smalllsongs

Video Series: smallsongs: Go By Ocean

‘smallsongs’ is a youtube channel that features small & stripped down performances on the streets of different cities, featuring musical acts at their rawest. I’ve just started sharing ‘smallsongs’ from my time spent in Berlin this October. While this channel/series/sessions/blog/whatever you want to call it, started in Colorado, I had more of a worldly vision for […]

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REVIEW: Ickes & Hensley’s Latest is a Blow Away Outstanding “World Full Blues”

On October 4, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley released World Full of Blues, the duo’s third full-length album, on Compass Records. Grammy winner Brent Maher produced the guys this time at his Nashville studio, The Blueroom, adding B3 and some horns to the duo’s resonator/flattop, upright bass and drums configuration. Taj Mahal and Vince Gill […]

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REVIEW: Andy Aylward’s “Sometimes Rain” Offers Simple Wisdom

On Sometimes Rain, New York City singer-songwriter Andy Aylward embraces left-of-the-radio early 80’s college rock in a way that builds upon this legacy while avoiding derivative sonic motifs. A simple four-piece band line-up consisting of Aylward (guitar, vocals), Justin Hla-Gyaw (lead guitar), Evan Gill Smith (bass), and Daryl Cozzi (drums) proves there is still power […]

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REVIEW: Bonnie Prince Billy’s “I Made a Place” is Buoyant Instrumentation Dancing with Melancholy

Anti-folk whimsical ascetic Bonnie Prince Billy returns with I Made a Place, his first full length release of original material since 2011’s Wolfroy Goes to Town.  Available November 15th from Drag City, Bonnie’s longtime home, I Made a Place builds on the foundation laid by Billy’s album teaser singles released this fall, “At the Back […]

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