You picked Rodney Crowell – Triage as your favorite new release for the week of July 23, 2020. New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Summer & Fall 2021 Shannon Clark & The Sugar – […]
Someone once said, maybe it was Ray Wylie Hubbard, that, “good poets didn’t have good childhoods.” I don’t know about her childhood, but Cashavelly Morrison has had her share of traumatic experiences and the emotional journey of acceptance is reflected in her new album, Metamorphosis. Morrison started her professional career as a dancer, but after […]
I love it when musicians do musical side projects. It usually means they’re passionate enough about something they’ve made time for it despite all the other demands for their attention, and the result generally reflects that passion. Such is the case with the album from Front Country multi-instrumentalist guitar player Jacob Groopman, entitled Through the […]
Tylor and the Train Robbers are a family band that has toured relentlessly and been their own producers over two previous studio albums. Then, faster than you can say “pandemic”, things changed. Suddenly they were off the road and had a chance rethink their approach in their native Boise, Idaho. First hey jumped head first […]
Kentucky singer-songwriter Grayson Jenkins talks about the best investment that he’s ever made, working as a carpenter, and Krispy Krunchy chicken tenders.
Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel talks about the only day job that he’s ever had and opening for Hot Tuna, Alice Cooper, and Stoneground in Washington D.C.
Last week’s True Believers blast of rock and roll just wasn’t enough for me. Here’s a set from a band reunion at SXSW back in 2013. You better believe I was there in person to revel in the glorious wash of electric guitar. Well, make that guitars. I’ve queued it up for “Who Calls My […]
You picked Shannon Clark & The Sugar – Marks on the Wall as your favorite new release for the week of July 16, 2020. New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Summer & Fall 2021 […]
Breaking a Heart/The Wind’s Just Gonna Blow, Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and Jon Randall (from the Sony Music Nashville release The Marfa Tapes) If you thought their song “Tin Man” was achingly beautiful, they’ve got a few more from their time in Marfa that just might make your eyes a little misty. I couldn’t decide […]
J.T. by Steve Earle & The Dukes Steve Earle’s moving tribute to his late son Justin Townes Earle is an emotional gut punch. Yet beyond the tragedy of the younger Earle’s passing, the elder Earle’s performances of his son’s songs highlight their shared gift of songwriting and storytelling mastery. Be warned, though, that the closing […]