All in Interviews

In Conversation: Birdie Busch & Gretchen Lohse Of Carol Cleveland Sings (Playing Tonight At Spruce Street Harbor Park)

"One of the best times I've ever had as a musician was one Saturday afternoon when my living room was filled with people, all of whom I looked up to, all playing on one of my songs. I had spent the week telling everyone I saw that they should stop by to play, without thinking anyone actually would. It was my own little Laurel Canyon jam, except maybe less pretty with the empty lot across the street. Those are the days that shaped me as a songwriter."

Q&A: Sonny Rollins

"Some years ago after 'Waiting On A Friend' came out, I was shopping in the supermarket and I heard this song and thought, 'Hey! This saxaphone player on this record, he really sounds like something.' Then I realized, it was me."

Q&A: Nick Spitzer Of American Routes

"There’s a lot of culture here, and like a lot of northern cities, some of the music is shared but it’s hard to hear all of it — the neighborhoods seem a little isolated from one another sometimes. Also, I don’t know if the vernacular culture of the city is always put across the right way, without irony."