Concert Reviews

Cary Brothers and Greg Laswell Kick off Co-Headlining Tour

Cary Brothers and Greg Laswell showcased their emotion-filled songs and onstage banter last night at Maxwell’s while Harper Blynn provided a fitting backing band throughout each set. The first night of their summer tour, Tuesday was just a glimpse of what is to come.

“I’m originally from Nashville, but I hated country music and I always listened to British music,” Brothers said. “That’s why when I sing I sound British.”

Though he dislikes country, he said his song, “Blue Eyes,” is the closest he came to writing a country song. Well known for being featured on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack to the film “Garden State,” the track was definitely a crowd favorite.

For the complete review on Hoboken Patch, click here.

Watch Cary Brothers’ new music video for “Ghost Town” below.


You can see Greg Laswell’s video for “Take Everything” below. Fun fact: he’s actually singing the words backwards so it appears accurate in the video.
Greg Laswell “Take Everything” from Vanguard Records on Vimeo.


Free Album Download From Vanguard Records

Who doesn’t like free music? Vanguard Records is spicing up this holiday season with a free album download. A sampler of talented up-and-coming artists as well more notable musicians who have been rapidly climbing the charts, there is much to offer on the 16-track release.

Fellow blogger and radio host of Lyrical Venus, Heather Miller-Rodriguez, sent me the link last night and I’ve been listening all afternoon. While the sampler isn’t solely holiday music, its a solid mix of eclectic and extremely talented singer-songwriters.

You might recognize a few names from my blog coverage including Joshua Radin, Serena Ryder, Meiko, Brett Dennen and Katie Herzig. Additional contributors include Josh Ritter, Dar Williams, Greg Lasswell, Brandi Carlile and more.

To download the sampler click here. Love to know your thoughts!

Related Links:
Q&A; with Brett Dennen
Q&A; with Joshua Radin
Q&A; with Meiko
Q&A; with Serena Ryder