The Lonetones “Dumbing It All Down” (The Lonetones, 2017)

This is quite a hard album to review because it’s really an album of two halves. The Lonetones, hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee, are essentially the band of husband and wife duo Sean McCollough and Steph Gunnoe. They front the band and all the tracks on the album are written by them – but not together. … Continue reading “The Lonetones “Dumbing It All Down” (The Lonetones, 2017)”

Interview: William Fitzsimmons

Nashville based William Fitzsimmons has had a pretty rough ride these last couple of years. A relationship breakdown in the middle of recording a new record paid more than a personal toll on the songwriter. Creatively, unable to live with the finished record for obvious reasons Fitzsimmons decided to leave it on the cutting room … Continue reading “Interview: William Fitzsimmons”

Daniel Carlson “Not A Drawing” (Folkwit Records, 2017)

This third album from New Yorker, Daniel Carlson, is sure to delight anyone who believes that Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson are the bee’s knees, the best, the topper most. Carlson, like them, writes sweet songs, melodic, occasionally quirky, and on this album, uses a panoply of instruments which very much recall the Beach Boys’ … Continue reading “Daniel Carlson “Not A Drawing” (Folkwit Records, 2017)”