Eleanor Tallie in Bradley Tonight

When you think of soul, what do you think of? Maybe it's horns, or a slinky guitar? Maybe it's a beat that moves in and sets up shop in your bones, so you just have to dance and sing? Maybe it's powerful vocals that speak truths we all hold dear but for whatever reason, we have a hard time expressing for ourselves.

Summer Camp Spotlight: Old Shoe

The Midwest is home to a unique group of musicians. Some of the hardest working, kindest people I’ve met are the artists who crisscross the nation, face the unknown, and bring their music to a whole new audience. They’re living the dream, as far as I’m concerned.

Summer Music Coming Soon!

So the weather looks like it’s finally starting to turn the corner into spring. We have longer days back, the sun is unabashedly shining, it’s warmer out. These harbingers of summer bring with them thoughts of barbecues, beverages, friends, and late nights.

Summer Camp Surprises Fans With Round 2

Summer Camp's second round of artist announcements really took a lot of fans by surprise. One of the criticisms of Summer Camp is that the past few years have featured a similar lineup with just a few tweaks here and there. Well, clearly Summer Camp is listening, and they did a great job of throwing in some real left curves with this announcement. See for yourself:

What Makes Summer Camp What It Is

The early stirrings of festival season have already started, and around the country people are making plans, buying tickets, arranging travel, etc. This industry has seen a huge boom lately, mainly due to their ability to make us forget about the soul-crushing reality of day-to-day existence and let time slow down just for a little while.

Festival Season Heats Up Early With Okeechobee

There's been a lot of buzz lately about the inaugural Okeechobee Music & Art Festival down in Florida. Looking to get a head start on festival season, Okeechobee will kick things off on March 3rd (they only just announced the additional early entry due to overwhelming fan response).

Music For Cleaning Your Apartment

The last few days have been pretty alright. Not too much going on, a little downtime to clean and just relax (oh, and recover from the John Till/Chicago Farmer/Old Shoe New Year's Eve show, which was a doozy).

More Albums to Get You Through

So I'm working on a couple interviews that I still have to piece together, and in the interim I thought I would share a few more albums that I've really been digging lately. I'm still trying to broaden my horizons, listen to some stuff I've never heard before, and in some cases some music that I've had for years and have only just begun to truly appreciate.

New Year's Shows Nearby

As winter slowly creeps up on us, threatening us with darkness and cold, it can be easy to slip into the night, cozy and warm on the couch, the warm glow of home brightening your spirits. But sometimes it's just not enough.

Good thing there are musicians in the world.