Something More Than Free Jason Isbell Southeastern Records, 2015 Americana artists are a dime a dozen. The field is as crowded as that of the 2016 GOP hopefuls, and sometimes it can feel just as stodgy and unimaginative. How long can a genre go back to the well of its influences – the cadences and […]Read more "Roots and Roses"
MaryLeigh Roohan is back on the podcast to talk about her brand new EP, Living Alone. You can buy tickets for her album release show at Cafe Lena here. Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher MaryLeigh’s Website- http://www.maryleighmusic.com/ Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/maryleighmusic?sk=app_2405167945 Twitter- @MaryLeighMusic Bandcamp- http://maryleighmusic.bandcamp.com/ “My Friends” solo performance from MaryLeigh’s Daytrotter […]Read more "Old School Record Review #56- MaryLeigh Roohan: Living Alone"
Albany, NY based singer-songwriter Olivia Quillio joins Dave on the podcast to talk about her beautiful and emotive new album, Get Down And Pray. Olivia’s cat Rob also makes a guest appearance to voice his opinions on the current state of the music industry. Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher Olivia’s […]Read more "Old School Record Review #53- Olivia Quillio"
by Noah Kucij Call it acoustic roots-rock or slowgrass or modern folk, but the music of Gillian Welch (pronounced like the gills on a fish, as she sometimes tells audiences in a conspiratorial stage whisper) is less interesting to classify than it is to hear. She’s better known for the traditional elements of her sound […]Read more "Top 5 Gillian Welch Songs"
Elliot Liebman is back on the show to talk about Many Voices’ new album, Paper Tapes. Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher Bandcamp- https://manyvoices.bandcamp.com/ Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/ManyVoicesBand Twitter- @ManyVoicesBand Instagram- @manyvoicesbandRead more "Old School Record Review #46- Many Voices: Paper Tapes"
The archetype of the absentee father in American culture is one I’m all too familiar with. I know what it’s like to be a child and explain to people that I’ve never met my biological father, that he abandoned my mother at my birth and shirked his responsibility as a man to raise his son. […]Read more "Stuck In My Head #13: Bill Withers- “I’m Her Daddy”"
Matt Rector guest hosts this episode of Old School Record Review as he got together with singer-songwriter Sean Rowe before a show in Hudson, NY. Sean has a new EP out entitled Her Songs that’s available for purchase on iTunes. Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/seanrowemusic Twitter- @sean_rowe ANTI- […]Read more "Old School Record Review #44- Sean Rowe"
Dave got together with singer-songwiter Andrew James Mirabile to talk about his music, his writing style and a few of his musical heroes. We have some live cuts for you too as Andrew performed three songs live on the podcast. Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher Website- http://www.amirabilemusic.com/ Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/andrewjamestunes Twitter- […]Read more "Old School Record Review #43- Andrew James Mirabile"
What’s stuck in my head this week is less a song and more a fascination with a strange coincidence in the world of contemporary rock music. Let me take you back to ancient Greece so I can explain: Legend[i] tells us that Helen, born from an egg laid by her mother Leda, who had been […]Read more "Stuck In My Head #9: Blonde Redhead, Brandi Carlile, and the Archetype of the Divine Twins"
senses sensei yesper self-released, 2014 by Matt Meade A lot of bands (Destroyer, Ducktails, Bon Iver for that last track on their 2011 record) think it’s cool to sound like the 80s. They are wrong. There is nothing cool about the gauzy, neutered studio sounds of that era. There is nothing cool about the glowing sheen […]Read more "yesper and his vulgar mouth"
This week on Old School Record Review, Stephen Mccauley and Kevin McNamara of yesper Skyped into the podcast to discuss yesper’s senses sensei EP. Recorded in empty penthouses in a high rise apartment building under construction, senses sensei is a brilliant example of using your surroundings to create an undeniably unique feel on a record. […]Read more "Old School Record Review #28- yesper"
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"
Singer songwriter Molly Durnin joins Dave on the podcast to break down a few songs from her album Run and talk a bit about her plans for recording her next album in the fall/winter of 2014. As special treat, we have the first live performances on the podcast as Molly performs “Holy Ground” and “Cheap […]Read more "Old School Record Review Interview Series Ep. #15 Molly Durnin"
Dave interviewed folk/alt country musician Traverdan(Travis Nelson) and discussed his EP Shadows on the Street. They covered everything from Travis’s early influences and songwriting approach to the inspiration for and meaning of his songs. It was a tremendous conversation and Travis’s willingness to be completely open about his passion and drive for creating music was […]Read more "Old School Record Review Interview Series #10- Traverdan"
Goodbye, Cagoule World, Benjamin Shaw, Audio-Antihero 2014 by Matt Meade I don’t know what a cagoule (or Kagoule) is. Even after looking it up, and finding out that it’s what the British call a lightweight anorak, I’m still confused. And don’t even ask me what the record title is supposed to mean. How are we […]Read more "Misunderstandings, Set to Music"