The Dark and the Light of Steep Ravine

In the world of musicians, more and more you can see the influences that shape a particular group's sound are taking on increasingly different style and genres. Ranging from classical music studies, to jazz, to traditional bluegrass players and folksingers. For Bay Area group Steep Ravine, it's  jazz, folk, traditionalist and even funk that makes their sound palette so … [Read More...]

Oregon Symphony’s Challenging Path

In the 21st century, many long-established organizations, from symphonies to ballet companies and theatres, face the perennial challenges of bringing an audience in … [Read More...]

The Many Seasons of Nathaniel Talbot

My heart and mind have been taken by Nathaniel Talbot. I suggested to him, he should write about his path. It has seemed a natural progression for him but he agrees … [Read More...]

Dr. Scott’s Electric Hairbrush

Go to Dr. Scott's website and this little sentence greets the beholder: "Music that stimulates the inner pathways of the soul". OK. I'll bite. Let's go get healed. … [Read More...]

Water Tower at Robin Road

The music is such a rich palette of everything that informs us in the world of folk and global music. From getting a start busking on street corners, that … [Read More...]

SEE: A Space Program

Yes. It's a mission to Mars. But it will take you into previously uncharted territory, thanks to artist Tom Sachs and his team.   … [Read More...]

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