The Many Lives of Son House, the Father of Delta Blues

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Vintage Gold is an occasional segment that honors the greats of yesterday; in February, we honored Black musicians for Black History Month.  Among the many iconic music moments on the documentary It Might Get Loud, Jack White’s favorite song stands out. He wordlessly pulls a twelve inch record out of a dusty sleeve and places the needle onto the wax. … Continue reading The Many Lives of Son House, the Father of Delta Blues

D Fine Us copes with our post-truth era via debut blues single Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Before 2008, the term “post-truth” had referred to the nonsensical rhetoric of the Bush administration; however, Oxford Dictionaries mark the first recorded use of the phrase in The Nation in 1992, via an essay that criticized the handling of American gaffes over several decades. … Continue reading

If you missed Adia Victoria’s “Doep Queen Blues,” then you may not have realized that the Nashville artist’s new music features a smoky intrigue. New single “Different Kind of Love” is a great example of the sound direction. Her new album, Silences, was produced by Aaron Dessner of The National, and it comes out on February 22; pre-order. Continue reading

Feel Adia Victoria’s Infectious Invincibility on New Single “Dope Queen Blues” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Adia Victoria takes the blues seriously. Over the past couple of years, the Nashville-based songwriter has adapted her sound to reflect many facets of Southern rock, and her latest single may be her most dangerous. “We are lost, in vain,” she sings on “Dope Queen Blues,” her newest music since … Continue reading

Margaret Glaspy and Her Incredible Voice Shone at the Bootleg, Supported by Franky Flowers

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Manuel Dominguez.  Margaret Glaspy is a rapidly rising star. She has been featured in some of the most high profile publications imaginable — The New Yorker, New York Times, NPR — and she deserves it. As the youngest in a family of musicians living in northern California, Glaspy learned to play the fiddle, but eventually … Continue reading Margaret Glaspy and Her Incredible Voice Shone at the Bootleg, Supported by Franky Flowers