Reviews

Review: Ryan Adams “Ashes and Fire”

Review: Ryan Adams “Ashes and Fire”

  Ryan Adams Ashes and Fire By Gerry Gomez Any time Ryan Adams puts pen to paper, the potential for something extraordinary to happen is there. One might expect that if he were to write […]

Records Revisited: Waylon Jennings “Never Could Toe The Mark”

Records Revisited: Waylon Jennings “Never Could Toe The Mark”

Waylon Jennings:  Never Could Toe The Mark (1984) By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor There’s something about seeing a Waylon Jennings =W= logo spinnin’ round a turntable that is synonymous with a stamp of quality in motion. […]

Review: Black Creek “Ragged Shark”

Review: Black Creek “Ragged Shark”

                Black Creek Ragged Shark What’s with all the Americana coming out of the UK and Australia lately? Is it possible that the rest of the West is […]

Review: Paladino “Paladino”

Review: Paladino “Paladino”

Paladino Paladino By Gerry Gomez “Lonely Mountain” kicks off the debut self-titled offering by Los Angeles based, Paladino or rather, more appropriately rattles the dust off it.  The up-tempo bar-room style country rock is a […]

Review: Buck Owens “Bound For Bakersfield”

Review: Buck Owens “Bound For Bakersfield”

Buck Owens Bound For Bakersfield: The Complete Pre-Capitol Collection (Rockbeat) Filled with outtakes, re-takes and double-takes, Bound for Bakersfield demonstrates what the eventual Honky-Tonkin’ Hee-Haw host had at stake before he ever said “Buck it” […]

Review: Steve Parry “The Fight Left In Me”

Review: Steve Parry “The Fight Left In Me”

                    Steve Parry The Fight Left In Me (Self) Website: http://www.stevenparry.com It’s rare that an album comes across our desk that at first listen, might be […]

Review: John Prine “The Singing Mailman Delivers”

Review: John Prine “The Singing Mailman Delivers”

Review: John Prine “The Singing Mailman Delivers” John Prine proves that the postman always does ring twice with his latest, The Singing Mailman Delivers. Take John Prine, put him in a room, give him a […]

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 […]