‘Willow Springs’ is honestly more of the same from Michael McDermott – but that’s definitely a good thing.
Post Tagged with: "Singer-songwriters"
As an angry young man, Bob Dylan had very few rivals. “Pay in Blood” shows that he is still in a league of his own as an angry old man, too.
Sometimes it’s best to give thanks. And sometimes it helps to have songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and others to remind us.
‘Oh Mercy,’ released on Sept. 18, 1989, saw Bob Dylan reveal a new perspective suddenly shrouded in darkness. It was a sling-shot moment.
Song for song, even sideman for sideman, the often-overlooked ‘Another Passenger’ is the best album Carly Simon ever made.
‘Burning Questions,’ released on July 20, 1992, showed that time hadn’t dulled Graham Parker’s legendary rapier wit, or his inquisitiveness.
We’re on the trail of the seemingly untraceable John Manning, a talented singer-songwriter who released a lone album, then disappeared.
When Mickey Newbury covered a song, he did it with such intensity that it’s hard to imagine it done any other way. Here’s another example.
It might seem, well, so unusual, but Tom Jones counts Bob Dylan as a hero. That led to a surprise appearance at the recent MusiCares Foundation concert.
UK-born New Yorker Chris J. Connolly has figured out on debut album ‘Flying Lessons’ that keeping it simple makes it great.