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Finnegan’s Wake, a Glance at Irish Mysticism through Lyrical Satire

July 1, 2017

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Finnegan’s Wake is amongst my favorite traditional Irish songs and it has been a staple of the Irish balladeer’s repertoire since the middle of the 19th century. Over the past several decades it has been covered by great and legendary Irish bands like The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, The Dubliners, the Pogues, and most […]

Mento Music: Reggae’s Granddaddy

June 26, 2017

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Mento music is a little known style of folk music and dance native to the island of Jamaica that saw its commercial peak in the 1950s. Sometimes called Jamaican Calypso, it is closely related to that Trinidadian musical form. (Read More)

Tyla J. Pallas, One Creative Dog

February 1, 2017

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Few artists have had as much of an influence on me as Tyla J. Pallas.  It wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to say that I learned to sing by listening to this man. I first discovered Tyla when I saw an ad for his band the Dog’s D’Amour and their album release In […]

Lojah – Pub Songs on Palafox

January 23, 2017

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Pub Songs on Palafox is a four song, lo-fi EP recorded in the raw as a live-air production that captures the energy and sound of a Lojah solo performance while busking downtown Pensacola, Florida in competition with the various sounds of a bustling city street. (Read and hear more here!)

Happy New Year from Lojah

January 5, 2017

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Hey folks, Happy New Year! I’m really looking forward to 2017.  It’s going to a great year.  For starters I’m embarking on a series of shows throughout the year, and the production of a new ep in the spring and I’ll be giving away a painting from my facebook page as part of the release. […]

Yuletide Greeting from Lojah

December 20, 2016

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Hey folks, I almost can’t believe another year has gone by and so much has changed, but it feels really good to be moving forward into the next phase of life. I have a couple 2017 shows booked already and a few more tentative dates coming up. If you’re in the Pensacola area you should […]

The Pine Hill Haints – Ghost Music in a Punk Scene

September 3, 2014

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I saw the Pine Hill Haints at Sluggo’s a while back, a bit of a modern day jug-band that has accrued quite a following since their 2000 debut.  Such an innovative musical concoction as the Haints has an appeal much broader than the “folk-punk” category they are often associated with. The Haints describe their sound […]