Articles By: ATF

ATF

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“Bluebird” – Dawn Landes

“Bluebird” – Dawn Landes

Dawn Landes’ lastest album, Bluebird, is the most gorgeous album I’ve heard in a long time. Every song is a subtle, smart, heartfelt gem. The video for the title song features the dancer Storyboard P and was directed by Christina Ladwig, produced by Ghost Robot. Warning: the minor chord changes at the bridge will tug […]

A Night with Brandi Carlile

A Night with Brandi Carlile

By: Amy Dolkas Is music just about the songwriter’s life experiences or do songwriters help us to see life like we’ve never seen it before, even though we are living it? How is it that some very talented musicians can say the simplest line, and yet it so tugs at our heart strings that tears […]

The Be Good Tanyas Are Back with ‘A Collection’ – Interview

The Be Good Tanyas Are Back with ‘A Collection’ – Interview

By: Gillian McClellan For Canadian trio The Be Good Tanyas, 2012 marks the end of a four year long hiatus – and the start of a new learning curve. The group, formed in Vancouver in 1999, is set to release their newest album, entitled ‘A Collection (2000-2012),’ on July 17. The career retrospective boasts fan-favorites […]

Mumford & Sons annouce new album: ‘Babel’

Mumford & Sons annouce new album: ‘Babel’

By: Gillian McClellan The highly anticipated sophomore album from Mumford & Sons has been set for a September 25 release through Glassnote Records. The folky band of Brits have christened their newest production ‘Babel’ and will be making it available for pre-order via their website on July 23. ‘Babel’ follows in the rather large footsteps […]

Hank Williams, Jr. — “Old School, New Rules”

Hank Williams, Jr. — “Old School, New Rules”

By: Gillian McClellan If one were to scroll through my Twitter page, they might be disappointed to find there isn’t much substance. Half of it is a testament to my hopelessly-single-girl obsession with my future wedding, while the other half consists of my feeble attempts at being clever.  Regardless, one of my most compelling gems of […]

Kenny Rogers – Making Legendary an Understatement.

Kenny Rogers – Making Legendary an Understatement.

By: Sarah J. McNally The first time I ever saw Kenny Rogers perform he kicked off his set with his hit “You Decorated My Life.” Next to me an older couple began to dance, singing every word along with Kenny, and I noticed that both of them were crying. After the song ended I asked […]

Delta Spirit – Shredding It at The Belly Up Tavern: A Show Review

Delta Spirit – Shredding It at The Belly Up Tavern: A Show Review

By: Josh Risch I’ve been fortunate enough to have been following Delta Spirit play live shows for over 6 years now. Really became of fan while they were “Gimme‘(n) Some Motivation back in 2006. These recent two nights at The Belly Up Tavern, in Solana Beach, were undoubtedly the best I’ve ever heard them play. […]

Red June Releases “Beauty Will Come” Album Review

Red June Releases “Beauty Will Come” Album Review

By Alan Morgan It is usually pretty obvious when a band has put in countless hours of work tightening up their sound, and Red June is no exception.  Debuting their second studio release, “Beauty Will Come”, on June 5th, Asheville, NC based Red June will serve listeners a diverse yet cohesive mix of original Americana […]

John Lee Hooker: “Cook With The Hook” Live in 1974 DVD

John Lee Hooker: “Cook With The Hook” Live in 1974 DVD

“Nothin’ but the best and later for the rest.” So said John Lee Hooker on Saturday, July 6, 1974. The legendary Mississippi-Delta bluesman was one of the star attractions at an all-day festival attended by 6,000 people. The event in the town of Gardner, Massachusetts, was called “Down in the Dumps” perhaps the first in […]

Foggy Mountain Special: A Tribute to Earl Scruggs – Review

Foggy Mountain Special: A Tribute to Earl Scruggs – Review

by: Alan Morgan It was a sad day when the music world heard about the passing of banjo master Earl Scruggs on March 28th, 2012.  Musicians and fans from all different musical backgrounds were saddened by the loss of one of the most innovative instrumentalists this world has ever seen. Now, in the weeks following […]

Breaking Down the Fourth Wall with The Vespers’ Phoebe Cryar

Breaking Down the Fourth Wall with The Vespers’ Phoebe Cryar

Phoebe Cryar on Songwriting, Nashville, and Jam-Session-Campfire-Cookout-Things By Dacey Orr Not many kids get the opportunity to sing background vocals and hanging around studios in Music City, but for sisters Callie and Phoebe Cryar of family folk band The Vespers, it was just a part of growing up. “It’s crazy because when you grow up […]

Levon Helm 1940 – 2012

Levon Helm 1940 – 2012

Levon Helm passed peacefully the afternoon of April 19, 2012. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul. In a statement on his official website, Bob Dylan has posted the following message: “He was my bosom buddy friend […]

Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” Gets Film Adaptation

Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” Gets Film Adaptation

From Variety magazine we just learned that the rights to one of Bob Dylan’s finest albums, Blood on the Tracks, has been acquired by a Brazilian film company to be adapted into an English-language feature film. Coincidentally (or not), Dylan is currently on tour in Brazil. For our South American readers (or Norte Americanos heading […]

T-Bone Burnett Produces New Lisa Marie Presley Album, Due Out May 15

T-Bone Burnett Produces New Lisa Marie Presley Album, Due Out May 15

On May 15, Lisa Marie Presley will release Storm and Grace, her first album in five years and her Universal Republic/XIX Recordings debut. The album was produced by 12-time GRAMMY® winner T-Bone Burnett and recorded at The Village in Los Angeles. (See below for track listing.) Storm and Grace is a marked departure from the […]