Posts Tagged ‘guitar’

Album Review: Kill County – “The Year of Getting By”

Album Review: Kill County – “The Year of Getting By”

It doesn’t get much more “stripped down” than Kill County, from the sparse arrangements to the creaking chairs and boots scraping on wooden floors in the quiet song intros. The Year of Getting By, the band’s second release, was recorded in two weeks at a friend’s house in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is a minimalist work […]

Haggard brings back old-school country in "I Am What I Am"

Haggard brings back old-school country in "I Am What I Am"

What would you have if the past 25 years of country music history had never occurred?  You would Merle Haggard’s new album, I Am What I Am.  Released on his Hag Records label, this is old-school country gold from the era of AM radio and 8-track tapes played on long 55-mph road trips.  It is […]

Guy Clark “Someday The Song Writes You” – Review

Guy Clark “Someday The Song Writes You” – Review

Guy Clark is a name I feel like I should know better than I do, and looking at what he’s done, only reinforces that feeling.  He has written for Johnny Cash and Bobby Bare, among others, has a dozen studio albums to his credit that include great songs like “Desperadoes Waiting for a Train” and […]

Emmylou Harris, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Melissa Ethridge, and that one Judge from American Idol – Country Music Hall of Fame "All for the Hall" Fundraiser and Guitar Pull

Emmylou Harris, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Melissa Ethridge, and that one Judge from American Idol – Country Music Hall of Fame "All for the Hall" Fundraiser and Guitar Pull

Last night I think I overheard Emmylou Harris talking about a guitar pull in New York that she sat in on with Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark. There’s always such good country lovin’ on the East, but alas, for us West Coasters we don’t get quite as many sessions like the one […]

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 […]

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 […]

In the Footsteps of the Snowman: A Jerry Reed Retrospective

“Atlanta to Texarkana and back in twenty eight hours? That ain’t never been done before.” – Cledus Snow (The Snowman), Smokey and the Bandit In 1977, Smokey and the Bandit exploded on to movie screens across the country. While the focus of the film was unquestionably Burt Reynold’s good-hearted rogue, the Bandit, moviegoers were equally […]