The Memorial Playlist compiles songs by some of the rock musicians who passed away during the year. Sadly, this year’s playlist is a Who’s Who of rock legends, from Chuck Berry to Gregg Allman to Tom Petty to Chris Cornell.
Calling all Black Crowes fans! Run, don’t walk, to your phone, laptop, record store — however you roll — and check out The Magpie Salute’s debut record.
This essay was originally published by The New York Times.
At a country music concert, my 11-year-old son taught me a lesson about refraining from snap judgments.
The Suitcase Junket is a one-man band from Amherst, Mass., starring Matt Lorenz. The Junket is equal parts folk, blues, bluegrass, and when Lorenz kicks up the distortion, punk.
This essay was originally published by The Washington Post.
If I could offer one piece of unsolicited advice to new parents, it would be to think through your bedtime song selections with an eye to when that partially formed newborn cooing in your arms weighs 100 pounds and can beat you at chess.
A.A. Bondy’s music is spare, dark and penetrating. Much of it features just Bondy on acoustic guitar singing of sadness and loss.
Bonnie Bishop has evolved from a self-described country singer trying to sell beer at Texas dance halls, to a bluesy soul singer more in line with who she is as a musician.
The latest Playlist of artists featured on Fine Tuning.
Not every foregone opportunity can be attributed to the exigencies of being a parent.