I talk to young Toronto-based composer Bekah SImms about her explorations in sound, the ideas and concepts that fascinate her, and the challenges of being a composer.
Since 1978, Duran Duran became part of pop royalty and remain a strong musical force. Come with me as I take a look at my favorite songs (and believe me it will be hard to choose)!
This article explores the folklore of the West Midlands and of Wales from Robert Plant's childhood that influenced the lyrical content of Led Zeppelin.
If you’re looking for more flavors of boy bands, China has a rich collection of artists who know how to do hip-hop right. Here are 10 of them.
In 1997, Madonna started working with producer William Orbit on what would become Ray of Light, arguably the Queen of Pop's most important record ever. Let's take a closer look at this masterpiece!
This article offers a list of the greatest pop stars whose recording (or publishing) careers began before 1950. Text, photos, and videos are included with this compilation.
Top 10 songs sung and performed by Mexican YouTube star/singer, Judith de los Santos, more commonly known as Malukah.
I talk to Andreea the Narrative about creativity, inspiration, and the challenges of forging a career in music.
Classic rock greats Led Zeppelin have been accused of plagiarizing many of their songs. Were the band really musical thieves? Or is plagiarism standard practice?
Legendary group The Temptations have undergone various member changes since the 1960's. However, they're known for their 'Classic Five' lineup. Here, we highlight the group members from this lineup.
Juan Gabriel has left behind 66 albums, over 100 million copies sold, more than 1,800 songs and two movies and a TV series based on his life. Many of his songs have become classics.
Juno Award winners, Dear Rouge are about to embark on a tour. Their new record, "Phases" has been getting great reviews. Danielle McTaggart is interviewed here.
From their style to their creative songwriting abilities, these 10 artists stand the test of time. They stand out from the crowd with their unique, artistic brands.
I remember discovering Myrth in the ’60s. They were a group of talented musicians who formed a jazz-rock band and released their one-and-only album on RCA Victor in 1969. This is their story, including soundtracks.
This article includes videos of 10 great performances of Leonard Cohen’s iconic song, "Hallelujah". Scroll through and discover your favorite!
The Unforgiven never made the big time, but their only officially released album is a classic ahead of its time. From the Western themes to the gang-style vocals, the band was quite unique.
Many rappers claim they are criminals, but most are just speaking metaphors. However, some have real criminal records. Read on to learn about 10 rappers with criminal pasts.
The word God has been used by many bands and artists in their song title. This article showcases an epic list of best songs with God in the title.
John Lennon's solo career showed just how much talent he had. He created rock and roll and country songs that displayed humor, seriousness, and playfulness, and more. Here is a look at the ten best.
For centuries, In an over-populated musical world of men, most of the extremely talented women have been left in the shadows...in the dust. However, within the past thirty years, strong female musicians have emerged. They are rising out of the musical grave that we as women have been burried in for hundreds of years.
There are as many female violinists performing today as men, but lists of them tend to favour male violinists. here is a list of 15 of some of the best female virtuoso violinists.
The tune "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" was "our song" for so many couples through the 50s and into the 60s. Mel Carter's version of this beautiful love song is the one that comes to mind when I hear the title, but there were other versions as well.
Indie rock outfit, The Rocket Summer, is set to release "Sweet Shivers" on August 2nd. Bryce Avary talks about the new record (and what's next) in this revealing interview.
From the city of Joliet, Tristarr proves you are never too old to follow your dreams. The R&B/Gospel singer and cancer survivor sings of pain, love, faith, and inspiration.
His songs spin simple, folksy lyrics into catchy tunes that tell a story. In an era where most music is pre-packaged, his songs are a breath of fresh air. These songs are the soundtrack to my life.
Thailand is home to a booming music industry that even foreigners will appreciate. Here are some Thai bands that you definitely need to listen to.
These are 5 of the youngest female singers (21 and under) in the industry that are totally talented, with popping musical careers, and have the whole world ahead of them.
Rock guitarist Eric Clapton has had a legendary career. This articles tells you 23 things you should know about him. The text also provides a short biography of Eric Clapton.
This is a list of 10 truly classy female Trance vocalists whose songs you should listen to. The list has one video for each vocalist representing the best of her vocal ability.
Sam & Dave were an American duo famous for their R&B and soul-infused hits. One of their top hits was a song called "Soul Man," which was released in September 1967. Have you ever thought that you heard the name "Woodstock" in the lyrics to "Soul Man?" You weren't imagining it.
