For someone on the verge of unleashing a vast reservoir of wrath for public consumption, singer-songwriter Allison Moorer sounded downright chipper, much like Rayna James on the night last year when the fictitious country music star of Nashville swept the imaginary version of the CMA Awards.
I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.
I have to admit that I was nervous and a little starstruck going into my interview with Shelby Lynne. And like with most musicians, I had the sense she'd rather be making music than sitting around talking about it.
"Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)," yes, was inspired by the Twilight series. The song is featured on Stevie Nicks' latest album In Your Dreams. Its video presented here for HuffPost's Stevie Nicks and Twilight fans to savor to the last drop (frame).
This week, the Big Music Machine helps ease our Tax Day pain by giving us a shot of welcome nostalgia. Madonna gets the Glee treatment, the Grateful Dead are raised and Ratt spins round and round in a big '80s circle.
I may not even remotely agree with the Tea Party Movement's point of view, but I will still fight to the death for these American's Constitutional right to have some good tunes at their victory party. Okay, maybe not to the death.
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.