Feature: Chris Thile and his Eternal Journey of Innovation

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Devin Peddle] Chris Thile may very well be the most renowned, most popular living mandolin player. His fingerprints can be found on just about anything that gets tagged with the term “bluegrass,” and the tale of 5-year-old Thile first picking up the mandolin is now the stuff of…

Adrianne Lenker – abysskiss

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Saddle Creek; 2018] Rating: 6.5/10 Key Tracks: “terminal paradise”, “cradle”, “abyss kiss” You may know Adrianne Lenker as the singer-songwriter of Big Thief, but her solo work stands apart. By herself, she is gentle, loving and calm, asking existential questions and trying to find solace in her songwriting. abysskiss is…