Unexpected: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside

It’s pretty rare for a lower 48 musician to release an album and immediately be playing a show in Alaska. In fact, I bet this is a first, but that’s exactly what happened this week with the full length debut from Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside. On Tuesday, they released Dirty Radio with lots […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, Kasey Anderson, Nowhere Nights

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. I hadn’t heard of Kasey Anderson until I was in Portland to see Matthew Ryan play in February of 2010. He was opening for Matthew Ryan. Earlier in the […]

Matthew Ryan’s City Life in Portland, OR

When the topic of favorite music comes up and I mention Matthew Ryan, most people ask who he is.  Sometimes I just explain politely that he’s an independent artist, other times I tell an anecdote about how my friend Riche found him on World Cafe or Mountain Stage or something like that years ago and […]

The Everyday Albums of the Decade Currently Referred to as the 2000s

The past decade has been an interesting one for the music industry.  We rolled into the decade with both artists and record companies fearing the internet and electronic distribution.  Now buying music that is digitally delivered to your computer has become the norm. In my previous life as a blogger, I had a series called […]

Josh Ritter and Dawn Landes in Anchorage

I spent the week leading up to 1/31 trying to convince everyone I know to show up at UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium on Saturday night for Josh Ritter’s show (mostly through Twitter). This was the third time I’ve seen Josh Ritter live. Once in a solo capacity like Saturday’s show and once with his band; […]