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Obituary: Robert Hunter, lyricist (78)

The master of lyrics, Robert Hunter, poet and writer provided the Grateful Dead with many of their vivid and enduring lyrics 28 February 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media…

Clipper Music: Procol Harum – Shine On Brightly (Live) (1971)

26 February 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News Procol were best-known for their first song, Whiter Shade of Pale, and many music lovers moved on from…

Clipper Music: Big Thief (Certainty)

The last time I had such a ‘wtf’ moment upon hearing new music was The Cardigan’s ‘Long Gone Before Daylight’ (2003). I still listen to that one on…

The Tragic and Unusual Life of Folk Singer Karen Dalton

In a new documentary, the underrated singer’s life of depression, addiction and poverty is told while her incredible talents are celebrated Photo: Karen Dalton in 1971. ‘She used…

Frightened Rabbit announce book of Scott Hutchison’s lyrics and artwork

“Immerse yourself in the world Scott created by opening not only his heart but his whole soul to the world” Photo: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – AUGUST 26: Scott Hutchison…

Listen: Nanci Griffith – It’s a Hard Life Wherever You Go

14 August 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media In the coming days weeks months years much will be made of Ms. Griffith’s interpretations of great songs, but…

Laura Nyro: the phenomenal singers’ singer/songwriter the 60s overlooked

Photo: ‘She wrote songs celebrating motherhood, female sexuality and her menstrual cycle’ … Laura Nyro in New York, 1968. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Imagine a time when ‘new…

Behind the Song: “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor

Photo: JAMES TAYLOR. PHOTO BY HENRY DILTZ 24 July 2021 | PAUL ZOLLO | American Songwriter | Additional information supplied by Clipper Media A miracle song for so…

Behind Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit,’ the first great protest song

03 July 2021 | RICK MOORE | American Songwriter | Includes additional videos and articles. Some songwriters write for an entire lifetime and never see much success, or…

Listen: Way Back in the Way Back (Hiss Golden Messenger)

25 June 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media Way Back In The Way Back (MC Taylor) You can call me the wheelAll I wanna do is roll…

Listen: A Camp (Stronger than Jesus)

Photo: Images courtesy of Gregg Greenwood 24 June 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media Stronger Than Jesus Written By Niclas Frisk, Nina Persson & Nathan Larson Who told you love…

50 years of Blue: A celebration of the Joni Mitchell masterpiece

Cover Art: Art by Ben Shannon 19 June 2021 | CBC Music Original art and testimonials in praise of one of the greatest albums ever. See the full interactive experience…

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