It’s like the beer bottle you never saw coming. One moment, everything’s fine. The next, you’re looking up to the underside of the table. Jesse Daniel, on his latest record, Rollin’ On, wields a Bakersfield bucket of sound like a drunk with a longneck, intent on righting a mighty load of wrongs. The album blasts […]
Saints Eleven is garnering a lot of attention in the Texas country music scene, especially since they won the Texas Country Music Association’s Band of the Year award last year. Their last record, Coming Back Around, really showcased the band’s red dirt, almost rock and roll, but country in the end, sound. They have a […]
Many of us got to know Kenny Rogers through his solo hits of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, not to mention his duets with everyone from Dolly Parton to Lionel Richie. Before that, however, Rogers made some magic with the First Edition, including this classic, which came around again in 1998 when it was […]
For every artist who has found critical and commercial success, there are countless others of immense talent who sit just under the radar. Count Pinto Bennett among them. The Idaho native has been plying the songwriting trade for decades, including a stint in Nashville where he was befriended by the likes of Chet Atkins, Lyle […]
If the albums scheduled for release over the next few months are any indication, there’s a great year of music ahead of us. Here are just a few forthcoming long-players that we are eagerly anticipating in 2020. BROKEN AT THE BREAK OF DAY by FRUITION (17 January) Fruition are releasing their third album in just […]
Greg Klyma talks about the love/hate relationship that he has with his ride and free range organic cashews.
I am continually fascinated how some bands hew to the same sound in their music for decades, and yet it somehow still sounds fresh. Other bands wander the musical landscape and manage to make many genres their own. Such is the case with the latest from Colorado’s Thunder And Rain, entitled Passing In the Night. […]
If you have ever listened to The Marcus King Band, you know that the group’s namesake has some serious Electric Blues chops on the guitar. He also exhibited solid vocal skills and songwriting on the band’s recent release “Carolina Confessions”. However, his power as a vocalist has never been put on display as it is […]
Eleven Hundred Springs are something of a Dallas institution. Heck, they’re country music stalwarts, mining the depths of the genre’s traditions and legacy. The group is gearing up to release a fine new album, entitled Here ‘Tis., this Friday . For those in Dallas, come join me for the album release party at the Granada […]
Here, in no particular order, are more favorites from 2019.