I’m glad I’m at this phase right now because there was a time when I was thinking “You know I’m not going to put this record out.”~Michael Ferrier
A year or two ago, I received a package at the coffee shop I co-own with my family that included a CD and some press information. It was from someone named Sumanth Gopinath, and the cover art was vague so I wasn’t sure of the style of music. [Read more…] about Interview – The Gated Community’s Sumanth Gopinath
On April 22nd, the tenth annual, and somewhat polarizing Record Store Day was celebrated. Here at home, nearly 1400 stores participated, with thousands more worldwide. [Read more…] about Article – Record Store Day 2017 – First Annual Roll & Spin with Farmstead Bike Shop
Photo Credit Sara Montour
In the last year, it has become chillingly obvious with the loss of David Bowie, Prince, and most recently Chuck Berry, that our heroes don’t live forever. Blessed are we that their music does live on, and while we mourn their passing we have to celebrate those among us that carry on that legacy, inspiring us with their music and enriching our lives.
For every great musician, there is one that came before them as a sort of catalyst that helped to ignite the whole music making fire. One local musician who is unafraid to enthuse about the talents of those who have inspired him on his musical journey is Michael Ferrier of Fathom Lane. [Read more…] about Article – To Fathom Lane’s Michael Ferrier, Inspiration Comes Full Circle
By Rebecca Marx, Photo Credit Karyn Hjelden
Sometimes a social media post is so thought provoking, or utterly honest that it sticks with you and doesn’t let go. That was my reaction when I read a Facebook post last year by local musician Nick Leet of Dakota Shakedown and Pasadena ’68. I even messaged him about it. I won’t share the original post to protect the innocent, but it stripped down WHY he will continue to make music even when it seems like the odds are all stacked against it. Even in an era when an artist as successful as Mason Jennings is questioning its feasibility. [Read more…] about Interview – Nick Leet – Pasadena ’68 & Dakota Shakedown