Columbia Jones is a Salt Lake City-based songwriter who, like all of us, has had to pivot along his creative path in response to the unexpected brought about by 2020. Through it all, he has remained active, giving us a recent single, “Tourist Town,” as well as the upcoming Sweat/Shiver EP, due to hit streaming platforms on October 30.
Columbia joined us over Zoom to discuss the new tunes, the impact 2020 has had on his music and life, and much more.
You may not be able to physically taste these 20 flavors, but they sure are spicy.
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Massachusetts’ indie-folk artist Izzy Heltai brings us “Songbird,” a record inspired by transgression and trespass.
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Like any major life transition, the end of a long-term relationship can cause rippling, wholesale changes in a person’s life.
For Lyn Koonce, the end of a 17-year relationship in 2016 served as that kind of turning point — one which led her to pursue music full-time and, eventually, find true love.
What happens when two Pennsylvanians with bucketloads of soul get together and write a song?
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On Friday, we brought another vitual installment of the Underground Writers Round to you. Naturally, our quarantined format allows us to bring songwriters from anywhere into the fold — so, we took full advantage of the opportunity, and showcased writers from all over the country!
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Today, we offer you another side of Ben Tyler.
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We mentioned a couple weeks back that the Underground Writers Round would be gracing your screens once again on Friday, May 15. So, how about a lineup to go with that announcement?
This month, we’ll once again include writers from multiple time zones, who will share their songs and stories with you, one by one. The fun starts at 5 p.m. CT, and we’ll be featuring a total of four writers, all in the same round.
Want to find out who they are? Meet us after the jump!
Meet our May Lineup
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Nashville singer-songwriter Ellen Starski is preparing to release her eclectic sophomore album, Sara’s Half Finished Love Affair, on May 8.
The album’s fourth single, set for release tomorrow, offers a real look at a struggle she’s known.
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At the moment, maybe we can’t all be together face-to-face. Even so, technology can help us share the music with one another.
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