Album Review: Pickin’ On Nirvana – The Bluegrass Tribute Featuring Iron Horse

Through touring and modern day word of mouth (social media), the bluegrass band Iron Horse has attracted a diverse following. With a slew of tribute albums applying classic picking and twang to works outside of the bluegrass genre, the band… Continue Reading

Album Review: The Suitcase Junket – Pile Driver

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”—no one knows that better than Matt Lorenz, a.k.a. The Suitcase Junket, who has taken trash to make musical treasure, and beautifully displayed it in his forthcoming album, Pile Driver, out April 21st. Lorenz… Continue Reading

Album Review: Imelda May – Life. Love. Flesh. Blood

It has been three years since Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May’s last studio release.  Drawing on her personal changes during that time–primarily the end of her eighteen year marriage–May has crafted an intimate and revealing work with her upcoming fifth album… Continue Reading

Album Review: Beth Bombara – Map & No Direction

In creating her new album, Map & No Direction, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Beth Bombara started deep within a battle against what she describes as “a couple months of a can’t-quite-get-out-of-bed, always-tired-but-can’t-sleep kind of depression.” The end result is a lyrical outpouring… 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