John Simon, who contributed to a series of important moments by the Band, offers his thoughts on their early successes together, sweeping post-production re-edits made to The Last Waltz and the lingering debate over songwriting credits
Recorded almost entirely alone, from the guitars and drums to “foot-tapping, some piano,” Rachel Ana Dobken’s Church Street Demo is quiet but assertive, spacious but filled with resonant moments.
‘He really couldn’t play’: Elliott Landy remembers hypnotizing night for the Band’s Robbie Robertson
Photographer Elliott Landy followed the Band in its early days, both through signature moments like the album-cover shoot for their sophomore self-titled album and in smaller moments away from the spotlight.
After a series of twilit ruminations, and very dire warnings, about the Band’s new rock-star lifestyle late into Stage Fright, perhaps this utterly scarifying parable was all but inevitable.
Today, the Texas blues rocking trio Los Lonely Boys release their latest studio effort Revelation. The three Garza brothers, hailing from San Angelo, Texas, first came to prominence with the release of their 2003 self-titled debut and 2004 hit single, “Heaven.”
Doug Paisley writes with a subtle beauty, with a steel-toed determination, with a twilit ache. Context, however, is everything in music. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be songs; they’d be poetry. The Band’s Garth Hudson provides that context
On its surface, this appears to be another of the Band’s searcher tales and, taken as only that, it’s easy to see why some may have been disappointed. The setting of an old-fashioned medicine show feels, at first, a little too on the nose
It is fair to say that Josephine Foster’s musical career has only varied slightly so far. Her songs are mostly based on poems by Emily Dickinson, children’s songs or traditional Spanish melodies.
Rosanne Cash’s completely realized, stunningly detailed, profoundly touching new album isn’t just a journey through the American South. This is a journey through its soul, its heartbreak, its redemption — and her’s, too.
Siblings Seth and Gretchen Powers, who hail from the state of Michigan, are actually the engineers behind Thirty Steps To Forward.