INTERVIEW Press, Glide Magazine with Louise Goffin

But for Goffin, the daughter of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, her heart and soul always harkened back to times when she was a more pure singer-songwriter and over the years her songs have become fuller, more exploratory into the seeds of emotional reactions, closer to who she was in the beginning, and her latest album showcases Goffin in prime form. Releasing on November 9th, All These Hellos shine with a pleasant afterglow song after song – from “Chinatown” with Rufus Wainwright to “Turn To Gold,” “Bridge Of Sighs” and “The Last Time I Saw My Sister.” Flowing with an uninterrupted sequence, it’s surprising to learn that some of the songs are actually older.

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Madison Barras
INTERVIEW Press, Discover Lafayette Podcast

On this episode of Discover Lafayette, Marc Broussard, internationally renowned singer and songwriter known for his own unique style of rhythm and blues, joins Mark Falgout, owner of Blue Moon Saloon and Guesthouse and Warehouse 535, to discuss the first annual South Louisiana Songwriters Festival & Workshop known as “SOLO” taking place in downtown Lafayette May 22 – 27, 2018.

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Madison Barras
Press, Offbeat Magazine: Ani DiFranco To Appear At Lafayette’s SOLO Songwriters Festival

There are two halves to Lafayette’s SOLO Songwriters Festival. One is the workshop: several days of songwriters swapping war stories, collaborating and churning out new material while the sun’s out.

The other half is the stage, where the lights go up after the sun goes down and the songs are thrown into the wild. That’s the public face of the songwriter’s trade, where most of us encounter the fruits of inspiration or self-doubt.

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Madison Barras
From The Current: Ani DiFranco: Singing at a safer distance

by Christiaan Mader 

Since the late 1980s, songwriter Ani DiFranco has made up her own rules. Her approach to songwriter is frank and naked, sometimes political, sometimes personal, always honest. For nearly three decades, she’s hammered together a self-made career in open defiance of music industry trends and conventions, brandishing her feminism and daggering upstream with a jagged punk ethos. In 1990, she launched Righteous Babe records — among the very first artist-owned labels and one of the only ones to succeed — shrugging off the corporate music machine that came calling for her talents. She released her twentieth record, Binary, in 2017. She now calls New Orleans home. 

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Madison Barras
From The Current: From Spark To Finish: Mary Gauthier's "Mercy Now"

The muse gave Mary Gauthier “Mercy Now.” But it took work for her to give it to the world. 

“Mercy Now” was conceived in a hotel room in Canso, Nova Scotia, one of seven in the whole maritime village. Sitting alone on the side of her bed, Mary Gauthier thought about her dad, his failing mind and their tormented relationship. She was ready to make peace. 

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