Sierra Hull is a prodigy who played mandolin at the Grand Ole Opry at 11. But now she’s a singer-songwriter recording with Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck on her new album, Weighted Mind
OnDeadWaves has created a gothic western noir sound that explores themes of loss, alienation, addiction and desolation. The band talks about their July Echoes CD of the Month and the imagery behind it.
Gileah Taylor started out as a folkie, but now she’s plugged-in, creating music full of electronic textures and moods. Sixteen years ago she recorded an album called Songs for Late at Night, and now she’s followed it up with Volume 2. Gileah comes in with her keyboard, guitar and looping station to play her music live.
Back in 2011 we trekked to Pat Metheny’s Manhattan studio, where the guitarist played an intimate set on acoustic guitar, improvising on themes from his album of 60s pop covers, What’s It All About? We revisit this wonderful performance.