JOHN MORELAND - BIG BAD LUV

JOHN MORELAND - BIG BAD LUV

John Moreland (from the album Big Bad Luv)

John...

MEET MATT JAFFE AND THE DISTRACTIONS

MEET MATT JAFFE AND THE DISTRACTIONS

MEET MATT JAFFE AND THE DISTRACTIONS

Vivid imag...

STAGECOACH FESTIVAL 2017 - APRIL 27, 28, 29

STAGECOACH FESTIVAL 2017 - APRIL 27, 28, 29

STAGECOACH FESITVAL 2017

The folks at Stagecoac...

MEET CARRIE ELKIN

MEET CARRIE ELKIN

MEET CARRIE ELKIN - Carrie Elkin Talks About The...

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

JOHN MELLENCAMP FEATURING...

JOHN MELLENCAMP FEATURING CARLENE CARTER - SAD CLOWNS AND HILLBILLIES

John Mellencamp (from the album Sad Clowns and Hillbillies)

Over the course of a career that has spanned decades, John Mellencamp has delivered the songs in his rock’n’roll heart against an ever-moving landscape of musical styles. He has accepted his fame with dignity, managing his role as rock star with class and keeping the music a part of a fickle Pop culture by recording the way he hears a song as opposed to fitting the tracks into a popular format. That ability to follow a mu...

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APPLEWOOD ROAD - APPLEWOO...

APPLEWOOD ROAD - APPLEWOOD ROAD

Applewood Road (from the album Applewood Road)

Fate, AmericanaFest, and the musical magic in the air of East Nashville were the backdrop when Amy Speace, Emily Barker, and Amber Rubarth met, write their first song together, and immediately enter Welcome to 1979’s all analog recording environment to timeline the tune. “Applewood Road”, backed instrumentally with just a double bass, became the title track, and band name that the threesome would operate under. The trio reconven...

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STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES...

STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES - SO YOU WANNA BE AN OUTLAW

Steve Earle and the Dukes (from the album So You Wanna Be an Outlaw)

There is not a theme for So You Wanna Be an Outlaw, the recent release from Steve Earle and the Dukes. There is, however, a mission. Steve is revisiting in song the times of the Nashville Night Shift circa 1975. An era in Music City calendar when the outsiders found themselves ruling the Royal Court of Country. Steve Earle admits that the recent loss of mentors and friends such as Guy Clark (and Susanna), Greg Trooper, Merle...

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NEW VIDEO FROM THE ETHER

BIG BAD ROOSTER - WHISKEY...

Bluegrass gains fertile ground to grow in the sand of Long Beach, California. SoCal string band Big Bad Rooster sings in the sunshine as they pine for West Virginia and Kentucky with “Whiskey Bottom Blues” in the Jake D. Moore directed video of a tune from their recent self-titled album release.

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JESSICA HANNAN - GIRLS NI...

Jessica Hannan packs a lot into time spent with friends in the video for “Girls Night Out”. The Jessica Hannan Band are the soundtrack for line dancing and bull riding as they plow through the Country Rock tune putting a heavy accent on the Rock.

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WHISKEY SHIVERS - CLUCK O...

The sound of a string band on steroids backs the sci-fi horror story playing out in the Whiskey Shivers video for “Cluck Ol’ Hen”. The part-man, part-chicken star of the show is all in for revenge on the track from the recently released album from Whiskey Shivers, Some Part of Something.

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS

PETER HIMMELMAN - THERE I...

PETER HIMMELMAN - THERE IS NO CALAMITY

Peter Himmelman (from the album There is No Calamity)

A little bit of trust brought some great results for Peter Himmelman on his upcoming (August 11, 2017) release, There is No Calamity. For the course of his album output and various projects, Peter Himmelman has been the central figure for decisions and actions. For There is No Calamity, he contacted Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) at the urging of a friend who told Peter that Steve was a fan of his work. Peter Himmelman submitted 83 demos and whe...

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LITTLE SILVER - SOMEWHERE...

