Album Review: Steve Earle & The Dukes – So You Wannabe An Outlaw

On Steve Earle’s new release, So You Wannabe An Outlaw, the stylized view of being an outlaw is given a much-needed return to reality. In the current country music genre, the term “outlaw” has become vernacular better lending itself to… Continue Reading

Album Review: Curtis McMurtry – The Hornet’s Nest

Beautiful—a fitting descriptor for Curtis McMurtry’s sophomore release, The Hornet’s Nest—beautiful, yes, but accessible? That’s a different matter that requires its own, deeper investigation. The Hornet’s Nest bears a humble Americana-style beginning with its spare, banjo-based “Hard Stone Blues,” but… Continue Reading

Album Review: Son Volt – Notes Of Blue

Jay Farrar, through his various bands and exemplary projects, has become a purveyor of the great American songbook, like many great musical legends before him. As he brings his own unique flavor to the party, Farrar’s music has encompassed folk, country,… Continue Reading

Album Review: Austin Lucas – Between The Moon And The Midwest

For a while now, Austin Lucas has been one of the few artists carrying the classic country torch who has been able to keep it current and relevant. Usually decked out in a punk band’s t-shirt that he digs, sneakers, and wielding a… Continue Reading

Recent Release Review: Moonsville Collective – Heavy Howl

When one thinks of music from the Southern California region, those thoughts probably do not include a string band combining bluegrass overtones with a touch of classic rock. Despite the anachronistic sound, Moonsville Collective brings a fresh, modern feel to their songs… Continue Reading

Album Review: All Them Witches – Dying Surfer Meets His Maker

Is psychedelic-folk-rock a thing? If so, Nashville’s All Them Witches have created something familiar, yet new for you to enjoy. My best attempt to describe their sound is if Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and the Kirkwood brothers (Meat Puppets) got together, hit record,… Continue Reading