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TJ’s Anthemic Pandemic Summer Mix with Jaime Wyatt, Jason Isbell, Andrea & Mud, The Harmed Brothers and Darlin’ Brando

TJ’s Anthemic Pandemic Summer Mix with Jaime Wyatt, Jason Isbell, Andrea & Mud, The Harmed Brothers and Darlin’ Brando

By Brian Rock Well, this is certainly the weirdest, wildest summer in recent memory. With some states open for business and some sealed tighter than a drum; with social distancing and ever-changing mask regulations; our […]

Reckless Kelly Releases American Jackpot & American Girls

Reckless Kelly Releases American Jackpot & American Girls

By Brian Rock Reckless Kelly pens a love letter to America in their simultaneously released new albums, American Jackpot and American Girls. Lead vocalist Willy Braun explains that, “I wanted to tell stories of everyday […]

Busted Strings & Crazy Gods: A Lost Interview with John Prine

Busted Strings & Crazy Gods: A Lost Interview with John Prine

Words and photos, John Kruth It was a cold rainy night in New York (November 5, 1986) when John Prine took the stage with Philip Donelly from Dublin, standing on Prine’s right, picking an orange […]

Zach Aaron’s Fill Dirt Wanted

Zach Aaron’s Fill Dirt Wanted

By Brian Rock Texas troubadour Zach Aaron digs up some authentic Country Blues on his third release, Fill Dirt Wanted. With a voice as raw and real as a fresh bar fight scar, Aaron combines […]

Whitney Rose’s We Still Go To Rodeos

Whitney Rose’s We Still Go To Rodeos

By Brian Rock Whitney Rose saddles up for her fourth full length release, We Still Go To Rodeos. Cementing her place among the who’s who of women artists in Americana, she combines the fearlessness of […]

John Prine: An Appreciation

John Prine: An Appreciation

John Prine: An Appreciation Illustration, Mandy Newham-Cobb Words, Terry Paul Roland John Prine was a gentleman songwriter whose love for life shot through his music like light beams. He was the middleman between hope and […]

Surrender Hill’s A Whole Lot of Freedom

Surrender Hill’s A Whole Lot of Freedom

By Brian Rock Husband and wife duo, Surrender Hill, put a whole lot of work into their fourth album, A Whole Lot of Freedom. The album is an ambitious, eighteen song exploration of roots music […]

Mark Erelli’s Blindsided

Mark Erelli’s Blindsided

By Brian Rock Folk troubadour Mark Erelli wrestles with life’s unexpected twists and turns on his tenth release, Blindsided. On past projects the mercurial Erelli has explored Folk, Country, Singer/Songwriter and even some Western Swing. […]

Chicago Farmer’s Flyover Country

Chicago Farmer’s Flyover Country

By Brian Rock Midwestern Folk singer Chicago Farmer (aka Cody Diekhof) soars to new heights on his sixth album, Flyover Country. With a little help from Texas Country Rockers, Band of Heathens, he plugs in […]

The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Tribute Show

The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Tribute Show

“Well I was born a rambler friends, and I intend to die that way. It could be twenty years from now,  it could be most any day. But if there ain’t no whiskey and wimen […]

Tami Neilson’s Chickaboom!

Tami Neilson’s Chickaboom!

By Brian Rock Spitfire songstress Tami Neilson detonates her 8th album, Chickaboom! In peak form, Neilson combines her explosive voice with her Rockabilly, Jazz, Soul and Country influences to create a consummate, combustible concoction. The […]

Marty Stuart’s The Pilgrim: A Wall to Wall Odyssey

Marty Stuart’s The Pilgrim: A Wall to Wall Odyssey

By Brian Rock Marty Stuart’s pivotal, critically acclaimed album The Pilgrim celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2019. To commemorate the occasion and to shed light into the creative process behind it, Stuart has written a […]