Post Tagged with: "Singer-songwriters"

One Track Mind: Johnny Orr, “We’ll Get By (The Autism Song)” (2014)

One Track Mind: Johnny Orr, “We’ll Get By (The Autism Song)” (2014)

Johnny Orr assumes the role of an autistic boy and says what that boy might say if he were able communicate like a neurotypical kid in his gently swaying ballad, “We’ll Get By (The Autism Song).”

Justin DiFebbo – Turn Out the Light, Turn On the Stereo (2014)

Justin DiFebbo – Turn Out the Light, Turn On the Stereo (2014)

Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Justin DiFebbo dives head long into the styles and feel of pop songs from previous eras on the deeply enveloping Turn Out the Light, Turn On the Stereo.

Kere Buchanan – Goodbye Yesterday (2014)

Kere Buchanan – Goodbye Yesterday (2014)

Kere Buchanan’s new release, Goodbye Yesterday almost seems to be in a time warp. The New Zealander’s release harken back to a time when albums contained thoughtful and intriguing melodies.

Something Else! sneak peek: Tommy Malone, “You May Laugh” from Poor Boy (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Tommy Malone, “You May Laugh” from Poor Boy (2014)

Tommy Malone might forever be known as a founder and frontman for the widely admired subdudes, but as he reminded us last year with his first solo effort in ages, Natural Born Days,

Nate Jones Band – The Nate Jones Band EP (2014)

Nate Jones Band – The Nate Jones Band EP (2014)

Let’s face it, the criteria of what makes a good singer-songwriter record are usually straightforward: does the singer-songwriter sing well and two, does he sing good songs?

James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical (2014)

James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical (2014)

James Vincent McMorrow, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, didn’t exactly rush back with another long player after dropping his acclaimed debut in 2010. But he didn’t fool with the recipe that made Early in the Morning work, either.

‘This howl is for you, wherever you are’: Stephen King’s touching tribute to Warren Zevon

‘This howl is for you, wherever you are’: Stephen King’s touching tribute to Warren Zevon

Horror legend Stephen King’s new novel Dr. Sleep, a sequel to the hit book and film The Shining, begins with a hat tip to the late singer-songwriter Warren Zevon.

Roosevelt Dime – Full Head of Steam (2014)

Roosevelt Dime – Full Head of Steam (2014)

You’d think all of this knee-slapping banjo jazz, rip-snorting jug music and grease-popping soul would be emanating from somewhere in the kudzu-covered reaches of the Deep South — not Brooklyn.

Almost Hits: Bob Dylan, “Not Dark Yet” from Time Out of Mind (1997)

Almost Hits: Bob Dylan, “Not Dark Yet” from Time Out of Mind (1997)

For me, “Not Dark Yet” is the best thing Bob Dylan had done in ages, this perfect enigma from a guy who’s made a career of such sleights of hand.

‘It was just hell’: Early boost from Neil Young came with strings for Linda Ronstadt

‘It was just hell’: Early boost from Neil Young came with strings for Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt gained some of her earliest national exposure working with Neil Young, singing backup on his lone No. 1 single in 1972, after her own solo debut flopped, and serving as his warm-up act in 1974. Not that it always went all that well.