Jenny Lewis: Joy’All [Album Review]

Jenny LewisJoy’AllBlue Note/Capitol Records [2023] There’s a determined, purposeful up-tempo feel on Jenny Lewis’ fifth solo project, the aptly titled Joy’All. It’s as if the former child actor and former Rilo Kiley singer has decided that little is gained by holding on to past harms when you can “follow your joy’all.” But she’s not living … Read more

Fire Track: Jenny Lewis – “Psychos”

Jenny Lewis has confirmed the release of her forthcoming album, Joy’All, arriving June 9th on Blue Note/Capitol Records. Accompanying the album’s announcement is the brand new single “Psychos,” you can check out above. Joy’All, the fifth solo album from Jenny and followup to 2019’s critically acclaimed On The Line (Warner Records), finds the singer-songwriter embarking … Read more

The Nels Cline Singers: Share The Wealth [Album Review]

The Nels Cline Singers Share The WealthBlue Note Records [2020] Wilco fans can no doubt remember when experimental jazz guitarist Nels Cline came on board, appearing for the first time on the band’s 2005 double live album, Kicking Television; Live In Chicago. While the band had plenty of experience coloring outside the lines – consider … Read more

Ryan Adams: Prisoner [Album Review]

Ryan Adams Prisoner PAX AM/Blue Note Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Ryan Adams explores heartbreak and loss on one of the best albums of his career. Album Review: It all starts with a rager, “Do You Still Love Me?” Which rocks like no other song on the album rocks. It’s the paranoia that gets the … Read more

Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams [Album Review]

Ryan Adams Ryan Adams PAX-AM/Blue Note Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Ryan Adams self-titled record will win you over with its rock nostalgia. Album Review: It has been fourteen years since Ryan Adams launched a solo career from Whiskeytown with his beloved folksy debut Heartbreaker. That album, to this day, is still the record Adams … Read more

Roseanne Cash: The River & The Thread [Album Review]

Roseanne Cash The River & The Thread Blue Note Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Rosanne Cash explores the deep connections that make us who we are. Album Review: It’s been 8 years since Roseanne Cash released the phenomenal Black Cadillac, an intimate reflection on the passing of her parents – Vivian Liberto Distin, the first … Read more

Robert Randolph & The Family Band: Lickety Split [Album Review]

Robert Randolph & The Family Band Lickety Split Blue Note Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Robert Randolph cranks the guitars up and the fun dance party even higher! Album Review: I have been following Robert Randolph & The Family Band since their 2003 sophomore record Unclassified. Its combination of soul, funk, hard rock, folk, gospel … Read more

Robert Randolph Gets “Born Again” with New Single, Label and Album.

Robert Randolph, the slide guitar jam/rock/blues phenomenon who’s been captivating global audiences for a decade, has debuted the first song from his upcoming album Lickety Split, set for release July 16th from Blue Note Records. Randolph explains the song’s origins: “We started writing Born Again as a love song. It was about that feeling you … Read more