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.
Sunday, April 6 2014
If you're unfamiliar with Bob Dylan's work in the 1980s, this album is no place to start.
Thursday, March 27 2014
If you care a thing for rock ‘n’ roll, country, or American music in general, No Depression is simply essential.
Tuesday, March 25 2014
For all of its faults, this album speaks to the variety of Cash's immense body of work in a way that the much-celebrated Rick Rubin recordings simply do not.
Sunday, March 23 2014
There's a lot to be learned from Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis, not just about Elvis Presley, but about the amorphous metrics by which we measure the quality of live performances.
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.
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.