“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 […]
How about some vintage Uncle Tupelo (circa 1994) to start your work week? Why yes, that sounds good.
Son Volt released their latest album, Honky Tonk, earlier this week. Eli and I both are liking it, so we’re going to offer you two reviews for the price of one. First, here are Eli’s thoughts. “There is a world of wisdom inside a fiddle tune”- Jay Farrar, Down the Highway Honky Tonk is a […]
For all of you youngsters out there who love the history of alt-country, the first fact to know is that Uncle Tupelo started it all. Wrong Answer!!!! Before there was something called alt-country, there were many in the field. Rank & File (an early Alejandro Escovedo project), X was heavily roots influenced, The Blasters just […]
Hailing from the St. Louis area, The Bottle Rockets show some of the same influences that inspired Uncle Tupelo and their progeny. In Lean Forward , their tenth release, the Rockets have a record that’s a rich bouquet of rock and roll, but nonetheless retaining some twangy alt country aromas. What distinguishes many of the […]