In his own cagey yet warm-hearted way, Gurf Morlix has amassed the accomplishments befitting an icon of American music. The superlative guitarist, producer and songwriter isn't living in the past. His latest album is very much in the present tense.
The members of the young, local band Old Salt Union were kind enough to sit down with me before their show with Acoustics Anonymous on February 14 at the Old Rock House to talk about their friendship, their new CD and their desire to open for the Deftones.
The greatest foe of the musicians who played Tuesday night at the Gramophone was the slew of libations administered by the bartenders.
Monday night at the Firebird was full of deja vu, with bands performing that I had either seen many times before or could have sworn I had.
Escondido is Spanish for "hidden," but if the Nashville, Tenn. band of the same name has any say in the matter, the meaning will change. Think warm, melodic pop with a touch of desert twang, and you're just about there.
Although there's no shortage of guitar-strumming female vocalists today, not all of them cram as much into such a small package as Samantha Crain.