Ten years ago, Brandi Carlile vaulted into the music scene with her 2007 breakthrough album The Story. Now, a new tribute covers album is on the way called Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates Ten Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child. It features a bevy of well-known artists including Dolly Parton and her wonderful cover of Brandi’s “The Story.”
Heritage artists of the singer-songwriterscene, Indigo Girls played an energetic and well-received set last month at the XPoNential Music Festival. Playing a career-spanning set on the River Stage on Sunday, they closed the Wiggins Park portion of XPNFest on a high note. Continue reading →
Longtime XPN favorites Indigo Girls ended this year’s XPoNential Music Festival with a rewarding set of old and new songs.
They got things kicked off with the poignant “Shame on You,” and kept the momentum going throughout. Songs like “Least Complicated,” and “Joking,” involved much audience participation. Singer and guitarist Amy Ray performed a blistering “Spread the Pain Around” from their new album One Lost Day,proving that Courtney Barnett and the Indigo Girls have more in common than many of XPN’s younger listeners may think. Continue reading →
This week’s Key Studio Session is all about collaboration. We teamed up with local music community outreach program RECPhilly, who brought in Kuf Knotz. We paired the rapper up with local pop musician Patrick Donovan, and both brought some friends along. Continue reading →
Two dozen artists including Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, Steve Earle, John Butler Trio and Michael Franti have contributed songs to a two-disc compilation intended to educate listeners about the controversial method of “hydro-fracking:” The contentious process of extracting natural gas from the earth’s shale. Continue reading →
Last Thursday the Indigo Girls filled the packed Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ with their soulful folk. Making up for a rained out show they were supposed to play last summer, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers wove their gorgeous voices and expertly crafted guitar riffs into a solid 21-song set. Continue reading →