Interviews
On Winning and Losing Wars: An Interview with NYC's Tara-Leigh Cobble

On Winning and Losing Wars: An Interview with NYC’s Tara-Leigh Cobble

“No one would watch this film / Where redemption never comes / And the garden is lost to the darkness / And the lover dies unloved. All the hatches were battened / I don’t know, I don’t know what happened / So I cried out to the captain / Forgetting I’d thrown him to the...
The Star-Lassoer: An Interview with V2/Bella Union Artist Stephanie Dosen

The Star-Lassoer: An Interview with V2/Bella Union Artist Stephanie Dosen

In 2003 I opened for¬†Stephanie Dosen at Churchill’s Coffeehouse in Springfield, MO, and it was like opening for a pixie from another planet who spends her free time lassoing stars and befriending constellations. ¬†Since we were at a coffeehouse, it was not difficult for me to imagine her pouring milk from the Milky Way into...
A Free Christmas Album That's Worth Billions: Sam Billen & Josh Atkinson's "A Word of Encouragement"

A Free Christmas Album That’s Worth Billions: Sam Billen & Josh Atkinson’s “A Word of Encouragement”

If you hear someone rustling around in your chimney this week, refrain from calling the police. No, Santa Claus has not decided to deliver presents early this year. Someone else is descending, rendering his presence utterly useless this Yule. Lawrence, KS residents Sam Billen and Josh Atkinson are headed for your hearts and hearths with...