On Stage in New Orleans in 2016

[Updated] My Spilt Milk's contributors and particularly photographers Patrick Ainsworth and Steven Hatley see a lot of music in a year--more than we write about. In 2016, we want to document that and put all those photos in one place. This post will be updated regularly, and each time it is freshened, we'll draw attention to it again. When it gets too big, we'll create a Part II, Part III, and more if necessary. Whatever the case, we'll have a photographic record of the year in music as it happens.

Alexandra Scott Takes on Gun Violence in New Song, Video

[Updated] Alexandra Scott’s new song began as an exercise. After the emotionally arduous process that led to 2013’s I Love You So Much Always, Scott felt written out and was slow to come up with new songs. To get her creative juices flowing again, she started the week-long Fearless Songwriter Challenge—a contest that sent out daily prompts to songwriters around the country.

French Quarter Fest: Alexandra Scott's Milky Way

I'm always struck by how expressive Alexandra Scott's voice can be. In measured, conversational ways, she moves convincingly through the full range of complex emotions and modes of expression we employ daily if not hourly. There's nothing theatrical in her singing, but her sadness sounds earned, her joy is felt, her heartbreak is painful, and much of it is modulated by humor--gallows, antic, or otherwise. When a song focuses on a single, simple emotion, that's telling.

Help Wanted: Alexandra Scott, Kelcy Mae, and Deborah Cotton

[Updated] With one week to go, Alexandra Scott is hoping for your support for a recording project. As she explains in this video, she had set aside money to record new material - money she had to spend on her dog when he became ill. She can tell the rest of the story, but she is in the last week of a fundraising campaign at IndieGoGo.com.

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