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The Best Songs and History of Soulful Rock Balladeer Ray Lamontagne

The sound of Ray Lamontagne’s voice lands somewhere between the genius of Cat Stevens and Otis Redding. There’s a vulnerability and authenticity to Ray that makes his songs hit harder, though he sings them rather softly. He backs it all up with the most basic, warm acoustic guitar. His acoustic cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” … Continue reading »

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Songs for Starting Over: John Lennon, Macklemore and Aretha Franklin

A couple of years ago I left my day job behind and started a music business. The world I knew drastically changed. I moved in with my longtime boyfriend and his small daughter. For the first time in my life I have a family that feels right. My indie business is thriving. I keep a … Continue reading »

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Educate a Nation on Equal Rights with “Same Love”

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis now has more than 275 million views on YouTube. Its┬ápopularity paved the way for recent national radio airplay of the band’s anthem supporting gay marriage – “Same Love.” Both songs are from the group’s 2012 full-length The Heist. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5UAanh-U8Q] Ben Haggerty A.K.A. Macklemore, a notoriously humble man, is … Continue reading »

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Educate a Nation on Equal Rights with "Same Love"

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis now has more than 275 million views on YouTube. Its┬ápopularity paved the way for recent national radio airplay of the band’s anthem supporting gay marriage – “Same Love.” Both songs are from the group’s 2012 full-length The Heist. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5UAanh-U8Q] Ben Haggerty A.K.A. Macklemore, a notoriously humble man, is … Continue reading »

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