Interview: Stranger Friends

When you zoom out from your regular perspective of the world, it’s easy to find connections everywhere you look. So-and-so knows so-and-so who introduces you to so-and-so…much like Kevin Bacon, we’re all probably separated by six degrees or less to… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Hills Of Caroline” by The Contenders

Americountry duo The Contenders will release their debut full-length, Laughing With The Reckless, on November 3rd via Rock Ridge Music. The album, a follow-up to their 2014 EP Meet The Contenders, explores the perseverance of hope in dark times, and… 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

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