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Maia Sharp: Walking Through the Process

Deborah Stambler | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Deborah Stambler

I'm a poet who wants to write song lyrics and can't for the life of me figure out how it's done. Maia falls into the line of singer/songwriters whose lyrics are satisfying, musical and meaningful. I thought picking her brain might help me crack the code on writing a song.

The Jayhawks: On Wings of Reunion

Rose-Lynn Fisher | Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty
Rose-Lynn Fisher

On a purely objective note, I was curious to know more about the band itself, a group of boomers who are still rocking and rolling. I wanted to know how they've achieved their balance of staying power and freshness.

Americana, the Beautiful

Radley Balko | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home
Radley Balko

Nashville has become a hub of Americana, the amorphous category recently called "the coolest music scene today." At this past weekend's Americana Music Festival, more than 100 acts converged to demonstrate the sound's broad range of styles and influences.

Bright Lights and Dark Days Ahead: Dead Man Winter Comes Alive

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.27.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

It would be so easy to rebrand his latest side project as Trampled by Winter or Dead Man Turtles. Apparently, Dave Simonett, the primary songwriter, singer, guitarist and frontman of Trampled by Turtles, had something completely different in mind with Dead Man Winter.

As the Wheels Turn: The Drive-By Truckers Will Take You for a Ride

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

A band built on longevity, sheer stamina, homespun lyrics and double-barreled guitar blasts is a testament to their willpower. Drive-By Truckers get a lot of mileage out of their act, but how far can they go before running out of gas?

Meet Rising Alt-Country Singer Addie Brownlee

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

"You walk east and I walk west, eventually we will meet, if not in this lifetime then the next..." lyrics this strong do not just come from sitting at a table with a pen and pad.

A Conversation With Creed's Mark Tremonti, Plus Robert Plant, The Black Crowes, and Freetime With Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

MR: Even though it was released last year, Full Circle is going strong, and this tour is more or less a continuation of the reunion. What was it like getting back together with the other guys?

Bloodshot Records' Nan Warshaw and Rob Miller Plus the Blacks on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Bloodshot Records founders and owners Rob Miller and Nan Warshaw stopped by to discuss the label's past, present and future. Plus: They brought along legendary Chicago band The Black

HuffPost Video Premiere: Third Eye Blind "Don't Believe A Word," plus The Jayhawks, Genesis, and Peanuts 1960's Collection

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wanted to create a video that actually represented Third Eye Blind," says Stephan Jenkins, lead singer and songwriter for Third Eye Blind.

Wilco (The Album)

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Campbell

Wilco have now released seven studio records and every single one has been met with critical adoration.

Alternative Healthcare from an Alternative Country Band

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

The Colorado crud is tougher to halt than an off-duty cab in the rain. It's a Rocky Mountain octopus of immune misery. There was a Continental Divide between my ex-city immune system and being truly Rocky Stocky.

Why I Subscribed to My Local Print Newspaper (While Still Loving Online)

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Within days, the local newspaper became my mini Facebook. The woman who booked our band to play at the cinema was the paper's movie critic. Writers were friends; friends became writers.