Tag Archives | Folk

Chris Botti & Jewel @ Hollywood Bowl Marquee

Like A True Gem, Jewel Is A Dazzling Siren [REVIEW] REVIEW: JEWEL @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 8/13/17

Hollywood, CA- Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Jewel, stood on the Hollywood Bowl stage tonight in her sinewy Greek-like dress and sang sweeping ballads with heart, soul and conviction…not too far from being a siren, luring men in from the peninsula, with her sultry beguiling voice. Most people remember Jewel’s pop hits, like “Intuition,” “Foolish […]

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Traveller at AmericanaFest NYC @ Hearst Plaza 8/12/17. Photo by Vivian Wang (@Lithophyte) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Amanda Shires, Flaco Jimenez and Traveller Dazzle At AmericanaFest NYC [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC: AMERICANAFEST NYC @ HEARST PLAZA 8/12/17

New York, NY- Americana is an ever-evolving genre, a shapeshifting shorthand reference that encompasses the deep roots and sprawling branches of American music, from country to folk to blues to rock and beyond. It includes the likes of Alabama Shakes, Drive-By Truckers, Lucero, Sturgill Simpson, and Valerie June. It’s altogether fitting, then, that this weekend’s […]

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Eric Burdon at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concerts 7/20/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Legendary Rock Vocalist Eric Burdon Invigorates Twilight Concerts With A Youthful Flare [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: ERIC BURDON @ TWILIGHT CONCERTS 7/20/17

Santa Monica, CA- On July 20, 2017, one of the greatest vocalists in the history of rock and roll took to the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts stage: Eric Burdon. At seventy-six years of age, expectations for Mr. Burdon’s performance may have been tempered, but this living legend who fronted the bands War and The Animals […]

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Rodrigo y Gabriela at KRCW/Annenberg Space for Photography's "Sound In Focus" 7/29/17. Photo by Johanna Vanderspool (@JoJoVanders) for www.BlurredCulture.com. Edited by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13).

Natalia Lafourcade + Rodrigo y Gabriela = Invigorated at Sound In Focus [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: RODRIGO Y GABRIELA & NATALIA LAFOURCADE @ ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY 7/29/17

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SOUND IN FOUCS 2017 COVERAGE! Los Angeles, CA- By definition, “invigorate” (v) means to give strength or energy to; it also means to re-energize, revitalize, animate, galvanize, rouse and exhilarate. By every measure of the word, KCRW’s Sound in Focus Outdoor Concert on Saturday July 29th, 2017 in Los Angeles did just […]

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Sean Rowe @ The Sanctuary at Pico-Union || July 7, 2017 || Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Listening To Sean Rowe Live Can Be A Religious Experience [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: SEAN ROWE @ THE SANCTUARY AT PICO-UNION 7/7/17

Los Angeles, CA- Earlier this year, Sean Rowe, the alternative folk troubadour with a baritone voice gifted by angels, released his fifth studio album, “New Lore”. Like his four prior albums, “New Lore” is an album imbued with a certain grace that makes you simply want to fall into its melodies and let your mind venture […]

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Cory Becker @ The Sanctuary at Pico-Union || July 7, 2017 || Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Cory Becker’s Music Imbued A Strong Mood At The Sanctuary [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: CORY BECKER @ THE SANCTUARY AT PICO-UNION 7/7/17

Los Angeles, CA- Los Angeles based (via St. Louis) singer songwriter Cory Becker performed at The Sanctuary at Pico-Union opening for Sean Rowe on July 7, 2017. Having just released his latest album (which I’m assuming was his debut as I couldn’t find very much information about him online), he passionately sang a set of […]

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Conor Oberst @ The Greek Theatre 5/13/2017 // Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Conor Oberst Brings His “Salutations” To The Greek [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: CONOR OBERST @ THE GREEK THEATRE 5/13/17

Earlier this year, Conor Oberst released the companion album to his 2016 album “Ruminations”, “Salutations”. It’s an album that reworks many of the “Ruminations” tracks with additional instrumentation and sharp studio production while also adding a handful of new compositions. It’s an album that picks up the pace that the 2016 release set, and is infused with an […]

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Tinariwen @ KCRW'S Apogee Sessions 3/29/17. Photo by Dustin Downing. Courtesy of KCRW. Used with permission.

With Tinariwen, The Desert Blues Have Never Sounded More Empowered [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: TINARIWEN @ KCRW'S APOGEE SESSION 3/29/17

Like many others in the wake of February’s drought-breaking rain, I made the trip to Joshua Tree National Park following highly corroborated promises of flowers blooming in this desert for the first time, supposedly, in years. Attached to the park map provided upon entry is Joshua Tree’s Spring 2017 informational newspaper, whose feature story “A […]

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Marie Miller. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Marie Miller’s “Letterbox” Gives A Glimpse Into Her Life [INTERVIEW] BC ARTIST PROFILE: MARIE MILLER

FOR OUR COMPLETE SXSW COVERAGE CLICK HERE! Marie Graciela Miller is a singer-songwriter signed to Curb Records who has achieved success with her catchy, folk-pop melodies. Her 2013 single “You’re Not Alone” charted at #1 on Billboard’s Christian Hot AC/CHR chart, she had a song featured on the hit show  Dancing With the Stars when James […]

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