Brill Bruisers sounds broad and warm, wrapping from ear to ear and giving shine to 13 songs that experiment with new sounds and instruments -- some of which are jarringly unfamiliar even after several listens.
Canada's Kathleen Edwards, one of the featured performers scheduled to appear at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado next week, answered a few questions related to the festival and performing live, while also revealing one of her hidden talents.
Wolf co-authored 12 of the 14 songs, but you'd swear none of them is new -- though original, the music has the authority of classic R&B, old-time country, Philly soul, Mississippi cotton-picker blues and more.
Rachel Flotard, the do-it-all frontwoman for power-popping, Seattle-based Visqueen is planning a fundraiser, promoting a record, running her own label, preparing for a trip to Southeast Asia in December and hustling to book a major tour for 2010.
The ten records that made my decade may not be the most cutting-edge or most obscure or significant of groundbreaking. But they're mine, and I love 'em all passionately. Here's my soundtrack to the decade of "Mission Accomplished."