Published on Jan. 5, 2017 by The Santa Barbara Independent

Glen Phillips: Last October, singer/songwriter Glen Phillips released his first solo album in eight years, Swallowed by the New. It’s a stunning 11-song album offering an astute array of compositions that offer both aural surprises and keen introspection. Check out Phillips’s Side Notes recording of his song “Leaving Old Town,” one of the many sonic gems on Swallowed by the New.

Lily & Madeleine: The folk-pop duo kindly graced our studio late last summer before opening for Brett Dennen at the Lobero, and their beautiful harmonies had us spellbound. Playing new songs from their 2016 album, Keep It Together, the duo makes for some delightful listening ​— ​you’ll be asking for doubles.

Published on Dec 6, 2016

Johnny Irion: From playing a song for Bernie Sanders at SBCC to touring with Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper's Hollywood Vampires, S.B. Johnny Irion has proved to be one of our area's visibly vital and exciting rockers, standing for the same social change as his musical forefathers while making us smile with his excellent voice and melody chops.

Published on Nov 10, 2016

U.S. Elevator On the Up and UpU.S. Elevator to Elevate Lobero TheatreJohnny Irion: Ex TemporeSings Like Hell: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny IrionSarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion Take Their Tales to the Tavern

Erisy Watt: The Cabin by the Sea concert series founder has earned many fans across town for her folk-song lullabies about nature and spirituality, while her bassist sidekick, Raf, has also garnered admirers of his own with his solid playing and expert whistling.

Published on Oct 27, 2016

Glen Phillips: With his new album, Swallowed by the New, just hitting the digital shelves, now is the perfect time to cozy up with Glen Phillips’s autumnally plaintive and mournful songs about grief and gratitude. See the interview here.

Published on Oct 13, 2016