Aimee Mann

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Artist Interviews
The Turns of Humor and Terms of Happy: A Conversation with Aimee Mann

In an age of rampant anti-intellectualism, it’s imperative that we cling to the brainiacs among us, be they scholars or scientists, pundits or poets. One of the smartest of the songwriter smarty pants has long been Aimee Mann and, thankfully, she’s back with a new album to get us through 2017, the more-than-aptly titled Mental […]

Infinite and Unforeseen: A Conversation with Sera Cahoone

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in Artist Interviews
Infinite and Unforeseen: A Conversation with Sera Cahoone

There often seem to be seasons in life, when one thing after another takes our breath away — and not always in a pleasant way. Singer/songwriter Sera Cahoone has been experiencing just such a time for the past few years. From losing her cousin in 2014 to getting engaged in 2015 to breaking that off […]