Here’s one of my favorites – and the title track – from Jason Isbell’s most recent release. This solo acoustic version was recorded in Austin, Texas last June. You see a hammer finds a nail And a freight train needs the rails And I’m doin’ what I’m on this earth to do
Here’s your chance to win a copy of the Steve Earle Guitar Town 30th Anniversary Collection. Read on for details! There are few artists whose careers can be described as a musical journey. Steve Earle is one of them. Over his more than 30 year – and nearly 20 album – career he has taken […]
Glasgow artist Justin Currie has long been one of my favorite songwriters. It’s a crime that he’s not more widely known. His songs bristle with intelligence, whether he’s crooning a moving love song or spitting out a scathing tale of love gone wrong. Hopefully there’s some new music on the horizon, but in the meantime […]
Fred Eaglesmith is a songwriter’s songwriter, a talent whose commercial success has never matched the esteem in which his peers hold him. Here’s a song that I’ve heard countless other artists cover over the years. In his introduction, Eaglesmith talks about the Alan Jackson version and why he tours in an old converted school bus.
This week we’re going to pay a Monday Morning Video tribute to an true legend of country music, Miss Loretta Lynn. Lynn has released nearly 50 albums over her six decade career, the most recent being this year’s Full Circle. The album is her first in more than ten years. This video takes us back […]
I heard a bar band rip into this song, the theme from the movie “Smokey and the Bandit”, a few weeks ago. Let’s just say that the crowd erupted and was quick to join in for the chorus. “East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’, we gonna do what they say can’t be done.”
“Willin’,” by the late Lowell George, is one of those songs that many may not know by title but is immediately recognizable when it’s heard. It’s also a song to which many artists have gravitated over the years. Here is a video playlist of wonderful cover performances, starting with Uncle Tupelo and working through Tom […]
Last year’s Sermon on the Rocks was yet another fine addition to Josh Ritter’s musical catalog. Let’s kick of the week by digging back into said catalog for this rousing rocker that kicked off 2007’s The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter.
Sixteen years ago, almost to the day, we lost one of rock and roll’s guitar greats. Here are two classic Stevie Ray Vaughan performances captured at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ back in 1985. First up is the blistering “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” followed by the sweet and soulful “Live Without You.”
Summer may be coming to a close but there is still time left to enjoy some seasonal fun. There’s something about summer that always makes me think of Doug Sahm. His music is infused with a laid-back, fun-loving vibe that is guaranteed to bring a smile to my – and hopefully your – face. Here’s […]