Water Warriors United

Mni waconi/tó’ei’íina’/water is life! 💙💦

Musical Pairings

Ghost Writer and Better Half sit down with Stephen and Kristi Ashbrook, who are preparing to launch Stephen Asbrook Cellars in Portland, Oregon.

Local Inspiration, Dedication, & Motivation

The price of global connectivity has been local community. Shopping local should be more than a day of the year. It should be a life choice.

With Slow Burn, Ivan Denis Puts Tucson Firmly on the Americana Map

Slow Burn, the new album from Ivan Denis, shows the range and poetry of Americana Music.

The Sound & the Fury : the Rebirth of Heavy Metal

I Don't Konform... Raw, Rez Rock. Following in the footsteps of Metallica, can they usher in a rebirth in heavy metal?

All I Ever Wanted

Sometimes people act as portals to the past. Ivan Denis provides the argument for simplicity in a world that is anything but.

A Quarter Century: A Peacemaker

A fan of Roger Clyne since my arrival in Phoenix in 1995-96, I decide the release of NATIVE HEART is worth my first album review.

Confronting Nietzsche, Embracing Hamlet, & The Great Cosmic Joke

Perhaps, with enough common history, trust, and raw guts, people can truly communicate with candor about the power of music.

The Relentless Pursuit of Being Almost Famous

DL Marble might be the last truly original Arizona Outlaw. I followed him and CASA around Phoenix for a month to meet the man.

My Home is in Jerome

Some places just cast a spell on you. With Spirits of Jerome just four months away, I try to explain the magic.