MCP Sessions: Ron Pope – “Someday We’re All Gonna Die”

“I’ve always told stories,” says alt-country rocker Ron Pope, who is one of the best (and one of our favorite) tale spinners around these days. “I was in a car with my dad and one of his friends, and we… 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

Premiere: “Three Black Crows” by Hope Dunbar

“Three Black Crows is a record for people who have been through some stuff,” explains Nebraska-based song crafter Hope Dunbar of her forthcoming album, set for release on October 6th. “We’re too old to pretend we don’t know how hard life… Continue Reading

AmericanaFest 2017: Don Gallardo

“I’ve been calling my music ‘Americana’ since 2001 and feel very fortunate to be able to continue playing music as profession,” says traveling troubadour Don Gallardo, who will play his first official showcase at this year’s AmericanaFest. “We’re really excited… Continue Reading

Interview: The White Buffalo

“This album came in a crazy way,” says swamp-tastic crooner Jake Smith, who makes his bluesy brand of music under the moniker The White Buffalo, of his forthcoming album, Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights, set for release on October 6th via… Continue Reading

Interview: Hayley Thompson-King

From horse culture to high culture—Hayley Thompson-King is one of the most unique artists on the scene today. Raised in Florida and spending weekends watching her dually-driving father’s team roping competitions, the young, small-town girl began to develop an undeniable… Continue Reading

Premiere: “The Fisherman” by Sarah Lou Richards

Inspired by the story unfurled in “The Lacemakers Of Glen Mara“ by Heather Barbieri, Nashville twangy folkstress Sarah Lou Richards penned “The Fisherman,” a track from her new album, Someone Who Gets Me, set for release on September 29th. Set… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Moose Mountain” by Blake Berglund

“I was raised on a horse farm and I admittedly took it for granted,” admits Canadian cowboy Blake Berglund, who will release his stellar new record, Realms, on September 1st. “Growing up around that many horses instilled this kind of cowboy… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Cold Cold Love” by CALICO The Band

What would you do for love? California Americountry outfit CALICO The Band, led by duo Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffit, explore that idea in their new single, “Cold Cold Love.” ‘”Cold Cold Love’ addresses the damage that occurs when you… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 8/11/17

Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native – self-titled With his new album, internationally acclaimed cellist, composer, singer-songwriter, and environmentalist Ben Sollee pushed the boundaries of our bluegrass-leaning imaginations; with his stellar accompanying string band, Kentucky Native, Sollee has corralled and incorporated… Continue Reading