New collaborative blog Star Maker Machine is only a few weeks old -- previously, it was a well-written solo-author music blog -- but thanks to host Six and a growing team of familiar trustworthies of diverse taste and tight writing, the site has already found its voice, and it's a powerful one. I couldn't hold back any longer; as of today, I've joined the fray.
So head on over for a rarity from Patty Griffin's unreleased third album Silver Bell, plus a growing collection of songs on this week's theme of City Songs, and a long set of Flower Songs from last week. I expect to be back over there regularly, posting originals and practicing my shortform. Membership is open to all; maybe I'll see you there, too.
Want a bonus to whet your whistle? I'm still song-gathering for a future post on Griffin's coverwork, but in the meantime, here's folk chanteuse Maura O'Connell with a rocking version of Long Ride Home, plus a link to an old but still-live post Griffin fans might have missed.
Previously: The Dixie Chicks (and others) cover Patty Griffin