Writing Young

Writing Young

A decade ago I sat in a collegiate music composition class and listened to a professor explain how, in order to write a truly great song, it was necessary to hone an idea over and over, fully exploring it and discovering the best way to implement it. Young people, he...
You, Me and DuPree

You, Me and DuPree

When I was a kid, my best friend lived down the street. Ours was that kind of inseparable childhood friendship where we hung out pretty much every day, no matter what. We played with Legos and video games and on the same hockey team. We knew each other’s...
Best Albums of 2016 – Casey

Best Albums of 2016 – Casey

Picking ‘End Of The Year’ lists is a weird process. Last year I struggled to find five worthy albums. Two of the records I ended up choosing wouldn’t even make my honorable mentions this year, a year that had so many great releases that I’m...
Sad Songs Make Julien Baker Feel Better

Sad Songs Make Julien Baker Feel Better

I cover one of today’s brightest young voices and minds, Julien Baker Showing up early to any show can be a little awkward, but last Sunday was not the case. Folks were chatty, enthusiastic, and eager. Perhaps it was the tease of springtime weather hitting...