Reviews

Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

By Brian Rock In Country music, there are legends, then there are people who inspire the legends. Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and Lyle Lovett (among others) all […]

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers’ You Gotta Sell Something

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers’ You Gotta Sell Something

By Brian Rock Blair Crimmins and the Hookers want to sell you something. But despite the name, it’s not what you might think. What they are selling is righteous old-school jazz on their new release, […]

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate with All-Star Kings & Kings

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate with All-Star Kings & Kings

By Brian Rock Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of their seventh studio album, Kings & Kings. The improbably named Canadian trio (there is no one named Blackie, and […]

Duende by The Band of Heathens

Duende by The Band of Heathens

By Brian Rock Duende is the fifth studio album by The Band of Heathens. The title is a Spanish word meaning passion, heightened emotion, or spirit; and it is a fitting moniker for this set. […]

Seneko Brings Back 90’s Americana

Seneko Brings Back 90’s Americana

By Jake Tully With a nod to Jay Farrar and the Wallflowers, Seneko’s  self-titled debut EP brings to the mind the nostalgic and warm harmonies of the formative early 90’s Americana. One reckons Seneko is […]

Holiday Review: Cris Jacobs, Francesca Brown, The Warhorses and Christmas on the Lam

Holiday Review: Cris Jacobs, Francesca Brown, The Warhorses and Christmas on the Lam

By Brian Rock Ready or not, Christmas is upon us. As a courtesy to all you last minute shoppers (you know who you are,) here’s a few stocking stuffer ideas for the music lover on […]

Patrick Carrico – Rooted in the Rich Tradition of California Country

Patrick Carrico – Rooted in the Rich Tradition of California Country

By Terry Roland Southern California’s Inland Empire is an unsuspecting place to find country-roots talent. But, if you travel down Route 66 heading east from L.A. far enough and you look real close you may […]

Nick Waterhouse releases Never Twice

Nick Waterhouse releases Never Twice

By Brian Rock If you find yourself in a state of post Mad Men deprivation blues and are jonesing for a fix of that cool, swinging cocktail culture, Nick Waterhouse has your cure. His second […]

The Time Jumpers [feat. Vince Gill] release Kid Sister

The Time Jumpers [feat. Vince Gill] release Kid Sister

By Brian Rock It’s one thing when an established musical star starts a side project to explore new creative avenues. It’s another thing entirely when an established musical star is willing to become an ensemble […]

Luke Winslow-King’s new album I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always

Luke Winslow-King’s new album I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always

By Brian Rock A single, wavering note begins Luke Winslow-King’s new album, I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always; a small clue to the music that follows. Unlike his previous four albums, this work is intensely […]

Waylon Jennings – The Lost Nashville Sessions

Waylon Jennings – The Lost Nashville Sessions

By Brian Rock New Waylon Jennings album. That’s probably all you need to know to make up your mind about getting a copy. But for those who are curious, the album is titled The Lost […]

The Coal Men release Pushed To The Side

The Coal Men release Pushed To The Side

By Brian Rock Dave Coleman and his cleverly named band, The Coal Men, are either very brave or impractically idealistic. Living in Nashville, the trio insists on making “really honest, genuine music.” On their fifth […]

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