I have played professionally as a flautist all over England for years. Here are my top tips for budding flautists.
Get to know fun-loving country music artist Bailey Callahan. Her sophomore single "Home Made" was released on July 11th, 2019.
Another selection of weird, creepy, and just plain WTF album covers rescued from the thrift shop LP bin.
Can you believe that it's been over 12 years since American Idol's debut? What's Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Tamyra Gray and the rest of the cast up to now?
Singer/songwriter Ani Difranco has released over 40 albums, covered thousands of miles while touring, and built a loyal fan base. Despite her success, here are some things you may not know about her:
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The fourth performer on the opening day of the festival was Tim Hardin. Tim was a talented lyricist, and was the artist who wrote "If I Were a Carpenter."
Miles Davis changed jazz at least 5 times during his life. The jazz rock period of 1969-1975 is easily his most controversial, yet perhaps the most fulfilling.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, and the fifth act to appear at Woodstock on Saturday August 16, 1969 was the Keef Hartley Band, named for their powerhouse drummer.
We can't all afford the absolute best when it comes to audio equipment, but that doesn't mean we have to settle for poor quality.
In the middle of a cigar stand in Pee Wee's Saloon in 1909, a young W.C. Handy penned his first successful blues song. The song was called "Mr. Crump Blues" and was later renamed "The Memphis Blues."
Mini bios, record listing, videos, photos and more for 13 popular 1970's female country music singers. Lynn Anderson, Donna Fargo, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn and more!
Sometimes in the world of rock & roll less is more. This hub focuses on the 15 best rock & roll power duos. The rock & roll tag team division is more competitive than what many think.
Sawyer Fredericks has captured America's heart with his unique voice and old soul. Thanks to this young farm boy, folk music will regain its rightful place in the entertainment industry.
Think the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean sound alike? There is a reason. While they took different trajectories to get there, both are pioneers of the California sound. The connections between the two groups are many. Here are ten of them.
Just after releasing an album, titled You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen passed away in his Los Angeles home at age 82. Following is an candid look at the popular singer's life.
The Christian rock and metal scenes have never been bigger. As you navigate your way through the industry, here are some bands you should lend an ear to.
Is "Look What You Made Me Do" one of Taylor Swift's worst songs? Discover the most terrible singles of Swift's career.
Ke$ha has been recording songs since she was 15, approximately 7 years before the release of Tik Tok. She has several dozen unreleased pop, dance, hip hop, country, rock and folk songs.
Folk music has traveled a great distance; at least as far away as from the kitchens of England in the 1600’s to the stages and digital recordings of today. To any Dylan or folk music lover this style of music is a connection to themselves and all of humanity. The message is both timely and timeless. Though Dylan stands out with his unique sound and as a master of lyric, the genre of folk music has a lengthy history and no possibility of fading away.
Wolfman Jack was a legendary AM radio disc jockey in the 1960's and 1970's who became a cultural icon with his raspy voice and trademark wolf howl. Take a trip down memory lane with the Wolfman.
All ten of these amazing female Christian music artists would serve as great role models for young girls. Many of the women featured are under 30 and live lives totally dedicated to Jesus. It is their desire to share the love of Christ to a lost and broken world through music.
These 10 rockers paid their dues (with interest) before they became stars. Find out what your favorite stars did for a living before they hit it big!
Read about 10 of the best female cellists spanning the last 100 years, including the legendary Jacqueline du Pre, eccentric Angela East, and the astounding young musician, Laura van der Heijden.
Dave Narvarro is best known as the guitarist for Jane's Addiction and as the host of Spike TV's Ink Master.
Singers can't afford to give their voices a vacation for long without losing tone quality and vocal range. As we age, daily practice is absolutely necessary. Here are a variety of ways you can use your voice while you improve your sound.
The song Bruises by Chairlift delivers a strong message that can be interpreted in different ways. This article will analyze the lyrics of the song that was also featured in Apple’s iPod ads in 2008.
I talk to Mike Elliott about how he comes to write songs, his passion for sharing music, and where he finds his inspiration as a musician.
Winters Bane's "Heart of a Killer" is best remembered as the debut recording by Tim Owens - later known as "Ripper" when he replaced Rob Halford in Judas Priest.
