You picked Jesse Malin – Sunset Kids as your favorite new release for the week of August 30, 2019. New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Summer & Fall 2019 Ben Davis Jr. and The […]
A few weeks back I got a chance to hear and review the new EP from LA-based Leroy From the North. Health & Fitness delivers a big dollop of southern rock vibe, with influences from Muscle Shoals to Macon. While the guitar hammers the classic power chords, the lyrics come from current cultural phenomenon. They […]
Perhaps the best way to describe Canadian “Gypsy Blues” duo Blue Moon Marque is to imagine Tom Waits doing Cab Calloway numbers. It’s an unusual style, but it works on Bare Knuckles & Brawn. The duo, which features A.W. Cardinal on vocals and guitar and Jasmine Colette on vocals and upright bass, captures a unique […]
Singer-songwriter Ana Egge talks about the first song that she wrote and sage advice from Lucinda Williams and Iris DeMent.
Matt the Electrician talks about “Jesse’s Girl”, “Rocky Raccoon” and writing his first song as an assignment for Mr. Loomis’s high school English class.
Last week was another tough one in the music world with the passing of both Donnie Fritts and Neal Casal. Fritts Fritz was the longtime keyboardist for Kris Kristofferson and a renowned Alabama songwriter while Casal was the guitarist in groups ranging from the Chris Robinson Brotherhood to Ryan Adams & the Cardinals to the […]
Ken Stringfellow has quite a musical resume. After firmly establishing his power pop credentials as co-founder of The Posies, he has gone on to perform with everyone from R.E.M. to the re-formed Big Star. In between these and several other collaborations, he’s released a couple of stellar solo albums. Stringfellow is about to launch a […]
You picked Ottoman Turks (self-titled) as your favorite new release for the week of August 26, 2019. New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Summer & Fall 2019 Ben Davis Jr. and The Revelry – […]
On the second song of his new album, “Room 41”, Paul Cauthen eponymously references his nickname “Big Velvet”. There may not be a singer who ever had a more appropriate moniker. With a voice perfectly balancing a tightrope between Waylon Jennings and Roy Orbison, Cauthen delivers a collection that has elements of Country, 70s R&B […]
My 4th year photographing the Newport Folk Festival did not disappoint. I was once again blown away but the sheer amount of talent and incredible music that was packed into 3 days at good old Fort Adams State Park. Here are some of my favorites from the best weekend of the year (photos of country […]