more by Christopher John Treacy
[ROCK] Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, a.k.a. Shovels & Rope, needed a respite from the intensely personal tunes they wrote for 2016’s Little Seeds—an album that dealt with tragedy, uncertainty and difficult circumstances, albeit with revelatory musical tones.
[FOLK] Shawn Colvin is proud.
[POP] Anyone who legally changes their name to that of their musical project to avoid copyright infringement is dedicated to their craft, and that’s exactly what Canada-based Valerie Anne Poxleitner did over a decade back at the start of her career.
[ROCK] Classic rock fans will recognize his name in an instant. But for the uninitiated, Dave Mason is a guitar legend.
[PUNK] Florida’s Less than Jake has partnered with the Pure Noise label for last year’s Sound the Alarm, an EP of fairly mellow new material that might not break new ground, but says plenty for the band’s consistency.
[INDIE] Chameleonic multi-instrumentalist, virtuoso whistler and one-time Squirrel Nut Zipper, Andrew Bird, 44, recorded his latest—Echolocations: River—under the Hyperion Glendale Bridge in Los Angeles. It’s the second in an instrumental series that focuses on the
[JAZZ] The matrimonial duo of Vince and Carina Mastrantonio have become a staple of Buffalo’s music venues over the last few years, charming audiences with their jazzy cabaret-noir.
[ELECTRONICA] And now, for something completely different…. HundredMillionThousand is the musical project of Persian/Filipino experimental producer Noel Jon, based up in Edmonton, Alberta.