Hope in the Dark: A conversation with Sophie Sanders

In early January I met singer-songwriter Sophie Sanders. Sophie had released her debut album Steep and Shining Spaces in November, a collection of poetic songs set against a sonically luscious ambience, which brings to mind front porches in the spring as the magnolia is about to bloom, hardwood floors at night, and open blue skies. This … Continue reading Hope in the Dark: A conversation with Sophie Sanders

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Edward Hopper, Silent Spaces and ‘Putting On Airs’ by Erin Rae

The external becomes the internal, the political becomes the personal and vice versa. One bleeds into the other until it’s all muddy and messy and we don’t know where outside influences begin or where we end. In Erin Rae’s album Putting On Airs, co-produced by Dan Knobler and Jerry Bernhardt,(Single Lock, 8th June) the personal … Continue reading Edward Hopper, Silent Spaces and ‘Putting On Airs’ by Erin Rae

‘Something More Than Free’ – Jason Isbell

‘Something More Than Free’, by Jason Isbell, picks up where his critically acclaimed ‘Southeastern’ left off. Its’ final track ‘Relatively Easy’, left the listener reflecting that perhaps, for all our hurts, heartbreaks and struggles, we’ve all had it relatively easy, compared to a lot of other folks in the world. Isbell’s new musical offering carries … Continue reading ‘Something More Than Free’ – Jason Isbell