An album few people know about, but should
It’s a shame that the music industry went to hell with no talent lackeys taking over the scene with their auto tune vocals and non musician hacks with “The Look”. It almost feels like the pop music industry died after 1990’s Grunge.
Luckily, there is NPR’s Tiny Desk series and internet and satellite radio, plus YouTube, where people can play their music. Maybe in some ways it’s more Democratic than it used to be. Whether a band gets paid is another issue . . .
Anyway, the lap and pedal steel player for Blanche, Dave Feeny runs a cool recording studio near Detroit and also played on Loretta Lynn’s album, Van Lear Rose, which I will check out soon.
UPDATE: the Grammy Winning Van Lear Rose was produced by Jack White of White Stripes fame, plus players on the roster include several members of Blanche – Dave Feeny on pedal steel. Also, Dan Miller and his wife Tracee Mae Miller were in the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk The Line”. So that’s the “Detroit Connection”.