Reviews

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 […]

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 […]