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

Premiere: “Solace” by Monocle Band

Boulder-based quintet Monocle Band takes all of their influences—the mysticism of the west, the majesty of the Colorado landscape, and the richness of the surrounding folkicana music scene—and creates a storytelling journey through bluegrass, roots, rock n’ roll, and beyond.… 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

MCP Sessions: Roger Street Friedman – “Shoot The Moon”

Shoot The Moon, Roger Street Friedman’s latest release via The Playroom Records and co-produced by Friedman and Felix McTeigue (co-writer of Florida Georgia Line’s #1 hit “Anything Goes” and Americana chart topper and Grammy-nominated “Wreck You” by Lori McKenna), is the result… 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

Premiere: “What Makes You” by Josh Washam

After four releases as one half of rock duo Natural Forces, Nashville-based singer/songwriter/producer Josh Washam has embraced the acoustic influences from his adopted hometown with his forthcoming solo effort, The Washam Machine. Recorded on an eight-track in his own home… Continue Reading

MCP Exclusive: Behind The Scenes with JD & The Straight Shot

New York City-based Americana outfit JD & The Straight Shot is gearing up to release its sixth studio album Good Luck And Good Night on September 15th. The dynamic group, which includes vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan, guitarist Marc Copely (B.B. King,… 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

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 9/8/17

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton – Wildflower Blues The Be Good Tanyas co-founders Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton gracefully wind their twangy way through rootsy folk and ragtime jazz, to soulful R&B and rollicking rock n’ roll on their new album,… Continue Reading

Get Ready for Medicine Stone 2017!

“It’s tribal but it’s libel to make you wobble and bobble. It’ll put your head right and make your heart light as a feather. Whether fair or inclement weather. I just love the way they love to get together and… Continue Reading