“50 Cent Smile” – New Music from Charles Ellsworth

Brooklyn transplant Charles Ellsworth escaped the harsh New York City winter to return to his roots in Arizona and record his new album, Cesaréa, set for release on May 26th via Burro Borracho Records. Ellsworth joined forces with producer Bob Hoag (Courtney… 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

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 2/24/17

Aaron Watson – Vaquero For the uninitiated, there’s country, and then, there’s Texas country. Veteran music-maker Aaron Watson‘s latest release, Vaquero, is a beautiful example of just that; between the radio-friendly tracks on the ambitious 16-song stunner are the real gems–songs like “They… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 1/27/17

Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough – Mockingbird Soul These two were born to sing together, and this collaboration proves it. Though it’s not their first rodeo together, these best friends and longtime music-makers have knocked it out of the proverbial… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 12/9/16

Kelsey Waldon – Dirty Old Town Kelsey Waldon‘s Dirty Old Town, released in August of this year, came back to our attention recently with a live Audiotree Session featured on Spotify, and we got all excited about the record all over again.… Continue Reading

Review: Sturgill Simpson at The Ryman Auditorium

Few, if any, musical experiences that I have had in my years of attending concerts were quite like what I experienced recently at the historic Ryman Auditorium; there was something different in the air during the second evening of Sturgill… Continue Reading

Interview: Dan Layus

Dan Layus wears many hats— from writer, music-maker, and Augustana frontman, to husband and stay-at-home-dad, new adventures are the name of the game. Today, Layus adds yet another accomplishment or two to the list—his new country-cana solo album Dangerous Things is out,… Continue Reading