All the gossip that room could spit out about all the strangers that have come through. It was then that McKenna signed a publishing deal with Nashville's Harlan Howard Music after fellow singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier shared McKenna's Bittertown with Melanie Howard. There are a lot of people involved to make it happen. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Fans of Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves, two women that consistently and effectively write straight from the heart, would love McKenna's songs -- if only given the chance. McKenna says the lyrics aren't necessarily autobiographical, but stem from — When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country.
A worthy introduction to an artist who writes well about everyday life, making it or not. When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. McKenna parted ways with Warner Bros. Think of all the feelings given into and the ones ignored. Lori McKenna writes great lyrics that put you exactly in the frame she's painting with her song. My name is Ken Morton, Jr and a passion about country music and its culture is what this site is all about.
Mark Erelli adds nice backup and accompanying vocals and guitar work. McKenna parlayed her contribution to Hill's Fireflies into both an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show along with Hill, and a record deal with Warner Brothers Nashville. See and hear for yourself on Sunday night in Portland. We also hit with our usual fabulous array of weekend ideas and offer up some ideas of where to take your mom for Mother's Day brunch on Sunday. In fact, Della Mae may be back stronger than ever if this sometimes musically aggressive, always satisfying show was any indication.
Her two oldest sons are in a band together. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. Often though, McKenna said, it happens another way. But she said she still has trouble considering herself a singer. McKenna calls Stoughton, Massachusetts, home. Her penultimate album is called Lorraine and was released on January 25, 2011 under Signature Sounds. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is or maybe can be.
Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98. Part of what we do — we need to show somebody. I hope you like it. We arrive late - after a show. She tweeted later that the release date will be September 23rd.
She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. I encourage newbies to explore more of her work as well. The disc was live tracked with producer Mark Erelli, who often plays with McKenna. Each time I hear a new album of hers I am struck by just how damn good she is, and then a year or so later she releases a new album that is equal to or better than the last and I feel like I'm privy to some sort of inside joke. What were the stories that went on here? Her voice has a gravitational pull that draws me in and keeps me there as she tells her stories, creates her characters and lets me into her world of outstanding song-crafting. The acoustic guitar is terrific and the lyrics are deep and meaningful throughout.
Della Mae released a few albums before taking. McKenna gained more attention in 2005, when Faith Hill recorded covers of four of McKenna's songs — three of which including the title track appeared on Hill's 2005 release Fireflies, the fourth as an exclusive to the iTunes Store. The sincerity, soulfulness and storytelling are all here. You can also with The Fogcutters a very happy 10th anniversary by catching their Saturday night show at Aura. The album has released two non-charting singles. Artists like Little Big Town and Tim McGraw have benefited greatly from recording McKenna songs, yet it's unlikely many mainstream country music fans recognize her name. The love made, the promises, the lies, the turning points and last hopes, the prayers.
Simply one of the best songwriters of our generation. . We stare into the trunks of our rental cars wondering what we can safely leave out there in the parking lot and how many instruments we can carry up the stairs without making two trips. Erelli and McKenna sat down and tracked five songs on the first day. This is getting a lot of repeat play as I dig deeper into the stories, the emotions, the vocals -- another great collection from one of my favorite artists. The whole disc is excellent though.
But also, a gorgeous song. However while sales have not reach platinum status, some of the bigger names in music - Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Little Big Town - have not let her talent go unnoticed. The idea for these songs developed while on tour and staying in motels between shows. Lori McKenna was a new name to me. McKenna released four critically-acclaimed independent album early in her career, but it wasn't until 2004 until she became the sought-after songwriter she is today. Unglamorous, was released on August 14, 2007, from Warner Bros.