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

Premiere: “Since I’ve Been Gone” by Thor Platter

“The tradition and history of American music have influenced me my entire life; it encompasses many sounds and styles from many different eras,” explains Cleveland-based singer/songwriter and loyal purveyor of Americana music, Thor Platter. “Above all, it is just good… 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

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