Posts Tagged ‘song’

CMP Talks with Rosanne Cash about life, her legendary father and her extraordinary new album.

CMP Talks with Rosanne Cash about life, her legendary father and her extraordinary new album.

Rosanne Cash’s new album, The List, could be called the Dead Sea Scrolls of country music. A strange analogy, but an entirely apt one for a disc with twelve tracks by Cash from a list of 100 essential country and roots songs compiled for her by her father, the legendary Johnny Cash, when she was […]

Amy Farris Tribute-McCabe’s, 11/8/09 (Dave Alvin, Peter Case, Stan Ridgeway, I See Hawks)

Amy Farris Tribute-McCabe’s, 11/8/09 (Dave Alvin, Peter Case, Stan Ridgeway, I See Hawks)

On October 20 a memorial/tribute for Amy Farris was held in her home town of Austin, featuring Dave Alvin and numerous associates of Amy’s over the years. Last night Dave put together a tribute in Amy’s adopted home town of LA, and what a tribute it was. Though I’ve never been enamored of Amy’s songwriting […]

James McMurtry "Live in Europe" Lightning Rod

James McMurtry "Live in Europe" Lightning Rod

(Note: This review has been altered.  For various reasons, the album was originally reviewed without the bonus DVD.  When McMurtry’s people caught wind, they got a copy of the DVD to me because they felt it was important.  They were right.) It’s only been five years since the release of the well received “Live in […]

Cayamo 2010: A Journey Through Song

Cayamo 2010: A Journey Through Song

What’s better than a five-day cruise from Miami to Belize and Costa Maya? A cruise that includes performances by Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, John Hiatt, Steve Earl! All aboard for Cayamo 2010: A Journey Through Song, an experience by Sixthman. The cruise leaves Miami on February 21 and returns on February 26. For […]

Songs for the World Series

Songs for the World Series

October is over, and so is baseball season. CMP was barely aware of this since we stopped paying attention once our teams were all eliminated. Nevertheless, here’s our World Series playlist for those who are still cracking open Buds and cheering on the Phillies (or that other team CMP refuses to acknowledge): Trace Adkins – […]

Drive-by Truckers w/ James McMurtry – Rev Room, Little Rock, AR – 10/24/09

Drive-by Truckers w/ James McMurtry – Rev Room, Little Rock, AR – 10/24/09

This was the first time in five years that Drive-by Truckers have rolled into town, and fans responded with a sold out crowd.  While they might have sold out anyway, having James McMurtry as an opening act couldn’t have hurt.  Not having too much time to dawdle, McMurtry ripped through his songs like a machine.  […]

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 […]

Miranda Lambert "Revolution" – Review

Miranda Lambert "Revolution" – Review

Miranda Lambert sure has evolved over the past four years. She’s written songs about starting fires, stalking ex-boyfriends and “Gunpowder & Lead.” Her latest release maintains that same edge she’s become so well-known for, but she’s tested the lyrical waters, come full circle and really found herself. Lambert is no stranger to the musical charts, […]

Justin Townes Earle and Wagons at The Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba NSW Australia October 7

Justin Townes Earle and Wagons at The Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba NSW Australia October 7

As we pulled up outside The Clarendon, the sleet was falling and all I could think was thank God I brought my big black jacket! Let’s face it, Katoomba = COLD! There’s no denying that fact! Justin Townes Earle is no show pony, he’s a work horse… having played over 250 shows in the last […]

Mindy Smith — Interview

Mindy Smith — Interview

Love, loss and real life. Nashville’s singer/songwriter Mindy Smith reveals herself in raw form in her album “Stupid Love,”  which released this past summer. Smith is well known for her debut hit album “One Moment More,” and her appearance on Dolly Parton’s tribute album with her own version of the song “Jolene.” Smith has been […]

Merle Haggard, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, 10/1/09

Merle Haggard, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, 10/1/09

Seeing Merle Haggard live is in many ways (at least for me) similar to what it used to be like seeing the Grateful Dead. Now that some of you are quite possibly cursing me, let me elaborate before the hate mail begins.. First, you never know what songs will be played, as Merle never makes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dolly Parton Releases New Video ‘Change It’

Dolly Parton Releases New Video ‘Change It’

A Song From The  ‘Original Broadway Cast Recording Of 9 To 5: The Musical’ Intimate Behind-The-Scenes Clip Shows Dolly Having Fun In The Studio DOLLY PARTON has released a video for the song “Change It” from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of 9 to 5: The Musical album–and it’s DOLLY like you’ve never seen before: […]