Riley L.

At 18, I headed off to study music business in college with the intention of becoming a recording artist. That didn't happen, but it did give me greater insight into the music industry. As a filmmaker and amateur singer-songwriter, I use a lot of recording equipment in a variety of settings and scenarios. I play guitar very badly, ukulele worse, and am an admirer (occasional purchaser) of unusual instruments. A million years ago, I was a runner-up in a songwriting contest. Favorite artists: The Corrs, Kasey Chambers, Mavis Staples, David Ford, Beth Hart, Amanda Marshall, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Kathy Mattea, Linda Eder

7 Songs About God That Aren’t The Usual Fare

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Songs about God typically fall into their own distinct category. Actually, you might say they fall into several categories/genres ranging from traditional hymns to worship and devotional songs to Contemporary Christian to pop. But while songs about God have their own special space in music, they also infiltrate every genre, both in obscure lyrical ways …

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Signature Songs: Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses – Kathy Mattea

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Some songs are so iconic, they eclipse everything else in an artist’s catalog. These songs are signature songs, the songs artists become associated with for the rest of their careers and future generations. Artists with signature songs are not to be confused with one-hit wonders who have only one successful song over the entirety of …

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