Australian singer-songwriter Katie Cole talks about the path to finding her songwriting voice, the one “real” day job that she’s ever had and the importance of finding people that you can trust.
My first encounter with Ruby Boots was an acoustic set when she opened for the Waifs. As much as I enjoyed that show, it did little to prepare me for the fire and fury when she fronts a band. It’s something to behold. Although the video quality is a bit rough, here’s Boots and company […]
Larkin Poe passed through Dallas last night and served up a fiery performance of blues-based rock and roll. The group is on the verge of releasing a new album – Venom & Faith – this Friday. They previewed several songs from said album along with some choice covers. And speaking of covers, the group has […]
Happy Halloween! We’re happy as all get out to premiere a perfect Halloween video today. It’s from New Orleans-based Jon Hatchett Band. I make mention of the geography, because it’s important to the story here. Hatchett commented that New Orleans is a place that feels like Halloween all year round. I can attest to the […]
You can take the boy out of Boston but you can’t take Boston out of the boy… Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox for a tremendous season and an epic World Series victory.
This song seems sadly appropriate given the events of the past week – Jon Dee Graham’s “Faithless”. You need a strong heart, you need a true heart You need a heart like that in a world like this So you don’t get faithless
Some may have recognized the guitarist who joined Slaid Cleaves on last week’s Monday Morning Video. Scrappy Jud Newcomb is something of an Austin institution, an impressive guitar-slinger who has played with countless Austin artists and bands. Left to his own devices, he is also an accomplished songwriter and solo artist. Can in point is […]
Rod Picott and Slaid Cleaves have one of the more enjoyable – and long-standing – partnerships in Americana. The two are childhood friends who grew up (and played in bands) together in Southern Maine. In the years since they’ve collaborated on some wonderful songs that capture the blue-collar life with both charm and honesty. It’s […]
There’s something special about seeing artists share a stage for a song swap. It becomes all the more magical when the artists are clearly enjoying themselves as much – if not more – than the audience in attendance. Such was the case when Twangville brought together Brent Best and Matthew Ryan for a special house […]
Seeing Lucero live is always a good time. The band’s sets are freewheeling, guitar-driven and electrifying. Here’s a vintage performance from 2004, filled with Lucero classics like “Nights Like These”, “Drink ‘Til We’re Gone”, “Tonight Ain’t Gonna Be Good” and “Ain’t So Lonely.”