MCP Sessions: Leslie Tom

Earlier this year, Denver-based singer/songwriter Leslie Tom, who cut her teeth in her native Texas listening to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Bob Wills on the radio of her father’s Ford truck, released her new self-titled EP. Produced by John Macy (The… Continue Reading

Album Review: Tyler Childers – Purgatory

Instead of making “lake life” pontoon party-inspired songs about solo cups and pickup trucks in the spirit of redneck escapism, songcrafter Tyler Childers croons of drug addiction and hardship, relevant issues faced on the daily by the folks in his… Continue Reading

Album Review: Steve Earle & The Dukes – So You Wannabe An Outlaw

On Steve Earle’s new release, So You Wannabe An Outlaw, the stylized view of being an outlaw is given a much-needed return to reality. In the current country music genre, the term “outlaw” has become vernacular better lending itself to… Continue Reading

Queens of The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender: Nikki Lane

Last Friday Night at the Nashville Boogie Weekender was a royal affair featuring both the Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, and the Queen of Outlaw Country, Nikki Lane.  After soaking in a fabulous performance from Ms. Jackson, I was on… Continue Reading

Review: Sarah Vista at The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender

It happens every time I go to a music festival. Every. Single. Time. It’s also one of my top reasons for going to festivals—there’s always that artist that jumps out at me and makes me ask, “why am I just… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Lillie Mae at Third Man Records

The Blue Room at Third Man Records is a fascinating blend of technology and intimacy– a collection of the finest acoustic designs and recording equipment with a small club vibe, the perfect setting for rising artist Lillie Mae to open… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should  Be On Your Radar, 3/10/17

Sunny Sweeney–Trophy Sunny Sweeney is unafraid to tackle heaviness in her finely-crafted classic country-style songs—in the grand tradition of women like Loretta Lynn, who weren’t afraid to take someone to “fist city,” Sweeney sings of the choice to make a… Continue Reading

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

The Kernal – Light Country There’s something refreshingly familiar about Light Country, the new full-length record from Jackson, Tennessee-based red suit wearing traditionalist, The Kernal, out via John Paul White’s Single Lock Records. With quick-witted lyrics that encompass everything from a knock-kneed ballerina who… Continue Reading