Articles By: Gillian McClellan

Elliott BROOD announces fall tour dates with Wintersleep

Elliott BROOD announces fall tour dates with Wintersleep

I have yet to find any discernible definition for the term “alt-country” – I suppose that’s why I’m so drawn to everything it classifies.  The “country” brand has always been judged against the conventionally held standards set by godfathers/mothers like Hank Williams, George Jones and Patsy Cline.  Someone out there will always say it’s “too rough,” “too […]

Top 5 Televised Musical Performances

Top 5 Televised Musical Performances

There’s nothing like going to a live concert and experiencing the pulse of the subwoofers and authenticity of the lead singer’s vocals. But these days, you can watch great artists perform from the comfort of your couch. With HD channels like Palladia, offered by TV providers such as Satellitetv.net, watching live bands perform has never been […]

The Avett Brothers sand down their sound with ‘The Carpenter’ – Album Review

The Avett Brothers sand down their sound with ‘The Carpenter’ – Album Review

Last month, the Avett Brothers popped up on my TV performing their newest single, “Live and Die.” Clasping my hands together with joy, I marveled about how adorable they looked together, how great they sounded, how much I loved that dang banjo.  I was floating on an Avett-lined cloud for a solid thirty seconds – […]

The Trishas to Release High, Wide and Handsome on August 7 – Interview

The Trishas to Release High, Wide and Handsome on August 7 – Interview

Prior to January of 2009, Jamie Wilson, Liz Foster, Kelley Mickwee and Savannah Welch were mere acquaintances, each pursuing their own musical ventures through various outlets. It wasn’t until the four songstresses gathered in Steamboat, Colorado to perform a tribute to Savannah’s father, singer-songwriter Kevin Welch, that a much stronger connection became evident.  Alas, it […]