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Greg Holden on “Home,” ‘American Idol’ and what’s next

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

I’m not one to assume – but unless you’ve been under a rock for the last year, chances are that you know who American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is and at some point his hit single, “Home,” has softly floated in through your ears and then gone straight to your heart. What you may not know, is that behind those poignant lyrics and that incredibly catchy melody is New York (via the UK) singer-songwriter Greg Holden – and frankly, there’s plenty more where that came from.

Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave Enough’ solo tour stop at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market on 5/11

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave Enough’ solo tour stop at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market on 5/11

Earlier this year, Sara Bareilles challenged herself to do the bravest thing she could do: go on tour completely solo. In alignment with her latest single, “Brave,” Sara is encouraging fans across the country to overcome their fears along with her. Sara is hoping that fans will share what kinds of things they are brave […]

The Journey To ‘How Mercy Looks From Here’: Amy Grant Talks About Her First Full-Length Album in 10 Years

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
The Journey To ‘How Mercy Looks From Here’: Amy Grant Talks About Her First Full-Length Album in 10 Years

Ask Amy Grant what advice she would give herself if she could go back in time and she’d tell you, “don’t waste energy measuring yourself against somebody else… Because everybody is gifted.”

Words of wisdom from a woman who has been through a lot in her life. But it isn’t the 6 GRAMMY® Awards or the countless forms of recognition that are teaching Amy the most – though they are undeniably very important parts of her journey – on top of it all, it’s the life experience. It’s learning how to embrace blessings that come in different forms.

Leagues’ Jeremy Lutito talks drumming, Nashville and ‘You Belong Here’

Monday, January 14th, 2013

“You belong here,” – three words that had a profound impact on LEAGUES band-mates Thad Cockrell, Jeremy Lutito and Tyler Burkum. “There’s something about saying that you belong to somebody – that you belong here.” Says drummer Jeremy Lutito, “It’s kind of like you showing up at a party, and you don’t know it’s for you, but literally everyone is genuinely happy that you’re there. That’s our whole deal.”

New favorite band alert: The Gallery!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
New favorite band alert: The Gallery!

Los Angeles rock band The Gallery is gearing up to release their first full-length record, Restless, in early 2013. The four-piece band is comprised of brothers Brendan and Ryan Cooney, Dave Mozdzanowski and Ben Lozano.

Making room for the positive: Tristan Prettyman on her new album ‘Cedar + Gold’

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Making room for the positive: Tristan Prettyman on her new album ‘Cedar + Gold’

Every song on Cedar + Gold is like a window into the soul of an artist who is learning how to deal with the worst, while still hoping for the best. “I don’t take a story and spin it. I didn’t do that with this record, didn’t do that with these songs. I didn’t take something and make it mean something else. I literally took it and this is it. There’s no metaphor or something else I’m trying to get at. Just, ‘here it is.’ It was honest.”

Interview: A Fine Frenzy on the journey to her new album ‘Pines’

Friday, August 10th, 2012
Interview: A Fine Frenzy on the journey to her new album ‘Pines’

It’s been three years since A Fine Frenzy, also known as Alison Sudol, released her charismatic sophomore record, ‘Bomb in a Birdcage.’ It couldn’t have been a more challenging and rewarding time in between records for Alison, who took an entirely different approach to her third record, ‘Pines.’ “I went into places with my heart and my soul with this record that I have never cared to go into before, I think,” she said. “It’s difficult to describe, you know?”

Delta Rae’s debut LP ‘Carry The Fire’ on sale June 19th

Friday, June 15th, 2012
Delta Rae’s debut LP ‘Carry The Fire’ on sale June 19th

Delta Rae’s debut record, Carry The Fire, is set to drop on June 19th. The seven piece band is already starting to turn heads with the powerful harmonies and booming rhythm of the album’s first single, “Bottom of The River.”

Everest: free download of “Raking Me Over The Coals” + tour dates with Neil Young

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Everest: free download of “Raking Me Over The Coals” + tour dates with Neil Young

Los Angeles band Everest is set to kick off their tour with Neil Young in November at Seattle’s Key Arena. Young hand-picked the band to open for him in 2008 after the band released their debut record under his label, Vapor Records.

The band is preparing to release their third studio album, Ownerless, which is set to drop on June 26th on ATO Records.

Brandi Carlile on the nature and magic of her latest release, ‘Bear Creek’

Monday, June 4th, 2012
Brandi Carlile on the nature and magic of her latest release, ‘Bear Creek’

In a time when many artists are playing it safe and sticking to the kind of music they know, Brandi Carlile decided to depart from the expected and take an entirely new approach to the music on her latest record, Bear Creek. “We went into this studio with the mindset of shunning any tangible sense of continuity,” Brandi explained, “it was something we’d been conscious of in the past and we wanted to see if continuity would happen without trying to make it happen.”

Review: Elle King’s self-titled EP to be released June 12th

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Review: Elle King’s self-titled EP to be released June 12th

After listening to the first song on Elle’s upcoming self-titled EP, I found myself humming and bobbing my head along with her every word. “Playing For Keeps” is featured as the theme song for the TV show Mob Wives Chicago – and I can totally see why.

Jon McLaughlin talks ‘Promising Promises,’ working with Sara Bareilles and his quirky talent

Monday, May 21st, 2012
Jon McLaughlin talks ‘Promising Promises,’ working with Sara Bareilles and his quirky talent

“In some ways, this record feels like my first record,” Jon McLaughlin says of his newly released album, Promising Promises, “It’s the first time I have put down on tape exactly what I wanted to put down.”