The Captain 

23 year-old Kasey Chambers releases her debut album on June 5, 1999.

Many call it one of the best albums of the year and lyrically, it’s something of a wonder. Give it a listen …


Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger believed in “the power of song” to bring social change. Over the years, Pete used his voice and his hammer to strike blows for workers’ rights and civil rights; world peace and environmental conservation, and he always invited us to sing along. For reminding us where we come from and showing us where we need to go, we will always be grateful to Pete Seeger.”

President Barack Obama

American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger ~ b. May 3, 1919

American Recordings 

The 81st (that number is just stupid) album from Johnny Cash is released on April 26, 1994.

It’s the beginning of a resurgence for The Man In Black. The album is produced by the legendary Rick Rubin and is recorded in Rubin’s living room, Johnny’s cabin, and in LA’s Viper Room. The result was an Americana masterpiece.

It won a Grammy and is #366 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.