Articles by: Andrew Quist

The Mother Hips Continue Offer Fierce & Anthemicaly Celebratory New LP ‘Chorus’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The last three and a half years have been really tough for San Francisco’s Mother Hips. This band has weathered a series of setbacks that, short of the death of a band member (which was ...

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The Do It Ourselves Festival (DIO Fest) Continues To Shine Where All Others Don’t (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS))

The Do It Ourselves Festival (DIO Fest) has been covered here before but it begs a revisit. In fact, this truly singular and special event deserves an annual accounting if only for the genuine goodness ...

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Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra Craft Their ‘Sgt. Peppers’ With ‘Stereoscope’

Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra are probably not yet a blip on your radar screen. That should change. If you are the kind of music listener that likes to connect with your music ...

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Jordan Smart’s ‘Heart Of It All’ Gives Listeners Pause (INTERVIEW)

The essence of folk music is the song and the song is made up of two basic components, lyrics and melody. Boiled down to the very elements it really is that simple a combination. By ...

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Magic In The Other Feat: Ezra Lipp, Steve Adams, Roger Riedlbauer Harkens Tight Jazz Laden Improv Rock (SHOW REVIEW)

Magic In The Other is a recently formed trio with members out of the North Bay Area and Oakland, CA. Formed by one of the finest drummers in the north part of the state, Ezra ...

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Willie Watson, Twain, Jordan Smart, The Whole Other, Shotskis Rule The Lost Sierra Hoedown (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Basically, now it comes down to the simple fact that if you’re lucky enough to get a ticket for The Lost Sierra Hoedown, you’re guaranteed one of the best musical experiences in the market. As ...

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Hooten Hallers, Mike Clark and the Sugar Sounds, The Harmed Brothers, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit Lead Intimate Sheather Fest 2017 (RECAP/PHOTOS)

“It all comes down to intention. You put it out there and the festival will happen. People need to gather, we should be sitting around a fire singing three times a week!” – Will Taylor ...

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Half of the Whole Other: An Interview With Nathan Moore

Nathan Moore is easily one of the finest singer/songwriters that many folks have unfortunately never heard. His vast catalogue of music is woefully underrated, as he always follows his passion, embarks on projects, follows bliss, ...

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Sheather Fest 2017 Is Do It Yourself/Non Profit Festival Like None Other (PREVIEW)

Sheather Fest is unlike any festival in the country. Held this coming September 9 and 10, 2017, in Knights Ferry, California, the idea for this musical gathering was born out of  love and appreciation for ...

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Unity Through Music: Patrick Maguire, Possessed by Paul James, Hillstomp and the Naked Bootleggers Team Up at Don Quixote’s In Felton (SHOW REVIEW)

Community is a word we are fortunate to hear a lot about in live music. There are communities of fans that gather around their favorite musicians, music festival communities, communities of tapers, and the list ...

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