It’s hard to go wrong kicking off the week with the Staples Singers. Here’s the group celebrating their 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with rousing performances of their classics “Respect Yourself” and “I’ll Take You There.”
Whitey Morgan is one of the shining lights in contemporary outlaw country. Here’s “Around Here” from last year’s Hard Times and White Lines.
How about we start off the week with a classic. Jimmy Cliff is a towering voice, both as a singer and a songwriter, and “Many Rivers to Cross” is among his finest creations. Don’t believe me? Look at this list of artists who have covered the song: Bruce Springsteen, Annie Lennox, Jimmy Barnes & Crowded […]
Let’s close out 2018 and welcome 2019 with a trio of great New Years songs. U2’s “New Year’s Day”, Slaid Cleave’s “One Good Year” and Josh Ritter’s “Empty Heart.” Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to more great music in 2019.
Here’s a soundtrack for those final hours of shopping – Paul Kelly’s “How To Make Gravy” and Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas From the Family”. Two holiday classics.
Alex McMurray has long been a fixture on the New Orleans music scene. From the early days with Royal Fingerbowl through to his later solo work (with plenty of bands along the way), he has amassed a remarkable catalog of songs. He shifts from the sublimely moving to cleverly entertaining with ease, bringing each composition […]
Get ready for Joshua Ray Walker. The singer-songwriter has been kicking around Dallas for many years but is poised to unleash Wish You Were Here, his solo debut, in early 2019. The album is steeped in classic country, from Walker’s soothing drawn (and occasional yodel) to stories that he tells with his songs. This video […]
Let’s start the week with a a chilling cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire”, courtesy of LA (by way of South Carolina) singer-songwriter Kail Baxley.
I’ve had the good fortune to have seen Sam Bush perform a number of times over the years. It started with the New Grass Revival back in their heyday, then his stint with the Nash Ramblers, and finally his solo act. I’ve come to realize that every time I’ve seen him, it’s exceeded my expectations. […]
It’s always fascinating to get a peek behind the artistic curtain. In this video, Travis Meadows talks about being a professional songwriter in Nashville and working with a co-writer. The story precedes the wonderful “Unfinished Business” from 2013’s Old Ghosts & Unfinished Business. Meadows shares more stories in his recent interview with Twangville.