The '90s was a time of reckoning for rap music, and this is no less true for Christian rap music. During this time, a few Christian rap groups established the foundation which continues to support great Christian rap music today.
An A-Z selection of the Caledonian Tartan Beat of the 1980's Pop Renaissance from the little-known to the household names.
What is Susan Boyle doing now? The Britain's Got Talent sensation continues to selectively perform and will be onstage at Glamis Prom 2017, in Angus, Scotland.
Learn about the four different families of instruments found in an orchestra. Understand the characteristics of each instrument so that you can recognise them the next time you go to the symphony!
Employing the Christian iconic mother figure, the song, "Mary's Prayer," offers a marvelous corroboration of concepts between original Christianity, as taught by Jesus Christ and original Yoga, as taught by Bhagavan Krishna.
Emma Cole is an exceptional talent with an inspiring backstory of strength and overcoming. Meet the artist behind the music. You'll not only be mesmerized by her sound but also root for her success.
Award-winning singer-songwriter Griffith Frank describes the personal tragedy that inspired his 2019 single, "Reach Out." With its meaningful lyrics and emotionally compelling vocals, the song will touch listeners who have lost a loved one. It is a song of both mourning and hope.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The eighth and final performer on the opening day of the festival was Joan Baez, who joked that her's would be a sunrise set. She performed 14 songs, including "We Shall Overcome."
Released in July 1967, "Ode to Billy Joe," by Bobbie Gentry, is a song about a young man who jumps off the Tallahatchie Bridge. The song reached the top of the US charts in August 1967.
Scottish rock and folk band Runrig performed their final farewell concert in Stirling in August 2018. To commemorate their 45 years together, here are their best 45 songs!
Sia Furler is one of music's greatest treasures. Not only is she a magnificent singer, she is an incredible song writer. Here is a short list highlighting some great songs she wrote for other artists.
This article is all about Kana Nishino, a famous Japanese singer that has also been involved in charitable events.
In 1973 Jim Croce died in a plane crash. He was just beginning to gain popularity in the music world, and it was quite a shock to hear of his passing. This album shows Jim at his best.
Leonard Cohen is a beloved Canadian poet and songwriter whose songs often touch on religion and relationships. Here are some things you may not know about Leonard Cohen.
The 27 Club has been a hot topic in the entertainment industry, but is there any truth to the idea? Who were some of the most infamous "members" of the club?
Many singer-songwriters and musicians hailed as geniuses have become believers in mainstream religions. Prince, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan and Dolly Parton are all examples. What causes this?
I talked to Marcus Zuhr about his roots as a composer, serving the needs of the media for which he composes, and how he keeps his creative batteries charged.
Who is the man behind the band? Alice Cooper is a man who just wants to entertain you. And with a new tour in the works, here are some things you may not know about Alice Cooper.
Glen Campbell songs continue to be fan favorites and remind us just how talented this singer and musician was. Death may have taken him from us, but his music and songs will live on forever.
The end of Johnny Cash's life was not pretty. Burdoned by health problems that caused him physical pain, he was hit emotionaly when his beloved wife, June, died suddenly. The death of Johnny Cash would follow soon afterwards.
He was a collector of things: cars, jets, musical instruments, fame. His home at Graceland reveals his personal taste in furnishings and his love for the unusual and unique. But what about the man?
Who is Mindless Behavior? Who are the members of Mindless Behavior? Who is the oldest member in Mindless Behavior? Find out this info and more.
The road to the Rock & Roll hall of Fame is an arduous, turmoil fueled ride. It's a shame that a lot of well known bands will never make it. The same can't be said for these 6.
Ani Difranco's songs are a creative blend of thoughtful lyrics, beautiful vocals, and talented musicianship. This list of her classic songs might serve as an introduction to Ani Difranco's music.
For your consideration, this is my personal take on the most famous 20 Scottish solo singers in the pop and rock scene in the past 50 years.
Find out all kinds of interesting facts about the new hottest boy band to hit the stage, IM5! Find band members' bios, tour dates, and pictures here.
Limp Bizkit used to be one of the biggest bands in the world, but then they practically disappeared. Whatever happened to them?
I talk to Calgary-based electronic music artist Ryan Hall (also known as soulier) about his musical inspirations, passions and interests.
