Brother Galen Reflects on the Songs that Inspired the New Album “On The Way”

Earlier this year, New York-based artist Brother Galen released his debut album On The Way. Immediately, listeners are made aware that Brother Galen is an old soul; his music combines elements of folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, and rock. On The Way prominently features Americana songs with a refreshing twist of modernity--without losing the comforting authenticity of the genre. The track "Thinking' of You," for instance, includes percussive textures and beautiful harmony with Leslie Stevens. The song … Continue reading Brother Galen Reflects on the Songs that Inspired the New Album “On The Way”

Embracing Your Anti-Muse

By Epiphany Johnican “Muse” is a term used to describe someone who inspires the work of another. In Greek mythology, the Muses were nine goddesses who presided over the arts, including music and literature. Each muse was connected to a different art form. For example, Polyhymnia was the muse of sacred poetry and Euterpe was the muse of music. An artist or poet preparing to begin work would call on a particular Muse to inspire … Continue reading Embracing Your Anti-Muse

The Much-Needed Mental Health Playlist

By: Epiphany Johnican Mental Health Awareness Day may be October 10th, but mental health should be taken care of in one’s everyday life. It’s not always easy to admit you’re not okay. New Roads Behavioral Health offers five warning signs of mental illness to watch for, especially when you have two or more of these symptoms: Long-lasting sadness or irritabilityExtremely high and low moods  Excessive fear, worry, or anxietySocial withdrawal Dramatic changes in eating or … Continue reading The Much-Needed Mental Health Playlist