Category Song Recommendations


Ever since I came upon the honest music and haunting vocals of Canadian singer-songwriter Ché Aimee Dorval, I’ve anxiously awaited the chance to hear new solo music from her beyond her album Underachiever and her EP Volume One.  News of an album in the works has been trickling in for months now, but it was […]

Waves of Relaxation

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve rather suddenly found myself listening to—and seriously enjoying—the works of Jimmy Buffett.  I’ve resisted my desire to discuss his music with much depth, because writing about his older works feels redundant given its notoriety, and my knowledge of his decades-long career is not extensive enough for a […]

Fantastic Folk Stylings

It’s been some time since I spoke of the honest, warm folk music of singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop.  I feel compelled to break that silence, however, due to the recent release of his single, “Fall,” a stunning composition that bears all the qualities that made me fall in love with his work in the first place. […]

Thriving Ivory is Back

A lot of things can cause a band to break up, from creative differences to personal disagreements to simply feeling like it’s time to move forward.  For melodic-rock band Thriving Ivory, it was an awkward record label transition that left them powerless to put out new music—that is, until they eventually parted ways with their […]

Music by a Multi-Talented Man

If I say the name Anthony Head, there’s a reasonably good chance that “musician” isn’t going to be one of the associations that comes to your mind. You’re most likely to recognize him as an actor, one who’s played a plethora of roles but is probably best known for his seven-year role as Rupert Giles […]

Shooting to Stardom

It’s always compelling to find out where musical artists got their start, particularly if they wound up becoming a superstar; after all, how does someone go from average person to a musician whose name is on the lips of massive crowds?  Who were they before superstardom, and where did their music start? This is a […]

An Artist’s Sundown

It’s always a disappointment to see a talented artist or band step down from a musical career, but perhaps even more disappointing is when, rather than going out with a booming statement, they fade into the night without a word, and you’re left wondering if they might make a return someday. Singer-songwriter Ben Jelen is […]