Beverley Knight Voice

Listening to: Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight is an immensely talented R&B singer from the UK who is completely unknown in North America. This is a great shame because she’s incredibly gifted, accomplished and, frankly, as good as or better than Beyoncé and Mary J. … [read more]

Sons and Daughters This Gift

Listening to: Sons & Daughters, This Gift

So I think this is my first album of the year (not that ‘albums of the year’ mean anything around here). But Sons & Daughters‘ new record, This Gift, really resonates with me – and did so right out of … [read more]

Feeder Comfort in Sound

Listening to: Feeder, Comfort in Sound

This is such a fantastic listen, it’s hard to know where to begin. Feeder are a British rock band that has been around since 1992. Originally from South Wales, they released 2 EPs and 3 albums between 1995 and 2001. … [read more]

Tina Malia The Silent Awakening

Listening to: Tina Malia, The Silent Awakening

Tina Malia is a singer-songwriter from California who writes and performs beautiful songs at the nexus of folk, world music and new age. This post reviews her latest album, “The Silent Awakening.”

I like to Rise by Leah Salomaa

Listening to: Leah Salomaa

Leah Salomaa is a Toronto-based folk singer who has made two excellent CDs of folk songs for children. This is tastefully sung and played music that’s engaging for children and adults alike: it’s not saccharine like other children’s CDs I’ve heard.

Bedouin Soundclash

Listening to: Bedouin Soundclash, Street Gospels

Bedouin Soundclash’s third album, Street Gospels, is a varied and interesting affair – definitely worth buying and listening to. I like it for its variety, scenic detours and also for its commitment to trying things other bands wouldn’t.