Jerrick Adams graduated from Indiana University in 2011 with a B.A. in English. In spite of - or perhaps because of - his training, he’s convinced that Elvis Presley and George Jones (to name just a few) are as good as Shakespeare, and sometimes better. He has also written for Paste Magazine and Pretty Much Amazing. When the spirit moves him, he maintains a blog at jerricktadams.wordpress.com. You can follow him on Twitter @JerrickAdams.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
Following his time with the legendary Drive-By Truckers and garnering huge accolades for his last effort, Jason Isbell decided to strip things down on his dark, personal new album, and tells PopMatters about its creation and what it's like to have that "hit" everyone wants you to play.
Monday, April 15 2013
No other performer in the history of the music has so perfectly embodied, in both his work and his life, the values, struggles, and idiosyncrasies that have come to define country.
Monday, January 13 2014
A patchwork of studio leftovers, covers and reworked originals billed as a studio album proper, High Hopes leaves something considerable to be desired.
Wednesday, November 20 2013
Drive-By Truckers's performance at the Bluebird Nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana was a total triumph -- raucous, profound and very, very loud.
Thursday, November 7 2013
Haggard and his songs managed to leave a far greater impression than the over-the-top venue.
Tuesday, October 1 2013
With the recent re-release of Thorogood's first two albums--the eponymous 1977 debut and its 1978 follow-up, Move It On Over--comes the opportunity to put Thorogood's work in the proper context.
Tuesday, September 17 2013
The first officially sanctioned posthumous Jones collection is a solid testament to the man's ability, but far from a definitive statement of his genius.
Thursday, July 18 2013
There's much to cherish in the Stones' '80s oeuvre, maligned though it may be
Monday, May 13 2013
Tom Waits joins the Rolling Stones on a recent tour stop and the world rejoices (as it should).
Friday, April 26 2013
There’s nothing you can say about George Jones that one of his own records couldn’t say better, and now’s as good a time as any to acquaint or reacquaint yourself with his artistry.