It was a far-fetched plan that English folk-rocker Mike Rosenberg devised five years ago when his quintet Passenger splintered after one critically acclaimed album, “Wicked Man’s Rest.”
“Plus, my manager at the time quit, my girlfriend and I broke up, and I had to leave my house,” says the singer-guitarist, who appears today in The City. “It was just one of those bleak moments in life where everything around you just collapses, you know?” Read More
For seven years, Irish singer Lisa Hannigan remained in the backing-vocalist shadows cast by her platinum-selling employer, folksinger Damien Rice.
In 2008, she finally stepped into the spotlight with her Mercury Prize-nominated debut “Sea Sew,” which revealed her lovably eccentric personality in the CD art alone — an elaborate patchwork quilt of needlepoint dice she made herself. Read More