The most distinctive voice to enter the blues-rock scene in a long time belongs to - the postwoman? Brittany Howard, the front-woman for the Alabama Shakes, was a mail carrier up until last year, when the release of the band's album Boys & Girls allowed the members to finally quit their day jobs.
Country music singer Chely Wright and her music exec wife, Lauren Blitzer Wright, welcomed twin boys Saturday, reports People.com . The babies arrived a little earlier than expected, but George Samuel and Everett Joseph are thriving, the singer's rep says, adding that the boys are named for their great-grandfathers. "We are grateful for all the ... (more)
Our sunburned skin is peeling and we've got a mix of sand, glitter and cake in our ears, but damnit if we don't miss Hangout Music Fest already! Cue Boyz II Men , ya'll, because we're not ready to say goodbye.
"Buenos Aires Report," the opening composition of Argentine pianist/composer Pablo Ziegler's collaboration with the Netherlands' Metropole Orkest, Amsterdam Meets New Tango, is a good indication of the emotional grit that characterizes the album's aesthetic. Ziegler, as Gustavo Conde's liner notes explain, is "a key exponent of contemporary Buenos Aires urban music, centered on pure tango" seasoned with "aspects of jazz improvisation." This is the new tango, a genre pioneered by Astor Piazzolla , and Ziegler had learned from the master.