Reviews

Jared Tyler: Dirt On Your Hands

Jared Tyler: Dirt On Your Hands

By Brian Rock Jared Tyler returns to his roots on his third album, Dirt On Your Hands.  Judging by the title’s premise that you have to put in some work to get something worth having, it’s […]

Rodney Crowell’s Close Ties

Rodney Crowell’s Close Ties

By Jake Tully Never one to shy away from the audacious niche of country-western, Rodney Crowell’s brutally truthful autobiographical escapades do not see any sign of stopping on Close Ties. Grappling with aging, old habits […]

Daniel Romano’s Modern Pressure

Daniel Romano’s Modern Pressure

By Jake Tully Inhabiting a curious space of a counter-culture fascination with country and a disillusionment with the convention of genre-styling, Daniel Romano has nonetheless become an icon for the adversarial and intellectual Western tart. […]

Justin Townes Earle Kids In The Street

Justin Townes Earle Kids In The Street

By Brian Rock It only takes about two seconds into Justin Townes Earle’s new release Kids In The Street to realize that he’s beginning a new chapter in his storied career. Gone are the introspective, […]

Terry Allen’s Juarez

Terry Allen’s Juarez

By Terry Roland Imagine a stormy West Texas night. A freak storm has just hit in the middle of August. Monsoon winds blow through from Mexico. We are in a near empty room with fading […]

The Whiskey Charmers Take Us To The Valley

The Whiskey Charmers Take Us To The Valley

By Brian Rock The Whiskey Charmers serve up another round of their signature “Country Noir” on their second studio release, The Valley. Picking up where they left off, the Charmers create a moody, atmospheric soundscape […]

Following Sara Petite Down The Road Less Traveled

Following Sara Petite Down The Road Less Traveled

By Brian Rock Sara Petite invites you to follow her on The Road Less Traveled, her fifth studio release.  Sarah is traveling the well-worn road of heartaches and bad breaks in classic Country style. Part […]

To The Top with the Blackfoot Gypsies

To The Top with the Blackfoot Gypsies

By Brian Rock Once upon a time, before there was self-conscious, focus-grouped, infinite genre-subgrouping of music, there was Rock and Roll. Raw, unadulterated, energetic Rock and Roll. The Blackfoot Gypsies revive that glorious, undiluted era […]

The Bad Testament from Scott H Biram

The Bad Testament from Scott H Biram

By Jake Tully Apocalyptic and imperturbable all the same, Scott H. Biram has consistently sounded like the harbinger of portentous winds and meet streets that spell a changing landscape. The Bad Testament is no departure […]

Van Morrison’s Keep Me Singing

Van Morrison’s Keep Me Singing

By Courtney Sudbrink Lennon, Editor At the age of 71, the recently knighted, Northern Irish soul prodigy, Van Morrison has released his 36th studio album, Keep Me Singing, a reminder that no matter the decade, […]

K Phillips’ New Record Dirty Wonder

K Phillips’ New Record Dirty Wonder

By Brian Rock K Phillips has had enough and he’s ready to tell about it on his new release, Dirty Wonder. An album inspired and about breakups, Dirty Wonder finds K Phillips pondering the ins […]

Lone Star Landmark Albums: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Lone Star Landmark Albums: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor In 1972, at just 28 years, he was already called “The Late Great Townes Van Zandt,” a premonition that “The Electric Cowboy” would live fast and die young, but remain forever […]

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