Pokey LaFarge

Three Reasons Why: 21st Century Troubadour Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge is available @ iTunes. by Walter Price   Pokey LaFarge, with a half milkcrate full of releases, has a way of enticing the bejesus out of his established fanbase and converts alike. Utilizing hallowed music forms from the past (back-porch folk, honky-tonk, blues, and jazz) in highly-mesmerizing up-to-date interpretations. At times with a smirk at…

Verity White

Three Reasons Why: The Multifaceted Sounds of Verity White

Verity White Band are available @ iTunes. by Walter Price   With a near constant blues-rock foundation. UK’s Verity White transitions between music genre with ease, if not a little uneven.  Hints of professional training, her vocal style shows a vast range. A recipe of rock, blues, and soul (and a little metal). At times,  operatic…

joe strouzer

EXCLUSIVE Track x Track: Joe Strouzer – 9th Ward Tape

Joe Strouzer – 9th Ward Tape is available via Little Paradise Records. by Walter Price   Hand-me-down traditional blues, folk, and jazz songs have been the foundations of popular music since the dawn of recorded music. Sometimes whitewashed to fit the times and/or radio audiences. Which can seem illegitimate or labeled ‘cultural appropriation’ in modern times, but…

Shukura Chapman Rearview

Shukura Chapman EP Rearview out now. by Walter Price   I hope I get this geography correct. Brisbane based, New Zealand raised, UK born soulful singer-songwriter Shukura Chapman has just released a new 3 track EP titled Rearview. So many attractive and magnetizing layers about this release. Here are just three. First, Chapman handles drums, vocals, guitar and ukulele…