Posts Tagged ‘music’

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Truth & Salvage Co.

Truth & Salvage Co.

Every so often you come across a band whose music sort of reaches out and shakes hands with your soul. That’s just what the music of LA’s own Truth & Salvage Co. did to me. It’s a nice feeling, too, considering the vastly diluted pool of modern Americana rock bands fending for a spot on […]

Jason Boland: What's going on in the sticks these days?

Jason Boland: What's going on in the sticks these days?

It began with Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family in the 1920s, but country music has come a long way since the days of “Blue Yodel No. 1” and “Wildwood Flower.” In the early 1940s it was Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs, and later honky tonk was born with Ernest Tubb and Hank Williams. […]

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 […]

So The Tallest Man on Earth isn’t super tall.

So The Tallest Man on Earth isn’t super tall.

How many times a day do you think he hears that? But it’s cool…some jokes are overused because they’re funny every time (this actually might NOT be one of those times, but I’m going to stick with it). I spend last evening at UCSD’s The Loft, checking out The Tallest Man on Earth. I showed […]

Shelby Lynne's Tears, Lies and Alibis CD GIVEAWAY!

Shelby Lynne's Tears, Lies and Alibis CD GIVEAWAY!

“Shelby Lynne sings in quick, blunt bursts, suggesting the kind of jabs you don’t see coming but which can drive you to your knees …” — The NY Daily News “Lynne’s music explores a diverse range of genres and sounds. In a business that prefers its artists be a ready fit for categorization … Lynne […]

Jim Lauderdale – Patchwork River – (Thirty Tigers)

Jim Lauderdale – Patchwork River – (Thirty Tigers)

Jim Lauderdale is a musician’s musician, an artist’s artist, a songwriter’s songwriter. In short, he’s not a household name. That is unless your household contains music by Elvis Costello (Lauderdale sang all of the harmony vocals on Costello’s superb Secret, Profane and Sugarcane from 2009), Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, John Mayall, George Strait, […]

The Jayhawks' "Bunkhouse Album" Finally Available on CD

The Jayhawks' "Bunkhouse Album" Finally Available on CD

Legendary alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks will reissue their 1986 self-titled debut (aka The Bunkhouse Album) for the first time ever on CD. Originally released by Bunkhouse Records with a pressing of 2000 vinyl copies, the CDs (and more vinyl) will be available from Lost Highway Records on May 18th. The reissue will include an eight-page […]

Chely Wright Acknowledges Her Homosexuality

Chely Wright Acknowledges Her Homosexuality

Her announcement to People Magazine coincides with the release of her new album and memoir

Free Charlie Daniels Ringtone Now Available at GEICO Website

Free Charlie Daniels Ringtone Now Available at GEICO Website

Fans of legendary fiddler Charlie Daniels can now download a free ringtone of the music heard in Daniels’ popular GEICO commercial at www.geico.com or www.charliedaniels.com. The ringtone features the electrifying fiddle solo Daniels plays in the restaurant during the commercial. The ad is one of four spots currently airing as part of GEICO’s “Rhetorical Questions” […]

Oh Hey, It's Record Store Day!

Oh Hey, It's Record Store Day!

When the cool kids aren’t busy ignoring their Census requests, they’re kicking it oldschool and buying vinyl in a surprising resurgence. Even in the age of iTunes, the local record store is a vital institution in any and all musical genres, and on April 17, the Rob Gordons of the world will unite for Record […]

Johnny Gimble – Celebrating With Friends – CMH Records

Johnny Gimble – Celebrating With Friends – CMH Records

Some music is simply meant to make you feel good. Western swing certainly does that, and Johnny Gimble, one of the genre’s fiddle and mandolin virtuosos, is still swingin’ at 84. Celebrating With Friends is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and set your boots to tappin’. The consummate sideman, Texas-native Gimble is […]