Deb Talan: “Joshua Tree in the Headphones”

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Premieres
Deb Talan: “Joshua Tree in the Headphones”

Few things recall an era as quickly and clearly as citing “wood panel walls and shag carpet,” as Deb Talan does in “Joshua Tree in the Headphones.” She does so to set the scene of a very specific memory of being at her best friend’s house, stoned and immersed in U2’s “Where the Streets Have […]

Gregory Alan Isakov: “The Stable Song”

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 in Premieres
Gregory Alan Isakov: “The Stable Song”

More so than many of his peers, Gregory Alan Isakov has a magical, mystical way with a folk song. There’s a tenderness to his approach that never tips into the abyss of corniness that befalls so many others. His new collaborative album, Gregory Alan Isakov and the Colorado Symphony, is a perfect example, as the […]

Courtney Marie Andrews: “Rookie Dreaming”

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 in Premieres
Courtney Marie Andrews: “Rookie Dreaming”

Somewhere, somehow, between being born in Arizona in 1990 and moving to Washington in 2011, singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Marie Andrews managed to spend some time in Laurel Canyon in the early 1970s… at least metaphorically. And her new album, Honest Life, seems to be the result of bending that space-time continuum because, while she keeps company […]