New On Vinyl: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as “the original soul sister” and “the godmother of rock and… Continue Reading

Fervor Records Features “My World” by Waylon Jennings

Phoenix-based independent label Fervor Records is releasing both music from new artists as well as compiling and maintaining an impressive collection of cult hits, deep cuts, and rarities from the 1920s to current day. The label was founded in 1989 by David Hilker… Continue Reading

Flambeau Festival Announces Inaugural 2017 Lineup

Flambeau Fest has been announced! The festival’s inaugural weekend will take place at Ascension Fields at Lamar Dixon in Gonzales, Louisiana, minutes outside Baton Rouge, on October 7 and 8, 2017. Its superstar country and classic rock lineup of Sam Hunt, Hank Williams Jr.,… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: India Ramey

It was a crowded house for alt-country songstress India Ramey’s Snake Handler album release show at cozy Nashville venue The Basement. Though her brilliant new effort’s autobiographical subject matter is somber, recounting heartbreak, domestic abuse, and brutalization at the hands… Continue Reading

Interview: Jerry Douglas

Does Jerry Douglas play dobro in his sleep? “Lord I hope not, there has to be some time when I don’t have that thing on. It’s like a little brother,” he laughs. “Sometimes I hate the damn thing, but I… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Under A Maybe Moon” by Tom Irwin

Chicago-based modern day troubadour Tom Irwin has spent most of his life schooling himself from the pages of the great American songbook, cutting his musical teeth on everything from Deep Purple to Johnny Cash. By the late 1980s, the award-winning… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Alone With You” by Canyon City

Through simplicity, creativity and beauty shine, adding elegance and sophistication to words and sounds; writer and producer Paul Johnson, the creative force behind Nashville indie folk outfit Canyon City, is living proof. With almost 700,000 monthly Spotify listeners and over… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Travis Linville 

With its intimate interior, the Basement is one of those venues where an artist can build a true connection with the room. Featuring an accoustic, mostly solo set, Oklahoma folkster Travis Linville capitalized on the cozy setting to let his… Continue Reading