Charlie Daniels’s biggest hit was “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” but it’s not his best song. In my opinion, his best song was “Then, Now, and Until the End,” a celebration of the roots of American.
Indie pop artist Kaya Stewart shares her new single “California.”
Kaya says, “The best advice I ever got about writing songs was to be as honest as possible and I don’t think I’ve ever been as honest as I am in ‘California.’ This song felt like therapy to me.”
Maggie Miles teams with Pearl Street Warehouse to present a weekly variety show featuring artist performances, Q+As, industry panels, and more.
She launches the show with Jarreau Williams and other guests via Facebook and other social media on Thursday, July 9.
Ronnie McCoury, the eldest son of bluegrass legend Del McCoury and the longtime mandolin player for The Del McCoury Band, says he’s never had this much free time in the four decades he’s been performing music.
Ronnie was just a 13-year-old kid when he got his first glimpse of his father’s buddy Bill Monroe playing the mandolin, and, not long after, he was playing gigs alongside his dad. All these years later, Ronnie’s an eight-time International Bluegrass Music Association Mandolin Player of the Year and, just last year, produced the association’s Album of the Year — “Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass” — with his dad.
Like a blanket offered to a shivering stranger, “Even This Is Going to Pass,” by Eliot Bronson and featuring Lori McKenna, is a welcome and warm refrain in these tough times. The song which was just released as a single is helping to raise money for Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States.
Sunny Sweeney plays a set of her favorite Loretta Lynn songs on Saturday, April 25, via Facebook Live.
Tune into the fifth quarantine show by Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift, who have been performing regularly since the emergency lockdown across the nation in their series, Live from Sweet Home Quarantine, where they livestream a 30-minute concert from their home in East Nashville.
(Editor’s note: Folk musician John Prine, 73, died of complications related to COVID-19 on April 7.)
A Personal Remembrance of John Prine
I only saw John Prine live once. In November 2017, he played DAR Constitution Hall. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys opened the show.
Maggie Miles recently released the single “Swim.” With it, the Virginia native, a favorite of DC’s Pearl Street Warehouse, wrote a tune that builds to a climax before spiraling out of control, commanding the listener’s attention with Maggie at the center of it all, struggling to stay afloat and find the strength to tread amongst the chaos of her own mind.
(Editor’s note: This show was rescheduled from March 25 due to the coronavirus threat.)
Raul Malo is best known as the frontman of critically acclaimed band The Mavericks, who uniquely fuse classic honky tonk, rockabilly, Tejano, and pop, as well as his own Cuban background. He also released a number of well-received solo albums, mainly during a period of hiatus for the band.
Parklife DC’s Mark Engleson interviewed Raul in advance of his solo date at The Birchmere on Monday, July 13. They talked about his projects, his approach to production and songwriting, his musical background and influences, and the upcoming concert.