New Music Spotlight: Are You Serious – Andrew Bird

My youngest son has been after me for a while now to give indie artist Andrew Bird more than a casual listen.  He re-doubled those efforts recently when Bird released his latest album, Are You Serious on April 1st of this year. It is difficult to evaluate a single album from an artist who, like Bird, has been … More New Music Spotlight: Are You Serious – Andrew Bird

New Music Spotlight – Cleopatra, The Lumineers

Last Friday, the Colorado-based folk rock band, The Lumineers, released their second album, Cleopatra.  Before listening to it several times over the weekend, my exposure to this group was limited to one song: the incredibly popular “Ho, Hey” from their first album. Two singles from Cleopatra were released prior to the album: “Ophelia” and “Cleopatra” … More New Music Spotlight – Cleopatra, The Lumineers

Throwback Thursday – Five Things I Learned from the Bruce Springsteen Concert

1. I am not nearly as familiar with the work of Bruce Springsteen as I thought I was. I am rapidly closing in on the completion of my sixth decade. My teenage/early adult years coincide nicely with the careers of many of the great classic rock artists. I have been blessed to see many of … More Throwback Thursday – Five Things I Learned from the Bruce Springsteen Concert