Milsap goes gospel, Sometymes Why debut on Signature Sounds
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
– Soulful country singer Ronnie Milsap goegs the gospel route on "Then Sings My Soul: 24 Favorite Hymns & Gospel Songs," (EMI CMG) which is out today. Songs on the two-CD set include I'll Fly Away, Amazing Grace,Stand By Me
and People Get Ready.
Sometymes Why offers their Signature Sounds debut "Your Heart is a Glorious Machine" today. The group consists of Kristin Andreassen of Uncle Earl Ruth Ungar Merenda of The Mammals and Aoife O'Donovan of Crooked Still.
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Your Heart is a Glorious Machine
Sometymes Why's album came out of numerous jam sessions and in-the-rounds performed by members of three respectable bands in the Americana circuit. Ruth Ungar Merenda (The Mammals), Kristin Andreassen (Uncle Earl) and Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still) decided after their success performing live together to record their compositions in an intimate setting at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, N.Y. The result is less than can be expected, although there are a few shining moments. »»»
Sometimes Why (now Sometymes Why) brings together Kristin Andreassen, Ruth Ungar and Aoife O'Donovan, adding to their already extensive list of projects, side projects and collaborations that includes Uncle Earl, The Mammals and Crooked Still respectively. They blend traditional folk themes of life and death with quiet, coffee house intimacy with the writing very personal, even claustrophobic.
Each member takes lead vocals on the songs they wrote. Andreassen has a conversational approach to »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies
Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal
Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved.
In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well.
The clear winners... »»»
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