Mary Gauthier's nakedly autobiographical song cycle is, inevitably, called "The Foundling." We've made a phone date because she wants to talk about it. I ask myself (just as you would): What's in this for me?
Although Crash Test Dummies and Tonic technically might be classified as "nineties bands," both groups' latest offerings are a couple of the best albums of their careers and should be taken seriously in 2010 and beyond.
The young California born chanteuse, Mira Stroika, who likes to accompany herself on her own serious sized accordion, has been wowing crowds packing those new clubs and bars that line the tonifying streets of Brooklyn, and Manhattan's Lower East Side.
For me, the holidays are the idea time for unexpected gifts -- music that defines a moment, a season, a time in your life. Music that makes you listen, forces you to feel and think, inspires you to dance and dream.
She drifted into a few lines of 'Suzanne,' the song Leonard Cohen wrote for her to sing but made him famous, stopping herself just as she got to those oranges that traveled halfway around the world in the summer of 1965.