Category: Behind The Music

One Of These Days Our interview With Nathaniel Smith

Photos courtesy of Nathaniel Smith      I love to write, always have. It’s a medium that has been a cathartic God-send but sometimes the words just won’t flow. I can’t fight it, the struggle is REAL. When I’m feeling any kind of writer’s block I have to just walk away and wait for the words to find me. And in reflecting on this, it’s led me to the opinion that sometimes these words aren’t for me. They’re for you. I’m only the medium from which the words can be put on paper, beyond that, they belong to you. This...

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Behind the Music with LANCO

The ONLY country band to achieve a PLATINUM single prior to a debut album release By Molly Barber     Lyrics are important. For me, they can make or break a song. I think it’s always a special moment when you hear a song for the first time and can relate to the lyrics.        I remember when I got back from Bolivia I heard the song Burning Man from Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne. It was like he was inside of my soul- ♪ “I still go wherever the wind blows me but I always find...

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Collateral On The Road with Phillip Phillips

Photos by Jesse DeFlorio and Molly Barber     Technology has had a massive impact on the music industry in the last couple of decades. The internet changed the game with Napster and YouTube. Cellphones allowed people the convenience of adding to and carrying on them their media library. And television, well television brought us American Idol.       American Idol is a singing competition series that first aired in 2002. Contestants battled it out for weeks on end for the winning prize of a record deal with a major label. The contestants not only had to make it...

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The Magic of the Night with Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello

    There is a musical ensemble traveling the world, spreading positive vibes and a contagious energy. With strong Slavic and Latin infused beats, this is a band that’s hard not to move along with. Ringleader Eugene Hütz’s strong Ukrainian accent spills over verses and choruses with lines that will play on repeat in your head for days on end. The skill and beauty of every note played by The Professor, Sergey Ryabtsev, cuts straight through you like butter. And if you’re lucky enough to see these troubadours live, the onstage presence of Boris Pelekh, Pedro Erazo, Pasha Newmer,...

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What Is An “Audio Painting”? A different side of the doctor

By Dr. Herndon Photos By Leland Sklar & Lennie Herndon Musicians can be performers and entertainers, or they can be private players and singers that mostly work privately on their own or with friends. They can spend their musical time interpreting music written by others or they can be writers and creators of their own music. For example, I don’t consider myself an entertainer. I used to try to do that but never really enjoyed that part of being a musician. I remember being in front of several thousand people and telling a joke that no one laughed at....

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