Desert Island List: Paul Birtwell – Songwriter, Musician, Performer

I am a self-produced singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and live performer. I have been writing songs and instrumental tracks along with regular live performances for the last 15 years. The following albums have not only influenced my music, but also my life. 1. Wes Bound, Lee Ritenour – A wonderful tribute to Wes Montgomery, this album has a soft and sensitive…

What Your Guitar Strap Length Says About You

I’m a member of a cool guitar community called, GuitarSquid. Each day, they post the hottest, most current news and information on guitar related music and culture. I was amused by this chart, “What  Your Strap Length Says About You,” that the editors created. After reviewing the options, I would consider myself to be “The…

Desert Island List – Miri, Recording Artist

I love music and these are a few of my favorites: 1. These Days, Nico – I discovered this song was written by Jackson Browne when he was sixteen. The words are so beautifully melancholic and the way Nico sings it gets me every time. 2. Night to Remember, Cyndi Lauper – I heard this album when it…

Sunday Grooves – 04/10/11

I’m constantly listening to music for inspiration and enjoyment. Each Sunday, I will share 10 songs that have influenced me during the week. 1. “Rossignol” by Lionel Louke 2. “Blues for Modern Man” by Bobby Broom 3. “Eyes Without a Face” by Billy Idol 4. “I Believe in You” by Black Dub 5. “No Shoes”…

Sunday Grooves – 03/27/11

I’m constantly listening to music for inspiration and enjoyment. Each Sunday, I will share 10 songs that have influenced me during the week. 1.   Something Beautiful by Trombone Shorty featuring Lenny Kravitz 2.  Nobody’s Baby by Sharon and the Dap Kings 3.  Deep Blue Sea by John Lee Hooker 4.  True Love Will Find…

Sunday Grooves – 03/20/11

I’m constantly listening to music for inspiration and enjoyment. Each Sunday, I will share 10 songs that have influenced me during the week. 1. Tighten Up – The Black Keys 2. Whipping Post – The Allman Brothers 3. Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughn 4. Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin 5. I’d Rather Be With…