On this snowy day, when school, er... I mean work is cancelled, my wife, Amy, and I are listening to classic albums. One of these is Together, by the husband-wife duo of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. This is such a great album, filled with wonderful songs, including two of D&B's biggest hits, "Only You Know … Continue reading Delaney & Bonnie Together (but not for long)
This is just a short post to note the passing of a genuine American hero, Doc Watson, the great folk guitarist and singer. When a man lives to the age of 89 spending much of his time doing what he loves, it is hard to mourn his death -- we should all be that fortunate. … Continue reading So long, Doc Watson
I learned over the weekend that Pete Fornatale, perhaps the greatest rock DJ of all time, died at the too-young-age of just 66. I wasn't quite a listener in the real heyday of free-form FM radio back in the late 1960s. My listening days began around 1971 or so. And I didn't discover Pete until … Continue reading Pete Fornatale: 1945 – 2012
One of my favorite music performers, if not my absolute favorite, is the Canadian singer/songwriter Lynn Miles. I wrote about Lynn in this post previously. She captures the emotions of falling in and out of love better than any songwriter this side of... who? Cole Porter maybe. Her new album is called Fall for Beauty, and it … Continue reading New album from Lynn Miles
Back in the dawn of the Internet age, when it all was new and we hadn't yet been jaded by this new communication medium, I belonged to a special listServ called the NanciNet. This was a group of fans of the folk singer Nanci Griffith. The people participating in this group lived all across the … Continue reading Who knows where the time goes?
The first rock album I ever bought was Pendulum, by Creedence Clearwater Revival. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" was a hit single at the time, and for some reason it resonated with my young, teenage soul. Ever since then, I've been a fan of John Fogerty, who -- for those two or three people who … Continue reading Put me in, Coach… into the Hall of Fame, that is!
I've previously written about the Canadian singer/songwriter Lynn Miles here and here. Now here's a nice review and a video clip of her performing her song Black Flowers. This song is on the bleak side, even for Lynn, who likes to joke about the emotion in her compositions. "I've written about 600 songs," she said … Continue reading Nice review of Lynn Miles with video
Amy and I joined our good friend Holley in Roxbury, New York (not the one on Long Island) where we enjoyed an evening of the music of Lynn Miles. As I wrote previously, Lynn is a remarkably talented Canadian singer and songwriter. She's also an engaging entertainer, quick with a humorous quip between songs, and … Continue reading Lynn Miles Concert Weekend
Actually, she may be the best singer-songwriter. Period. I'm talking about Canadian folk singer Lynn Miles. If I were shipped off to the proverbial deserted island with the music of just one artist to keep me company, I'd take Lynn Miles's four CDs. I've been a fan of Ms. Miles since her album Slightly Haunted … Continue reading The best singer-songwriter you’ve never heard of