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

Interview: John Schneider

“I look around and all I see is flood,” says iconic entertainer John Schneider, whose latest album chronicles his experiences during the devastating flood that ransacked his southern Louisiana community last August. “We received 36 inches of rain in 10… 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

Album Review: The Original Jenny Whiteley – Jenny Whiteley

The adage “there’s no school like the old school” is a familiar one, and for good reason.  Just like that expression has withstood the test of time, so have the endearing sounds of jangly banjo, acoustic guitar-picking, and old-fashioned southern… Continue Reading

“How Quickly Your Heart Mends” – New Music from Courtney Marie Andrews

Washington state songstress Courtney Marie Andrews is a powerful new voice on the Americountry scene–in these days of cash-driven mediocre pop country being fed to the teeming masses, Andrews is poised to take her place on the podium alongside new… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Missin’ On You” – Douglas ★ Warren

Nashville’s Christopher Douglas Keller, who performs as Douglas ★ Warren, got his start in pop music, but followed his heart and his talent into the realm of country rock. “My influences will always be prevalent and some would argue it’s not ‘true country’,… Continue Reading