Posts By: Amelie Wisniak

Almost Yours, Always Soulful, Never Any Regrets


Look at those big “blues” eyes… Don’t they just make you want to pick up that album? Well, you’re in luck! Because it’s out now on Ruf Records. Joanne Shaw Taylor, discovered when she was just 16 by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, hasn’t dropped the ball these past few years: a “Best New Artist Debut” nomination… Read more »

Freeloader Friday: Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Raveonettes, Jeff Lynne, Levek, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Travis Barker and Yelawolf, and Menomena


Thank God It’s Freeloader Friday! Yes, we are still here. No reason for us to leave you, you dear Freeloaders. Now let’s see, what do have this week… Why, some great music of course! Did you know that Cymbals Eat Guitars (true story!), that The Raveonettes is (not) your enemy, that Jeff Lynne is celebrating the… Read more »

Don’t Play with Tia Fuller, Let Her Play You


“Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you.” ~ Charlie Parker Bouncing off of that: Relax with some cool Jazz led by the sound of a warm and scornful saxophone, accompanied by a swinging piano, piccolo bass and drums, and the final touch of a good glass of red wine (of course! I am French)… wow,… Read more »

Working with Legends… Never Gets Old!


Birthdays and annual holidays are great, but this year, it’s all about anniversaries at The Orchard, and here’s another one to tout: Jeff Lynne, the English Rock icon who has worked with the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, celebrates the 40th anniversary of Electric Light Orchestra this year, and to mark the… Read more »

Get Your Country Groove On with Billy Ray Cyrus


Whether you’re a Country music buff or have no idea what CMA stands for, you’ve probably already heard of Billy Ray Cyrus. Let’s take a look: Billy Ray Cyrus Checklist – Career spanning 20 years from 1992 to 2012 – 12 studio albums – Nearly 30 chart singles to date, including 3 chart-toppers and 15… Read more »