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Eric Risch
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After a failed attempt to enter an English PhD program, Eric fancied himself a playwright for a time. With music as his lifelong passion, he is an avid vinyl collector who works in corporate communications by day and moonlights as the sole proprietor of the music blog Bucket Full of Nails by night. Never straying far from his academic roots, his cats (living and deceased) are named after Faulkner characters. Follow Eric on Twitter where he discusses music, beer and Phillies baseball.


Features

Monday, May 26 2014

Poetry and Passion: An Interview with Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell is a country legend in every sense of the word. He speaks with us about Tarpaper Road and the legends that inspired and influenced this stunning new album.


Monday, March 10 2014

The Anti- SXSW: A Festival for the Disheveled at Couch By Couchwest

A no-cost counterpoint to SXSW one can enjoy at their leisure, Couch By Couchwest is a festival where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.


Reviews

Thursday, December 11 2014

Maggie Björklund: Shaken

A soporific lullaby of the heart and mind, Björklund’s Shaken puts to bed any misconception of how a Danish artist should sound.


Monday, December 8 2014

Bethan: Time Gone By

Bethan has discovered an intriguing sound that floats along the periphery of the last century on the aptly titled Time Gone By.


Wednesday, December 3 2014

Places to Hide: Wild N Soft

Places to Hide, perhaps unwittingly, furthers the argument for vinyl’s superior sound quality as the fidelity of Wild N Soft’s competing sides are called into question.


Sunday, November 30 2014

Greylag: Greylag

Like the band's namesake bird, Greylag follows rather than leads, traversing domesticated grounds and tested sounds of bands that have come before.


Tuesday, November 25 2014

Swans: Oxygen EP

Revealing the true horsepower behind the Swans’ "Oxygen", this four-song collection should be handled by a professional driver on a closed course.


Blogs

Wednesday, December 10 2014

Gov't Mule - 'Money' (audio)

Pink Floyd gets the jam band blues treatment in Gov't Mule's latest live album, Dark Side of the Mule.


Wednesday, December 3 2014

Caleb Caudle - "Doing Fine (Fire Mountain Cover)" (audio) (Premiere)

Road-weary Americana musician Caleb Caudle's latest cover is of Fire Mountain's "Doing Fine".


Thursday, October 23 2014

Stone Jack Jones - "Circumstance" (audio) (Premiere)

Nashville musical mystic Stone Jack Jones has released his newest single, "Circumstance", a song where a lone banjo gives way to rising and falling verses, with spectral vocals creaking throughout a long-rotten homestead on late autumn winds.


Thursday, September 25 2014

Pauline Andrès - “Patsy Cline” (video / stream)

All Them Ghosts is smoky Americana by way of Germany.


Thursday, June 26 2014

Eliza Shaddad - "Waters" (video)

Seductive and haunting, "Waters" by Eliza Shaddad is a dance with life's dark choices.


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