Reviews

Review: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

Review: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

Review: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams Hank Williams pens sixty-sixty songs, scattered throughout four notebooks. He dies in the back of his Cadillac at the age of 29, leaving behind the unfinished work. The […]

Turnstyled: 10/17-10/24

Turnstyled: 10/17-10/24

Music we find and like each week   Album: No Law Against Talking by Some Velvet Evening The sweet and carefree harmonies of Some Velvet Evening are a bit like a twangier, boy/girl version of […]

Review: Merle Haggard “Working In Tennessee”

Review: Merle Haggard “Working In Tennessee”

Merle Haggard: Working In Tennessee (Vanguard) by Courtney Sudbrink, Editor If there was a Country Mount Rushmore, Merle Haggard would be front and center. A man Johnny Cash called an “American icon,”the Hag’s two-stepped it […]

Larabee: A Slice of  Alt-Country Pop Goodness

Larabee: A Slice of Alt-Country Pop Goodness

A Slice of Alt-Country Pop Goodness By John G. Larson Contributing Writer Imagine Whiskeytown with some pop or Big Star with a bit more twang and the result would be a little band by the […]

This City Will Never Drown: A review of Ben de la Cour’s “To The River Rise”

This City Will Never Drown: A review of Ben de la Cour’s “To The River Rise”

This City Will Never Drown by John G. Larson With his second album, “To The River Rise,” singer/songwriter Ben de la Cour proves that New Orleans was and always will be a refuge for the musically […]

Review: Wilco – The Whole Love

Review: Wilco – The Whole Love

Today NPR featured Wilco’s The Whole Love for a first listen, before its official release on September 27. The Whole Love isn’t an alt-country album by any means. It’s indie rock. And it’s made it […]

Steve Earle “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive”

Steve Earle “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive”

Steve Earle: I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive (New West Records) Steve Earle is a badass.  And he’s getting better with age. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, I’ll Never Get Out of This World […]

AMA Album of the year nominee – Justin Townes Earle “Harlem River Blues”

AMA Album of the year nominee – Justin Townes Earle “Harlem River Blues”

Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot) A few months back I saw Justin Townes Earle perform at the Autry museum in Los Angeles and it was by far the best show I’ve seen this […]

Wilco "I Might"

Wilco "I Might"

It’s been two years since Wilco’s released a new single. One would think that if a band is going to wait two years to release a single, their effort should make fans feel it was […]

AMA Album of the year nominee – Robert Plant: Band of Joy

AMA Album of the year nominee – Robert Plant: Band of Joy

AMA Album of the year nominee – Robert Plant: Band of Joy  By Courtney Sudbrink I really wonder why this album was nominated for the AMA Album of the Year. Then I remind myself – […]

Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO

Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO

Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO With his last album, 2008’s Trouble in Mind, Hayes Carll proved to be a real Texas songwriter.  His latest effort, KMAG YOYO (in military terms: Kiss my ass, you’re on your […]

Ten artists to see this summer (wherever you may be)

Ten artists to see this summer (wherever you may be)

1. Guy Clark I’ve been hearing rumors that Guy Clark isn’t in the best of health. True or not, he will be appearing in the Texas area, Louisiana, Montana and all the way up north […]