Author Archives: Van Isaacson

On ‘been waiting so long,’ Sasha Smith Starts 2021 on an Intimate Note

All the way from northern Spain, the great Sasha Smith starts the year off with an intimate and vulnerable record.

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Andrew LaVogue’s ‘Surrounded by the Northern Lights’ is a Welcomed Escape

Andrew LaVogue’s latest instrumental EP, Surrounded by the Northern Lights, takes us through the story of a three-day retreat in search of mental clarity and peace. I hesitated to call it “instrumental” above because, the way he performed and arranged these songs, you’d think he’s right next to you talking about this retreat.

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Katie Basden Comes Out Swinging With ‘It Kills Me’

A well-known Nashville powerhouse, Katie Basden has been impressing us for quite some time. In between her 2015 debut project, Release the Sound, and her latest singles from 2019, Katie was a Top 20 contestant on Season 10 of NBC’s The Voice. Through it all, she has proven herself nationally as a prominent songwriter and vocalist, time and time again.

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Jutaun Returns With Powerful (and Timely) Ballad, “Where Do We Go”

Jake Evans, James Evans, and Samoeun Cheng are the core powerhouses of Jutaun, an incredibly talented and versatile band with seemingly no genre limits. They recently released “Where Do We Go,” a powerful ballad with an extremely relevant message for the times.

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LISTEN: Holly Clausius Releases Infectious ‘Sunflower’ EP

Last week, I took a virtual trip to Toronto, ON to attend the listening party for Holly Clausius’ newest EP, Sunflower. Many of her collaborators were present –including Kyle Gamble, Olivia Guselle, Alex Purcell, and a number of fans (myself included) — to hear an EP packed with brilliantly-told stories.

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‘That Early Love’: An Infectious, Dreamy Pop Single From Natalie Schlabs

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Nashville-based songstress Natalie Schlabs has dropped “That Early Love,” the latest infectious and dreamy pop single in anticipation for her album, Don’t Look Too Close, set for release October 16.

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