Rob Caldwell is a writer and librarian living near Toronto. He has written for various online publications, including The Allmusic Guide and No Depression music magazine.
Tuesday, September 23 2014
It's been a life-changing five years for Bill DeMain and Molly Felder since the last Swan Dive album, but their new music is still warm and enveloping, often wistful and nostalgic, and always memorable.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
Being in the orbit of a group of eccentric artists helped to create a transformative year for Cockburn that would further his path toward becoming a world renowned solo artist.
Sunday, June 1 2014
Over 25 years after its release, the band and the video’s director reflect back on a song full of promise.
Sunday, March 2 2014
There’s something to be said for escapism, for the armchair-travelling Michael Franks’ music offers.
Monday, November 18 2013
Into 1988's pop music climate came “Under the Milky Way”, a moody, jangly song that didn’t fit in. Its closest contemporaries were R.E.M. and the local “paisley underground” scene of Los Angeles, which included bands like the Bangles and Rain Parade.
Monday, March 9 2015
If the importance of a label can be judged by its talent, then Signature has done pretty good in its 20-plus year existence.
Monday, February 23 2015
This is feel-good music, played by a seasoned and assured troubadour equally at home on a spotlit stage or a front porch.
Wednesday, February 11 2015
Letter to a Future Lover tries to make sense of the world through the flotsam and jetsam of things left in books.
Tuesday, February 10 2015
Denver’s image was wrapped in sincerity and disarming, if sometimes hokey, charm. On one hand these were his weaknesses – he was an easy target for the critics – but they were also his strengths, as he came across as genuine and honest.
Saturday, December 6 2014
Pressed for Time suggests new ways of looking at how we fit in as individuals with the rapid evolution of time and technology.