Music Interviews

3:39am

Sun August 4, 2013
Music Interviews

Violinist Amanda Shires Picks Up The Pieces

Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 4:38 pm

Amanda Shires' new album is called Down Fell the Doves.
Jimmy Collins Courtesy of the artist

When country violinist Amanda Shires goes on tour, she meets a lot of interesting people. Once after a show in Tampa, Florida, a fellow calling himself Tiger Bill handed her a mysterious bag — whose contents, he said, would make her "bulletproof."

"And I opened it and looked inside of it," Shires recalls. "And it was whiskers and claws and teeth and fur."

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3:15am

Sun August 4, 2013
Music Interviews

Heartache Gives KT Tunstall's New Album A Split Personality

Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 9:39 am

KT Tunstall's album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon was recorded in two sessions, which fell on either side of a life-changing summer for the singer.
Courtesy of the artist

2:46am

Sun August 4, 2013
Music Interviews

'The Weatherman': A Rambler's Folky Manifesto

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 4:16 pm

Gregory Alan Isakov's latest album is called The Weatherman.
Erin Preston Courtesy of the artist

To be a folk musician these days, there's no requirement that you be some sort of rambling wanderer. But it can't hurt, right?

Gregory Alan Isakov was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He didn't stay there long: He moved to Philadelphia, then around the East Coast, switching schools every couple years. As an adult, he's found a more stable home: a remote part of Colorado. And in his music, he writes from the perspective quite happy to be away from any big cities.

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2:13pm

Fri August 2, 2013
Music Interviews

The Civil Wars' Joy Williams On The Duo's Fragile Bond

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 2:03 pm

Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars. The duo's new, self-titled album arrives on the heels of canceled tour dates and an ongoing hiatus from performing together.
Tec Petaja Courtesy of the artist

2:37pm

Sun July 28, 2013
Music Interviews

AlunaGeorge Finds A Natural Groove, By Accident

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 1:54 pm

George Reid and Aluna Francis have become darlings of the European music festival circuit without releasing an album. Body Talk, their full-length debut as AlunaGeorge, is out Monday.
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