Time for another Crucial Tracks feature – this time it’s talented and prolific musician Vic Lazar, who we met during college at the University at Buffalo. Vic played in the legendary Buffalo hardcore band Union, as well as fronting many of his own indie-leaning bands, including his latest, Some Gifts.

Buckle your seatbelts folks, the show is about to get really good. We’ve made it through Chris and Jason’s posts… now for our first guest: Rachel Shelton, studio artist and co-founder of Mirabo Press.

I suppose I should start by introducing myself: I’m Chris Fritton, the other half of the Crucial Tracks team. I’m a working artist & author based in Buffalo, NY, that specializes in letterpress printing. I recently wrapped up a ten-year-long traveling project called The Itinerant Printer, where I criss-crossed North America visiting print shops, then wrote a book about it, then traversed the continent all over again touring the book. During that time, I spent…

Everyone has moments in their life that are defined by music. Whether it’s a song that introduced you to a genre of music that changed your tastes and style, or a lyric that made you think about the world in a different way. Songs can represent relationships. Songs can trigger memories. These are all crucial tracks. This weekly newsletter will dig into those tracks through interviews with people of all walks of life – artists,…