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by PopMatters Staff

12 Jun 2013


Electric Slave is what people are today with their faces buried in their iPhones and the only way to hold a conversation is through text. The next step is to plug it in to your damned head. Nothing is up front anymore and people are de socializing.”—Black Joe Lewis

by PopMatters Staff

12 Jun 2013


In case you couldn’t guess, Travis and Nichols are heavily influenced by Jones’ vocal techniques, so it’s the perfect pair to record a tribute. Head over to RandyTravis.com to hear the full tune. It’s also available for download on iTunes.

“It was an honor when I received a request to record this tribute to George Jones, and after I heard how well Keith Gattis had written “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum,” I was excited to record it. Thanks to Joe Nichols for coming in and helping on this project,” says Travis

by PopMatters Staff

12 Jun 2013


by PopMatters Staff

5 Jun 2013


His latest LP, Fool’s Gold, will release on July 9th via Suburban Noize. The title is important as it reflects Big B’s growing cynicism about the music industry, a common sentiment these days. “I’ve been making records for such a long time now and after a while you start to realize that the whole music industry is fake,” says Big B. “People get caught up in chasing this idea of success that just doesn’t exist. People who window shop never see the inside of a store unless they walk in. You could have the coolest looking store front ever, but when you open it up its still just a junk yard inside. That’s the way I see the music business. It sounds glamorous until you see it for what it really is, which is fool’s gold.”

by Sarah Zupko

30 May 2013


Photo: Dino Perucci

These talents emerged very early in Crawford’s life as he was something of a child prodigy, becoming the accompanist to the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church choir at the tender age of 10, while at 11 he was working with multiple choruses at the St. Joseph Baptist Church. That gospel passion remains in every note he plays and sings. Crawford releases his latest album, My Gift to You, this June 11th via Basin Street Records and we are proud to premiere the funky tune “Southern Woman” today.

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