Friday, March 27, 2020

Adobe & Teardrops: Episode 110

Lots of beautiful, restful music.

Plus, I interview Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth, something I had hoped I could maybe do when I started Adobe & Teardrops almost ten years ago! I hope you’ll see why Cowboy Mouth has mattered so much to me and so many others over the years, plus an interesting look at how to roll with the punches of the music industry.
  1. Brian Fallon -- “You Have Stolen My Heart” AND “Horses” (Local Honey)
  2. Lilly Hiatt -- “Some Kind of Drug” AND “Candy Lunch” (Walking Proof)
  3. Julie Nolen -- “Hey Bartender” AND “Battleground” (Songs of Dignity & Grit)
  4. Tyler Lance Walker Gill -- “So Called Christian Politicans” AND “The Ghost” (Tyler Lance Walker Gill)
  5. Harmony Byrne -- “Good Idea” (Single)
  6. Nick Bowen -- “Helpless Here” AND “Missing You” (A Moment in Time)
  7. Mike Blair and the Stonewalls -- “American Writer” (Single)
  8. Suzie Chism -- “Five Minute Face” (Single)
  9. Michael Saulnier “Somebody Someday Somehow” (Single)
INTERVIEW: Cowboy Mouth

Featuring: “Kiss the Baby” (Open Wide) and “The Avenue” (Live Recording)

All earnings from this month’s podcast will go to tornado relief in Nashville.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

HEY! LISTEN: Panther Hollow -- "Mars"

Panther Hollow is the project of Bernardo Ochoa — a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Queens, NY. After growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, Bernardo attended New York University to study Music Composition. He currently plays in a slew of bands in the NYC’s indie scene, including Daisy the Great, Ackerman, and Modern Diet.

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"Mars" is Panther Hollow’s latest single. Songwriter Bernardo Ochoa initially began sketches for the song in the summer of 2018 after months of learning to identify Mars in the horizon. In 2019, Bernardo began making demos in his room using a Tascam Portastudio 424 Cassette 4-Track. This is one of those demos.

It's a low-fi song of vulnerability -- but the self-recorded demos show that Ochoa is more confident than he seems. Catchy and charming, there's a reason Panther Hollow is a regular around here. You can name your price for the song on Bandamp, but I recommend throwing in a dollar two. 


LYRICS:

Three in the morning and my head is hanging low
I don't have a roadmap to tell me when I'm wrong
Three in the morning and Mars is burning bright
Will you hold me till the breaking light

Three in the morning and I'm lying on the floor
Cause the room is so hot that I'll sweat through all my clothes
Three in the morning and my head is filled with light
Can you open the door and just stop by

Three in the morning and I'm thinking about you
About the fearless way in which you carry yourself through
This life and all the ways you make me feel alive
Will you hold me and tell me it's alright

Panther Hollow -- Facebook, Spotify, Bandcamp

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

PREMIERE: Surrender Hill -- "Broken Down Car"

You can't judge a book by a cover, but when a band with a name like Surrender Hill comes along, you're gonna trust that they have a good sense of wordplay and can write a damn song. (The band's name comes from Salmon's home country of South Africa, the site of the conclusion of the Anglo-Boer War.) Surrender Hill is the product of duo Robin Dean Salmon (of the punk band called See No Evil) and Afton Seekins, who's migrated from Alaska to New York and back to Arizona.

On "Broken Down Car," Salmon and Seekins contemplate a lifetime of regrets with a gentle rock beat and inviting harmonies. As Robin Dean Salmon tells us below, the song ended up becoming a prophecy foretold.

Photo Credit: Alba Elena


What prompted you to write this song? Was it something specific that inspired it?

I wrote this song in 2007. I was in Nashville recording a solo album called Come on Home and wrote this song while making the album. I added an acoustic version of it to the end of the album. Although my life was going pretty smoothly at the time, I think the song was sort of a prophecy. I went off the rails so to speak in 2009 which ultimately landed me in Arizona where all the good started come back to me. I thought it would be good for Afton to sing this song as reminder... HA HA!!

If you had to describe your music using only five adjectives or a phrase, what would you say about it?

