Sandy Denny "Ballad of the Easy Rider"

“Ballad of Easy Rider” was written by Roger McGuinn for the 1969 film, Easy Rider. McGuinn sang a solo performance on the film soundtrack album and later with his band the Byrds.
But neither of McGuinn’s releases compare to the version Sandy Denny sang with the British folk rock band Fairport Convention. Their version of the song was included as a bonus track on the 2003 re-release of the band’s 1969 album, Unhalfbricking.

Review: Teddy Thompson Finds Some Solace on "Heartbreaker Please"

Teddy Thompson
Teddy Thompson

“You can actually reinvent yourself in America, step off the plane, say ‘my name is whatever,’” says Teddy Thompson. Speaking more about New York City,

“You can actually reinvent yourself in America, step off the plane, say ‘my name is whatever,’” says Teddy Thompson. Speaking more about New York City, where the singer-songwriter has lived since moving there as a teen with his parents British folks singers Linda and Richard Thompson, the city also helped him fuse together his sixth studio album Heartbreaker Please (Thirty Tigers), out May 8, as he’s dissecting his own heartbreak, unraveling a portion of it on the album’s title track. Continue reading