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Playlist: Sweet Tea and Seersucker Suits – Songs of the South

Playlist: Sweet Tea and Seersucker Suits – Songs of the South

1. Southern Nights – Glen Campbell 2. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band 3. Song of the South – Alabama 4. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show 5. Tennessee – […]

Playlist: The Songs of Stephen Foster

Playlist: The Songs of Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster is considered the “Father of American Music.” I happen to be his kin. Which means that as a child, his songs were forced on me. However, people like Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Bob […]

5 Artists to see in LA this Fall

5 Artists to see in LA this Fall

1. Glen Campbell Campbell, whose battle with Alzheimers sends him on a farewell tour, will be performing at Club Nokia on October 6. 2. Justin Townes Earle I saw JTE in February at the Autrey Museum.  […]

A list of songs to sulk to

A list of songs to sulk to

What better way to start a weekend in Los Angeles than with a list of Country songs about heartache and disappointment…. 1. “Cold, Cold Heart” by Hank Williams Sr. Here, Williams tells the story of […]

Carmageddon Playlist

Carmageddon Playlist

If you live in LA, the closing of the 405 is being talked about like the apocalypse. So here’s some songs to listen to whilst hiding in your house this weekend. Carmageddon Songs… Guy Clark […]

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 […]

AMA Album of the year nominee – Elizabeth Cook: Welder

AMA Album of the year nominee – Elizabeth Cook: Welder

Though she appears regularly at the Grand Ole Opry, Florida native Elizabeth Cook is something of a Nashville outsider.  Her last album, Balls, produced by Texas Outlaw Rodney Crowell was too daring for airplay.  Though […]

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Class Mythology

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Class Mythology

This EP (which was released for Record Store day) is a collection of outtakes from 2008’s Cardinology.  The EP starts out with two tracks that make it pretty obvious why they were outtakes. They should […]

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