Live Show Review: Hugh Masterson

Hugh Masterson is a wonder–that was my impression after seeing him perform at Portland’s Mississippi Studios recently.  This Wisconsin-born Nashville resident handily won the crowd’s hearts and souls with his road-worn brand of Americana.  Touring with the venerable Lindi Ortega… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Ghost Of Paul Revere

You wouldn’t know from the warmth and comradery inside Mississippi Studios Wednesday night that outside was a typical cold, misty Portland evening.  The huddled crowd took up the entire floor and balcony of this amazingly intimate concert hall, all ready… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: JD McPherson Record Release

The intensity of a show in a record store is much more than I imagined. So close to the band. So loud. So amazing!  For those of us that remember when record store showings were more common, the word “treat”… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Pokey LaFarge

There was surely something in the water at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon Tuesday night. I bore witness like a soul being saved to the genre-blending music of Pokey LaFarge. He walked on stage, with his arms wide open, a… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Andrew Combs

Take me home country roads, for I have never been so homesick for the South as after seeing Andrew Combs last night at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon.  After I obsessively listened to his music over the last two months,… Continue Reading

Interview: John Craigie

John Craigie, self-described class clown, observational humorist, and folky singer of stories, will release his new album, No Rain, No Rose, on January 27th—a follow-up and sonic contrast to his last studio effort, Working On My Farewell. The California native… Continue Reading