Video Premiere: “Quarter On The Ground (Song For Uncle Joe)” by Matt Andersen ft. The McCrary Sisters

Matt Andersen, award-winning purveyor of soul-shaking blues, will release Halfway Home by Morning on March 22, 2019, via True North Records. The New Brunswick native may hail from Canada, but his sound is steeped in the sweaty roots-tinged grit of the… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Rocking Boat” by Kerri Powers

Rootsy songcrafter Kerri Powers knows how to tell a story—her forthcoming album Starseeds, set for release on May 4th, brims with tales and metaphors that soothe souls and challenge ideas. Today, she unveils “Rocking Boat,” a single from the new album.… Continue Reading

New On Vinyl: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as “the original soul sister” and “the godmother of rock and… Continue Reading

Interview: Jerry Douglas

Does Jerry Douglas play dobro in his sleep? “Lord I hope not, there has to be some time when I don’t have that thing on. It’s like a little brother,” he laughs. “Sometimes I hate the damn thing, but I… Continue Reading

Album Review: North Mississippi Allstars – Prayer For Peace

With their swampy riffs and mud-covered rock n’ roll, the North Mississippi Allstars have always honored the past while keeping an eye on the future. That tradition continues with their forthcoming album, Prayer For Peace, a collection of Allstars originals… Continue Reading

Interview: The Company Stores

Eclectic: selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles. Few embody those characteristics like West Virginia musical collective The Company Stores, who released a brand new album, Little Lights, in April. “We’ve been a band for… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: The Band Of Heathens

Twenty minutes before showtime, the stage at the Basement East was already ensconced by fans waiting for The Band of Heathens. In the Nashville music scene, where being fashionably late is the norm and tour managers often usher a lurking… Continue Reading