R. Stevie Moore turns 61
Prolific singer/songwriter and professional weirdo R. Stevie Moore breaks his own six-decade survival record today. Happy birthday, you wonderfully freaky fellow, you. Check out some of my favorite Moore A/V below.
Mel Minter talks Zen, baseball and the blues with Chris Smither
Singer / songwriter Chris Smither grew up and learned his three first chords in New Orleans, but he’s made his home and the bulk of his music in Boston. Mel Minter chats with Smither about Zen, baseball, blues and existential strategy in this week’s issue. Read all about it here.
See and hear Smither conjure those ol’ cosmic blues at Outpost Performance Space on Saturday night. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $25-30.
V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
Buddha’s Songwriter Gives Voice to Optimism
Chris Smither takes on the imponderables—and winsSinger/songwriter Chris Smither doesn’t need much to cast his spell, just his blue guitar and a miked particleboard so his tapping foot can keep time.
V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011
Adios, Jenny Gamble EditionAfter 17 years, singer/songwriter and gal about town Jenny Gamble is leaving New Mexico for bonnie Scotland.
V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
Music to Your Ears
A Wild PartyOnly 20 minutes east of Albuquerque (in the mountains where it’s 10 degrees cooler) Wildlife West is equipped with venue facilities and hosts regular events. Beginning on Friday, July 29, and running through Sunday, July 31, is the biggest of the year: The ninth Wildlife West Music Festival. The three-day fest features two shaded stages (attendees will not be sitting in the sun, promoters say) and more than a dozen performing acts of the acoustic persuasion—bluegrass, Western swing, old time and folk, to name a few.