Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison explain why to avoid the captain’s chair behind the driver in their tour van and why being a duo is better than being a solo act.
Hey Boston and Camberville! Twangville is bringing together some incredible New England artists for a special showcase later this month. We’ll be taking over the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge MA, one of our favorite listening rooms, on July 26th for one heck of party. Joining us for the night will be The Silks, Todd Thibaud, […]
There are many paths a band can take between inception and the first album (assuming they make it that far). The 40 Acre Mule chose to follow a simple formula. First they decided to kick ass and do it loudly. Second they played anywhere and everywhere people would listen, and made it a party. Third […]
Americana singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale talks about “chopping wood”, a rare missed gig and how has income has gradually shifted in the last ten years.
Teenage singer-songwriter Remy Reilly counts many Dallas-Fort Worth musicians among her fans. Case in point is Vandoliers and John Pedigo, who join her for her latest single. The song is called “Burn” – and that it certainly does. Bonus points for the AC/DC t-shirt….
Sure, the 4th of July was last week. But every day is a good day to listen to Dave Alvin’s classic “4th of July”. Although the song was originally recorded by X, Alvin included it on 1994’s King of California. To celebrate the album’s 25th anniversary, Alvin is releasing a re-mastered and expanded edition. Alvin […]
Central California musician Derek Senn’s latest album, How Could A Man, creates a kind of musical black hole. As you approach it, the shining light (or in this case, the lyrics) tells you of its existence, and tempts you to come closer. As you circle about it though, you realize there’s no escape. Time becomes […]
Canyon, Joshua Ray Walker (from the State Fair Records release Wish You Were Here) Talk about making a statement on your debut album. Walker’s moving acoustic ballad is both a highly personal reflection on his father’s battle with cancer and his own desire to be a better person. Simply stunning. Full Moon Goodbye, Michael McDermott […]
Singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen talks about finding good food while on tour, working as a roughneck and Larry’s Mexican Food Restaurant in Rosenberg, Texas.
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Melanie Brulee took to the road to find inspiration for her latest album. And not just any road, but the legendary Route 66. Although song titles like “Oklahoma Rain” and “Pretty Wasteland” suggest a travelogue, it’s more the spirit of the adventure that inhabit the songs that inhabit the songs that ultimately came […]