Album Review: Great Peacock – Gran Pavo Real

Anthemic acoustic guitar riffs mixed with contemplative finger-picked melodies. Lyrics spanning from reflective to whiskey-drunk. Dramatic vocal builds alongside gentle harmonies. Waves of folk crashing against shoals of rock and blues. Together, these traits define both the heart of Americana… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Lisa LeBlanc

Lisa LeBlanc, rockicana shredder and master of all things stringed, played her first headlining show in Nashville recently, appearing in the upstairs lounge of the City Winery. There were four players, a drum kit, microphones decorated with strings of lights… Continue Reading

Album Review: I’m With Her – See You Around

See You Around, the much-anticipated debut album from I’m With Her, sounds as natural and opiate as one would expect of a release combining the talents of three of folk music’s most accomplished musicians, songwriters, and vocalists.  What’s more is that… Continue Reading

Review: Johnny Dango – Dear Everybody, I Love You

Undiscovered musical talent is all around us; sometimes, it opportunely breaks into the national consciousness—and, through the magic of the internet, there are no limits to music’s reach, and sharing it has become simple. Austin-based Johnny Dango’s new album Dear Everybody,… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: The Contenders

Part listening room, part laid-back, boozy music club, Nashville’s The Basement was the perfect place for me to get to know The Contenders. Featuring two seasoned vets of the music scene–Jay Nash on guitar and Josh Day on drums–the Americana-Folk… Continue Reading