Nashville, Tennessee-based songwriter Josh Gilligan embraces the sweet folk style of James Taylor and Paul Simon, and channels it into a highly personal and nostalgic (in a true way) sound with the track "Old and Tired Ground."
Festival International de Louisiane started in 1986 to celebrate its native cultures through performing arts. It is committed to maintaining the venue as a free, community-supported event.
Ink's fifth annual Middle of the Map Fest returned to Westport and Midtown in Kansas City, Missouri from April 22-25.
Tom Cascino (aka Broke for Free) calls his imaginative remix of Iron and Wine's "Naked as We Came" a "nostalgic" project. While the the music of Sam Beam always inspires remembrances of things past, the forward-looking (and sounding) remix bodes for more beautiful moments to come for the Oakland, California electronic music maker.
Shakey Graves (aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is a moniker that flirts with onomatopoeia; his name really does evoke his sound. An Austin, Texas solo performer born of troubadour campfires and often supported by a lone guitar, he's mastered the one-man band gittup, pounding out beats while he strums in an open G tuned especially for his bluesy style.
The celebratory, spiritual song "Lift Me Up" arises from Brooklyn, New York songwriter Jeremy Bass' personal desolation. Marriage over, house sold, money gone, future prospects dim, Bass did pretty much the only thing he could do: keep writing and making music.