Wednesday, February 22 2012
Like punk rock and heavy metal, country music has a formula and violating that formula is a kind of betrayal, a heresy for which one may not be forgiven. In Americana, such betrayals and unexpected turns are often welcomed.
Wednesday, October 19 2011
Piano man takes aim at pop stardom.
Sunday, October 16 2011
The British saved rock 'n' roll, reignited the blues, and may just make country music more American.
Tuesday, June 21 2011
You are at Bonnaroo. You do not sleep. You are not a wimp.
Wednesday, April 20 2011
Paper Airplane features ample ghostly romance and impeccable melodic arrangements, but it doesn't challenge the formula.
Tuesday, February 1 2011
Each of these songs, in my mind, would fit Alison Krauss and Union Station’s unique blend of bluegrass traditionalism and progressionist spirit.
Friday, October 22 2010
This is a look at likely contenders for the Song of the Year, which is a composer/songwriter’s award.
Monday, September 27 2010
This year’s list of nominees will be released on Tuesday, September 28th, with over 500 selected industry insiders choosing which five acts will be honored.