Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ Cypress Grove is a great album that I almost missed. I may have been slow to check this release out, but I’m happy I finally got to it. It encompasses everything the blues is supposed to be. The son of sharecroppers and the owner of a juke joint himself (you can see […]
Soulful Louisiana musician Marc Broussard reflects on a favorite pre-music job and the year that he made no money.
Ok, so it’s not quite December the 3rd, but it’s close enough to share this Joe Pug classic. I CALL TODAY A DISASTERSHE CALLS IT DECEMBER THE THIRDCALL IT WHAT YOU WILLI’M HEARTBROKEN STILLWORDS ARE JUST WORDS
I love it when friends turn me on to great new music. Chatting recently with the folks at smallsongs, I got turned on to the German Americana duo, Hannah & Falco. With their latest record, Field Notes, the couple shows you can deliver cutting observations on weighty subjects without the music itself being too heavy. […]
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Andrew Combs talks about touring in a van called Shamu and the experience of playing his first show.
Texas singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix talks about the downside of having a hit record and the song that she wrote for her brother when she was in the 4th grade.
Here’s another in my series revisiting favorite songs from years gone by. It’s been way too many years since Austin’s Nathan Hamilton put out some music. Thankfully we have songs like this stunner to remind us of his songwriting talent. This is “In All That We Might Find” from 2011’s Beauty, Wit & Speed.
I know Monday is video day, but today I’m going to hijack Mayer’s domain and share one from Columbia, South Carolina’s Admiral Radio. They are currently in the studio recording their debut, but in the meantime they dropped this gem earlier this year (audio recorded at their home with one mic) that showcases the duo’s […]
Steve Forbert reflects on an early day job working as a messenger and the number of strings that he’s broken over his 50 year career (hint: not many)
Fruition’s Kellen Asebroek talks about his ode to Britney Spears, working as a life guard, and the importance of real connections.