JOHN MORELAND - BIG BAD LUV

JOHN MORELAND - BIG BAD LUV

John Moreland (from the album Big Bad Luv)

John...

MEET MATT JAFFE AND THE DISTRACTIONS

MEET MATT JAFFE AND THE DISTRACTIONS

MEET MATT JAFFE AND THE DISTRACTIONS

Vivid imag...

STAGECOACH FESTIVAL 2017 - APRIL 27, 28, 29

STAGECOACH FESTIVAL 2017 - APRIL 27, 28, 29

STAGECOACH FESITVAL 2017

The folks at Stagecoac...

MEET CARRIE ELKIN

MEET CARRIE ELKIN

MEET CARRIE ELKIN - Carrie Elkin Talks About The...

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 ...

JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT - THE NASHVILLE SOUND

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (from the album The Nashville Sound)

How to be a creative in a commercial marketplace is one of the results of success never considered in the early stages of a career. How to honor the artist within, and feed that need for new, while building a brand is a challenge faced with each new album. On The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell answers the call of creativity without any visible changes. For his latest release, Jason subtly adjusted the sound and vision without c...

Read more

PICKIN' ON NIRVANA - A BL...

PICKIN' ON NIRVANA - A BLUEGRASS TRIBUTE FEATURING IRON HORSE

Pickin’ on Nirvana (from the album The Bluegrass Tribute featuring Iron Horse on CMH Records)

Iron Horse are the Bluegrass background for the recent addition to the Pickin’ On series with Pickin’ on Nivana, The Bluegrass Tribute featuring Iron Horse. Formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 2003, Iron Horse embodies the spirit of Bluegrass as the group translates grunge into the language of a string band. Nirvana is the most recent hard rock project for Iron Horse, with the group...

Read more

VALERIE JUNE - THE ORDER ...

VALERIE JUNE - THE ORDER OF TIME

Valerie June (from the album The Order of Time on Concord Records)

Feelings are as much a part of the songs as the words and music from Valerie June on her latest release, The Order of Time. There is a summer day, an audio snapshot of time, a stillness when you can almost hear the heat (“Long Lonely Road”). The Order of Time is a church of the people where salvation comes in the form of a song (“Got Soul”), the album moving through a firefly night lit with dappled note...

Read more

NEW VIDEO FROM THE ETHER

OLD SALT UNION - WHERE I ...

The boys in Old Salt Union find themselves stranded on a deserted road with lost dreams, one drop of whiskey, one last dollar, and one very broken heart. They tell their story on “Where I Stand”, the first single from the upcoming (August 4, 2017) self-titled release from Old Salt Union.

 

Read more

CALICO THE BAND - THE 405

A massive stretch of blacktop encircles Los Angeles. Like many highways, it promises to get you from here to there, as long as you are in no hurry. Calico the band offer a California love story as they sit in traffic on “The 405”. The track is from the upcoming (September 15, 2017) release, Under Blue Skies.

Read more

ROGER SALLOOM - DON'T WAS...

Going back to the words of our founding fathers, and the truths of past presidents, Roger Salloom makes a simple request in his song “Don’t Let My Country Wash Away”. The video images show the great divide between the crazy quilt pattern of today’s government and the dignity that was once held in the office of the president.

Read more

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

BLACKFOOT GYPSIES - TO TH...

BLACKFOOT GYPSIES - TO THE TOP

Blackfoot Gypsies (from the album To the Top)

The sound of To the Top, the latest release from Blackfoot Gypsies, is feral. Using muse mentoring from deep Blues (“I’ve Got the Blues”) and the early traditions of Country music (“Velvet Low Down Blues”), Blackfoot Gypsies create a rock’n’roll backdrop for the songs that is as raw as it is real. The tunes crackle and sizzle, and clearly have no use for stop signs or speed limits as the beat keeps its foo...

Read more

CHUCK MCDERMOTT - GIN AND...

