MCP’s 2016 Year-End Roundup

Many sites have crafted all manner of “Best Of 2016” lists, reviews, and other musical offerings–we decided not to partake this year, because honestly, we go to great lengths to feature only the best music all year long–and what a… Continue Reading

MCP Sessions: Ben Miller Band – “Ghosts” & “Hurry Up and Wait”

 Since its formation in 2004, the Joplin, Missouri-based Ben Miller Band has taken the DIY approach to a whole new level, tipping its collective trucker hat to the rootsy ruckus of America’s musical past, while carving out its own quirky… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 10/7/16

Shovels & Rope – Little Seeds With their uniquely distinctive sound, intelligent songwriting, and energetic live performances, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (a.k.a. Shovels & Rope)  have established themselves as glimmering threads in the Americana tapestry. Their third studio album, Little… Continue Reading

MCP Sessions: Aaron Lee Tasjan – “Little Movies”

Aaron Lee Tasjan is set to release his latest album, Silver Tears, on October 28th via New West Records, which follows last year’s self-released In The Blazes. Silver Tears was produced by Eli Thomson (Father John Misty) and features a band comprised of Thomson, David Vandervelde, Frank… Continue Reading

Album Review: Robert Ellis – Robert Ellis LP

With his new self-titled album, Texas songwriter Robert Ellis has embarked on a sonic, and somewhat theatrical adventure, has expanded the limits of Americana music, and has invited us along for the ride. Out today via New West Records, Robert… Continue Reading

MCP Sessions: Lilly Hiatt – “Far Away”

Nashville songstress Lilly Hiatt played her stirring song, “Far Away”, exclusively for us at New West Records in Nashville recently. “Far Away” is the first song from Hiatt’s latest release, 2015’s Royal Blue; the record, produced by Adam Landry, embodies a gritty spirit of… Continue Reading

Preview: Corb Lund at 12th & Porter on 4/14/16

Canadian award-winning veteran country and folk artist Corb Lund is on tour supporting his latest album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, which came out last October via New West Records, and was produced by the legendary and beloved Nashville-based Dave Cobb.  “He’s very hands-on.  He’s… Continue Reading