Interview: Applewood Road

Serendipity is the accident of finding something good without even looking for it. Such is the story of harmony-rich Americana trio Applewood Road, composed of Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth, and Amy Speace—all three individually accomplished solo artists. However, a chance meeting… Continue Reading

Premiere: “You Run Away” by Swearingen and Kelli

Florida-based husband-and-wife duo AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli are set to release their sophomore album, The Marrying Kind, on July 21st; the record houses 12 beautifully-crafted songs that challenge us to explore life’s hard questions while embracing what we have… Continue Reading

Bluegrass at Bonnaroo

Since 2013, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has featured a SuperJam dedicated to the appreciation of bluegrass music.  The annual showcase is presented by The Bluegrass Situation and headed by Ed Helms who, rumor has it, moonlights as an… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Take Heart” by The Good Graces

Atlanta-based alt-country collective The Good Graces have been making jangly roots music for the last decade; more of a community musical collaboration than a band, The Good Graces are the brainchild of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kim Ware, and include… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Red Hot Red” by Shelly Waters

Americana singer/songwriter Shelly Waters is set to release her new, self-titled album on July 28th. Recorded in Nashville with renowned producer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaler, the 12-song concoction is as flavorful as the jambalaya made in her home state of… Continue Reading

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