Bleeding Through By Sandra Parshall: Book Review/Interview/Giveaway

by Cyntha Chow
& Lorie Lewis Ham

While leading a group of teenagers on a roadside litter cleanup Mason County Deputy Sheriff Tom Bridger and his girlfriend and veterinarian Rachel Goddard discover the body of Shelly Beecher, hidden underneath an old mattress. The young woman had been missing for over a month and was actively working for the Virginia Innocence Project to overturn the conviction of Vance Langford, a man found guilty of beating to death his band mate Brian Hadley in a fit of jealousy over another singer.

Saving Temperance: Local Band Video Interview & Performance

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Earlier this year KRL profiled Kingsburg band Saving Temperance and reviewed their latest EP. This past week we got the chance to catch up with them, learn about their new EP out early next year, and have them be our first local band video performance & interview! Hope you enjoy and keep checking back for updates, concert info and a review of the new EP once it's released.

Iron Gray Sea: Destroyermen by Taylor Anderson: Book Review/Interview/Giveaway

by Terrance V. Mc Arthur

It’s 1944, sort of, somewhere. About two years ago, some Japanese and Allied ships, subs, planes, and their crews were pulled into a similar Earth in another dimension. The Americans allied themselves with a lemur-descended race, while the Japanese worked with reptilian invaders. Both groups are using “modern” (1940s) technology to help their cause, which causes changes to the cultures around them.

Nightwolf: Local Band Profile

by Zachariah Zendejas

It has been said that a thing, whatever the thing, is more than the sum of its parts; still, looking at those parts does help. Nightwolf is the summation of great talent and a great connection between the members which helps propel the sound and lyrics into the hearts and minds of their audience.

Interview With Mystery Author Rhys Bowen/Interview/Giveaway

by Lorie Lewis Ham & Terell Byrd

Mystery author Rhys Bowen will be speaking at the San Joaquin Sisters In Crime meeting in Fresno on Saturday, October 1-for more info check out their event page. She took some time to speak with us here at KRL and Terell Byrd reviews her latest book, Naughty In Nice. At the end of this article is a chance to enter to win a copy of Naughty In Nice.

Kevin Memley: A Man Of Many Musical Hats

by James Garcia Jr.

In the six years that my family and I have been attending Kingsburg Community Church, we have had a few different Worship Leaders. All have been very good, but little did I know how special our current leader was. He wears many different hats: Music Teacher, Choral Director, Composer, Musician, Recording Engineer and Producer to name but a few.

Old Tire Swingers: Local Band Profile

by Addam Cogdill

Today we visit with Paul Chesterton of Old Tire Swingers, a bluegrass band hailing from Fresno’s Tower District. Old Tire Swingers are the latest link in an unbroken chain of the living tradition which is folk music. Old Tire Swingers chose to plant roots in blue grass, although they are known to play anything from Journey to Sublime. Their style is mostly old time string band music with touches of country, bluegrass, and Americana. They play originals, traditional American, and cover songs.

Poor Man’s Poison: Band Profile

by Zachariah Zendejas

When it comes to music, I, myself, love different kinds of music, from pop like Lady Gaga, to oldies like Nat King Cole. However, when I was told about Hanford-based band Poor Man’s Poison, I admit to being a bit skeptical, seeing as how their music is a mix of genres from folk to rock. But once I heard their title song It’s Alright from their first album, their sound captured my attention.