Friday, April 24 2015
The music sounds old, as if it was meant to be played on a 78 rpm turntable, but without the scratchiness.
Thursday, April 23 2015
John Moreland proves there's nothing sanctimonious about singing the truth on High on Tulsa Heat.
Wednesday, April 22 2015
Chris Stapleton (formerly of the SteelDrivers) is readying the release of his debut solo album, Traveller, due May 4, and he’s continuing to swim against the country tide.
What makes the Alabama Shakes sound new is that they’re evidently devoted to their musical forebears -- everyone from Etta James and Aretha to Bowie and Zeppelin -- yet also coquettishly unfaithful to each one of them.
Tuesday, April 21 2015
A tempest formed on a Thursday night, Me Oh My unfurls throughout the weekend, leaving nothing but wreckage come Sunday.
Knoxville, Tennessee country legend Con Hunley, collaborated with roots rock regional favorites, Mic Harrison and the High Score, on a special 7" for charity with Waynestock.
Eric and Leigh Gibson continue to innovate with a collection of bluegrass covers dedicated to fellow bands of brothers.
Monday, April 20 2015
Hold On is full of perky, precocious and thoroughly engaging intent, an album with a more experimental nature that doesn’t diminish ample accessibility. Consider it a must-hear, even if for its sheer ingenuity alone.
Wednesday, April 15 2015
What happens when you buy a $50 dollar banjo off of Craigslist? If you're the Last Tycoon, you write an ominous tune in the vein of Tom Waits called "Ballad of the Bloodstained Bible".
Tuesday, April 14 2015
Some people label James McMurtry a political songwriter; in his view, he's just an observer.