Surrender Hill's music is honest, passionate, melodic, gritty, and our life and our music are pretty much rolled into one.



How do you think your time in Arizona and North Georgia together (as well as places you lived individually: Alaska, New York City, Texas, South Africa) impacted the music you make? 

I think all of the places we lived impact our music a hell of a lot. Not only do we write many songs when we revisit those places, but the themes run throughout the songs. New York City is the only place that we haven't been to together. Both Afton and I lived in NYC for about 10 years each but 15 years apart. The Texas sound runs heavy with us, as does the desert and grit of Arizona. The frontier life of Alaska and South Africa drive many of the themes.

A Whole Lot Of Freedom will be out via independent release on April 3rd

Learn more about Surrender Hill here!

Adobe & Teardrops: Episode 109

What Rosa and I have learned about each other. And a spicy interview with Heart Hunters!
  1. Mae Krell -- “Garden” (Single)
  2. Sarah Peacock -- “Mojave” (Burn the Witch)
  3. Olivia Bandy -- “Things That Take Up Space” (Here to Home)
  4. Jesse Daniel -- “Mayo and the Mustard”(Rollin’ On)
  5. Kalee Smyth -- “Bring Your Love Down”(The Ceiling)
  6. Sweet Violet Boys -- “I Love My Fruit”
  7. Davey and the Midnights -- “Old River” (Full Moon EP)
  8. Ingham Station -- “Feathers” (Single)
INTERVIEW: Heart Hunters
  • Music featured: Smokin Potpourri
Learn more about Heart Hunters here: www.hearthunters.love
All earnings from this months podcast will go to tornado relief in Nashville.
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Friday, March 20, 2020

Adobe & Teardrops: Episode 108

Another episode this week! I had the good fortune to interview Meta Ingram-Miller of the Legendary Ingramettes. She offers some much-needed wisdom and comfort.
Also, check out the LIVE FROM QUARANTINE festival! There’s too many people to count but I promise there’s name you recognize and love on the lineup.
  1. Liz Longley -- “3 Crow” (Funeral For My Past)
  2. Floyd Thursby -- “Cupid Calls it Quits” (To Those in Flames)
  3. Hailey Whitters -- “Janice At the Hotel Bar” (The Dream)
  4. Alicia Blue -- “Queen of Echo Park (feat. Lauren Ruth Ward”
  5. Boy Scouts -- “Expiration Date” (Free Company)
  6. Worriers -- “End of the World” (You Or Someone You Know)
  7. Gus Miller -- “Perfect Fool” (Gus Miller)
  8. Tyler Sears Band -- “Angles of Providence” (Single)
  9. Shane Nicholson -- “Famous Last Words” (Bad Machines)
  10. INTERVIEW: The Legendary Ingramettes
  11. Music: “Grandma’s Hands” (Take a Look In the Book)
All earnings from this months podcast will go to tornado relief in Nashville.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Adobe & Teardrops: Episode 107

Well, I’m not gonna talk about it. But I am gonna talk about this: tornado relief, Never Again Action.

Since we all have more time and there's so much music, I'm doubling up on episodes from now until May! 
Here’s the Facebook group I mentioned: Viral Music -- Because Kindness is Contagious
  1. William Prince -- “Reliever” (Reliever)
  2. Angie Mattson -- “Cool Water” (Skeleton Arm)
  3. Norma MacDonald -- “Blue as a Jay” (Burn the Tapes) (old album)
  4. Hearth -- “January” (Single)
  5. Divahn -- “Hamavdil” (Shalhevet)
  6. Arik Dov -- “Phone Call From God” (The Man)
  7. Liam Corcoran -- “Giving Tree” (Giving Tree and Other Songs)
  8. GUIGUISUISUI -- “Side A (Short Version)” (33 Trees)
All earnings from this months podcast will go to tornado relief in Nashville.
Already subscribing to my Patreon and have some extra cash? Join me in fighting back against ICE and freeing 20 detainees from American concentration camps by clicking here. If everyone who listens and/or follows me on Twitter donated $18+ dollars, we can raise $1800.

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