New Video: Laura K. Balke “Old Friend”

Indianapolis musician Laura K. Balke has been on a roll lately. Since releasing Rumors & Legends in November, she has embarked on an east coast tour, taken part in a challenging songwriting goal, and released the deeply emotional music video for “Not For This“. Continue reading “New Video: Laura K. Balke “Old Friend””


Album Review: The White Bread Boys “Complete Recorded Works 1923-1932, Volume 1”

The term “old-time music” has taken on a few different meanings in my day.  I recently met a band claiming that name who performed original music reminiscent of 1920’s era dance tunes.  However, when I consider the term and discuss it with older musical minds, “old-time music” reaches a bit further from the city-crazed dance halls, and into the hills and barns of Appalachia.  This is where rural folk songs passed from generation to generation were being recorded (mostly for the first time) from artists such as The Carter Family, Dock Boggs, and countless others.  This music has been the foundation for much American folk music throughout the years, and continues to be a source of inspiration in the 21st century.  Such inspiration can be found in the latest recording from Bloomington/Indianapolis duo The White Bread Boys (of Pilsbury, Indiana*). Continue reading “Album Review: The White Bread Boys “Complete Recorded Works 1923-1932, Volume 1””

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