Welcome to all who visit here! For new visitors I thought a little explanation might be good. This site is about music, roots music. I want to encourage you to leave comments. Share your memories or thoughts on music, what you love, what you don't, what moves you. I have divided the site into pages. This is the main page where I will post what's new. The tabs above are as follows: Just Sayin' is the artist interview page, Rippling Waters is where I post random thoughts, The Listening Room is for record reviews, and Playing With Fire is the page for live concert reviews. You can respond to anything you like. Some advice, be respectful. Also, this site is joyfully politics-free, and I plan to keep it that way. Feel free to dig through the archives. Share your musical memories, let's start a dialogue!
It is mid-November and Cary Morin is relaxed and smiling, sitting outside The Daily, a restaurant located in a section of Richmond, Virginia known as Carytown. Decked out in his cowboy boots and trademark white Stetson, he’s watching the afternoon sun waltz across the sky through a pair of dark shades. He is confident and satisfied with the results of his newest effort, When I Rise. Seated next to him is a radiant Celeste Di lorio Morin, his manager and bride.
Morin is in town supporting Native Americana artist...
You can find some of my Okra writing by subscribing to that beautiful magazine...
Here are a couple of things you should peek aat...
Issue 5 is out! This issue contains a profile of Georgia native Randall Bramblett.
If you are a fan of understated guitar playing and razor sharp lyrics, check out Ray Bonneville, in the Listening Room tab....
Check out the latest issue of Okra Magazine! Named one of the top 20 Hottest Magazine launches of 2017. Gorgeous photography and compelling stories about the south and the people who live there. Issue four marks my first contributions to this fine print magazine. I have two stories in here, one on New Orleans singer/songwriter and guitar wizard Anders Osborne, and the other on roots and blues singer Lisa Mills, who is based in Mobile, Alabama. To subscribe click here
Mayall's back with his sixth release in four years... listen up kids, the teacher's holding class again...over in the listening room...
The Black Feathers are coming back to the States... See them if you can! This duo marries excellent songcraft with gorgeous singing....
J.M. McSpadden III is a writer and a roots music enthusiast who believes that every life needs to find its own soundtrack, and every road trip is an opportunity to full tilt boogie. Let's face it, people, a car ain't nothin' but a stereo on wheels.