Like a 5-year-old watching the parade as the circus comes to town, I just sat there mesmerized as the latest from Triggers And Slips, The Stranger, passed by. Equal parts classic rock and country, front man and leader Morgan Snow has captured a musical style that transports you back in time if you lived through […]
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.
Happy 50th Anniversary, Sesame Street! The legendary children’s television show has become an educational institution, helping to shape countless minds while never shying away from important social topics. It has also hosted some of the biggest names in music history. Their performances include both parodies and straight up takes on their greatest hits, plus some […]
Singer-guitarist-songwriter Jason Hawk Harris recalls an elementary school gig, selling truck tires and the last time that he broke a guitar string.
Calling Chip Robinson criminally under-rated doesn’t quite do him justice. Those who know – especially his fellow Americana musicians – know damn well how impressive his songs truly are. The Backsliders singer-songwriter doesn’t stray to far from his North Carolina home these days, truly a shame for those who have yet to have a Robinson […]
Since his debut release in 2011, Irish-born and Philadelphia-based John Byrne has walked the line between the sounds of his homeland and the folk-rock side of Americana. A storyteller at heart, he tells his tales accompanied by a band that includes both strings and horns. What’s not to like about that? He’s also doesn’t shy […]
It’s always a treat when a favorite artist surprises you with new music. All the better if it’s for a good cause, but more on that in a bit. Goodnight, Texas, the group anchored by songwriters Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf, follow up the July release of The Senseless Age with a rollicking new […]
Twangville continues our Sunday Social concert series in Dallas on November 3rd (details HERE) with three incredible artists: John Calvin Abney, Brent Cowles and The Reverent Few. As we eagerly await an afternoon of songs and stories, here is a video playlist to whet our appetites. John Calvin Abney – “Cowboys and Canyon Queens”, the […]
Glass Bottles, Ottoman Turks (from the State Fair Records release Ottoman Turks) Ottoman Turks, the album, is a debut release that was 10 years in the making. The band’s back story is simultaneously typical and refreshing – four long-time friends who bonded over a love of music. That shared enthusiasm and exaltation resonates across the […]