Video Premiere: “Miracle” by New Reveille

These days, having a banjo in your band doesn’t make you Americana. All the elements have to be in place—stellar songwriting, outstanding musicianship, creative innovation, and a unique ability to connect with those who listen. Raleigh, North Carolina-based Americountry outfit… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: The Contenders

Part listening room, part laid-back, boozy music club, Nashville’s The Basement was the perfect place for me to get to know The Contenders. Featuring two seasoned vets of the music scene–Jay Nash on guitar and Josh Day on drums–the Americana-Folk… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Someone wholly uninitiated to the Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real experience will likely have a few questions—Does he sound like Willie? What kind of music do they play? With the blood of country music royalty running through Lukas’s… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Jason Hawk Harris

Small venue performances offer artists an enormous opportunity to build connections to their audiences—in response, audiences hungrily seize these moments, and the chance to be a part of the lyrics and the sensibility of the artist.  Emotion certainly reverberated through… Continue Reading

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

Album Premiere: “Formaldehyde, Tobacco and Tulips” by Jason Hawk Harris

On November 3rd, Jason Hawk Harris, following his indelible success as a founding member and lead guitarist of indie folk quartet and MCP favorites, The Show Ponies, will step into the spotlight with the release of his debut solo EP,… 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