Michaela Anne: Desert Dove

Michaela Anne: Desert Dove


Country music has long leaned into the un-simple aspects of life, like cheating on someone you love with someone you don’t, for example. That’s because being human is an un-simple … Read More

Andrew Combs: Ideal Man


There’s a Pampers commercial that hinges on the line, “Having a baby doesn’t just change your life, it changes everything.” Not sure there’s a parent around that would argue that … Read More

Molly Sarlé: Karaoke Angel


Whether paradoxes or purgatory, liminal states of existence make people uneasy. Most folks like their status quo binary world of black or white, not black and white or, for heaven’s … Read More

Pieta Brown: Freeway


Good art draws you into its world, fully and intentionally, to the point that, even upon completing your immersive cycle, you don’t yet want to leave. Film and television have … Read More

Kim Richey: Long Way Back


“I started off that record scared to death,” Kim Richey recalls of making Glimmer with producer Hugh Padgham back in 1999 in New York and London. A disastrous haircut, unfamiliar … Read More

Billy Strings: Home


Though music journalists — and dictionaries — generally consider “song” and “tune” to be synonyms, real-deal pickers and players make a distinction: “Songs” have lyrics; “tunes” don’t. In some bluegrass … Read More