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

Video Premiere: “Something I Gotta Learn” by Don Gallardo

“Place” plays such an important part of who we are and who we become; place shapes the lens through which we view the world, influences how we think, how we sound when we speak, and what kind of music we… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Long Way Down” by The Contenders

Folkicana duo The Contenders released their debut full-length, Laughing With The Reckless on November 3rd via Rock Ridge Music. The pair traveled the world in support of the album, the follow-up to their 2014 EP, Meet The Contenders, which explores the… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Country Roots” by Whiskey Wolves of the West

“Tim hates the idea.  And I agree.  Country Roots is a terrible title,” laughs Whiskey Wolves of the West band member Leroy Powell of their forthcoming album, out March 2nd via Rock Ridge Music.  “But so is the name Whiskey… Continue Reading

MCP Sessions: Hugh Masterson – “Lost And Found”

Hugh Masterson, Nashville-based alt-country troubadour and the pride of Butternut, Wisconsin, will release his solo debut, Lost + Found, on Friday, June 2nd via Rock Ridge Music.  Recently, Masterson, who is a skilled craftsman of all things wooden, invited us to… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Tidal Wave” by Roger Street Friedman

In January, singer/songwriter Roger Street Friedman released his masterwork, Shoot The Moon, via Rock Ridge Music; brimming with hook-laden, emotionally resonant rockicana, the 54 year old cohesively stitches together reflective vignettes from his real-life experiences, in a stunning display of vulnerability… Continue Reading

MCP Sessions: K Phillips – “Nobody Does It”

With his new album, Dirty Wonder, Tennessee-by-way-of West Texas troubadour K Phillips embodies the diverse sounds and styles of his Lone Star state upbringing. The album, released on March 10th via Rock Ridge Music, features “Nobody Does It,” a frank conversation… Continue Reading

Interview: Matt Brown

“Yeah, I guess it’s kind of creepy,” laughs soulful songcrafter Matt Brown about naming his baby blue Fender Telecaster. “I have lots of guitars, but ‘Stella’ and I have a special bond. I think every player has that ‘one’ guitar. She’s irreplaceable.”… Continue Reading