The news of Bill Withers’ death at the age of eighty-one hit me like a freight train last week; another musical legend departing this world whose singular excellence we’ve somehow taken for granted over the years. Casual listeners of this humble soul’s output will naturally gravitate towards the likes of Lovely Day, Lean On Me and Ain’t No Sunshine, FM radio staples … [Read more...] about Bill Withers: An Enlightened Soul Singer
James Smith Interview: Soul Music, Stevie Wonder, and A Love of Vinyl.
Singer-songwriter James Smith, like many up and coming young artists these days, really likes his vinyl. For many artists, including James, it's a way to connect in a deeper way with music and really bring out another aspect in himself and his music away from digital culture. We spoke to the singer about his love of the format, as well as his deep admiration for Soul music and … [Read more...] about James Smith Interview: Soul Music, Stevie Wonder, and A Love of Vinyl.