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D.B. Rielly Channels His Inner Coffeehouse

Posted by Greg on Nov 15, 2017 in Music

There’s an old adage that says for every cockroach in New York City, there’s a starving artist trying to make a living. Whether that statement rings true remains to be seen, but it’s no secret that New York City, much like Los Angeles and Nashville, remains the birthing ground for the starving artist. Though he’s not exactly starving, NYC-based singer-songwriter D.B. Rielly has carved out a relatively unique and eccentric path on the New York City singer-songwriter scene. This after all is a man who cites Lawrence Welk and Jesus as inspirations and who not surprisingly, plays a damn good squeezebox. Read more…

 
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Judge This Book By Its Covers

Posted by Greg on Oct 28, 2017 in Music, Websites

For the last decade, music journalist and publicist Ray Padgett has cultivated a music blog with a distinct market: the love and lore of cover songs. To date, that blog Cover Me, remains one of the go-to authorities for cover songs through the past 50-60 years. That love of cover songs has fueled Padgett’s debut book Cover Me, a fascinating and thoroughly researched look at 19 beloved cover songs. Whether its the thought-provoking history behind Elvis’ mega-hit “Hound Dog” or the bittersweet look at The Gourds’ take on Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice,” Cover Me is as exciting, engaging and important as any music book released this year. Read more…

 
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Three For The Weekend: Vol. 1

Posted by Greg on Sep 16, 2017 in Music

If you’re in the mood for new music, here’s three songs for the weekend. Read more…

 
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One To Watch: Nathan Angelo

Posted by Greg on Sep 2, 2017 in Music

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The albums that make the most impact are the ones that take you by complete surprise. The ones that came out of nowhere, stop you dead in your tracks and make you feel something you didn’t imagine you could feel. Such is the case with A Matter of Time, the latest album from South Carolina singer-songwriter Nathan Angelo. A self-described soul-pop singer, Angelo mines the same sonic territory as Gavin DeGraw and Allen Stone, and is arguably equally as talented. Read more…

 
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Nathan Leigh Jones Returns From Hiatus

Posted by Greg on Jul 30, 2017 in Music, Op-Ed

Two weeks ago, Australian singer-songwriter Nathan Leigh Jones penned a blog post that literally shook me to my core. Read more…

 
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In Praise of Midnight Oil

Posted by Greg on Jul 26, 2017 in Music

It happened this summer without much fanfare and without any significant buzz. One of Australia’s biggest bands embarked on a North American summer tour and to most of America it went unnoticed. For reasons that may forever remain a mystery, Midnight Oil has never found the same success that they do in their native Australia. Read more…

 
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Top 10 Movies So Far This Year

Posted by Greg on Jul 25, 2017 in Movies

1. Dunkirk
2. The Lost City of Z
3. Get Out
4. Colossal
5. The Hero
6. T2: Trainspotting
7. Okja
8. Logan
9. John Wick: Chapter 2
10. Split

 
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Top 10 Albums of 2017 (So Far)

Posted by Greg on Jul 3, 2017 in Music

1. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
2. Ryan Adams - Prisoner
3. Grandaddy – Last Place
4. The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
5. Harry Styles – Harry Styles
6. John Mellancamp – Sad Clowns & Hillbillies
7. Chris Stapleton – From a Room – Vol. 1
8. Justin Townes Earle – Kids in the Street
9. Lorde – Melodrama
10. John Mayer – The Search for Everything
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Artist of the Day: River Matthews

Posted by Greg on Jun 28, 2017 in Music

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The unexpected ones are always those that deliver the biggest punch. So it was that the EP Sunshine by Britain’s River Matthews came across the SITH inbox this morning. Sure glad it did. Matthews is a former music therapist who has recently dabbled into commercial music. For this the music world should be thankful. Recently featured on BBC’s Radio 2 as Jo Whiley’s New Favourite Thing, he has also supported Rag n’ Bone Man on his fall UK tour. Read more…

 
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One to Watch: Tauren Wells

Posted by Greg on Jun 11, 2017 in Music

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One of our favorite songs released this year is the spirit-filled “Hills and Valleys,” from Houston worship artist Tauren Wells. Read more…

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