Reviews

The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless

The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless

By Brian Rock Americana duo The Contenders are anything but reckless in their debut album, Laughing with the Reckless. Filled with finely crafted songs of struggle and hope, Guitarist Jay Nash and Drummer Josh Day […]

Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls

Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls

By Jake Tully A cursory listen to Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls might place the record in the vein of Yusuf Islam (nee Georgiou) or even a more country-fried Charlie Reid, in which case both […]

Margo Price’s All American Made

Margo Price’s All American Made

By Josh Schott Last year Margo Price took the traditional country crowd by storm with her debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. Her twangy, outlaw influenced songs earned her widespread critical acclaim and fan adulation. Fans […]

JD McPherson’s Undivided Heart And Soul

JD McPherson’s Undivided Heart And Soul

By Brian Rock The first note of the first song on JD McPherson’s new album, Undivided Heart And Soul, lets you know right away he’s entering a new chapter in his career. With this, his […]

Whitney Rose’s Rule 62

Whitney Rose’s Rule 62

By Brian Rock For most people, rule No.1 is the most important. But Whitney Rose marches to her own tune on her new album, Rule 62. Although relatively new to the Americana scene (this is […]

Steven Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers’ ‘The Long Awaited Album’

Steven Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers’ ‘The Long Awaited Album’

By Josh Schott For decades Steve Martin has entertained audiences with his acting and comedy. Nowadays he’s spending more time impressing them with his banjo picking. The acclaimed actor has been consistently churning out new […]

[Song Premier] Emily Herring “Last Of The Houston Honky Tonk Heroes”

[Song Premier] Emily Herring “Last Of The Houston Honky Tonk Heroes”

Photo: Gina Binkley Song Premier: Emily Herring, “Last Of The Houston Honky Tonk Heroes” A native of Huston, Texas, singer-songwriter Emily Herring’s upcoming release, Gliding (Eight 30 Records), is a welcome shot of purist country. A […]

Chris Fullterton: Epilepsy Blues

Chris Fullterton: Epilepsy Blues

  Chris Fullerton: Epilepsy Blues By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor On his debut album, Epilepsy Blues (Eight 30 Records), Austin-based singer-songwriter, Chris Fullterton courageously looks his own mortality straight in the eye and comes out […]

Eilen Jewell’s Down Hearted Blues

Eilen Jewell’s Down Hearted Blues

By Brian Rock “Queen of the Minor Key,” Eilen Jewell, ventures further into the blue range of the musical spectrum with her latest album, Down Hearted Blues, a tribute to early Blues pioneers like Willie Dixon, […]

A.J. Croce Releases Just Like Medicine

A.J. Croce Releases Just Like Medicine

By Brian Rock A.J. Croce has the cure for your summertime blues, and it’s Just Like Medicine. Croce, son of the late, great Jim Croce, continues his father’s tradition of well-crafted, heartfelt insights into the […]

Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records

Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records

By Jake Tully Co-produced by Luther Dickinson (the North Mississippi Allstars) and Grammy Award winning, Nashville-based, producer, Tamara Saviano (This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster), Red Hot: […]

The Deslondes, Hurry Home

The Deslondes, Hurry Home

By Jacob Brockway Following up their critically acclaimed, 2014, self-titled debut, New Orleans based, the Deslondes, release Hurry Home (New West Records), an album that delivers a fresh take on Americana. They blend their influences with new […]