Is There Anything The Roots Can't Do?

Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 by fillups

The Roots In a previous blog, I mentioned the endless versatility of The Roots. I knew about their role in popularizing the neo soul movement, their deep sense of musical history and their multi genre approach to music which meant that they were capable of creating all sorts of music. Still, I was surprised to see this: You can actually see Idina Menzel's face light up as . . . more »

Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by fillups

CD Cover of Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well Throw A Penny in the Wishing Well by Jennifer Gasoi is the 2014 Grammy Award winner for Best Children's Album . If you are looking for fun music for children (and their adults), you will want to check out Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well. Gasoi takes a solid pop approach to kid's music incorporating diverse styles such as klezmer, doo wop, bluegrass and . . . more »

Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by fillups

CD Cover of Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well Throw A Penny in the Wishing Well by Jennifer Gasoi is the 2014 Grammy Award winner for Best Children's Album . If you are looking for fun music for children (and their adults), you will want to check out Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well. Gasoi takes a solid pop approach to kid's music incorporating diverse styles such as klezmer, doo wop, bluegrass and . . . more »

The 2014 Grammy Award Winners

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 by fillups

Daft Punk at the 2014 Grammy Awards In one of the signs of the ultimate demise of humankind, robots ended up dominating the 2014 Grammy Awards. Actually, it just looks that way--the "robots" are the veteran electronica group from France known as Daft Punk. Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all managed to win four Grammys each. However, the biggest news for me was the win for Lalah Hathaway . . . more »

The 2014 Grammy Award Winners

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 by fillups

Daft Punk at the 2014 Grammy Awards In one of the signs of the ultimate demise of humankind, robots ended up dominating the 2014 Grammy Awards. Actually, it just looks that way--the "robots" are the veteran electronica group from France known as Daft Punk. Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all managed to win four Grammys each. However, the biggest news for me was the win for Lalah Hathaway . . . more »

Pharrell Williams and the Happy Terrific Very Good Award Nominations

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 by fillups

Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams is having one heck of an awards season this year. Not only is he nominated for seven 2014 Grammy Awards, he just received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song for his work on Despicable Me 2 in the feel good anthem "Happy." All the current acclaim is for work that shows off Pharrell's skills at creating fun upbeat soulful tunes with absolutely . . . more »

Pharrell Williams and the Happy Terrific Very Good Award Nominations

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 by fillups

Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams is having one heck of an awards season this year. Not only is he nominated for seven 2014 Grammy Awards, he just received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song for his work on Despicable Me 2 in the feel good anthem "Happy." All the current acclaim is for work that shows off Pharrell's skills at creating fun upbeat soulful tunes with absolutely . . . more »

A Glorious Fusion: The Music of Snarky Puppy and the R&B Grammy Nominees

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 by fillups

The bandmember of Snarky Puppy Like most music fans, including the SCCLD Music and Movie Team's Gina, I LOVE being blown away by a new sound or an incredible band. For me, Snarky Puppy is THAT band. They have an astounding range of beautiful sounds to offer. Snarky Puppy was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance for their track, "Something" featuring Lalah Hathaway from their album . . . more »

A Glorious Fusion: The Music of Snarky Puppy and the R&B Grammy Nominees

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 by fillups

The bandmember of Snarky Puppy Like most music fans, including the SCCLD Music and Movie Team's Gina, I LOVE being blown away by a new sound or an incredible band. For me, Snarky Puppy is THAT band. They have an astounding range of beautiful sounds to offer. Snarky Puppy was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance for their track, "Something" featuring Lalah Hathaway from their album . . . more »

The 2014 Grammy Awards: The Alternative Nominees

Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 by fillups

Hesitation Marks It's too bad the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album is usually not broadcast on television. This year the list of nominees includes some of my favorite music of 2013. For some profoundly interesting music, check out the current nominees. Hesitation Marks by Nine Inch Nails After winning an Oscar and Grammy award for film scores, Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails come roaring . . . more »

Exploring the Nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by fillups

Grammy Awards The announcement of the 2014 Grammy Award nominations contained a lot of surprises. Many music fans were expecting the music industry to recognize popular efforts by Justin Timberlake and Kanye West with Album of the Year nominations. The surprises reveal a competitive and deep field of nominees. You can check out all the general category Grammy nominees including the acclaimed albums nominated for Album of . . . more »

Summertime Adventures with the Okee Dokee Brothers

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 by fillups

Okee Dokee Brothers on River trip The Okee Dokee Brothers went on a river trip down the Mississippi river. They had lots of adventures and composed a whole bunch of songs that eventually became Can You Canoe? The joy of travel, the discovery of new places and the beauty of the landscape all come through the Okee Dokee Brothers' bluegrass and American roots inspired music. There is a combination of thoughtfulness . . . more »