Portland, Oregon's Pop Funk Rockers, The Adio Sequence, are back with a brand new record titled Then and Now. Lead vocalist Travis Williams talks to us about that and a host of other topics.
Avril Lavigne started her career in 2000 after being signed to Arista Records at only 15 years old. Since then, she has been a staple of mainstream rock/pop radio.
Music is a primal need. Even as music tastes change, some music never leaves you. From punk, electronica, hip-hop, pop and indie rock—this is the top list of great, underrated or forgotten tunes from Australia released between 2005-2009. Rediscover Aussie cult classics and enjoy them again.
Michael Jackson was a legend. Throughout his tumultuous life, one thing that remained constant was his continuous plastic surgery. Here are pictures documenting his changing face throughout the years.
In honor of Chester Bennington, come on a journey with me and I'll show you how each stage of my life inspired a Linkin Park song.
A closer look at the artist Yelawolf, and what he has in planned for future projects. In 2017, Yelawolf will be taking a break from touring and staying close to his Nashville home. Find out why.
What are the three biggest mistakes singers make? After 40 years of research I'm excited to share the following findings and solutions. You may be surprised at what you find.
Did you know that the Harmonix Rock Band 3 Keyboard Controller doubles as a home-studio ready MIDI controller? You do now! Learn more about this awesome functionality here.
Gordon Lightfoot has long been thought one of the greatest folk singer songwriters of all time. He's also most often thought of in terms of being an acoustic guitarist, and has had a limited edition guitar in his honor produced by C.F. Martin & Co.
Legend goes, blues artist Robert Johnson went to the Mississippi crossroads to sell his soul to the devil. This forgotten sub-genre of blues went with him.
Madonna is the definitive female icon of pop music. The Queen of Pop has created an impressive variety of music and timeless songs through four decades. Here is a closer look at my 5 favorites !
Kumi Koda is a Japanese pop singer famous for her cool "ero-kakkoii" image. Her versatility in dance music, RnB, ballads, and "cute" songs has made her a formidable diva in the Japanese pop music industry. Come in and find out more about her!
Alejandro Aranda took over American idol and beyond. Many have called him a musical genius. From guitar, to piano, to looping, this humble Pomona, California, "dishwasher" might be one of the greatest new musicians of the year.
This article suggests a list of the 35 greatest classic rock guitarists, all of which began their careers in the twentieth century. A short biography is provided for each guitarist.
The Annals of music is filled with musicians who died at a young age. This is a list of 18 notable artists that died at the age of 28.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, and the first band to perform on Saturday August 16, 1969 was Boston-based Quill.
Taylor Swift first burst onto the scene with the release of her self-titled debut album in 2006. With a career spanning 13 years that includes 6 hit albums, 10 Grammy Awards, and more than 40 million albums sold, Swift is here to stay. Let's take a look at the fabulous red carpet looks she's served.
Have you noticed how many singers and musicians in pop, rock, and country music date, marry, and divorce other musicians? Here's a long list of music power couples. See how many do you recognize.
Ever wondered who wrote "I Want It That Way?" What the lyrics mean? When it was first recorded? Read on for the answers to these and other questions. Oh, and maybe a tidbit or two about Backstreet Boys as well.
J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are friends and two of the hottest rappers around, but this is hip-hop and hip hop is about competition. Who is the best rapper alive, Cole or Kendrick, and why?
Although Boots & The Hoots frontman Boots Graham is no stranger to the sadder side of life, he writes on the grounds of classic country music with lighthearted-humor.
I talk to Kyla LeBlanc about her musical explorations, the creation of the Renegade EP, and how she finds inspiration.
Tracy Huang is the premier, the age-defying Asian diva. She is sultry, sophisticated, stylish, and elegant. What a beauty and what a voice!
On June 6, 2019, Mac Rebennack, better known by his stage name, Dr. John, passed away at age 77. A New Orleans musical fixture for many years, Dr, John and his Night Trippers helped define a whole new genre of swamp rock, blues, jazz, funk originating from the Creole City.
Bob Dylan's album Blood on the Tracks from 1975 is still considered by many to be one of his very best works. The bewildered folk singer still seems to wonder why! Take a listen and see for yourself.
There are so many Christian bands putting out great albums and putting on concerts. These are ten Christian bands that in my opinion, totally rock!
Who is this crazy man? Iggy Pop is one wild child. Louder than loud, a man with a real lust for life. Here are some things you may not know about Iggy Pop.
