Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry Set to Collaborate on New Album

Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry Set to Collaborate on New Album

With all the buzz about Rosanne Cash’s modern-day classic The List, and her memoir, Composed, we’re delighted to hear about her next project with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry. We adored Bragg’s work with Wilco on the Mermaid Avenue CDs, as well as Henry’s collaboration with Loudon Wainwright III on Strange Weirdos. The three artists […]

Kingsley Flood – Dust Windows and Awkward Dancing

Kingsley Flood – Dust Windows and Awkward Dancing

Boston’s Kinglsey Flood, the punk-rock/roots/Americana/folk phenom that’s been tearing up the charts, were featured last week on NPR’s Weekend Edition where they discussed Americana music, death and awkward dancing. After the broadcast, sales of their debut CD (Dust Windows) shot up to #1 on Amazon’s most downloaded roots-rock albums for the week, briefly hit #1 […]

Interview: The Black Twig Pickers – Nothing Funny About Days Gone By

Interview: The Black Twig Pickers – Nothing Funny About Days Gone By

Old time music is strange. I don’t think it’s really like a warm fireplace. I find it to be constantly challenging and engaging. — Nathan Bowles, The Black Twig Pickers The Black Twig Pickers are a non neo-traditional old time band that resides in the hills of Appalachia in Southwest Virginia. The trio consists of […]

Moogfest 2010 Set for Halloween Weekend, Asheville, NC

Moogfest 2010 Set for Halloween Weekend, Asheville, NC

By Lindsey Austin Asheville, NC All right boys and girls. You might want to go ahead and buy a new pair of dancing shoes now. You can break them in pacing around in anticipation of Moogfest 2010 here in Asheville NC, the home of Moog Music and cool kid destination of the Southeast. Moogfest just […]

Album Review: Manda Mosher – City of Clowns – (Red Parlor Records)

Album Review: Manda Mosher – City of Clowns – (Red Parlor Records)

We wish Manda Mosher had run the title of her EP by us first. We might have said: “City of Clowns? Really? You sure?  Clowns are scary. Even kids hate clowns. Remember Pennywise from Stephen King’s It? John Wayne Gacy? The Joker? That cult film Killer Clowns from Outer Space?” Mosher’s five-song follow-up to her […]

Springsteen’s “Darkness” Box Set Due Out Nov. 16

Springsteen’s “Darkness” Box Set Due Out Nov. 16

We love Bruce’s “Stanley Kowalski” look from this early part of his career. You can almost hear him scream, in a Jersey accent, “Stellllllllllllaaaaaahhhhh!” After years of rumors, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced the details of their Darkness On The Edge of Town box set, which will be released on November […]

Contest Giveaway: Signed Copies of Marty Stuart’s Ghost Train

Contest Giveaway: Signed Copies of Marty Stuart’s Ghost Train

Sorry folks, but the winners were announced a while ago. Come back, though, because we always seems to have some wonderful stuff to give away to our loyal readers! – Editors That’s right, we’re giving away TWO copies of Marty Stuart’s critically acclaimed Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions which hit the streets today. (Three […]

Dolly Parton Returns to Big Screen with Queen Latifah in “Joyful Noice”

Dolly Parton Returns to Big Screen with Queen Latifah in “Joyful Noice”

The woman can act, she can sing, she can pick a guitar, write a darn fine song, and she knows how to build a heckuva theme park. Simply put, she’s larger than life. Dolly will return to the silver screen with Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise, a musically driven feature that tells the story of […]

Those Darlins Announce New Split 7″ with Funstix – Sept. 14th

Those Darlins Announce New Split 7″ with Funstix – Sept. 14th

“Night Jogger” b/w “Funstix Party!” An undisputed favorite of ours, Those Darlins are the Ramones without the OCD. Formed in 2006 they swaggered onto the scene in 2009 with their self-titled debut. These are hard-working musicians whose endearing charm is that they don’t take themselves too seriously. The music, though, is heartfelt and stare-you-down honest with […]

Album Review: Carl Broemel – All Birds Say – (ATO Records)

Album Review: Carl Broemel – All Birds Say – (ATO Records)

Solo album by My Morning Jacket guitarist drops Aug. 31 At first listen, Carl Broemel’s album, All Birds Say, is a classically-based composition that definitely respects the acoustic fashion of Sir Paul McCartney. One could also easily relate the lyrics to the wise and peaceful philosophies of George Harrison. Although the influences may shine through, […]

Contest Giveaway: Pete Seeger’s latest CD

Contest Giveaway: Pete Seeger’s latest CD

The great Satchel Paige famously said, “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” This definitely holds true for the indomitable Pete Seeger. He’s seen it all and done so much for so many people. Always a champion of the working class, of civil rights, of the environment, […]

Live Performance Video: Lissy Rosemont of The Junior League Band – Atlanta, GA – 8/13/10

Live Performance Video: Lissy Rosemont of The Junior League Band – Atlanta, GA – 8/13/10

Touring behind the band’s third release, Jellyroll, D.C.-based Lissy Rosemont returned to her hometown of Atlanta with phenomenal guitarist John Lee. The intimate confines of Eddie’s Attic called for a paired-down version of The Junior League Band, but the duo more than made up for it with energy and impressive chops, featuring selections from Jellyroll […]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 Lineup Announced!

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 Lineup Announced!

The Righteous Brothers got it right. “If there’s a rock ‘n’ roll heaven, well you know they got a hell of a band.” If there’s a festival in the Great Beyond, it would be just like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: It’s in San Francisco. In Golden Gate Park. For three days. It’s FREE. The lineup is […]

Stuff We’re Awaiting: Old 97’s – Aimee Mann – Kermit Ruffins – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Stuff We’re Awaiting: Old 97’s – Aimee Mann – Kermit Ruffins – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Whew! It’s been quite a summer for news, so let’s get to it. Here’s the latest. Old 97’s The Grand Theatre Volume One, due out October 12 The band, who Rolling Stone says have “evolved…into master-class rock & roll songwriters,” recorded over two dozen brand new songs during the studio sessions and will be releasing […]