Fast Mikey Blue Eyes – Mike Felten (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In a world were easy labels and generic pigeon-holes still seem important to many people, the terms “Outsider Americana” and “Chicagoana,” not my terms but the artist’s own musical shorthand, are both perfectly apt for what this veteran singer-songwriter does.... Read the full review at The Big Takeover

A Short Conversation with ARIELLA

As musicians you seem to be a perfect match, what brought you together and can you tell me a bit about the individual journeys which got you to this point? Nicolaas- I originally came to Sarasota to attend Ringling School of Art and Design as an illustration major. Ari was 8 years old at the time. While there I... Continue Reading →

Where Do The Children Play – Sovereign Sounds

The world turning around us is becoming an ever more opinionated, polarized and divided place. Amidst the cacophony of 24/7 news coverage designed more to entertain than to inform, political correctness has taken center stage. In this maelstrom stirred up by unscrupulous politicians more concerned with maintaining the status quo than the welfare of their... Continue Reading →

Smile – Ed James (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

There is a thought in music that the freshest, boldest sounds come from the younger musicians, from those coming through with something new and dramatic that will test and blur the borders of music. Unfortunately the audience is rarely able to keep up with these new directions so inevitably there is an audience preferring to... Continue Reading →

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