“The Addict” – New Music from Lyman Ellerman

“Call me an addict,” sings Lyman Ellerman–the first words of his recent aptly-titled single “The Addict” which lay all the cards on the table. Dedicated to his late son, who struggled much of his adult life with drug addiction, Ellerman… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Love In The Winter” by Romantica

On June 8th, Minnesota-based Americana band Romantica will release their new album Outlaws, a very personal collection of songs that reinforce the idea that hope, indeed, springs eternal.  Born from recording sessions and live shows captured over the last ten… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Hugh Masterson

Hugh Masterson is a wonder–that was my impression after seeing him perform at Portland’s Mississippi Studios recently.  This Wisconsin-born Nashville resident handily won the crowd’s hearts and souls with his road-worn brand of Americana.  Touring with the venerable Lindi Ortega… Continue Reading

Interview: Charley Crockett

If to travel is to live, Charley Crockett is immortal. From his humble beginnings in south Texas, the multi-faceted Crockett has been all over the planet, playing his music for anyone who would listen. “When I was a teenager my… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Call Me The Lucky One” by The Contenders

Folkicana duo The Contenders released their debut full-length, Laughing With The Reckless on November 3rd via Rock Ridge Music. The pair traveled the world in support of the album, the follow-up to their 2014 EP, Meet The Contenders, which explores the… Continue Reading

Interview: Keaton Simons

Whoever determined that someone talented at all trades should be named “Jack” never met Keaton Simons. The Los Angeles—based singer, songwriter, sideman, collaborator, and producer began singing as soon as he determined he could make sounds, and by the ripe… Continue Reading