Writer of the Week: Madeleine Peyroux


Later this month jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux will release her first “best of” album, titled Keep Me In Your Heart While. We recently chatted with the peripatetic chanteuse about her many influences, the differences in writing songs in French versus English, and what she considers to be the “perfect” song. How do you decide which songs […]

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Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room

Madeleine Peyroux The Blue Room (Decca/Emarcy) Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Dim the lights, open that bottle of wine you saved for a special evening and when the moment is ripe, push play on The Blue Room to ramp up the romantic flames. Velvet voiced jazz chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux and producer Larry Klein started […]

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Rob Wasserman Talks Woody Guthrie, Note of Hope


On September 27, 429 Records will release Note Of Hope, an album of Woody Guthrie’s writings set to music by artists like Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello and Pete Seeger, and spearheaded by Grammy-winning bassist Rob Wasserman. We spoke with bassist Wasserman about the ten years he spent working on the project, collaborating with […]

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New Woody Guthrie Tribute Disc Features Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Ani DiFranco

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In the same vein as Wilco and Billy Bragg’s Mermaid Avenue albums, bassist Rob Wasserman will release Note Of Hope on September 27 via 429 Records, an album of collaborations made up of songs inspired by unpublished Woody Guthrie material. Wasserman and Nora Guthrie, Woody’s daughter, recruited over a dozen A-list artists including Pete Seeger, […]

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