Finn-spiration

Legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has nothing but praise for Neil Finn, who he collaborated with on Seven World’s Collide. “That experience with Neil was one of the highlights of my musical life so far […] Because I had gone out and played to Neil’s audience and with Neil, I then went back to my album with a slightly different perspective. I just finished the job off with a renewed enthusiasm.” Keeping it in the family, Finn’s son’s band – Betchadupa – opened for Johnny Marr and the Healers in Sydney last month.


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…