This week on Old School Record Review, Boston based singer-songwriter Liz Frame of Liz Frame and The Kickers called into the show to discuss her band’s EP, Justine. With a knack for universal storytelling and powerful vocals, Liz has often been compared to artists like Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow and Natalie Merchant. You can purchase […]Read more "Old School Record Review Interview Series Ep. #20- Liz Frame and The Kickers"
Dave headed up to Saratoga County to catch up with Tim Whalen of Ray Murray & The Bomb Squad. Two men sitting down with some fine bourbon and talking music, politics and religion always seems to be a excellent recipe for an entertaining podcast. Tim’s Americana/roots style, mixed with his lyrical explorations of the darker […]Read more "Old School Record Review Interview Series Ep. #13 Tim Whalen of Ray Murray & The Bomb Squad"
Dave sat down with singer/songwriter Tom Mercoglan to talk about his experiences playing music in various parts of the United States and break down a few songs from his recent and upcoming album releases. They also discussed how technology has changed the recording process and the way music is distributed. Tom tells a few stories […]Read more "Old School Record Review Interview Series Episode 7 Tom Mercoglan"
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band by Dave Keneston Ever wondered what would have happened if Paul Bunyan was abandoned at birth and adopted by Son House? What if he was raised on Charlie Patton and Bukka White records? Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band brings that fantasy to fruition and features the larger than life voice […]Read more "Lumberjack Blues"
Dave headed up to Ballston Spa to catch up with the North and South Dakotas. The North and South Dakotas are an Americana/Roots band featuring excellent vocal harmonies and multiple lead instruments. They discussed what inspires the band to create original music, their arranging process, the rewards/challenges of the recording process and where they see […]Read more "Old School Record Review Interview Series Episode 6- North and South Dakotas"
Talking Timbuktu Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder Once in a while, an album slips by you that you should have been listening to for the past twenty years. You finally come across it and after the first listen, you feel a swelling of regret in your chest for missing out on what is clearly […]Read more "International Relations: From Mali to the Mississippi Delta"