Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Johnny Cash "Remixed" Compadre Records

Johnny Cash "Remixed" Compadre Records

By Melissa Barnes Produced by hip hop king Snoop Dogg and John Carter Cash, Remixed was either a hit or big fat miss depending on your musical tastes. If you tend to err on the side of the more traditional and old school Johnny Cash, this is probably not the album for you. However, if […]

The Boxmasters "Christmas Cheer" Vanguard

By Kyle McCraw Billy Bob Thornton and his new band have been busy this year, not only releasing a double disc debut, but also following with this Christmas album less six months later. And, even though a largely unheard of band releasing a Christmas album seems like a bad idea, there are some nice original […]

Neil Young "Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968" Reprise

Neil Young "Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968" Reprise

By Kyle McCraw For a little context, 1968 was the same year Neil Young left Buffalo Springfield and the year before the release of his first solo record. So, it should come as no shock that a little more than half of the songs here are from his Buffalo Springfield days (including “Mr. Soul,” and […]

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals "Cardinology" Lost Highway

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals "Cardinology" Lost Highway

By Jeremy Climer Beginning with the release of Easy Tiger, Ryan Adams seemed to have learned to control his desire to release damn near every song he writes and put out a solid, cohesive record, and Cardinology is a continuation of that maturity. Perhaps it is the consistency of playing with The Cardinals and having […]

Kevin Costner & Modern West "Untold Truths" Universal South

Kevin Costner & Modern West "Untold Truths" Universal South

By Kyle McCraw When I heard that Kevin Costner was releasing an album, I gotta admit, I was skeptical. It turns out Costner has been playing with Modern West member John Coinman since the late-80s. And that is exactly what this sounds like: a country rock album from the late-80s (For whatever reason, production-wise, the […]

Win a Mayberry's Finest gift basket and the Grascal's latest CD!

Win a Mayberry's Finest gift basket and the Grascal's latest CD!

Country Music Goodness & Mayberry’s Finest are giving away The Grascals latest CD “Keep on Walkin’” & “The Opie Loves Helen” Basket! Click here to enter! Basket includes: · The Grascals latest album · 6 Mayberry’s Finest Muffins: Chocolate Chunk cookie Dough, Blueberry, Peach Cobbler, Lemon Ice Box, Banana Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Toast · […]

Lee Ann Womack "Call Me Crazy" MCA Nashville

Lee Ann Womack "Call Me Crazy" MCA Nashville

By Miles Price There aren’t many people in modern country music that can project such a small-town-neighborly vibe that you’re able to feel as though you’ve met them. Their songs are not far-fetched rants of decadence and fame. There’s no mistaking that Lee Ann Womack has that incredibly genuine demeanor. Call Me Crazy, released less […]

David Bazan – Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA

by Jason Jones As a devoted fan of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, Headphones), I made the trip out to Pasadena on a Saturday night, just me and my Honda Accord. It had been awhile since I had gone solo to a show so I was a little hesitant at first, but the intimate setting […]

Jordan Tice "Long Story" Patuxent Music

Jordan Tice "Long Story" Patuxent Music

by Joseph Scott How can this guy be twenty years old? That’s the first question that pops to mind when listening to guitarist Jordan Tice’s new Patuxent Music release, Long Story. Not just because of the picking, in this day and age there is many a twenty year old that can pick. It comes in […]

George Strait "Classic Christmas" MCA Nashville

George Strait "Classic Christmas" MCA Nashville

by Melissa Barnes, The Music City Muse This album undoubtedly lives up to its name Classic Christmas. And personally speaking, I have never heard anything come from George Strait that was anything less than amazing. Strait adds his own special country twang on classics like “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls.” His voice […]

The Lynn Morris Band "Shape of a Tear" Rounder Records

The Lynn Morris Band "Shape of a Tear" Rounder Records

by Andy Warrener Hats off to Rounder Records for their release of The Lynn Morris Band’s “Shape of a Tear”. A finely crafted album full of Smoky Mountain, bluegrass music. They’re not your typical quartet, bass, banjo, mandolin, vocals. No, Lynn Morris is a musician who learned to sing and not a singer who learned […]

Dearestazazel "Be Mine" One Eleven Records

Dearestazazel "Be Mine" One Eleven Records

by Daniel Norwood When I first encountered this band I was a bit shocked. The singer was a very tall thin man, and the rest of the band kind of looked like they should of been in a southern rock or much heavier band. Then much to my amazement, the show started and I was […]

Matt Toka "Burning In The Clouds" Unsigned

Matt Toka "Burning In The Clouds" Unsigned

by Daniel Norwood Heres an artist the only comes around once in a while. This album was made in a matter of a few short months, and released very soon after. For a unsigned artist to be able to do this, and create songs that you could swear were meant for MTV, VH1 and more, […]

Invite Alison Krauss Into Your Living Room

Invite Alison Krauss Into Your Living Room

by Bill Conger If there’s one thing better than hearing the angelic voice of Alison Krauss, it’s seeing her perform. The lovely and multi-talented singer/instrumentalist/producer collaborates with a who’s who of music on her new DVD, “A Hundred Miles or More: Live From The Tracking Room (Rounder Records), which arrives in stores Nov. 11. Cameras […]