On Dec. 2, Nashville-based indie folk artist Leah Jean released her debut full-length album, Creatures In The Room, which spans a transformative journey of highs and lows, ultimately affirming the power of embracing your authentic self. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross, as she connects with Jean to discuss the story behind the album, including the original title; how Jean learned to overcome crippling stage fright and become the confident performer that she is today; and why she believes her “tendency towards negativity” serves to strengthen her art.
Toronzo Cannon’s song “Insurance” might very well likely drive you to fits of painful laughter. The song, off his 2019 album “The Preacher, the Politician Or the Pimp,” pokes more-than-gentle fun at the need to get coverage lest a health emergency befall you—if you can afford it (ditto for the eventual bill). It’s that unique ability to make blues fans laugh through their tears that has granted Cannon a most unique career in music. Join contributing writer Eric Althoff as he sits down with Toronzo Cannon to discuss Chicago’s sound, playing with a certain guy called Buddy, and Cannon’s upcoming show on July 19 at the Birchmere.
More to Watch The Alchemist Appearing on their forthcoming LP Numbers Game (releasing May 6, 2022, on Grind Select), “Calling Out” is a frantic Post-Punk, Alternative Rock track bemoaning the day job. Originally intended as an EP, Numbers Game was written and recorded in two short bursts; once while the band quarantined themselves in rural […]