Interview: Catching up with Lily & Madeleine

Sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz are living examples of the music industry’s new model. Uploading home videos of themselves on Youtube, the Indianapolis-based singing sisters created an online buzz that set the duo its course. On Wednesday, April 16, Lily & Madeleine will make their Birmingham debut with a performance at Bottletree Cafe. Shannon HaydenContinue Reading

Eric Essix hosts “Jazz: The Essentials” at the Alys Stephens Center – Marcus Roberts commences series

Jazz is known as the original American art form, but its commercial appeal and notoriety often take a back seat to Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop and Country. But Eric Essix and the Alys Stephens Center are about to bring Jazz back into the spotlight with the series “Jazz: The Essentials.” Essix – the virtuoso guitarist, BirminghamContinue Reading

The Common House Invites Artists From All Over

I have written before about my deep appreciation for house shows and the people who host them. The cozy venues provide the utmost respect for artists, their music and their lyrics, which sometimes are covered by music and chatter in other settings.   Matt Waldrep began the Common House in January of this year toContinue Reading

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors return to Workplay

Drew Holcomb epitomizes the modern-day troubadour. Tirelessly writing, recording and performing, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter has steadily built his fan base over the years. In addition, Holcomb’s songs have been placed on television series including House, Army Wives and Parenthood among others. On Friday, April 4, Holcomb and his backing band The Neighbors (an outfit thatContinue Reading