Posts Tagged ‘album’

Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go 50 years of The New Lost City Ramblers

Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go 50 years of The New Lost City Ramblers

The New Lost City Ramblers were not only musicians, they were historians. They searched the country for lost singers, and helped revive their music. Their most recent collection of music, Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go? is not only a celebration of a legendary folk group, but it is also an exploration […]

Mark Lennon – Down the Mountain – (Vagabonds Tune Records)

Mark Lennon – Down the Mountain – (Vagabonds Tune Records)

Atlanta, GA — At first glance, there’s nothing special about Mark Lennon. He’s the guy next door, the laid-back neighbor strumming his guitar on the back porch while sipping a cold drink. He’s not flashy, but then again he doesn’t have to be. Just listen to his music and you’ll realize he’s a savvy musician […]

Joshua James "Build Me This"

Joshua James "Build Me This"

Joshua James—Build Me This—Intelligent Noise—2009 Yes, I know it’s hard to get past that album cover. Is that Noxema? Has he rolled himself in flour? If this reverse minstrelsy? Is he covering his face with curdled milk like Halle in Beloved? Or is he just trying to illustrate that he’s more tortured by the burden […]

The Band of Heathens “One Foot in the Ether” BOH Records

The Band of Heathens “One Foot in the Ether” BOH Records

How do you follow a debut album that hit No. 1 on both U.S. and Euro Americana radio? If you’re Austin’s The Band of Heathens you change the formula. While their eponymous debut was more on the acoustic side of things, “One Foot in the Ether” is a plugged-in rock record. This is a band […]

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ “The Great American Bubble Factory” Vintage Earth/Thirty Tigers

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ “The Great American Bubble Factory” Vintage Earth/Thirty Tigers

From the title, it’s a little hard to know what to expect from Drivin’ N’ Cryin’s first album in 12 years, but opener “Detroit City,” makes it clear they still like to turn it up, with front man Kevn Kinney sounding a bit like Bon Scott. Paying tribute to Detroit, referencing local bands like MC5 […]

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 […]

The Cave Singers: Welcome Joy (8/10/09)

The Cave Singers: Welcome Joy (8/10/09)

The Seattle Trio will release their sophomore album on August, 18th through their home label Matador Records. Following the band since they started touring in 2007, I have been pleased with the evolution of their sound and production. The resonance of Welcome Joy is natural and calming, making for an enjoyable experience for even the […]

George Strait TWANG – New album in stores 8/11/09!

George Strait TWANG – New album in stores 8/11/09!

In this on-camera interview, George discusses his new record TWANG, set for release next Tuesday, August 11.

Can Anyone Please Tell Us Where The Dixie Chicks Are?

Can Anyone Please Tell Us Where The Dixie Chicks Are?

Unlike most of Middle America, we here at Country Music Pride refuse to give up on The Dixie Chicks, even though we haven’t heard from the girls since 2007, when their last album, Taking the Long Way, scored a couple of big Grammy Awards, including an unexpected Album of the Year. But they’re not touring […]

Steve Shiffman & The Land of No

Steve Shiffman & The Land of No

Anti-folk has been used to describe this East coast wonder known as Steve Shiffman & The Land of No. Indeed the elements of modern anti-folk are present in this melodic record, however it can be more clearly stated by considering Steve Shiffman as a bridging sound from the singer/songwriter/folk movement that is taking over all […]

PATTY LOVELESS TO RELEASE SEQUEL TO ACCLAIMED MOUNTAIN SOUL CD

PATTY LOVELESS TO RELEASE SEQUEL TO ACCLAIMED MOUNTAIN SOUL CD

Nashville, Tenn. – Fans of roots music have asked Patty Loveless for years to reprise the Appalachian sound of her 2001 Mountain Soul CD, and now she has. Saguaro Road Records will issue Mountain Soul II on September 29. Like its predecessor, the album will feature Patty’s crystalline country vocals amid bluegrass-tinged instrumentation. “It’s Appalachian, […]

DAN TYMINSKI DESIGNS ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOM GUITAR WITH MARTIN GUITARS

DAN TYMINSKI DESIGNS ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOM GUITAR WITH MARTIN GUITARS

Burlington, MA – Audience members who have seen Dan Tyminski play with either his own band or with Alison Krauss and Union Station have undoubtedly noticed his much loved 1946 Martin D-28 guitar. Apprehensive about continuing to take the guitar on the road, Tyminski teamed up with the Martin Guitar Company to construct the new […]

Drivin' N' Cryin' to release their first record in twelve years "GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE FACTORY," September 29TH

Drivin' N' Cryin' to release their first record in twelve years "GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE FACTORY," September 29TH

“Crunching hard rock is the drivin’ part, brittle countryish balladry the cryin’, with the two linked by a heavy dose of Led Zeppelinphilia. If Paul Westerberg had grown up worshiping Angus Young instead of Alex Chilton, the Replacements might sound something like this youthful Atlanta trio.” Rolling Stone review of Whisper Tames the Lion ATLANTA, […]

WXPN Spins New SLIMFIT Single

WXPN Spins New SLIMFIT Single

Tastemaking station gets exclusive airplay of “Damp Powder,” the newest song from beloved alt-country band Listen to “Damp Powder” at myspace. July 2, 2009 – WXPN, the nationally recognized tastemaker for Triple-A radio, launches today the debut of “Damp Powder,” the newest single from roots rock workhorses SLIMFIT. In addition to receiving airplay throughout the […]