School is back in session and summer’s end is around the corner, which means it’s time for Greeley’s biggest, most diverse music festival of the year! This morning, BandWagon Presents unveiled the lineup for The …Continue reading
NOT A TOY’s new album, PRBLMS, is a thrilling, genre-defying gem. Lead singer and producer, Branson Hoog, brings a unique vocal timbre to every track, delivering an authentic sound, while exploring an array of musical …Continue reading
The heart of country music lives in Nashville, and Red Dirt Country artist Ben Chapman is capturing the heart of the city after his last two records and national tour with Lainey Wilson. With his …Continue reading
The Burroughs Don’t Settle For Singles In Their Second Full-Length Album Even with attention spans reduced to 15-second blurbs on TikTok and indie artists spacing out their music releases to one single at a time, …Continue reading
Snail Mail’s bandleader on love, existential dread and losing her voice Lindsey Jordan’s Pain and Healing Sometimes the best albums are born from the worst circumstances. When Lindsey Jordan first began to string chords, melodies …Continue reading
J.R.’s life as a touring bluesman came later than some. In his late 20’s, he was living in Brooklyn, bartending and teaching at a pre-school. He had a masters degree in printmaking, but the medium was quickly being usurped by digital alternatives. Still, he needed a creative outlet.
A few years before, J.R.’s college roommate had introduced him to a song that made him fall in love with the blues. It was Blind Lemon Jefferson, a 1920’s singer and guitarist who is sometimes credited as the “Father of the Texas Blues.”
“I had never heard that raw, gritty passion in anything else,” he said. “It just kind of leveled me.”
From then on, J.R. spent his in-between time — in between work, school, relationships and everything else — playing the blues.
“There were a lot of DIY venues that popped up in loft spaces or garages. They were perfect for the type of music I was playing,” he explained. “All you needed was a condenser microphone, a picnic table and a cooler of PBR.”Continue reading
When you find yourself on the old familiar quest for heavy, ethereal, instrumental music that takes you on a sonic journey through space and time, look no further than the latest effort from Colorado’s Pathos & Logos, “Cult.”
Pathos & Logos is a two-man operation that sounds like a galaxy of performers smearing a solar system of sounds together.
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