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11.20.09
Blues
In one of my previous posts I wondered “Where is technology taking us these days” Naxos Music Library is one of the web-sites that makes me wonder the same thing. This library, a subscription based service, is an archive of over
11.02.09
Blues
by Troy
Behold, she who is…Nina Simone. Nina Simone’s artistry is so vast and expansive that it is often difficult for people to categorize her. She is generally lumped into Jazz, but I put her in the get-inside-you-and-make-you-jive category. Nina Simone is and
10.20.09
Blues
Ray Lamontagne was made for rainy days. He was made for break-ups, and layoffs and lost keys. No matter your bad day scenario, when Lamontagne lets that thick, deep rasp flow from his mouth, you will swear that he wrote
09.29.09
Blues
Although the new millenium failed to bring about flying cars and teleportation, as many of us had hoped, it did introduce the world to some fantastic new artists. Their work helped to define art in the 21st century, and if cars
06.04.09
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No one drives a funky beat like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones. King of the Hammond B-3 organ, he set the foundation of soul music in the ’60 as leader of the MGs, the original house band
05.26.09
Blues
Africa is home to many diverse and captivating styles of music. What follows is my own personal picks of African musicians who I feel people should know about. This is by no means and exhaustive list; there are many other great
05.19.09
Blues
LuminaTO, Toronto's Festival of Arts + Creativity, runs from June 5-14, 2009, animating downtown venues and locales with a veritable plethora of events and happenings in visual arts, literature, theatre, film, music and dance. It's only the third year for what