Listen in as Chris and Eli "Paperboy" Reed talk about old school American soul music, juke joints, gospel, songwriting, recording techniques and more!
The Musical Almanac is an ongoing series highlighting musical styles or genres from around the world. Our future destination is to get to the powerfully sublime Nouvelle Chanson music of France. But, first, we have to explain how we’ll get there. Today we take one step back and discover its humble beginnings. Stay tuned for the next […]
To celebrate the storied life and career of country legend Merle Haggard, Chris found it best to re-air the episode of Walking The Floor from July 29, 2015 when Merle was the featured guest. April 6, 1937 to April 6, 2016 - you will be missed.
Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo is supposed to be a deeply personal, impenetrable, and massive work-in-progress presented as a released album. I mean, at least that’s what I’ve heard. Myself, I haven’t heard it personally. Unless you’ve had access to Tidal and/or money to burn at the iTunes store, most likely the only way you’ve had a chance […]
Listen in as Chris and Spike Slawson, singer of punk rock supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, sip espresso on the back porch and chat about Pittsburgh, dive bars, and the delicate process of choosing songs to cover with Me First.
Karen and Ryan Hover don’t just make music together, they explore. Their hikes and expeditions into Rocky Mountain National Park, a short hop from their home in Fort Collins, CO, inspire their musical output. Since 2009, the duo recorded as Candy Claws, releasing a series of albums that established their hazy psychedelic sound with a sort of smudged […]
There are only a few bands that can hit me emotionally while simultaneously creating intricate and original compositions. Fero Lux achieves this gracefully in No Rest, their first release since 2013 and first full-length album since 2012. They have always been a band that walks the line between technical and accessible, but this album takes it […]
It’s with heavy hearts that we’re looking back on the career of Keith Emerson from Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, following his passing from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on March 10. Arguably, one of the first visionary keyboardists to make the move from traditional keyboards into the realm of synthesizers. Striking off with Greg Lake from previous groups […]
Sir George Martin will always be remembered as the Fifth Beatle, but today we remember the great gift he provided to the world. Originally, he dreamt of being the next Rachmaninov or Ravel, ideas he gleaned from witnessing the power of a full blown symphony orchestra at a young age. His first real career would […]