Category Archives: Artist Spotlight

She will be missed

I woke up this morning to the news that Amy Winehouse had been found dead in her London home.  Although I haven’t seen any official reports as to the cause of death, as a long time fan of Winehouse (and someone who has picked her for the dead pool game the past two years), I…

The Party Ain’t Over

Do you know why? Because Wanda Jackson says so. And she’s got Jack White to back her up.

Ban it? Or just shut it off….

Eminem.  Love him or hate him – he’s always making you think. The album, Recovery, was released about a year ago and in my opinion, one of his best albums in his career.  The songs on the album are raw, in your face and brutally honest….just the way I like them.  The latest Eminem video…

Maroon 5: Moves Like Jagger

Mmkay, I’ve already discussed that I am an avid watcher of The Voice, the show that features awesome singers vying to win a record deal (and the first half of the finale airs tonight!), but what I haven’t really discussed is that the judges/coaches on the show are awesome and accomplished artists in their own…

…and THAT is how you abuse catgut.

Pre-release CD Review:  2Cellos Confession:  I have a strong, natural affinity for stringed instruments played with bows by attractive men. Oh, sure – I love guitars, banjos, ukuleles and the occasional upright bass…but give me a passionate Seth Lakeman or Johnny Flynn performance on the violin and I’m total mush. Well, move over Seth and…

How Good Is Craig Taubman’s New Album? Super Good!

Craig Taubman is one of the biggest names in contemporary Jewish music, and he’s got a newly released album that I want to tell you about. That’s not where I want to start, though. I’m going to start…at the beginning! This being “The Music Mamas” and all, I just figured it would be important to…

Raise Your Glass To P!nk’s New Greatest Hits Album!

There are many artists out there who seem to have suddenly achieved their success practically overnight. You might, if you just “found” P!nk in the last couple of years or so as a result of her stunning live performances of “Sober” (on the 2009 VMAs) and “Glitter in the Air” (on the 2010 Grammys), or…

Shannon Curfman: Rock Star Mama!

Recently, I was bemoaning the fact that my catalog is decidedly testosterone-heavy. I’m a bluesy-metal-rocker-punk-outlaw country kind of girl, and that’s not really a chick-heavy music genre. Or is it? Take a listen to Shannon Curfman‘s catalog & you may change your mind — I know I did.

I Believe In You, Black Dub!

Okay, wow. We Music Mamas get all kinds of goodies to check out in advance of the general public, and I tend to get absolutely giddy when I find something I really like, which in turn I get to share with you. Black Dub is one of those special somethings.

Thug life and motherhood?!

There is something about the rap of the early 90’s that makes me smile inside and out, makes me bob my head to the beat, and makes me miss you way too baggy Dickies and Puma’s….and part of me feels compelled to throw up gang signs but I manage to resist the urge. I prefer…