You picked Matthew Sweet – Catspaw as your favorite new release for the week of January 15, 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 Winter & Spring 2021 Steve Earle & The Dukes – […]
Sometimes songs capture in a snapshot what ends up being a universal truth. John Prine certainly had a knack for it, and a lot of Woody Guthrie’s material is relevant 60 or 70 years later. Rod Abernethy bottled a bit of that with the title track from his latest record, Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore. Written […]
Drayton Farley has released a new album, “A Hard Up Life”. The songwriting is authentic and has great depth. He has become one of my favorite songwriters, and certainly needs to be recognized as so many other Alabama born musicians have been recognized the last decade or so. Farley if from Woodstock, Alabama; a dying […]
Ben Nichols of Lucero recalls working at his family’s business and talks about focusing on where you are rather than where you want to be.
It doesn’t get much better than this – Aretha Franklin and Solomon Burke lead the choir in a rousing version of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”.
You picked Steve Earle & The Dukes – J.T. as your favorite new release for the week of January 8, 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 Winter & Spring 2021 Steve Earle & […]
Well, it’s over. We got through it, and, while it 2020 was a monster in so many ways, there were some choice blues albums that hit the street. Below is a dozen of my favorite blues (or ‘bluesy’) albums of 2020. Sonny Landreth – Blacktop Run. It’s a great album for when you’re on the […]
Lee Bains III talks about repairing the tour van (with a tip for buying tires), working as a handyman, and playing in a band named Mind Detergent.
We lost a tremendous talent with the tragic passing of Justin Townes Earle last year. To raise funds for the late artist’s wife and 3-year-old daughter, Steve Earle and his band The Dukes recorded a collection of Justin Townes Earle compositions. J.T., the resulting album, was released last Monday on what would have been Justin […]
Light a Candle, The Suitcase Junket (from the Renew Records / BMG release The End Is New) Matt Lorenz – aka The Suitcase Junket – has always had a penchant for great melodies, but he rachets it up a notch with a particular focus on sing-alongs with The End Is New. As notable, he continues […]