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. Della Mae released a few albums before taking. Sometimes other songwriters come to Massachusetts to work with her, but McKenna travels about once a month to Nashville, where she is part of the Universal Music Publishing Group. 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. I picked it up because it included favorites like Melissa Ferrick, Juliana Hatfield and Kris Delmhorst. The album has released two non-charting singles. 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.
A worthy introduction to an artist who writes well about everyday life, making it or not. What were the stories that went on here? When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. You can also with The Fogcutters a very happy 10th anniversary by catching their Saturday night show at Aura. 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. Lori McKenna writes great lyrics that put you exactly in the frame she's painting with her song. Often though, McKenna said, it happens another way.
Lori McKenna's back story is a country song brought to vivid yet unaffected life. Motel rooms are like old creepy houses. Mark Erelli adds nice backup and accompanying vocals and guitar work. The disc was live tracked with producer Mark Erelli, who often plays with McKenna. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today.
There are a lot of people involved to make it happen. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. My name is Ken Morton, Jr and a passion about country music and its culture is what this site is all about. See and hear for yourself on Sunday night in Portland. Erelli and McKenna sat down and tracked five songs on the first day. The idea for these songs developed while on tour and staying in motels between shows.
Simply one of the best songwriters of our generation. Married with five children, the Massachusetts native began exploring her longstanding musical gifts - she wrote her first song at 13 - by playing for family and friends, who then forced her to attend a regional coffee house open mic. About The Author Aimsel Ponti Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at MaineToday. On Friday night, he celebrated his 42nd birthday with 15,000 people, and on Saturday, his parents were part of another sellout. I encourage newbies to explore more of her work as well.
Arts writer Bob Keyes tells you all about the new season at Ogunquit Museum of American Art and the story includes a roundup of several other galleries who are opening up. In fact, Della Mae may be back stronger than ever if this sometimes musically aggressive, always satisfying show was any indication. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. We arrive late - after a show. As promised, he delivered a different setlist each night of the Double Down tour.
McKenna parted ways with Warner Bros. Her two oldest sons are in a band together. 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. McKenna calls Stoughton, Massachusetts, home. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is or maybe can be. .
But she said she still has trouble considering herself a singer. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98. The love made, the promises, the lies, the turning points and last hopes, the prayers. The sincerity, soulfulness and storytelling are all here. Her penultimate album is called Lorraine and was released on January 25, 2011 under Signature Sounds. 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.
Think of all the feelings given into and the ones ignored. Part of what we do — we need to show somebody. 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. 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. Lori McKenna was a new name to me. But also, a gorgeous song. I hope you like it.