Chris Cornell: July 20, 1964-May 17, 2017

The moment you become enthralled with someone’s music and relegate yourself to fandom is a moment that is hard to forget—like a jolt of emotional lightning that surges through your being and creates intense joy, inspiring admiration and worship of an artist and his or her music. It’s not always easily explained, but it is…

REVIEW: HEMMING at THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Alt-rocker Candice Martello, who performs under the moniker Hemming, made her debut appearance at the Ryman Auditorium recently, providing opening support for Chris Cornell on his nationwide acoustic Higher Truth Tour. The Ryman was packed; the rumble of the crowd quietened as the unassuming Hemming took the stage. Dressed in black with her long dark…

PREVIEW: HEMMING at THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM on 10/27/15

Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Candice Martello started playing guitar at age 9, and wrote her first song at age 13; “It was probably about hating the popular kids in middle school, some angsty punk song about feeling awkward.” She’d made her way through a succession of bands in various genres–indie, experimental, punk–when she got a call that…