Working closely with Stewart’s daughter Shannon and friend Tommy Schwartz, Moonpies frontman Mike Harmeier listened to unreleased demos in Stewart’s vault, choosing 10 that were originally written or co-written during the 1970s and 1980s. Produced by Adam Odor and finished remotely by the band during quarantine, Touch of You also includes guest appearances by Jamie Lin Wilson and Courtney Patton. The May 28th release date is timed to coincide with the late Stewart’s birthday. … [Read more...] about Mike and the Moonpies Cover Gary Stewart on New Album ‘Touch of You’
Then, in 1972, Nunn helped convince Michael Martin Murphey to move from California. “He brought a professionalism and experience with him that we were not accustomed to. We hadn’t had dealings with promotion companies or record companies in L.A.,” says Nunn, who became Murphey’s bassist and band leader. Crucially, their ambitions aimed them toward the West Coast, not the East. “Nashville represented the old school, the old square thing. All this stuff was happening, it was the new age. We were all becoming ‘high culture’ and it all pointed to L.A.” … [Read more...] about How Songwriter Gary P. Nunn Influenced Outlaw Country and the Austin Music Scene
Training camps to prepare for the 24-team playoff would begin on July 1 under the new plan, Bettman says ... and the league is gunning to put all the action in two hub cities -- one in the East and one in the West. … [Read more...] about NHL Commish Gary Bettman Outlines Plan For Hockey’s Return, 24-Team Playoff!
But what might appear at first glance as a list of spoilers is actually Gadsby’s roundabout way of offering insight into how her brain works. Because where Nanette was about the comic unpacking old baggage, Douglas is about a more recent revelation in Gadsby’s life: her diagnosis with autism. Douglas is Gadsby’s attempt to acclimate the audience to her own inner weather system, inviting us into her thought processes and teaching us her own language of personal associations. (She memorably describes a time in school when a lesson on prepositions devolved into a young Gadsby very seriously asking her teacher to explain how a penguin could be related to a box.) … [Read more...] about ‘Douglas’ Goes Deep Inside the Mind of Hannah Gadsby
As talent for the tribute was being announced in recent weeks, Dave Grohl was among the most unexpected. Standing onstage in a dark suit and sneakers, Grohl told the audience that when he broke his leg in a fall last year, he got word that Richie was sending a muffin basket, and it was a big one. Then there was a call from Richie making sure he got the basket. … [Read more...] about Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder Sing Lionel Richie Hits at Joyous MusiCares Show