“The Grief We Gave Our Mother" by Matthew Fowler (Signature Sounds)
The bright promise of singer-songwriter Matthew Fowler's label debut lies in its acoustic elegance.
His new album, “The Grief We Gave Our Mother," combines clean, crisp guitar playing with Fowler's warm, wistful tenor and tight background harmonies to deliver well-crafted songs that change speeds and create moods with the sure-footedness of a more seasoned artist.
Ray LaMontagne, “MONOVISION” (RCA)
Ray LaMontagne takes a comprehensive less-is-more approach on “MONOVISION,” his eighth album.
A solo work in the truest sense of the term, LaMontagne played all the instruments, wrote all the tunes and even engineered and produced the 10-song collection.
Between baseball games, bodegas and food inspired festivals, Breese Stevens Field is one hot spot in Madison’s summers.
In June, July and September visitors have the chance to see a wide variety of musicians with an even wider array of price ranges.