Anders Osborne played a riveting set at the Broadberry in Richmond, VA last Saturday night. Read about it in the Playing With Fire tab...
The new Silverlake 66 album Ragged Heart comes out April 5th... but here's a little taste to whet your appetite...
Lowland Hum has a new album coming in May....but still they insist on teasing us with video singles... oh, the wait...
Watch for an interview on Glyphonic coming soon to the Just Sayin' tab.
Be on the look out for news of a new release from string wizard Michael Jerome Browne...coming soon to the Listening Room
The Beloved Book of Psalms speaks walking through the valley the shadow of death.
The Book of Psalms is also acknowledged as a book of songs of faith.
Sometimes, when we walk through the valley, we need a song to carry us through...
Try Trusting the Muse.....in the Rippling Waters tab...
Every once in a while a record comes along that is more than just music, more than a collection of well-written songs. Sometimes you find an artist who can lay out a road map in song, and take us on a journey of redemption. Eric Bibb's Global Griot is that road map... in the Listening Room...
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!
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.