Category: Living Room Concerts

Tori Amos Live on Echoes

Tori Amos Singing

Tori Amos is an icon among singer-songwriters.  Her 1992 solo debut, Little Earthquakes still resonates more than 22 years later and now that she’s hit 50, Amos is showing no signs of mellowing in a music that is as politically and socially charged and as musically adventurous as ever.  Tomorrow, May 13, she’ll release Unrepentant…

Mary Fahl’s Power Singing and Wolf Songs

Hear Mary Fahl Talk About Influences from the 60s,  October Project and Werewolf songs tonight on Echoes Mary Fahl doesn’t sound like any other modern singer. You have to go back to vocalists like Sandy Denny and Grace Slick to find a reference point for a sound which is more like warrior angels than heavenly…

Thus Owls Live on Echoes

THUS OWLS THEATER IN YOUR HEAD LIVE ON ECHOES I have been enchanted by Thus Owls.  This Canadian-Swedish band brings a theatrical feel to their songs of life on a Swedish island that is sometimes pastoral but often dark and haunted.  The band is fronted by singer Erika Angell who has a dramatic style that…

James Hood Hangs Ten on a Hang Drum Live on Echoes

Moodswings Maestro Unplugs and Taps Metal Instead of Drums and Computer Keys Live There are only a few new instruments in the 20th century and one of them is the Hang, often referred to as the Hang drum to the consternation of its creators, Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer of PanArts in Switzerland.  They call…

Mary Fahl Live on Echoes Tonight

One of the most distinctive voices in modern music has been singer Mary Fahl.  While we love the “ethereal girls” on Echoes, Mary Fahl is powerhouse singer whose roots are more Grace Slick and Sandy Denny than Elizabeth Fraser and Suzanne Vega.  She came to renown fronting October Project back in the 90s. But when…

James Hood Hangs Ten on a Hang Drum Live on Echoes

Moodswings Maestro Unplugs and Taps Metal Instead of Computer Keys Live There are only a few new instruments in the 20th century and one of them is the Hang, often referred to as the Hang drum to the consternation of its creators, Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer of PanArts in Switzerland.  They call their instrument…

Mree Plays Live on Echoes

Hear Mree perform in a Living Room Concert on Echoes tonight. Mree goes where Enya fears to tread: creating music of stacked and layered vocals, and doing it live without backing tracks. Last year this then-19 year old musician released an album of sublime maturity called Winterwell. I’m still in love with this album.  Mree…

Pure Bathing Culture Live on Echoes

Pure Bathing Culture

Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture Plays Live on Echoes Tonight. Tonight on Echoes, it’s dream pop from Portland when we hear Pure Bathing Culture playing live.  The band is fronted by singer and keyboardist Sarah Versprille and guitarist Daniel Hindman.  On their album, Moon Tides they merge 60s girl group harmonies with 80s electro-pop in a…

Priscilla Ahn Live on Echoes.

Singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn Plays Live on Echoes Tonight. Hear another child of Echoes tonight when Priscilla Ahn plays live.  The singer-songwriter grew up in Central Pennsylvania where she listened to Echoes on WITF in Harrisburg and WXPN in Philadelphia.  She’s in LA now where she has been crafting introspective personal songs like “Dream” from her…

Journey to Sirius with Vic Hennegan Live on Echoes

Acclaimed Space Musician Vic Hennegan Play Live on Echoes You can sort of blame me for Vic Hennegan.  He grew up in Philadephia in the 1970s listening to me spinning space music albums by Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and Jean Michel Jarre on WXPN back then.  That, and the fact that his mother took him…