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Last Year’s Man – This Year’s Sublime Record
Nov26

Last Year’s Man – This Year’s Sublime Record

Last Year’s Man reviewed Photo: Tyler Fortier Last Year’s Man ‘Brave The Storm’ Out Now By Rob Dickens Last Year’s Man is the pseudonym of Tyler Fortier, the Eugene, Oregon-based producer and songwriter. This time around, the prolific producer steps from the shadows with his debut album Brave the Storm. Here is a clip for the title track and lead-off single, a gentle and encouraging story of coping...

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Grammy Nominees 2021
Nov25

Grammy Nominees 2021

Roots Grammy Nods 2021 All Photos: LTTL Grammy 2021 Nominees Announced Select Categories Below Nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have just been announced, with winners to be revealed during two ceremonies held on January 31, 2021. There were a total of eighty three (83!) categories, ranging from the immensely popular to the downright bleeding esoteric. Of special interest to Listening Through The Lens readers are a number of...

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Looking Back – The Festy Experience 2017
Nov24

Looking Back – The Festy Experience 2017

The Festy Experience 2017 Sierra Hull Listening Through The LensGoes Listening Through The Rear-View Mirror # 13 The Festy Experience 2017 Introduction Yes folks, the world is in a place in 2020 that no-one would have believed. Other than the pages of a fictional book where a-pandemic-attacks-the-world-forcing-us-to-be-in-lockdown-shutting-our-borders-and-generally-feeling-jittery, how did this predicament happen so quickly and...

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Steve Earle Remembers Justin Townes Earle
Nov21

Steve Earle Remembers Justin Townes Earle

Steve Earle releases JT Steve Earle & The Dukes New Album “J.T” Out January 4, 2021 On the forthcoming album, J.T., Steve Earle & The Dukes pay tribute to Steve’s late son, Justin Townes Earle (J.T.), who passed away on August 20, 2020 in Nashville. The album will be released digitally on what would have been Justin’s  39th birthday, January 4,...

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Chris Stapleton – Starting Over With Brilliance
Nov14

Chris Stapleton – Starting Over With Brilliance

Chris Stapleton’s ‘Starting Over’ Reviewed Photo: LTTL Chris Stapleton ‘Starting Over’ Out Now By Rob Dickens From bluegrass band vocalist to country hit songwriter through to a stellar solo career of three albums and a touring juggernaut. Winner of Grammys (five-times) , Country Music Awards (ten) and an Americana Music Association gong to boot. It was getting a little difficult to imagine Chris...

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