Neil Young is one of the greats when it comes to guitar and classic rock. His personal lyrics and observations about life make listening to his music a great experience!
While Jimmy Page is most often associated with the Gibson Les Paul, the facts are he's played the Fender Telecaster about as much of the time on records and on stage. Page and the telecaster go as one.
Rob Knaggs is an Australian cellist and composer who lives in Churchill, Manitoba. He creates music that combines his cello playing with electronic looping effects to produce haunting music.
6LACK is an enigmatic R&B artist. Combining beautiful soul vocals and deep, vibrating bass interludes, he has created a stunning sound that is half way between reality and a lucid dream.
Female drummers are almost an oxymoron. Good female drummers definitely are – at least according to top drummers charts scattered around the net. So who are those (as we will refer to them in the future) pioneers of female drumming? Here is a selection of top 7 female drummers, in no particular order.
In the rock history of the 1990s, a little nation of 5 million people on an island off northwest Europe produced many great bands. Here are 20 of the best Scottish Indie Rock bands of the 1990s
The Neil Young/Pearl Jam ''Mirror Ball'' album is an important album of '90s alternative rock. Let's take another look.
Willie Nelson's career has taken some crazy turns. He's written and sung some insane songs, and he was part the "outlaw country" movement that changed the face of country music. It changed the trajectory of his career too.
In the 2000s, rock music witnessed a change, becoming more theatrical. This article showcases the best rock bands from that memorable decade.
This article lists the rock stars who died under infamous circumstances at the age of 27. A short biography is also provided for each rocker.
What was Jack White doing before The White Stripes became undisputed champions of the rock & roll tag team division? We will examine 5 pre-Stripe bands.
With another book in the bookstores and a singing appearance at the upcoming Nobel Prize gala, Patti Smith is maturing as a writer
Stephanie Mills is an R&B singer with a powerful voice. She was a major force on the '80s R&B scene. Members of Generation X remember her well; so, let’s catch up with the soulful diva.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at the Woodstock festival August 15-18, 1969. The first act on opening day was supposed to be Sweetwater, but when they got stuck in traffic, Richie Havens stepped in, and Sweetwater had to settle for second.
In 1865 a group of amateur Russian Musicians, The Mighty Handful, came together to establish a Russian musical identity. Their love for the common people and folk music fuelled rich compositions.
In 1978 an unknown kid from California named Eddie Van Halen forever changed the way rock musicians look at the electric guitar.
This article covers many of the reasons why American singer Lady Gaga is so important to American Pop Culture. She is more than just a musical artist and she is one of the best!
This article provides an in-depth summary for the career of singer David Crosby, particularly the days when he was addicted to cocaine. The story relates much information taken from Crosby's autobiography titled "Long Time Gone."
Ke$ha is upset because people think she isn't able to sing and doesn't deserve her success. She wants to prove her vocal ability on her latest album Warrior and Deconstructed EP.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The third performer on the opening day of the festival was Bert Sommer.
Everyone knows at least one Beach Boys tune (probably, from their '60s catalog of hits). But, where were they in the '70s? Still making music...some really funky music. Here is a rundown and rating of Beach Boys albums produced during the days of disco.
The Forever 27 Club is a list filled with legendary musicians who died at the age of 27. This phenomenon has become a part of rock & roll folklore and pop culture in general.
This list looks at the Top 11 most notable Christine Daae from Andre Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera
I talk to Canadian country-oriented singer/songwriter Gavin Stuart about creativity, inspiration, and musical passion.
A prolific recording artist, as well as a country music legend, Johnny Cash continues to be sadly missed. Here are my selections for the top 10 best Johnny Cash albums.
Who are the 31 best female vocal artists and singer-songwriters from any time or genre? Listen to them here and cast your vote for the best.
I talk to John Janzen about his diverse musical background, the enjoyment of making music with his sons, and where they charge their creative batteries.
KISS has had a long and lustrous career spanning 5 decades. This is some of their best from the early years.
Joal and Lauren Kamps are the husband and wife duo who make up Flint & Feather. I talked to them about their approach to music, how they write songs, and where they find inspiration.
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen needs no introduction. What is this style of Eddie Van Halen's, what's so distinctive about it? Learn more about Eddie's unique guitar and way of playing it.
Most great artists have great stories to tell about their success. The music of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer is no exception. This article will discuss their rise to fame and how their music lives on.
