Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

Son of the Sun: Almost Not There

Son of the Sun: Almost Not There

White Bluff, Nashville, and Middle Tennessee music aficionados, Son of the Sun will officially release their latest EP Son of the Sun: Almost Not There today (July 26, 2011) on the I Blame Yoko Music label. This album is the follow up to their first full length LP The Happy Loss (2010). The new EP […]

Lovesick Stupid: Urban Hell

Lovesick Stupid: Urban Hell

Lovesick Stupid: Urban Hell is the latest EP released by the Nashville, Tennessee duo of Chad Kalhagen and Alyson Burgess. The album is a splendid example of the diversity of the Nashville music scene when you take the time to look beyond the New York owned façade of mainstream country artists. Lovesick Stupid sounds like […]

Album Review of Gwendolyn: Bright Light

Album Review of Gwendolyn: Bright Light

Gwendolyn: Bright Light, set for release on September 20, 2011, is a family friendly alt. country trip into the idiosyncratic mind of the bands front person and resident poet Gwendolyn Sanford. The album draws from traditional country, American folk, and rock styles of music and melds these sounds into a unique artistic expression. Bright Light […]

An Interview with the Legendary American Troubadour: Guy Clark

An Interview with the Legendary American Troubadour: Guy Clark

On July 19, 2011, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing a true icon in the world of songwriting, Guy Clark. Terms like troubadour, legend, and master are used all too often when referring to songwriters/musicians of far lesser caliber who do not live up to the honor. You do deserve all of those accolades […]

Lindsey Buckingham Readies New Album — Download 1st Single Here

Lindsey Buckingham Readies New Album — Download 1st Single Here

If you only know Lindsey Buckingham from Bill Hader’s portrayal of the oft-neglected and silent guest on the “What Up With That?” sketch on Saturday Night Live, you’re missing out (and you’re probably very, very young). Best known for his work as guitarist, male vocalist and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, this Grammy winner, producer and […]

Album Review of David Serby: Poor Man’s Poem

Album Review of David Serby: Poor Man’s Poem

David Serby and his Dirt Poor Folklore band are set to release their third album, Poor Man’s Poem, on August 16, 2011. The album is a departure from the honky tonk style of the previous two albums. The new album could be described as old time country, hillbilly, or American political folk music. Serby has […]

Album Review: NRBQ – “Keep This Love Goin'” – (Clang!)

Album Review: NRBQ – “Keep This Love Goin'” – (Clang!)

Summer is here and NRBQ is back; that’s cause for celebration on both counts. Well known for unusual musical pairings and rollicking live shows, the band is better and looser than ever: Who else would adapt Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor” to a loping country song? That’s exactly what keyboardist/frontman Terry Adams […]

Album review of Old Californio: Sundrunk Angels

Album review of Old Californio: Sundrunk Angels

Set to drop July 19, 2011, Old Californio’s Sundrunk Angels is the third studio album from the Pasadena, California quintet. Their sound is an eclectic blend of country, rock, folk, and psychedelic rock that is reminiscent of bands like the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Gram Parsons Flying Burritos. The label […]

Review of Jas Patrick: Working On My Soul

Review of Jas Patrick: Working On My Soul

Jas Patrick is a recording artist that is quickly rising in popularity on the local (Nashville, TN) music scene. He is an extremely talented songwriter, vocalist, and musician. Patrick recently released a full length LP of eighteen songs on the Tiny Lion Music record label. Working on My Soul is a musically diverse album that […]

Album review of Dex Romweber Duo: Is that You in the Blue

Album review of Dex Romweber Duo: Is that You in the Blue

Fans of rockabilly, roots-rock, science fiction surf-punk, or fans of just plain great music, you are in for a treat. Bloodshot Records is set to release Dex Romweber Duo: Is that you in the Blue? on July 26, 2011. The new album has fourteen tracks and is a retro-inspired cornucopia of various genres of music […]

Album review of Jolie Holland: Pint of Blood

Album review of Jolie Holland: Pint of Blood

Jolie Holland is a supremely talented singer/songwriter from Houston, Texas. Her latest album Pint of Blood, released June 28, 2011, is a brilliant collection of ten beautiful, yet haunting songs that inhabit your consciousness with their melodic and melancholy deliverance. Holland’s music is not easily categorized as she draws elements of folk, country, rock, and […]

A Conversation about Mumford and Sons—June 5, 2011, The Pageant Saint Louis, MO

A Conversation about Mumford and Sons—June 5, 2011, The Pageant Saint Louis, MO

I get by with a little help from my friend, Sarah, who knows more about Mumford and Sons than I ever will.  She started the conversation, and I just ran with it. Sarah: When The Pageant announced in March that Mumford and Sons would be playing a show in Saint Louis in June, obtaining a […]

A Bittersweet Showing: Big Head Todd and the Monsters (The Uptown Theatre, Napa)

A Bittersweet Showing: Big Head Todd and the Monsters (The Uptown Theatre, Napa)

Big Head Todd and the Monsters played a gig at The Uptown Theatre in Napa on Friday night and it could have been an amazing show. It could have been, but it wasn’t. It’s not because they have lost a step. They haven’t, not even close. Frontman Todd Park Mohr still plays a mean, bluesy, […]

The Wood Brothers “Smoke Ring Halo” (Southern Ground)

The Wood Brothers “Smoke Ring Halo” (Southern Ground)

Just like good Southern cooking, sometimes the most important ingredient is time.  For The Wood Brothers, part of it’s the time they spent growing up together.  Part of it’s the time they spent apart — Oliver fronting the blues-based band King Johnson and Chris as bassist for Jazz-funk trio Medeski, Martin & Wood.   Their collective […]