Wednesday, August 21 2013
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin revisit the Bakersfield sound with often excellent results.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
Paradise Valley confirms that the country rock of 2012's Born & Raised was no one-off, and more importantly it demonstrates that this is the music John Mayer was meant to make all along. All these years later, the Mellow Mafia has a new capo.
Wednesday, July 17 2013
If the Eagles approached country music from the rock side of the fence, then Court Yard Hounds approach rock music from the country-pop side of the tracks.
Sunday, April 28 2013
If It’s Real is monumental in size and scope, and it reaches out and grabs you by your rhinestone-studded Nudie Suit and wrestles you to the ground.
Tuesday, April 16 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, April 15 2013
The 12 new songs do not sound significantly different than her old hits that were covered by country stars, and that’s a good thing because she has always been a skillful songwriter.
Thursday, April 4 2013
The brilliant cult singer-songwriter's peak creative moment gets new light in this double-CD, which captures his joyous highs and near-mystical lows.
Wednesday, May 16 2012
At 79, Willie Nelson can still sing the hell out of the right song, but the songwriter is likely to be somebody else.
Monday, January 9 2012
You can throw money at a project in the hope of receiving short term notice, but once a singer like McCreery steps off the Idol reservation, giving him material this weak leaves him to swim with the sharks while having no real talent to defend himself with.
Tuesday, November 8 2011
Overall, there is much to admire and frown upon in equal measure when it comes to Dusk at Cubist Castle and, more especially, Black Foliage.