wesley stace Archive

Musoscribe’s Best of 2021: New Releases

Picking my favorite new releases for 2021 has been exceedingly difficult. I have no way of knowing to what degree (if any) the infernal and tragic pandemic had the silver-lining effect of inspiring so many of these artists to create superb works, but whatever the reason, I stumbled across a bounty of great new music

Album Review: Wesley Stace — Late Style

For most of his professional career Wesley Stace has worked using the stage name/sobriquet John Wesley Harding. The singer-songwriter’s love (and command) of wordplay is second to none; leave it to him to have titled a collection of odds and sods Dynablob (an anagram of the stage name of another composer, the one who released

Wesley Stace: It Happens One Night

This story was published previously in Chicago’s New City. For a long time, the man born Wesley Stace was John Wesley Harding. Taking his stage name from the title Bob Dylan’s 1967 album, the singer-songwriter crafted a superb series of albums. Those releases covered a great deal of musical territory; though he’s firmly rooted in