Featured Stories

  • A Life In Music: A Conversation with Andy Cahan

    Andy Cahan may not be a household name, but his accomplishments in music are significant. Since 1961 he’s devoted his life to making music and while he himself never graced the charts, he’s crossed paths with many who have. In his new book, The Most Famous Musician You’ve Never Heard Of, Cahan gathers up six […]

  • Dar Williams Talks About her New Album

    The doorway through which we walk into the poetic-imagination-in-song of Dar Williams on her new album, I’ll Meet You Here, is a confessional conversation with time personified, the opening track, “Time, Be My Friend.” According to Williams the song was conceived doing the ordinary job of sanding a table. Being a singer, she began to […]

  • Karen Lee: Celebrating Serious Love and Spunk

    Friend, brother, longtime drummer, San Diego County native, and Bayou Brothers band founder Ric Lee lost the love of his life Karen on Sept 28, due to a severe aneurysm suffered just two days after celebrating their 20th anniversary. Many of us in the music community knew Karen, a bright, friendly, sparkplug of a gal […]

  • Ocean Beach Celebrates its Inaugural Blues Fest

    Come on down! The OB Blues Fest will feature some of San Diego’s finest blues acts, including VizzTone recording artist Casey Hensley, the legendary Queen of Boogie Woogie Sue Palmer (formerly with Candye Kane’s band), slide guitar master and blues historian Robin Henkel, The Queen of Steam Michele Lundeen plus local blues guitarists Laura Chavez, […]

  • Southern Pacific Sessions Presents Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms

    Since its inception in 2017, Southern Pacific Sessions has brought some of the finest musicians spanning the folk diaspora to perform in San Diego. Fans of Americana, old-time, blues, bluegrass, and beyond have rejoiced that the programming has brought internationally acclaimed artists from around the world to perform in an intimate acoustic environment. So, after […]

  • The Legendary Mustang Club

    On your next trip to the Home Depot on Sports Arena Boulevard, take a glance over to the northwest corner of the parking lot where once stood the Mustang Club at 3595 Sports Arena Boulevard, a legendary country music hotspot that featured many top local artists and performances by a slew of national treasures, including […]

  • How Emmylou Harris Saved Country Music’s Sacred Temple

    Her voice is as a clear as High Sierra creek water. There is an instant recognizability to her singing that feels as familiar as a warm summer wind. Today singer-songwriter, Emmylou Harris is the silver-haired angel of real country music. The character she brings to the American song breathes with the lifeblood and haunted history […]

  • If These Walls Could Talk: Revival of the Bostonia Ballroom

    A few months ago, driving down Broadway in El Cajon, Garrett Wear had the vision to bring back the vintage venue that once was the world headquarters for Western Swing: the Bostonia Ballroom, Grand Ole Opry of the Southwest. He shared his idea with producers Christopher Burkhart of Stellar Shows and Rosalea of Wicked Harem […]

  • Richard Thompson Finds His Voice

    Book Review: Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967–75, by Richard Thompson It seems to be a reasonable expectation that people of genius with extraordinary lives and stories to relate would be able to tell their tale in a manner as robust as the lives they’ve lived. A slight sour truth to accept […]