The late singer/songwriter Valerie Carter, whose unmistakable voice appeared on hundreds of albums over several decades, is eulogised by her close friend, Kathy Kurasch, in a new, posthumous collection. Kurasch tells us Carter's story.
Texas songman Robert Ellis turns to the piano for exploration of his home state, its larger-than-life characters, and matters of the heart. He also discusses fatherhood, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the all-important sense of humor.
Universal's Bobbie Gentry collection was the hit that caught 2018 unawares. PopMatters talks with four Gentry commentators about what the enigmatic singer/songwriter was really like, and asks why she left showbiz behind in 1980.
Working on a covers album by one of your heroes prior to him unexpectedly dying may suddenly alter the course of your tribute, and for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart's Kip Berman, it changed him profoundly.
With every new album, Steve Mason steps further from the enormous shadow cast by the critically lauded Beta Band. Now with his new album About the Light releasing on Friday, Mason talks about his career, newfound contentment, and his thrilling new record.