In honor of Stephen Sondheim: just a few of his best lyrics

Stephen Sondheim, the respected, admired, and, let’s face it — worshipped — composer-lyricist behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows, died today at 91. Mr. Sondheim was the Shakespeare of musical theater. Now we know for certain that “there are giants in the sky.” Even more than the melodies, Sondheim’s lyrics stand alone as … Continue reading


New Holiday Music: Lori McKenna — “Christmas Is Right Here”

Lori McKenna — “Christmas Is Right Here” Label: Thirty Tigers Produced by Lori McKenna, Luke Laird & Barry Dean, Christmas Is Right Here is a six song EP that does exactly what a new addition to your home’s treasured Christmas music collection should. It reminds, it celebrates, it contemplates, and it inspires. For McKenna, Christmas is an ever-changing kaleidoscope … Continue reading


New Roots Music: John McTigue III — ‘It’s About Time’

John McTigue III — It’s About Time Label: Mc3 Records It’s About Time, John McTigue III’s first full length solo recording is an album of rich, textured songs that create and sustain an atmosphere worthy of regular repeat visits. From the opening track, “Deep Ellum Blues” by Joe and Bob Shelton, through “Starbuck (Buckaroo)” by Bob … Continue reading