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Steve Earle Kicks Folk’s Ass

Steve Earle Kicks Folk’s Ass

Steve Earle Kicks Folk’s Ass A 2012 Grammy Nomination Op-Ed by Courtney Sudbrink, Managing Editor If Steve Earle ain’t country, I don’t know who is. But just this week, Earle’s album,  I’ll Never Get Out […]

Records Revisited: Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant”

Records Revisited: Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant”

Alice’s Restaurant Massacree by Arlo Guthrie on Grooveshark Arlo Guthrie Alice’s Restaurant Droppin a needle on side one of Alice’s Restaurant is like letting a car loose on icy pavement. But if you have 18:37 […]

Review: Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven “This Round is on Me”

Review: Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven “This Round is on Me”

Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven This Round is on Me EP Website: http://maximludwig.com By Gerry Gomez Straight out of Silverlake, Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven are so darn good. With their […]

Review: Harmondale “Spirit of 73”

Review: Harmondale “Spirit of 73”

Harmondale Spirit of 73 By Gerry Gomez Very rarely does an album come across our desk, that warrants such joy in hearing it, tears well up.  Harmondale is an exception. It’s the sort of music […]

Review: Ryan Adams “Ashes and Fire”

Review: Ryan Adams “Ashes and Fire”

  Ryan Adams Ashes and Fire By Gerry Gomez Any time Ryan Adams puts pen to paper, the potential for something extraordinary to happen is there. One might expect that if he were to write […]

Why Los Angeles is Gram Parsons Country

Why Los Angeles is Gram Parsons Country

Why Los Angeles is Gram Parsons Country By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Gram Parsons has yet to be honored by a Country Music Hall of Fame induction. Whether or not this is an oversight or slap […]

Records Revisited: Waylon Jennings “Never Could Toe The Mark”

Records Revisited: Waylon Jennings “Never Could Toe The Mark”

Waylon Jennings:  Never Could Toe The Mark (1984) By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor There’s something about seeing a Waylon Jennings =W= logo spinnin’ round a turntable that is synonymous with a stamp of quality in motion. […]

Review: Black Creek “Ragged Shark”

Review: Black Creek “Ragged Shark”

                Black Creek Ragged Shark What’s with all the Americana coming out of the UK and Australia lately? Is it possible that the rest of the West is […]

Review: Paladino “Paladino”

Review: Paladino “Paladino”

Paladino Paladino By Gerry Gomez “Lonely Mountain” kicks off the debut self-titled offering by Los Angeles based, Paladino or rather, more appropriately rattles the dust off it.  The up-tempo bar-room style country rock is a […]

Turnstyled, Junkpiled Pimp Podcast

Turnstyled, Junkpiled Pimp Podcast

Straight out of Sin City, it’s the Turnstyled, Junkpiled Pimp Podcast, where Rolling Stone meets Hee Haw, with hosts,  Buffalo Badass and her sidekick, Little Squirrel, the self-proclaimed Pancho and Lefty of Podcasts. Bringing the […]

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” […]

Turnstyled: 10/25 -11/2

Turnstyled: 10/25 -11/2

    Chicken Tractor Deluxe Nightcub Jacks & Undertakers (Self) Website: www.myspace.com/thechickentractor Get ready for a knee-slappin’ good time with Chicken Tractor Deluxe’s Nightclub Jacks & Undertakers. This Pennsylvania based band who bring Outlaw Country […]