CHUCK MCDERMOTT - GIN AND ROSEWATER

Chuck McDermott (from the album Gin and Rosewater)

Chuck McDermott mixes the music for Gin and Rosewater, his latest release, using the top shelf ingredients he has collected along the way of his forty year-plus career. Forming the Country Rock’n’Roll band Wheatstraw, Chuck McDermott fronted the Boston, Massachusetts-based group through two albums that took them to stages such as NYC’s Lone Star Café, receiving critical acclaim for their two studio albums (Last Straw,...

Read more

MARY BRAGG - LUCKY STRIKE

MARY BRAGG - LUCKY STRIKE

Mary Bragg (from the album Lucky Strike)

The right setting and a group of songs gathered around a theme were the conditions that allowed Mary Bragg to hit a Lucky Strike, her recent album release. The title is the pin for the bubble of belief, Mary giving the background of the story as ‘the song “Lucky Strike” is bit of a sarcastic poke at hopefulness because it might feel like there’s just one thing holding you back, but it’s never that simple is it? And it migh...

Read more

FROM THE VAULTS

SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB -...

SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB - CIPHER

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (from the album Cipher)

The literary traditions of the Old West are the words that form the framework of Cipher from Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. Based in Southern Gothic story structures, Cipher, the fourth album from SCAC, offered an audio page-turner into Slim Cessna’s brand of Gothic Americana. After a brief spoken-sung introduction, (“An Introduction to the Power of Braces – Arms”), the 2008 release from Slim Cessna’s Auto Clu...

Read more

LEON REDBONE - LONG WAY F...

LEON REDBONE - LONG WAY FROM HOME

Leon Redbone (from the album Long Way from Home-early recordings on Third Man Records)

The music of Leon Redbone is as unique as the man himself is mysterious. He is a known name due to exposure on late night TV in the 1970/80’s, and his four decades of touring, playing primarily festival stages. Over the course of forty years, Leon Redbone has released thirteen albums that championed the early days of recorded music in America with the sound of Ragtime, Blues, and Jazz. Leon Redbone ha...

Read more

GUY CLARK - THE BEST OF T...

GUY CLARK - THE BEST OF THE DUALTONE YEARS

Guy Clark (from the album The Best of the Dualtone Years)

The last chapter of recordings from Guy Clark were released through Dualtone Records. Beginning in 2006, Guy had four albums come into the world through the East Nashville label, three from the studio, Workbench Songs, Somedays the Song Writes You and My Favorite Picture of You, and from the stage with the live disc, Songs and Stories. Guy Clark’s craftmanship for songwriting was the constant on his releases as the label imprints...

Read more

MAKING THE LIST

TEN REASONS WE LOVE GREGG...

TEN REASONS WE LOVE GREGG ALLMAN

Top Ten Reasons We Love Gregg Allman (12-8-47 to 05-27-17)

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 8, 1947, Gregg LeNoir Allman will be forever linked to the group he co-founded along with his brother, Duane, and other players as The Allman Brothers Band. Gregg and Duane Allman heard music calling them while in their teens, forming The Allman Joys in mid-1960’s Florida before relocating to Los Angeles, California in 1967 and forming the band Hour Glass. After two album releases on Libe...

Read more

TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTIS...

TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTISTS FOR 2015 - PART 1

In her recent Grammy winning album, The River and The Thread, Rosanne Cash points out that ‘there’s a million shades of Modern Blue’. We agree. The Blues is a genre that is in constant motion. Blues artists are creating a future for Blues that takes cues from the past in both playing and production of music. Artists are making their own instruments, blending Blues with Country, Folk, and Soul, taking the sound of albums back to analog recording days, mixing Rhythm with their ...

Read more

TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTIS...

TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTISTS FOR 2015 - PART 2

In her most recent Grammy winning album, The River and The Thread, Rosanne Cash points out that ‘there’s a million shades of Modern Blue’. We agree. The Blues is a genre that is in motion. Blues artists are creating a future for Blues that takes cues from the past in both playing and production of music. Artists are making their own instruments, blending Blues with Country, Folk, and Soul, taking the sound off albums to analog recording days, mixing Rhythm with their Blues. I...

Read more

There are no articles in this category. If subcategories display on this page, they may contain articles.