Songs of Water Returns to Workplay

Since 2008, North Carolina’s Songs of Water have crafted elegant and adventurous compositions that bear strong resemblance to a bluegrass and world music-influenced Sigur Ros. Their first two releases garnered the band strong praise from NPR and other major outlets. Their upcoming release will continue this tradition with even more sonic exploration and the addition of aContinue Reading

Carla Jean Whitley’s New Book Shares the Legend of the Muscle Shoals Sound

As the resurgence of vinyl record stores come back into the public consciousness, music lovers will discover their favorite new artists on LP as well as rediscovering classic rock, soul, blues, folk and country artists whose original records debuted in that format. Several of these “classic” musicians, songwriters and bands (Paul Simon, The Rolling StonesContinue Reading

Interview: Catching up with Jarekus Singleton

Blues music presents a challenge to its young, emerging artists. How do you bring something new to the table while retaining the integrity of the genre? Jarekus Singleton seems to have found the answer to that question. The Mississippi-based singer/guitarist puts his modern take on Blues with his latest album, Refuse To Lose. Released byContinue Reading

Review: A live love letter to Gregg Allman

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman  – Various Artists (Rounder Records) On January 10, 2014, a cast of artists – young and old alike – converged on Atlanta’s Fox Theatre to pay tribute to Gregg Allman. Fortunately, the event was captured on both audio and video and now it’s yoursContinue Reading