Posts Tagged ‘album’

Album Review: Comfort by Heyrocco

Album Review: Comfort by Heyrocco

Charleston-based trio Heyrocco has really gone above and beyond expectation with their first LP, Comfort. After setting their first EP on repeat, I thought I knew what this band was all about. The Friends Mixtape put forth catchy, upbeat tunes with some clever lyrics and prodigious musicianship. I say prodigious because one or two of […]

Slaid Cleaves “Sorrow and Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge” Music Road

Slaid Cleaves “Sorrow and Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge” Music Road

Slaid Cleaves may not be a natural-born Texan (He’s originally from Portland, Maine. He has been in Texas for 20 years, though.), but he knows a thing or two about a thing or two.  For starters, he knows about songwriting, and he shows it off here with a 2 disc set of his “greatest hits” […]

Lucinda Williams Readies New Album “Blessed” Due Out 3-1-11

Lucinda Williams Readies New Album “Blessed” Due Out 3-1-11

Via her Facebook page, Lucinda Williams announced Blessed, her followup to 2008’s Little Honey, will be released March 1, 2011. The record is produced by Don Was, and, according to American Songwriter, “features some of Williams’ strongest writing to date.” Blessed will also be available in a deluxe edition, which will include a bonus disc […]

Spotlight on Megan McCormick – “Honest Words”

Spotlight on Megan McCormick – “Honest Words”

Out of the wilds of Idaho and Alaska, Megan McCormick has settled in Nashville. Her fiery debut, Honest Words, hits you from the opener, “Shiver”, a down-and-dirty song of obsession and addiction, and never lets up. McCormick packs quite a punch with her gorgeous and powerful voice (somewhere between Ann Wilson and Bonnie Raitt), a […]

Katzenjammer “Le Pop” Nettwerk Records

Katzenjammer “Le Pop” Nettwerk Records

Being new to the world of album reviews, I decided to just write whatever popped into my head while listening to Le Pop for the first time (not unlike anything else I write, ever). So: I generally love things with bells and accordion-sounding instruments, so this sounds really promising from moment one, and very eclectic, […]

Win Free Copies of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s New CD!

Win Free Copies of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s New CD!

We love Mary Chapin Carpenter’s new CD, The Age of Miracles. Judging by the emails we’ve gotten here and the many comments over at our No Depression page, fans are also excited. In case you missed it, people are saying wonderful things about her music: …a mostly quiet album, yet luckily free from melancholy navel-gazing. […]

Jack Rose with D Charles Speer & the Helix “Ragged and Right” Thrill Jockey

Jack Rose with D Charles Speer & the Helix “Ragged and Right” Thrill Jockey

In the spring of 2008, post-Takoma, American primitive guitarist Jack Rose set off on a tour with D Charles Speer and the Helix.  Along the way, they listened to a lot of Three Track Shack era Link Wray – especially the songs “Scorpio Woman” and his version of “In the Pines.”  Rose was so excited […]

John McEuen | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – “Workingman’s Banjo”

John McEuen | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – “Workingman’s Banjo”

No doubt, John McEuen is a lot of things to a lot of people.  He’s a multi-instrumentalist, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, solo artist, producer, documentarian, film scorer, concert promoter, and XM radio host.  In addition to being a husband and father of six, he’s also a close friend of Steve Martin, […]

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams A Big Deer Tick Fan

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams A Big Deer Tick Fan

BREAKING NEWS! This just in, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is a huge Deer Tick fan — he considers them to be “a great band.” (OK, so this isn’t “breaking news” — we just couldn’t resist.) Back in April, Williams interviewed Deer Tick on MSNBC’s “BriTunes”, Williams’ own music video channel. He’s saluted iTunes […]

Neil Young previews new tracks in Nashville

Neil Young previews new tracks in Nashville

Six songs into Neil Young’s seemingly sedate solo set at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last night, the 64-year-old rocker stunned fans who weren’t expecting to leave with ringing ears. Putting down his acoustic guitar, he strapped on his signature electric Les Paul Old Black and began thrashing away on “Down by the River” like a one-man […]

Roland White “I Wasn’t Born to Rock ‘n Roll” Tompkins Square

Roland White “I Wasn’t Born to Rock ‘n Roll” Tompkins Square

It took thirty-four years for “I Wasn’t Born to Rock ‘n Roll” to be reissued on cd, and we should be thankful to Tompkins Square for seeking out lost treasures like this. Roland White may not be as immediately recognizable outside of bluegrass circles as names like Bill Monroe or Lester Flatt, but he has […]

EXCLUSIVE: Whiskey & Co. “Rust Colors” album stream, plus interview

EXCLUSIVE: Whiskey & Co. “Rust Colors” album stream, plus interview

Here at Country Music Pride, we appreciate the finer things in life. We love whiskey, and we love good company. So naturally, we’d love a band called Whiskey & Company. And it turns out Whiskey & Co. loves us –– so much in fact that Country Music Pride is exclusively streaming their new album, Rust […]

Q&A: Blackberry Smoke

Q&A: Blackberry Smoke

The faint aroma of incense eased through the air of Nashville’s Mercy Lounge as the five longhaired, Skynyrd-esque rockers of Blackberry Smoke took the stage. Often cited as “Too Country for Rock, Too Rock for Country”, Blackberry Smoke delivered a foot stompin’, lighter-wavin’, ‘hell yeah’ of a good time that fully lived up to the […]

Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and Beck Bring New Music to ‘True Blood’

Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and Beck Bring New Music to ‘True Blood’

“Who isn’t a fan of nakedness and vampirism?” Elvis Costello jokes when asked to sum up the appeal ofTrue Blood. Hopefully, more rock fans will soon be too. For the third season of HBO’s hit drama, the show’s producers have lined up an impressive roster of artists to contribute to an eclectic soundtrack. Beck, Robbie […]