Jason P. Woodbury
1 month ago | Country and Western Music
Here's the thing: With its swaggering rock riffs and loose, danceable sway, Nikki Lane's "Right Time," which opens the South Carolinian's second full-length album, All or Nothin', should be a country radio smash. Why not? If Sam Hunt can channel s...
Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms takes a look around the live room at Uranus Recording and sighs. There are a few guitars still hanging on the walls, some scattered furniture, gold and platinum records in a corner, and framed pictures of Lynda Car...
2 months ago | Concerts
Songwriter Dan Stuart has been at it for more than three decades, but his upcoming album, Marlowe's Revenge, shows he's still in full possession of his verve, ranking among his finest albums with Green on Red, the band he founded in the ...
Uranus Recording of Tempe Closes With Great Performances From Gin Blossoms, Rembrandts, and Tempe Rock Lifers
In June of this year, Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms quietly decided it was time to close the doors of Uranus Recording of Tempe, the small studio he’s operated for more than 20 years. In late 1994, the Gin Blossoms moved into the quiet, h...
It's a warm Wednesday night in Phoenix at Carly's, and songwriter Lonna Kelley's thoughts flow out in a steady stream, punctuated by sips from her Lumberyard IPA. She's speaking about how life influenced her new EP of swooning noise pop, Take Me H...
3 months ago | Concert Review
Toby Keith has employed a few personas over the course of his two-decade career. The Oklahoma-born singer started off as a tuneful neo-traditionalist before hitting it big as a political firebrand in the wake of 9/11, and paved the way for today's...