“Breaking the Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, out July 1st — Record Release at Grande Olde Echo

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  There is not a genre so forlorn as the blues. That seems obvious; it’s all in the name. Cultural appropriation aside, blues has endured because, well, the human condition can sometimes lead us down a dark path. But Amy Blaschke takes turmoil and creates purpose in her newest album, aptly titled, Breaking the Blues. Blaschke is local to LA by … Continue reading “Breaking the Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, out July 1st — Record Release at Grande Olde Echo

Reborn with Katie Grace Helow

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the Music Court. A few months ago, I had to interview prospective interns for a music development agency. I was forced to ask that horribly bland question, “What’s your favorite type of music?” and though I won’t say I’m surprised, I did get one answer more than any other: “Anything but country.” This is clearly a product of the direction that … Continue reading Reborn with Katie Grace Helow

Reborn with Katie Grace Helow

Originally appeared on the Music Court. A few months ago, I had to interview prospective interns for a music development agency. I was forced to ask that horribly bland question, “What’s your favorite type of music?” and though I won’t say I’m surprised, I did get one answer more than any other: “Anything but country.” This is clearly a product of the direction that mainstream … Continue reading Reborn with Katie Grace Helow

sngcrate: James Lee Stanley, s/t 1973, RCA Dug up at Amoeba dollar bin Track list, faves in bold A1. Runnin’ After YouA2. No TrackA3. Every MinuteA4. I Knead YouA5. Wash AwayB1. Afternoon RainB2. There is a WomanB3. Where am I NowB4. RiverB5. Taking You Home James Lee Stanley is a folk-rock artist whose low-key heyday was in the ‘70s. This is his debut album, but … Continue reading