Music

Christian Lopez: Propelling Forward + Concert Ticket Giveaway

Several months have past since The Whole (S)tory caught up with Christian Lopez (see our last interview here) and he’s been getting down to business between touring and writing new material for his second full length studio album. Christian’s career is in the fast lane and in this interview we talk about changes in the band, new music, upcoming album, shows and more. The Whole [...]

Street Corner Symphony’s Coming for Christmas

The Whole Story (TWS): What made you want to make a Christmas album? Jeremy Lister/Street Corner Symphony (JL/SCS): We (most of us) really like Christmas music! Plus, our genre of music, a cappella, works out quite well when it comes to caroling. TWS: Who are the members of Street Corner Symphony? How did you connect as a band? JL/SCS: The current members of Street Corner are: myself (Jeremy [...]

Molly Venter of Goodnight Moonshine + Concert Ticket Giveaway

I am so excited to have the opportunity to interview Molly Venter of Goodnight Moonshine, a band she and her husband, Eben Pariser, started together. Of course I had heard Molly sing with Red Molly, but Goodnight Moonshine was new to me and it was time to sit down and listen to some inspirational new music. I got a chance to listen to their latest album at work during my lunch [...]

The Bumper Jacksons: Bringing Old Music into the New Age

Visual Victoria (VV): Who are the Bumper Jacksons and how did they come to form a band together? How do the instruments each member plays fit into the mix? Jess Myhre (JM): The Bumper Jacksons are a ragtag crew of Washingtonians and Baltimorians that love early sounds and getting people riled up to boogie! Chris Ousley and I (Jess Eliot Myhre) formed the band in 2012 as a duo, playing jazz [...]

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble’s Founder/Director Catches Up

I caught up with Eileen Carson Schatz, founder and director of the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. This past year Footworks celebrated their 35th Anniversary and coming up on April 30th is their semi-annual hometown show at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland. Eileen talked about the history of Footworks, their past accomplishments and what the future holds for the [...]

Catching Up With Christian Lopez

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Christian Lopez of the Christian Lopez Band, and upcoming artist in the Americana scene. We talked about songwriting, how he came to having his own band and being a full time touring musician, and the exciting news of headlining this year’s Shepherdstown Street Fest. Visual Victoria (VV): How did you get into playing country music and whose styles [...]

My Story with The Blues

I’ll be seventy soon, and with the acceleration of culture change, I’m my own history. I was born into a world where my father wrote legal documents in pencil on lined paper and my aunt typed them. The mail chute was right outside the office door. I learned to type by ear. My dad bought an electric typewriter for the office and brought the acoustic one home. I listened first to 78s of the [...]

The Paul Mckenna Band “Long Days” Video

Check out The Paul Mckenna Band’s new video for “Long Days” from their new album debuting this weekend! Make sure to check out their website (link below) for the dates of their upcoming US Tour. Connect to The Paul Mckenna Band! Website // Facebook // Twitter // [...]

Michael G. Ronstadt releases “Foolish Fox”

Michael G. Ronstadt is a singer/songwriter and cello player who has a long family history in music. He has played traditional Southwestern and Mexican music with his father and brother as part of Ronstadt Generations for many years. With his use of harmony, instrumental arrangement, and original lyrics, along with the study of classical, traditional, and other genres Ronstadt has developed a [...]

Featured Favorites: Christmas Albums

Guess what…’tis the season for CHRISTMAS MUSIC (and celebrating Jesus’ birth of course)! If you want an idea of how much I love Christmas music, sometimes during the year when I’m driving alone I’ll sneak a listen, that’s how much. I have to admit I have felt a little awkward listening to christmas music this year, the weather outside isn’t quite [...]
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