Moose Gronholm's Profile

Moose Gronholm

Moose is originally from Chicago. The river's howl and the string band music brought him here via steel horse known as a Ford Taurus in 2011. He found the pen and word before he could play a note on a guitar. He experiences life and writes about it. See the country and of its wondrous places. Those are his two mottos. He loves Whitman, Thoreau, Emerson, and Kerouac, Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, Alcott, and Atwood. That's Moose, a simple dude who loves music and writing, and his family.

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Conor Oberst: Ruminations and Salutations

For twenty years, or thereabouts, Conor Oberst has remained one of the preeminent voices in the indie/rock/folk genre. His songs can be brash and loud, or calm and to the point, and political with a hint of romance, and sometimes all in one song. However, you would like to describe him though you can’t leave out that he knows how to write a song.

Randy Newman: The Man Can Sure Write a Song

The words have all been written about him, and the story has pretty much been told. Randy Newman is pretty much one of the best songwriters we have in music. He does not merely sit behind an instrument and churn out songs, although he can and has, it something much more than that. He writes soundtracks to movies, and offers songs to movies, and on his latest album uses a symphony to his advantage. One man and one piano however is where it all starts.

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts: Nothing More and Nothing Less

Jeffrey Lewis is an anti-folk music, comic book writer, and rather than mince words he’s simply an artist. I have been aware of his music via The Moldy Peaches and Kimya Dawson through their project “The Bundles.” His narrating of everyday life’s drab or thrills, or simplicity is where he resides. There really are no frills overcomplicating these songs.

The Mountain Goats: I Have High Unicorn Tolerance

My first introduction to The Mountain Goats was about 4 years ago after constantly seeing their name show up through my subscription to Merge Records (their current record label) almost every month. I gave in, and I was and have been glad that I did.

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Bones Jugs at The Crow’s Nest on Friday

Bones Jugs, formerly Bones Jugs ‘n’ Harmony, are a quartet hailing from southern Illinois and the town of Urbana. Which for anyone aware of that area is close to Champagne where the University of Illinois is located, but I digress. This band is comprised of four members who are: Charlie...

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The Whiskey Chronicles: Stephen Williams

A few years ago, at The Whispering Beard Folk Festival, which is held in Friendship, Indiana, I was introduced to this guy who had a thick Alabama drawl, an epic beard, and wasn’t wearing any shoes while working a hammer and I thought “now this is somebody I need to know.” Sure...

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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Jean Dowell

It was two years ago at The Comet here in Cincinnati when I first saw and heard Jean Dowell. Mike Oberst (The Tillers and Blue Rock Boys) was hosting a month-long residency there. A friend and I thought it would be fun to stop in, grab a drink and a burrito, and listen to some great music. Mike...

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Keep it Together: Lily & Madeleine

Lily and Madeleine are sisters from Indiana whom last year released their third studio album called Keep It Together. They have been touring the Country on it, and for a couple of sisters from Indiana they could not be more grateful. Over the past few years they have been gaining success and...

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A Conversation with Sara Watkins

Sara Watkins is headed to Ludlow Garage on Thursday, January 26th.  Young in All the Wrong Ways, is the third album release from Sara Watkins. You may recognize her from her supporting role in The Decembrists and on A Prairie Home Companion, and most notably drawing crowds with her fiddle...

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Review: A Tribe Called Quest

It’s been eighteen years since we last heard a Tribe album. It’s been eighteen years of quiet, and since 1998 a lot has changed within the rap/ hip-hop game. It has undergone its changes much in the same way of a lot of mainstream music, but for fans like myself hearing the new record...

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Christmas with: The Sunburners and Queen City Silver Stars

The Sunburners and Queen City Silver Stars are teaming up for an evening in the Over-the-Rhine district in Cincinnati for a night of island music with the Christmas spirit at Mr. Pitifuls. They are dubbing this “Island Christmas Holiday” and the two gentlemen that brought this together...

Aaron Lee Tasjan: Silver Tears

Aaron Lee Tasjan has put an album together of 12 songs, Silver Tears. It was one of NPR’s first listens, and has reached some acclaim since the release of it back on October 28th via New West Records. He also gained some acclaim with a Rolling Stone review per their Country Fall...