Interview: Matthew Logan Vasquez

A collection of songwriters holed up on the outskirts of Santa Fe in a ramshackle house, fuelled by alcohol, camaraderie and hot tubs, Glorietta sounds like some kind of creative utopian dream.  Delta Spirit’s Matthew Logan Vasquez, alongside buddies and contemporaries David Ramirez, Noah Gundersen, Adrian Quesada, Kelsey Wilson and Jason Robert Blum have recorded a truly wonderful album together that manages to combine beautifully all their collective talents without ever losing that overriding sense of fun.  Americana-UK speaks to Delta Spirit’s Mathew Logan Vasquez about ego management,  the art of collective songwriting, and basic logistics of making a project like this actually happen.  Continue reading “Interview: Matthew Logan Vasquez”

Glorietta announce debut album, UK dates (sort of)

Always feels like when the last weekend in August starts on a Friday it should be a bank holiday but sorry, that bird has flown as they say.  Console yourself dear readers with the news that the americana “supergroup”  Glorietta, who American Songwriter described as “the Traveling Wilburys on a bender” have announced the release of their debut album along with a handful of UK dates performed by a couple of the band.  The album comes out on September 21st on Bread + Butter Music, with 12 tracks recorded at a ramshackle rental outside Santa Fe over five days, which have echoes of Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, War On Drugs, Uncle Tupelo and Wilco.  We’ve had a listen and it’s a treat, although listening to some of the vocals if it does turn out to be a secret Ryan Adams side project we won’t be completely amazed.   Continue reading “Glorietta announce debut album, UK dates (sort of)”