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 […]
It’s time like these when music can really soothe the soul. All the better when it’s from an artist that you’ve probably never heard – or even heard about – before. Meet Texicana, purveyors of a fresh new rock sound emerging from Dallas, Texas. Like many a good band, the group came together at a […]
Kevin “Frenchie” Sciou of Frenchie’s Blues Destroyers talks about touring in a Toyota Yaris and shares a favorite Seasick Steve quote.
I’ve had John Lennon’s “Nobody Told Me” running through my head the past week, I can’t understand why…. Nobody told me there’d be days like theseNobody told me there’d be days like theseStrange days indeedmost peculiar, Mama
Don’t let the name deceive you: Frenchie’s Blues Destroyers are more than a blues band. Sure, Kevin “Frenchie” Sciou is well-studied in the genre and can unleash a heavy – and heavenly – blues riff with his guitar. That being said, Praise, the sophomore release from the duo of Frenchie and drummer Brother Pete Coatney, […]
Here’s another installment of my informal trip down memory lane to savor favorite songs from the past few years. This time it’s a pair from Hannah Aldridge, whose Gold Rush was a favorite from 2017. Here’s “Burning Down Birmingham” from that release, plus a bonus cover of Jackson Browne’s “These Days”.
Ain’t it fun when a favorite song suddenly rings out with even greater personal relevance? As Steve Earle said, “I’m going to New York City, I just like the way it sounds.”
Too much music, too little time. At least that’s my explanation for not giving Ric Robertson’s debut album a proper listen when it was released last year. The Fool, The Friend mixes pop melodies with jammy rock and a touch of New Orleans funk while the fragility of Robertson’s voice softens the musical edges and […]
Singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling talks about going through tour vehicles like Kleenex, reusable water bottles, and the musician’s waiting game.