Live Show Review: Ghost Of Paul Revere

You wouldn’t know from the warmth and comradery inside Mississippi Studios Wednesday night that outside was a typical cold, misty Portland evening.  The huddled crowd took up the entire floor and balcony of this amazingly intimate concert hall, all ready… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Valerie June, Pilgrimage Music Festival

Taking the Pilgrimage Festival stage by storm, Valerie June played one of the most visceral and exuberant sets of the day. Even in the ninety-plus degree heat, the crowd was moving and grooving from beginning to end with her wit… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Colter Wall, Pilgrimage Festival

Colter Wall has burst onto the Americana music scene recently with the release of his self-titled album, produced by famed Nashville producer Dave Cobb. His music is straightforward roots country and folk, drawing influence from Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt,… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Shovels & Rope, Pilgrimage Festival

Charleston, South Carolina duo Shovels & Rope graced the main stage of Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee recently and absolutely brought the house down. Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst have a connection and energy that can’t be… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: JD McPherson Record Release

The intensity of a show in a record store is much more than I imagined. So close to the band. So loud. So amazing!  For those of us that remember when record store showings were more common, the word “treat”… Continue Reading

Album Review: Josh Ritter – Gathering

As an author, painter, and singer-songwriter, Josh Ritter must see life through a creative lens that constantly refocuses reality into art.   Starting from a self-described “exciting sense of dissatisfaction,” Ritter desired to expand his style outside of the expectations he,… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 9/1/17

Penny & Sparrow – Wendigo Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter follow up their acclaimed 2015 release, Let A Lover Drown You, with Wendigo, their brand new album out today via I Love You. Known for their cerebrally poignant lyrics and aching harmonies, this… Continue Reading