Broccoli and Beats: The Ditty Bops Farm Tour

Tweet I found The Ditty Bops through a spontaneous MySpace click. I don’t usually check out the featured stuff on the sign-in pages, but something about them caught my eye and I’m glad! Their perky, wacky, vintage sound makes me happy, and they are really intelligent, aware, creative, confident and conscientious human beings (the kind […]

So Beautiful – Lori McKenna’s Unglamorous

Tweet I just discovered Lori McKenna’s YouTube channel. Along with a great interview video, it has several fun little travel vlogs from her recent Soul2Soul tour with Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. The vlogs show Lori just as I would imagine based on her written blogs: humble, grateful, excited and a bit wide-eyed about the […]

Adrina Thorpe – A Whole Latte Musical Inspiration!

Tweet (I’ll tie that coffee reference in at the end, I promise!) Back when I joined MySpace in Sept 2006, one of the first musicians to find me was Adrina Thorpe. With 14 out of her 20 influences already in my music collection (Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Jewel, Coldplay, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette […]

Handful of Dates Tour

Tweet So I’m reading about Melissa Ferrick and how she is playing with Ani DiFranco for the “Handful of Dates Tour” this September and I’m thinking, “Oh bummer, with just a few dates it’s probably just big cities.” I click through to the info page and what do I see but “Iowa City, IA – […]