Punch Brothers is mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny, and violinist Gabe Witcher. The New York City-based quintet releases their latest album, Hell on Church Street. The album is the Punch Brothers’ re-imagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues. The record features a collection of songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Monroe, and others. The band recorded the songs at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio in November 2020. Hell on Church Street was intended as both its own work of art and a gift to Rice, who died that [...]
Norah Jones has been a crossover artist that combines elements of jazz, pop, country, and adult contemporary into something magical. Her warm, alluring singing has captured many awards over the past twenty years. Her 2002 debut album Come Away With Me became a familiar musical companion for millions of people worldwide and began her ever-evolving music catalog. Now, for 2021, the 9-time GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist has released her first-ever holiday album, I Dream Of Christmas. The project has a combination of timeless Holiday favorites and new originals that capture the emotions of our times for this holiday season. [...]
Carolyn Lee Jones is back and releasing a new Christmas project for us to enrich our Holidays with an album of classic Christmas tunes. She presents twelve Christmas tunes on Christmas Time Is Here that are brought to life by a rotating list of top musicians. Each song has a fresh arrangement and keeps the classic design but is unique enough to be of interest.
“Jingles the Christmas Cat” is a fun and less-common Christmas tune that showcases Jones swinging, playful vocal style. Todd Parsnow performs a fun guitar solo as the band swings with delight. Jones has a vocal style that is easy to enjoy as she sings with [...]
Mastodon returns with their keenly anticipated ninth full-length album, Hushed & Grim, released on Reprise Records. Mastodon recorded the album in their hometown, collaborating with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel), and Hushed & Grim is their most ambitious body of work. The album has a hefty 15 tracks styled in rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog threaded together by these four musicians’ naturally expressive musical interplay. However, the album also has an atmosphere of loss, loneliness, and longing that permeates through the trio of cathartic vocals as they musically say goodbye to an old [...]