Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

On The Road With Port O’Brien – Interview

On The Road With Port O’Brien – Interview

By Dan Evon I had been listening to Port O’brien for an entire week. I had gotten their album, All We Could do Was Sing, the previous year and was enamored with the eclectic mix of acoustic guitars, ancient rhythms, and choir like singing that reminded me of the Polyphonic Spree. Every track was a […]

Mindy Smith — Interview

Mindy Smith — Interview

Love, loss and real life. Nashville’s singer/songwriter Mindy Smith reveals herself in raw form in her album “Stupid Love,”  which released this past summer. Smith is well known for her debut hit album “One Moment More,” and her appearance on Dolly Parton’s tribute album with her own version of the song “Jolene.” Smith has been […]

Interview: Those Darlins invite you to a sleepover!

Interview: Those Darlins invite you to a sleepover!

On a crisp fall evening in Atlanta, Those Darlins (Jessi, Kelley, Nikki and Sheriff Linwood) blew into town and proceeded to heat things up. CMP caught up with them before their show at The Loft on Sept. 29th in support of their self-titled debut album. Prepare to enjoy the gracious and playful banter. CMP: Just […]

Interview – Elliott BROOD has a suitcase full of stories

Interview – Elliott BROOD has a suitcase full of stories

I’m not big into “tweeting”, but this is by far the best bio I’ve ever read on Twitter: Name: Elliott BROOD Location: Toronto Bio: If a whiskey-stinking Harry Dean Stanton busted into your living room window one night and knocked your teeth out with a tire iron, EB might be the sound track. A bit […]

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Kevn Kinney Interview

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Kevn Kinney Interview

As with so many great projects, the inspiration for The Great American Bubble Factory, Drivin’ N Cryin’s first new album in 12 years, came from an unexpected place: the dollar store. “I was at the dollar store with my granddaughter buying some bubbles, and I saw on the label where the bubbles are made in […]

Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss/Soggy Bottom Boys)

Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss/Soggy Bottom Boys)

The image is forever burned into our pop-culture consciousness. George Clooney, sporting overalls and scruff, wailing “Man of Constant Sorrow” in the Coen Brothers’ twangy Odyssey O’Brother, Where Art Thou? Then, there’s the man behind that scene: bluegrass singer-songwriter Dan Tyminski, of the Dan Tyminski Band and Alison Krauss and Union Station, still one of […]

Interview: Stephen Kellogg

Interview: Stephen Kellogg

Intro: Forget G.I. Joe when looking at this summer’s Real American Hero. Look no further than singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg, who fights villainous poison ivy plants and performs his tunes for soldiers and foreign heads of state alike. Kellogg even takes on bears, at least in metaphorical terms, with his band The Sixers’ new album, The […]

Interview: Larry Campbell

Interview: Larry Campbell

The average casual music fan probably hasn’t heard of Larry Campbell, yet he’s lived out the dreams of baby boomers everywhere who picked up guitar lessons to prove to their kids that they were once “cool.” He spent eight years rocking out with Bob Dylan and two years after that on tour with Phil Lesh […]

Tom Gabel – Interview

By Charlotte Lueth Tom Gabel of the band Against Me! is nothing if not cordial. This was a lesson I learned with ample rapidity during my interview with him; the point was really sent home by his reaction to the recent election: “I think it’s a totally positive thing. I’m really happy Barack won. It’s […]

Centro-matic/South San Gabriel – interview

Centro-matic/South San Gabriel – interview

by Brad Tucker The easy misconception when one first encounters Centro-matic and South San Gabriel is that they are the same band; both are led by guitarist and singer Will Johnson, and South San Gabriel’s line-up features all four Centro-matic members, plus two. The groups are touring together for the first time in the U.S., […]

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Q: You’ve come a long way from Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Can you still claim to be backwoods? A: Yes, and proud of it. I stay close to my roots and my family. I never want to forget any part of it. I’m still just a hillbilly at heart, thus a Backwoods Barbie. Q: Congratulations on […]

Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels

interview by Mike Hennessey Charlie Daniels, “Preachin’, Prayin’, Singin’” – Blue Hat Records, 2008 Charlie Daniels arrived in Nashville in 1967 with a wife, child, and a literal twenty dollar bill in his pocket. In a few short years, he was lending his fiddle to Bob Dylan’s seminal Nashville albums. Since then he has sold […]

Calexico's Joey Burns – interview

interview by Nikki Roddy With the US in economic crisis and only days away from deciding one of the most critical elections in its history, the prevailing attitude of general America can safely be described as one of fear. Fear so thick and palpable that it feels like everyone is engaging in a collective nail-biting […]

Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)

Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)

by Tim Rynders Country Music Pride: How have the first few shows gone? Does it feel like you never stopped playing as HWM or does it feel like a distant dream? Chuck Ragan: They’ve gone and felt absolutely incredible.  The friends, fans and general turnout has been overwhelming and it’s just been everything and more […]