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Album Review: Jim Lauderdale – “Reason and Rhyme” (Sugar Hill)

Album Review: Jim Lauderdale – “Reason and Rhyme” (Sugar Hill)

Reason and Rhyme is Jim Lauderdale’s latest studio album. This man has put out 19 albums of bluegrass, country, and sometimes pop music. Through his consistently solid song writing, Lauderdale has helped modern country music sound the way it does. Lauderdale is responsible for the country sound of the 90’s; everyone from George Strait to […]

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 […]

Justin Townes Earle Keeps Being Awesome

Justin Townes Earle Keeps Being Awesome

  “Slippin’ and Slidin’” is the first official music video from Justin Townes Earle‘s really, really good album Harlem River Blues. The video is a personal look at Earle’s adopted home, New York. Paste Magazine is premiering the video HERE. Also Earle has got a whole bunch of tour dates coming up, including a free […]

Nick 13- Nick 13

Nick 13- Nick 13

Nick 13 has made one of the hands down, most solid country-western albums in a very long time. Nick 13 is  the long time front man for the phsycobilly/punk outfit Tiger Army. If you are not familiar, they are a so-cal punk band with a stand-up bass and a badass rockabilly attitude. The band started […]

New Wilco Album.Cool!

New Wilco Album.Cool!

Wilco has announced they have a new album coming out. The Whole Love will be released September 27th. The album will be released on the bands newly formed label dBpm Records.  Check out the track list below. Also, check out the first released track “I Might” too. (It is really good.) Art of Almost I […]

Next up from The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck

Next up from The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck

John Darnielle, the main brains behind The Mountain Goats, has been doing his thing for awhile now. 1991, to be precise. His expertise definitely shows on his latest release All Eternals Deck (named after an apocryphal tarot card set), with Peter Hughes on bass and Jon Wurster (Superchunk) on drums. An ode to all that […]

Neil Young Releases Another Bootleg Album

Neil Young Releases Another Bootleg Album

Rock and Roll god Neil Young has released another album out of his endless archives series. This one is a 1984 Nashville country album, with The International Harvesters, called A Treasure. The International Harvesters were a group of long time Young contributors and Nashville studio monsters. Check out an interview of Young discussing A Treasure […]

Lost Highway 10th Anniversary Record Giveaway

Lost Highway 10th Anniversary Record Giveaway

The Nashville-based label Lost Highway Records, who delivered the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, as well as American IV: Ain’t No Grave, Johnny Cash’s best selling studio album, is proud to celebrate its ten-year anniversary by giving away a slew of rare 12″ vinyl records. At AwaitingTheFlood, we got our hands on six of […]

One to Watch: Blake Aaron Mundell

One to Watch: Blake Aaron Mundell

After visiting a writers’ round at Hotel Indigo last week, I was left with one burning question: why isn’t Blake Aaron Mundell already a part of the popular music scene?  He’s a skillful guitarist, has a voice that calls to mind a little James Taylor, and his earnest and clever lyrics made me really think…and […]

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 […]