After recent stints in Raleigh and Jersey City, Jeff Strowe is a writer now based out of Dallas who offers forth occasional commentary on music, books, culture, and sports. His work is also featured on Glide Magazine and has written in the past for No Depression. For intermittent commentary, relevant retweets, and occasional inane banter, follow him on Twitter @JeffStrowe.
Writing Songs and Building Guitars: An Interview with Guy Clark | 25 Jul 2013 // 10:05 PM
A music legend chats with PopMatters about the release of his new album, the process of creating art, and a lifetime of memories.
Learnin' to Ride: An Interview with Caitlin Rose | 24 Jan 2012 // 8:30 PM
She's a young country hopeful with an incredible voice and even more incredible songs. Speaking with PopMatters, we discover how some of her new songs were originally written when she was 16, the "anti-folk" influence on her own work, and how she very well could've made it as a stand-up comedian ...
Beyond Record Store Day: Digging Up Some Choice Used Americana Vinyl | 21 Apr 2015 // 8:30 PM
There are plenty of good reasons to visit an actual record store besides that one hyped day in April.
Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson Is 'Comin’ Right at Ya' | 13 Oct 2015 // 8:05 PM
A six-foot-seven-inch self-proclaimed Jewish hippie from Philly starts a Western swing band at a most inopportune time -- and lives to tell the tale.
Blitzen Trapper: All Across This Land | 7 Oct 2015 // 8:30 PM
As the Portland band continues to log miles across the country, a new collection of tunes proves to be reliably comforting, adventurous, and wildly literate.
The 10 Best Songs by the Band | 25 Apr 2012 // 12:00 AM
We lost a true musical treasure last week with the passing of Levon Helm of the Band. As a tribute, here are 10 of his group's best songs.
Luna Reissues Final Three Albums | 4 Nov 2011 // 5:05 AM
Beloved NYC indie darlings get a well-deserved reissue treatment.