” I want to try everything, study everything. I just love this work.”
Childsplay, the celebrated flash-band of fiddlers who have come together around the holidays for more than 30 years, is calling it quits.
His songs have been recorded by the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Diana Krall. For many, his rank — just short of superstardom — remains a mystery. He’s just too good to be less than a household name.
This fantasy musical is unexpectedly moving, a driven and musically satisfying experience for serious Elton John fans.
It’s impossible not to be moved by Lauren Gunderson’s elegant, understated writing.
“I see myself as I’ve always seen myself, as a pop musician in a folk genre.”
“The pressure, I believe, is the responsibility to work on your gift. It’s God’s gift, a calling for me to share.”
Les Poules à Colin specializes in mix-and-match: their music channels old medieval ballads and sugar shack Quebecois dance tunes.
“Our intention was something other than being famous. When you create art from that place, a song is going to connect with people.”
What we want is for Al Pacino to convey something deeper, something illuminating about the fall of the hero from the highest reaches of the gods.