Lucy Wainwright Roche, “Quit with Me”

Posted on Sep 28, 2018 in Premieres
Lucy Wainwright Roche, “Quit with Me”

In an episode of his Revisionist History podcast titled “The King of Tears,” Malcolm Gladwell determines that the devil is, indeed, in the details when it comes to writing a really great weeper, and he deconstructs some of the saddest songs in country music to support his thesis. In his thinking, the flashpoints of real […]

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 […]