Reviews

Josh Ritter’s Fever Breaks

Josh Ritter’s Fever Breaks

By Brian Rock Acclaimed Americana tunesmith Josh Ritter turns up the heat on his tenth studio release, Fever Breaks. With a little help from fellow Americana icon, Jason Isbell, who produced the album; Josh delivers […]

Tylor & The Train Robbers’ Best of the Worst Kind

Tylor & The Train Robbers’ Best of the Worst Kind

By Brian Rock Tylor & The Train Robbers barrel full steam ahead on their sophomore release, Best of the Worst Kind. With the musical influences of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Marty Stuart in the […]

M. Lockwood Porter’s Communion In The Ashes

M. Lockwood Porter’s Communion In The Ashes

By Brian Rock M. Lockwood Porter’s fourth album, Communion In The Ashes. offers hope amidst the social unrest and uncertainty of our times. With inevitable comparisons to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen sure to follow, […]

Ted Russell Kamp’s Walkin’ Shoes

Ted Russell Kamp’s Walkin’ Shoes

By Brian Rock Ted Russell Kamp invites you to lace up your comfy sneakers and join him on a musical stroll on his 11th studio release, Walkin’ Shoes. Riding a streak of four consecutive “Top […]

Confessin’ The Blues

Confessin’ The Blues

By Brian Rock Before they were known as the “world’s greatest Rock and Roll band,” The Rolling Stones considered themselves a Blues band. In fact, just prior to their first ever live performance at London’s […]

Between the Grooves: Authenticity Reigns Supreme for Jesse Daniel on Debut

Between the Grooves: Authenticity Reigns Supreme for Jesse Daniel on Debut

By Jonathon Oost Jesse Daniel hails from a Ben Lomond, California, a small mountain town in Santa Cruz County. The landscape, divorce, hard work, and humble beginnings shaped his adolescent years. The anger and frustration […]

Mandy Barnett’s Strange Conversation

Mandy Barnett’s Strange Conversation

By Brian Rock Nashville torch singer, Mandy Barnett speaks volumes on her new release, Strange Conversation. After making a career as Patsy Cline’s foremost musical disciple by starring in “Always…Patsy Cline” at the Ryman Theater […]

Grand Old Grizzly’s Pure Country Pyrite

Grand Old Grizzly’s Pure Country Pyrite

By Brian Rock Grand Old Grizzly strikes gold with their third release, Pure Country Pyrite. Recalling a time before the genre was populated by singer songwriters, folksters, and AAA friendly artists, Grand Old Grizzly captures […]

Jason Eady’s I Travel On

Jason Eady’s I Travel On

By Brian Rock Jason Eady plays non-hyphenated Country music for grown-ups. His seventh album, I Travel On, is a collection of smokin’ Honky-Tonkers and story ballads packed with tales from the road and from life’s […]

Forgiveness in Unforgiving Times: Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You

Forgiveness in Unforgiving Times: Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You

By Mercedes Mill Brandi Carlile’s most recent release, By the Way, I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra Records) is a revelation. On a recent long-distance road trip from city centers to mountaintops, it played on repeat as […]

The Record Company’s All Of This Life

The Record Company’s All Of This Life

By Brian Rock The Record Company is back to business with their second release All Of This Life. Every bit as primal and energetic as their critically acclaimed debut, the new album confirms the band’s […]

Left Arm Tan’s El Camino

Left Arm Tan’s El Camino

By Brian Rock Left Arm Tan is ready to hit the road with their fourth album, El Camino. Conjuring the image of a windows-down road trip, Left Arm Tan (LAT) perfectly captures the sun-drenched sound […]