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HA HA Tonka: Death of a Decade

HA HA Tonka: Death of a Decade

With the release of their third album, Death of a Decade, Missouri based indie band, HA HA Tonka are a little bit C86, a little bit country. Their sound is a blend of jangly Smiths-esque […]

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers: Rare Bird Alert

On his latest release, Rare Bird Alert, Martin has teamed up with former North Carolina pickin’ buddies, The Steep Canyon Rangers to give us yet another kickass bluegrass album. Not only is it a fine […]

Alison Krauss and Union Station: Paper Airplane

Alison Krauss – I respect you? But I don’t want to listen to you. I want to like this album. I really do. Because it’s the only album high up the country charts with any […]

Paul Simon: So Beautiful or So What

How many aged musicians put out shit that’s as good as what they did in their heyday? When legends like Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney or Bob Dylan release a new record, there isn’t much to […]

Essential Albums — Paul McCartney: Ram

Essential Albums — Paul McCartney: Ram

I very often make attempts to turn my country friends onto music they otherwise might sneer at.  “Paul McCartney? He ain’t country.” Maybe not in the way we think of “country,” but this is a […]

Michael Nesmith… Yes, that guy from the Monkees

Michael Nesmith… Yes, that guy from the Monkees

Whenever I tell people I like the Monkees, I get shit for it.  And I’m guessing when people think of the Monkees, they don’t think Country music.  But, it turns out Michael Nesmith (the guy […]

Ghosts, Devils, Death: A Halloween Playlist

Ghosts, Devils, Death: A Halloween Playlist

1. Run Devil Run – Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins 2. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down – Willie Nelson 3. Waitin’ Round To Die – Townes Van Zandt 4. Devil Went Down To […]