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The Muscle Shoals Music Guide, Part 4

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Twangville has teamed up with Muscle Shoals musician Jimbo Hart, known to many for his work with Jason Isbell and others, to highlight the many great artists that call Muscle Shoals home. THE FIDDLEWORMS Twangville Says: Just to let the reader know, I have heard about Muscle Shoals all of my life. I was born […] more »

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Amy Black at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals

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FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals is where it all began. It is also where the music continues today as artists regularly make the pilgrimage to find inspiration within the studio’s walls. Singer-songwriter Amy Black recently spent a day at FAME, recording several songs for a forthcoming ep release. She was kind enough to share the […] more »

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Monday Morning Video: Muscle Shoals, the Movie

Many would say that the “Muscle Shoals sound” began with the founding of FAME Studios. From humble beginnings above a drug store, the studio became an institution that spawned countless legendary recordings. A mind-blowing array of artists made the pilgrimage to Muscle Shoals to record at FAME and nearby Muscle Shoals Sounds. In the early […] more »

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The Muscle Shoals Music Guide, Part 3

Pine Hill Haints

Twangville has teamed up with Muscle Shoals musician Jimbo Hart, known to many for his work with Jason Isbell and others, to highlight the many great artists that call Muscle Shoals home. PINE HILL HAINTS Twangville Says: Accordion laden drinking tunes, Johnny Cash covers, rockabilly/hillbilly…the Pine Hill Haints seem to do a little bit of […] more »

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The Muscle Shoals Music Guide, Part 2

The Pollies (Doc Dailey)

Twangville has teamed up with Muscle Shoals musician Jimbo Hart, known to many for his work with Jason Isbell and others, to highlight the many great artists that call Muscle Shoals home. THE POLLIESTwangville Says: With fuzzed out guitars, a touch of twang, and an unmistakable R&B swing, The Pollies sound like this generation’s great […] more »

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The Muscle Shoals Music Guide, Part 1

Doc Dailey and Magnolia Devil

Twangville has teamed up with Muscle Shoals musician Jimbo Hart, known to many for his work with Jason Isbell and others, to highlight the many great artists that call Muscle Shoals home. DOC DAILEY AND MAGNOLIA DEVILTwangville Says: If you haven’t heard Doc Dailey and Magnolia Devil, you might think they were recording in the […] more »

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A Musical Tour of Muscle Shoals

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama is one of those storied musical places that many recognize by name but few truly know. Well, Jimbo Hart knows. We got to chatting with the Muscle Shoals native when he passed through Boston while he was on tour with Jason Isbell. As the conversation turned from Muscle Shoal’s early days to […] more »

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The Jayhawks – Mockingbird Time

Mockingbird Time

It is time for another collaborative review here at Twangville. So here are a few perspectives on the Jayhawks new release Mockingbird Time: Eli – I am surprised by how much I like Mockingbird Time. Now you may be asking yourself “surprised? really? what’s wrong with this sap—it’s the Jayhawks—the original line-up with Louris and […] more »

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Twangville Town Hall: Heaven is Whenever – The Hold Steady

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For the posse here at Twangville, it’s always fun to sit around and shoot the breeze as we discuss our favorite new releases. Some of them, like the recent album from the Drive By Truckers, deserve a bit more attention, sometimes. The Hold Steady (Official / Myspace) is one of our favorite acts ’round these […] more »

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The Legend of Sir Lattimore Brown

It’s Such A Sad, Sad World Who you might say? That’s what I thought when I first saw this name pop up over at the “B” Side, Red Kelly’s excellent blog. These days the net is swarming with Internet publications, blogging is so easily accessible that anybody with a half functioning computer can work it […] more »

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ACL Fest Schedule?: Let’s Here It!!!

Hey guys, I am getting ready to head to the ACL Festival in a couple of weeks. I have quickly put together a rudimentary schedule for the bands I want to see. I may have left some stuff out, so let me know what you think!! KELLY’S TENTATIVE ACL FEST SCHEDULE more »

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THE ARTIST vs. THE CHARTIST

What is it about these damn vanilla bean lattes? I think if the warmth of a king-size duvet were a drink, it would be the vanilla bean latte. Or more likely, it is the beverage equivalent of a paycheck on payday. No wait, that’s actually the cost of a vanilla bean latte; my full paycheck. […] more »

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Q&A with the Wrinkle Neck Mules + a Monster Giveaway

**NOTE: Contest is now closed. You can still participate but will no longer be eligible for the giveaway.** One disc you may have overlooked in 2007 came from Richmond, VA based Wrinkle Neck Mules titled ‘The Wicks Have Met’. Rustically rooted in Old Dominion’s historic south, the Wrinkle Neck Mules deliver with their own special […] more »

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Matthew Ryan Vs the Silver State

Singer-songwriter Matthew Ryan has built a career delving the depths of human emotion. Whether tackling the state of American society (“American Dirt”) or probing his personal relationships (“I Only Want to Be the Man You Want”) his emotional honesty is striking among contemporary songwriters. Ryan’s new album Matthew Ryan Vs the Silver State is scheduled […] more »

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Matthew Ryan benefit for John Anderson