LITTLE SILVER - SOMEWHERE YOU FOUND MY NAME

Little Silver (from the album Somewhere You Found My Name)

At the core of Little Silver are husband and wife duo, Erika Simonian and Steve Curtis. The Brooklyn, New York-based couple add a rhythm section with Ray Rizzo (drums) and David Tarica (bass) to back the pair’s vocals and Steve’s guitar work with experimental Folk music for their recent release, Somewhere You Found My Name. The music tumbles underneath “Longest Day of the Year” to match the equally rambling sto...

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SLAID CLEAVES - GHOST ON ...

SLAID CLEAVES - GHOST ON THE RADIO

Slaid Cleaves (from the album Ghost on the Car Radio)

At its origins, Country music was not a sound, it was about the lives of the people that the stories referenced and effected, like the characters in Ghost on the Radio, the recent release from Slaid Cleaves. His eyes see more than the window-dressings of the world as Slaid takes the lump of coal adage to heart and finds the diamonds in everyday lives, singing from inside the skin of the men and women he writes about in the tales. The souls...

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FROM THE VAULTS

SULTANS OF STRING - SUBCO...

SULTANS OF STRING - SUBCONTINENTAL DRIFT

Sultans of String  (from the album Subcontinental Drift) - Sultans of String offer ragas, reels, and rhumbas in a joyful celebration of song as Subcontinental Drift. The Canadian-based band brings in sitar master Anwar Kurshid, creating a bridge for world rhythms to cross freely. The Sultans Chris McKhool (bandleader/violinist) felt that ‘there is something magical about joining the world music rhythms we play, but with pop sensibilities and forms and lengths, and blending...

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NELLIE CLAY - NEVER DID W...

NELLIE CLAY - NEVER DID WHAT I SHOULDA DONE

Nellie Clay and the Lucky Dogs (from the album Never Did What I Shoulda Done) - The Last Frontier that became the breeding ground for the songs of Nellie Clay was not made of stars or outer spaces. Quick summers, and long winters filed with ice and snow created the solitude on what might have sometimes seemed like the end of civilization. The environment provided the turmoil and triumphs that gave Nellie the stories for Never Did What I Shoulda Done. The album was produced by James Frazee, wit...

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WACO BROTHERS - GOING DOW...

WACO BROTHERS - GOING DOWN IN HISTORY

Waco Brothers  (from the album Going Down in History on Bloodshot Records) - The Waco Brothers play Country music. The venues suitable for touring behind their most recent release, Going Down in History, offer a wider than net than more traditional Country outlets as The Wacos comfortably plug into clubs catering to fans from punks to posers. While their mix of Country and Punk Rock might not seem really revolutionary in 2016, The Waco Brothers have been knocking back shots of their own b...

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MAKING THE LIST

TEN REASONS WE LOVE GREGG...

TEN REASONS WE LOVE GREGG ALLMAN

Top Ten Reasons We Love Gregg Allman (12-8-47 to 05-27-17)

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 8, 1947, Gregg LeNoir Allman will be forever linked to the group he co-founded along with his brother, Duane, and other players as The Allman Brothers Band. Gregg and Duane Allman heard music calling them while in their teens, forming The Allman Joys in mid-1960’s Florida before relocating to Los Angeles, California in 1967 and forming the band Hour Glass. After two album releases on Libe...

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TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTIS...

TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTISTS FOR 2015 - PART 1

In her recent Grammy winning album, The River and The Thread, Rosanne Cash points out that ‘there’s a million shades of Modern Blue’. We agree. The Blues is a genre that is in constant motion. Blues artists are creating a future for Blues that takes cues from the past in both playing and production of music. Artists are making their own instruments, blending Blues with Country, Folk, and Soul, taking the sound of albums back to analog recording days, mixing Rhythm with their ...

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TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTIS...

TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTISTS FOR 2015 - PART 2

In her most recent Grammy winning album, The River and The Thread, Rosanne Cash points out that ‘there’s a million shades of Modern Blue’. We agree. The Blues is a genre that is in motion. Blues artists are creating a future for Blues that takes cues from the past in both playing and production of music. Artists are making their own instruments, blending Blues with Country, Folk, and Soul, taking the sound off albums to analog recording days, mixing Rhythm with their Blues. I...

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