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Louise Goffin talks famous parents and finding her own place in the music world

The daughter of legendary songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin spent her childhood and adolescence in Laurel Canyon, the epicenter of the L.A. music scene in the late ’60s and ’70s. Her live debut came when she was 17, opening up for Jackson Browne in 1977 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Her first album “Kid Blue” arrived on the major label Elektra/Asylum in 1979 before she’d even turned 20. Yet while those early memories used to remind Goffin more of struggle and difficu...
Tags: Music, London, Scotland, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Orleans, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Mitchell, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Jackson Browne, Goffin, Dana Point

Sofia Bolt – “Waves (Van Dyke Parks Edit)”

Sofia Bolt is the indie rock project of French-born, LA-based artist Amélie Rousseux, who also performs with Pavo Pavo. Her voice has a deep, mature quality to it that distinguishes her from many of her contemporaries. The live version of Sofia Bolt includes Marian Li Pino of La Luz on drums … More »
Tags: Music, Premiere, Van Dyke Parks, Sofia Bolt, Amélie Rousseux, Marian Li Pino of La Luz

Gaby Moreno Sings Immigrant's Songs at Lincoln Center

Like pretty much every artist I have seen perform at the Appel Room, Gaby Moreno expressed her awe of the Lincoln Center venue's view. I had seen the view before, but I hadn't seen a full set from Moreno. And I feel lucky I got to see her American Songbook show on February 27th as it brought a warm breath of Latin America and the southwest to an otherwise cold evening. The Guatemalan immigrant performed a rousing set of original songs, both old and unreleased, as well as covers with accompanim...
Tags: Music, Review, Mexico, US, America, Soul, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Lincoln Center, Quentin Tarantino, Latin America, Moreno, Nancy Sinatra, Van Dyke Parks, David Gray

Louise Goffin: "I'm Paying Homage to Everything I've Ever Loved"

None Thirty-nine years after she made her first album, the vibrant, slightly pugnacious Kid Blue (Asylum, 1979), Louise Goffin is back with a new one, All These Hellos. It's been a career of overcoming hurdles, living down (as well as up to) the expectations that come with music industry parentage, sometimes taking a step to one side and playing for other people (Bryan Ferry, Tears For Fears), and then coming back center-stage with another strong album. Sometimes, her albums struggle to get...
Tags: Feature, Music, UK, London, Interview, Senate, Berlin, America, Pop, Brooke Shields, Mtv, Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Dreamworks, James Taylor, Tracey Ullman

Video: Inara George, ‘Young Adult’

Before Inara George was one-half of the Bird & the Bee — but after her time in the bands Lode and Merrick, if you want to go back that far —  she was Inara George, solo artist, creator of smart, nimble pop songs. She released three solo albums between 2005 and ’09, one a collaborative effort with Van Dyke Parks, before teaming with producer Greg Kurstin in the Bird & the Bee and concurrently juggling other projects, like the Living Sisters (with Eleni Mandell, Beck Stark and Alex Lilly). Not to ...
Tags: Video, Music, Featured, Local Artist, George, Blake, Van Dyke Parks, Alex Lilly, Merrick, Greg Kurstin, Michael Andrews, Jeremy Cohen, Inara George, Moroccan Lounge, the Bird & the Bee, Eleni Mandell Beck Stark

11 Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

While the vast majority of artists are forced to record their music on a budget, we here look at eleven different instances in the history of recorded music when record labels spared no expense funding an artist album, although the return on such investments was not always proportionate. ___________________________ Guest post by Elyadeen Anbar of Soundfly's Flypaper Most of us record albums with budgetary constraints — that’s just our reality. Imagine waking up one day with unlimi...
Tags: Music, New York, London, New York City, Beach Boys, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Bbc, Kanye West, Hawaii, Guest Post, Eminem, Brian Wilson, Retail, Fleetwood Mac, Warner Bros

On becoming The Band: A primer

[Chris Morris is an L.A.-based journalist and author whose work includes “Los Lobos: Dream in Blue” (published in 2015) and “Together Through Life: A Personal Journey With the Music of Bob Dylan,” published last year. On Saturday night at the Alex Theatre, he will serve as host for the Wild Honey Foundation’s salute to The Band, which features original member Garth Hudson along with a host of guests including Jackson Browne, Victoria Williams, Peter Case and Van Dyke Parks. (Info, tickets.) Here...
Tags: Europe, Music, New York, Australia, Toronto, America, Canada, Bob Dylan, Arkansas, Dallas, Nashville, Mars, Rolling Stone, Preview, Chris Morris, Gulf of Mexico

Kronos Quartet's Kronos Festival 2017 this weekend in San Francisco

My favorite avant-garde classical group Kronos Quartet are holding Kronos Festival 2017: Here and Now this weekend at the SF JAZZ Center! There's a wide variety of musical experiences all weekend long including a family concert on Saturday. The performances include a stellar array of composers and special guests, including minimalist pioneer Terry Riley, legendary producer/songwriter Van Dyke Parks, Indian violinist Kala Ramnath, Persian singer Mahsa Vahdat, and Vietnamese instrumentalist Vâ...
Tags: Post, Music, San Francisco, Van Dyke Parks, Avant Garde, Terry Riley

Inara George to host tribute to godfather Jackson Browne at Theatricum Botanicum

Over the last 14 years, Inara George has hosted countless tribute shows at Theatricum Botanicum, a rustic outdoor amphitheater surrounded by trees in the funky little community of Topanga Canyon. On Oct. 9, the Bird and the Bee singer continues the tradition by honoring her godfather on his birthday, none other than Jackson Browne, with proceeds benefiting this special venue. Browne was a good friend of her father, Lowell George, founder of the 1960s-’70s rock band Little Feat. When her father d...
Tags: Music, News, Woody Guthrie, Mandy Moore, Jackson Browne, George, Browne, Eleni Mandell, Sean Watkins, Van Dyke Parks, Alex Lilly, Wendy Wang, Mike Andrews, Mike Viola, Inara George, Inara

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