Nobody can accuse Guy Davis of being wishy washy. He says and sings what he thinks no matter the consequences. Yes, Be Ready When I Call You may be Guy Davis’ most political album yet. On it, he sings about the Tulsa race massacre of 1921 (“God’s Gonna Make Things Over”), Flint Michigan’s drinking water […]
Rosie Flores talks about her first band (whose name was inspired by Greek mythology), her first original composition (written on her toy piano at age 5), and the mission that the Twangville interview inspired.
Nashville-based duo Ida Mae talks about a memorable “disco load out”, musician day job cliches, and touring in vans, trucks, and sedans.
It’s burned in my memory, the exact moment I first heard Afton Wolfe. Coming down out of the mountains on an impossibly bright day in southern Utah, I hit play on his new album, Kings For Sale. Like when you flip down a pair of polarized lenses after squinting into the sun, the textures hidden […]
When you have been traversing your region of the country as a band of troubadours for over twenty years you can’t be called an overnight success. However, they have been successful none the less. Now finally the band as delivered an album that should be their breakout to a wider audience. On the new album […]
Like Elvin Bishop and John Oates, Maria Muldaur is a musician who who had enormous popular success decades ago that allow her to explore musical expression on exactly her own terms. And, also like Bishop and Oates, she has established herself as an important figure in the blues and roots music scene. Both a blessing […]
Deep End, Joe Pug (from the Nation of Heat Records release The Diving Sun) What began as a collection of archival material emerges as a full-fledged album, complete with some wonderful new compositions. All flow with the grace and melodic charm that are Pug hallmarks. The Diving Sun is a mix of quiet acoustic and […]
Blues artist Selwyn Birchwood talks about why blues music is about heart and the blessing of performing for a crowd.
You probably have not heard of Chris Cain. That’s a shame, because, if Raisin’ Cain is typical of his work, we all should know about this guy. But Cain is one of those road-tested musicians whose reputation spreads among other musicians. A long-time fixture in the California blues scene, Cain received W.C. Handy (Blues Music […]
J.R. Jones talks about finding a decent cup of coffee, working as a bread baker, and how the music industry is like a knife fight.