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MIXTAPE: Growing Up Hardly Strictly with ISMAY
PlaylistsNov 1, 2023

Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound has an impressive catalog and roster of albums and artists. While it's easy to trace how each intersects or diverges from Auerbach's own musical and artistic approaches, only a handful of artists who've had releases with the label truly supersede the star power of their Grammy Award-winning producer, co-writer, and…

MIXTAPE: Growing Up Hardly Strictly with ISMAY
PlaylistsOct 16, 2023

Most songs stay in one musical scale or “key." In this key there are 6 chords which are widely used. The 1 chord is the root chord, usually used to end the song and give a definite feeling. Chords 2 and 3 are sad sounding minor chords in most cases. Chord 4 and 5 often…

MIXTAPE: Growing Up Hardly Strictly with ISMAY
PlaylistsOct 4, 2023

At 89 years old, old-time music community leader, Grammy nominee, and Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductee Alice Gerrard continues to place her music making and creativity decidedly in the present. While every lyric she utters and every note she picks feels effortlessly timeless, storied, and burnished – by her lived experiences and by days,…

MIXTAPE: Growing Up Hardly Strictly with ISMAY
PlaylistsSep 15, 2023

Hello Folks! My name is Chris Pierce. I’m a musician, songwriter and storyteller. My new album, Let All Who Will, was created to offer a message of resilience and empowerment – and to remind those who have been pressed to never give up the good fight for justice and equality. The songs are there for…

MIXTAPE: Growing Up Hardly Strictly with ISMAY
PlaylistsSep 5, 2023

Earlier this year legendary musician, songwriter and recording artist Willie Nelson announced his 151st studio album would be a return to bluegrass, this time reimagining 12 of his own originals with a string band lineup. Available September 15 and simply titled Bluegrass, the Buddy Cannon-produced project reinforces the career-long relationship Nelson has had with bluegrass and…

MIXTAPE: Growing Up Hardly Strictly with ISMAY
MIXTAPE: Growing Up Hardly Strictly with ISMAY