Award-winning band releases one member’s new song and ‘Traveling Road Show’

Bands across the country are coping with Coronavirus mandates. One award-winning band in Michigan got creative in a new kind of way.

An email from Paradise Outlaw guitarist and vocalist Kevin Langeland summed up what so many indie musicians are experiencing right now—“Bars are shut down—again.” Langeland, like others, misses performing and practicing. Undaunted, Langeland poured his heart into a new solo song. Then his girlfriend inspired a new idea. Continue reading “Award-winning band releases one member’s new song and ‘Traveling Road Show’”

More than one ‘Lady A’ made a brouhaha and now a lawsuit

A few weeks ago as most of Tinseltown and the pop haven known as Nashville decided to get “woke” on racial matters, the band Lady Antebellum decided to change their name. They would perform in future as Lady A, a moniker their fans allegedly have pinned on them for quite some time.

Meanwhile blues singer Lady A performed, and she had nothing to do with the pop country band formerly known as Lady Antebellum.

There’s a brouhaha and now the country band is suing Lady A the blues singer. Continue reading “More than one ‘Lady A’ made a brouhaha and now a lawsuit”

Indie Music Bus: One site doing more than just talking

Indie musicians are dear to me for more than one reason, and a big one is the fact my daughters earn a living writing, composing, and performing their original works. There are many websites offering to help indie musicians, and a number of those are predatory. Some sites talk a lot but do a little.

One site that stands out for doing a whole lot more than just talking is Indie Music Bus. Continue reading “Indie Music Bus: One site doing more than just talking”

Musicians, note: Is Soul’d Out lawsuit over Coachella reasonable?

The morning news brought an update on a legal case dating to 2018 regarding a contract related to Coachella policy. Originally tossed, the case is now back in play. We should ask ourselves if the overturn was a good idea.

Is Soul’d Out’s case reasonable? Continue reading “Musicians, note: Is Soul’d Out lawsuit over Coachella reasonable?”

Death and destruction fell on Nashville as Super Tuesday dawned

Downtown Nashville before 2020 tornado; picture by Rebecca Day
Rebecca Day (The Crazy Daysies) took this photo of downtown Nashville on a previous trip there.

In the small Southern town where I grew up, stories of tornadoes abounded. My grandmother’s house actually burned during a tornado, so when I heard the news this morning, I had an idea of the fear people must have felt in Nashville early this morning. Continue reading “Death and destruction fell on Nashville as Super Tuesday dawned”