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INTERVIEW: Bedouine Chats Waysides and Keeping A Beginner’s Mind

INTERVIEW: Bedouine Chats Waysides and Keeping A Beginner's Mind

Bedouine, the recording project of Los Angeles songwriter Azniv Korkejian, has become one of the premier artists in the folk genre. Beginning with her 2017 self-titled debut and the release of last week’s Waysides, Bedouine’s star has risen to the point where publications like THE FADER and The New York Times are proclaiming her as a “future legend” on par with greats like Nick Drake and Vashti Bunyan. Waysides is a personal look into Korkejian’s upbringing that delicately ropes you into her emotive world; her Laurel Canyon-esque sound is sure to be a lock on critics’ best-of list this year. With a trip to Birmingham on the horizon as support for My Morning Jacket this Friday, October 29 at the Alabama Theatre, we chatted with Bedouine about Waysides and how she feels like she’s evolved as a songwriter:

It’s such a pleasure to talk to you! On a personal note, I’ve been a fan of yours since high school so this is definitely surreal.

(laughs) I feel like high school for you was more recent than it was for me, so it leaves me thinking that you might’ve been… [read more…]


Birmingham Mountain Radio Presents: Carl Broemel from My Morning Jacket

“I didn’t have to do this,” says Carl Broemel, referring to his new solo album, 4th of July, which will be released August 19 on Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers. As a member of My Morning Jacket, Broemel spent the past few years working rock ’n’ roll hours (that is to say, 24/7) with his bandmates to help establish MMJ as one of the best live rock bands currently in the game. Their combined efforts proved successful.

But something stirred within him and during lulls between album and tour cycles, when he could’ve opted to vacation or catch up on sleep, Broemel instead booked studio sessions in Nashville and, over a four year span of these tiny windows, recorded the sprawling collection of songs that form 4th of July.

From this time blossomed not only a record, but Carl’s own label, Stocks in Asia. Though much was forged by Broemel alone, he also reached out to those close to him: Bo Koster and Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket both appear on the record, with Koster co-writing a few tracks. There are guest appearances by Neko Case, Laura Veirs, Russ Pollard, Shelly Colvin, Richard Medek and Jordan Caress with Teddy Morgan…

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