the john cheever inspired ‘no room’ by theloverthekeeper

“but i awoke at three, feeling terribly sad, and feeling rebelliously that i didn’t want to study sadness, madness, melancholy, and despair. i wanted to study triumphs, the rediscoveries of love, all that i know in the world to be decent, radiant, and clear. then the word “love”, the impulse to love, welled up in […]

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‘on the 101’ by theloverthekeeper

it’s a long drive to see each other. she’s been humming to herself on the way over. he’s sitting in a bay window watching neighbors walk back and forth through their kitchen, speaking emphatically. is this the soundtrack to a divorce?

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New Kids Album Will Save the Planet!

Winston with cape and CD's ready to save the planet

Michael Ryther’s “Kids of the Earth: Songs For the Green Generation” produced by Willie Wisely. Michael Ryther, a grade school teacher here in Los Angeles, approached me about producing an album of kids music. He had a batch of awesome rough demos, each with an important message about environmental activism. Gathered together these songs would […]

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Wisely’s Long-Lost “Gospo Feel” Album Finally Sees The Light After 21 Years

Gospo Feel Vintage Collector Card

“Gospo Feel” finally sees the light today, released 21 years after it’s recording. All randy and chemical from several years of incessant touring, we booked time at The Terrarium studio in Minneapolis, ready to lay down our best road-tested material. But band turmoil and the pressure to top our award-winning debut album from the year […]

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Von Sneidern, Rist, Hillis & Wisely – On Tour

You’ve heard about “pop up” stores, well we’re a “pop-up” band! Four recording artists come together for a now-you-see-them-now-you-don’t limited engagement tour. Chris von Sneidern (San Francisco) Robbie Rist (Los Angeles) Cliff Hillis (Philadelphia) Willie Wisely (Los Angeles) We’re building a great set of music, originals and covers, taking turns on lead vocals, backing each […]

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Wisely Plays International Pop Overthrow

Valley Forge, canons, Civil War, Pennsylvania, Willie Wisely

Long-Awaited Return to David Bash’s Estimable Pop Festival. BANG!!!!! Linus of Hollywood and I are planning some wicked collaborative performances in each other’s sets. It’s been too long since I’ve made music with the man, the producer of my “Parador” album. A special night! Let us know you’re coming and find out more at the […]

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Boggia, Donnelly, Hillis & Wisely – On A “Three Hour Tour”

Boggia Donnelly Hillis & Wisely, Three Hour Tour

East coast dates with three long-admired singer/songwriters. What’s with the water in Philadelphia? So much talent in one place. Well for sure, I’ll be drinking plenty of it while rehearsing and touring with home-town kids Jim Boggia, Pete Donnelly and Cliff Hillis. You see, the four of us are starting a band and it’s called […]

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The Singles Series: “Fall Inside You Eyes [Eric Heywood pedal steel]”

Jackie Lomax "Fall Inside Your Eyes" [Apple Records] The Beatles George Harrison

Transparent recording process reveals all. Eric Heywood came in yesterday and set pedal steel down on two new recordings. If you’ve seen Over The Rhine, Tift Merritt, Ray Lamontagne, Andrew Bird or The Pretenders over the past few years, you’ve definitely had Eric blow your mind. First, we tracked Jackie Lomax’ “Fall Inside Your Eyes” […]

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The Singles Series: “Sutures Loose [acoustic demo]“

ringer t-shirt tee. blue sky, wings, Saranac

Transparent recording process reveals all. Turning on to Ryan Adams hit me like a thunder bolt. In admiration of how prolific an artist he is, and how wonderfully nonchalant nearly all his work tends to be, I wrote this one as quickly and decisively as possible. No second guessing, or thinking too much about what […]

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Wisely @ House Of Blues Sunset

House Of Blues HOB

Saturday Feb. 8th House Of Blues Sunset 8430 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 848–5100 All-Ages Welcome $8 admission if you show this blog page on your mobile devise at the door. Help out and Share this page with friends on Facebook. Popular pals from Chicago The Great Crusades, a blend of 1970’s Sensational […]

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