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Matt covers all things Costello, and he does it in a way that's both easy-to-grok, as well as "scholarly." Matt's two elements I really appreciate is A) he uncovers the meanings of Elvis's lyrics (never an easy task, but he does it, and well!), and... B) I've got several "holes" in my Elvis career-following, and I love checking in, regularly (through my subscription), on parts of the EC career, as well as seeing Matt's reflections on my favorite recorded moments of the Costello canon!
Michael is a gifted writer who covers music (and its playing) from a knowledgeable perspective, but he's also very relatable and easy to understand. He dubs his offerings as "a newsletter for beginning guitarists and musicians," but it won't take long before you're realizing it's so much more! Michael, through his exclusive interviews, will also introduce you to music insiders & experts who will give you more unique perspectives on music in general, and the music YOU play, specifically!
Always reliable, thoughtful, and easy to read, Ramona's virtual "pen" can be the cure for what ails us today. I know Front Row & Backstage readers will love Ramona as I do, and I heartily recommend subscribing to Writer Everlasting!
Mitchell's "The Run Out Grooves" is what everyone looks for in a Substack newsletter: Unique and fascinating info available nowhere else! The "Front Row & Backstage" audience will certainly appreciate the rare theme of discovering the final track on artists' albums from many genres! Mitchell uncovers the meaning of an album's last track (& its positioning). It's fun to uncover that rare "gold nugget," & enlightening to find out why that track is there, and not positioned elsewhere on the LP!
Kevin's On Repeat is always a worthwhile and challenging read, sharing music as he does with always thoughtful commentary I know will scratch where Front Row & Backstage readers musically itch! I heartily recommend subscribing as I do!