John Lennon was banished for a time by Yoko. John called it his lost weekend, and it lasted eighteen months. The best thing that came out of that awful time was the creation of "Walls and Bridges."
Dusty Springfield was one of the leading female singers of the 1960s and here we celebrate her hit songs from that era and beyond.
Radiohead's Idioteque is unlike any other song in their repertoire. However, an analytical music analysis reveals it isn't quite the departure it seems on the surface.
These are my favorite CDs released in 2017. My tastes include Americana, roots, alt-country, and folk. In the case of close calls, I am likely to err on the side of the lesser-known performers who need more exposure.
For more than thirty years, Christian hard rockers, Bride, have been creating no holds barred music that is both unashamed and thought provoking.
We all know the Beatles greatest hits, but what about songs that had names in the titles? Here are the songs that still entertain us today.
This article provides an in-depth biography of jazz great Miles Davis. The content tries to prove that Miles Davis was one of the most talented and influential jazz artists of the twentieth century.
Ten songs which provide an overview of Leonard Cohen’s oeuvre, and capture in an accessible way many of the enduring themes that characterise his work: love, loneliness and God.
A list of some of the best divas of today's classical stage. Definitely not exhaustive, but my personal favorites. Who do you love to listen to?
Taylor Swift made her music debut with the release of her self-titled album in 2006. Her musical sound is constantly changing, as is her overall style. With a career spanning 13 years, Swift has grown up in the public eye and blossomed. Let's take a look at Taylor Swift's (hair)volution.
This article reflects on over a decade of album covers by the graphic artist Derek Riggsthe, who's early Iron Maiden album covers and picture sleeves are now iconic.
The audition of the Filipina girl group in the previous X-Factor UK 2016 edition is absolutely one of the most unforgettable in entertainment history. So here is a review of their journey.
Releasing your first album full of covers from unknown indie bands might be a bad idea, but it wasn't the case for this girl! Listen to the songs inside and let them melt your hearts.
American rock legends KISS have been through many guitars and guitarists. Here is a short page for a long subject regarding those guitars and guitarists.
I talk to Dana Wylie about her musical roots, her songwriting process, and where she finds creative inspiration.
Let's list down 5 very young yet very promising female teenage singers (18 and under) we all should watch out for.
There are not nearly as many female Christian artists as there are male Christian artists. Because they are not as prevalent Cari Jean decided to pay tribute to her ten favorite female Christian artists including Rebecca St. James, Natalie Grant, Yolanda Adams, BarlowGirl, Amy Grant and others.
We all have our absolute favorite artists to listen to, but who are some of the best new artists? When it's time to find new music, you should definitely give these artists a try! Here are 15 underrated artists you should definitely start listening to!
During the height of hair metal in the 1980's, almost nobody rode the wave quite as far as David Coverdale. But... where has he been since then?
Toronto born, LA area songwriter and producer Betty Moon sits down for an interview about her early days in music and how she ended up in Southern California.
Some of the best known Christmas songs have been covered by a variety of artists. We look at Bing Crosbys classic tune, "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and rank 14 contenders. Who do you prefer?
Cape Verde is a group of islands off the west coast of Africa, and it’s where Cesária Évora perfected morna, the traditional style of music of the archipelago.
In December (2016) Bob Dylan will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, even though he is known primarily for his recorded music and searing lyrics.
I talk to Canadian folk duo Hollow Twin about their creative process, their sources of inspiration, and their future plans.
This article explores the careers of 11 American music producers who shaped the country's musical tastes from 1950-present.
Neil Sedaka was my favorite singer in the '50s and '60s. He sang "Oh, Carol" for Carole King. She replied with "Oh, Neil." I include both soundtracks here. Neil later changed many of his songs into children’s versions.
Heavy Bell have created a unique album inspired by Canadian author Elizabeth Smart's book entitled By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. I talk to them about the creation of this album.
Keith Moon was the drummer for The Who, one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Moon was also known for being a comedian, actor, and prankster. He died young, at age 32, in 1978.
Thumping bass riffs raise the energy of a song to new heights. While bass players may not hog the limelight, they help the tone of the song. They also create the foundation of the song's structure. This article is an ode to the best female bassists.
Black Francis of the Pixies and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins both like female bassists. How about you? Here is a list of the top 10 female bass guitar players.