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

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should  Be On Your Radar, 3/10/17

Sunny Sweeney–Trophy Sunny Sweeney is unafraid to tackle heaviness in her finely-crafted classic country-style songs—in the grand tradition of women like Loretta Lynn, who weren’t afraid to take someone to “fist city,” Sweeney sings of the choice to make a… 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

MCP Sessions: Shane Smith & The Saints – “I Can Hear Him Now”

Upon experiencing Shane Smith & The Saints‘ live show earlier this year, I was completely blown away; their expansive brand of Texas country is made even richer through their assortment of stringed instruments,  stellar harmonies, and the power of Smith’s vocals;… Continue Reading

Album Review: My Mountain – Jeremy Nail

Alt-country artist Jeremy Nail‘s new album, My Mountain, produced by the iconic Alejandro Escovedo, is an excellent addition to his catalogue;  the heart of a classic Texas troubadour beats strongly in this masterpiece. The title track, with its hint of blues and loads of… Continue Reading

Preview: Honky-Tonk Legend Dale Watson at Station Inn on 3/27/16

Dale Watson doesn’t mince words.  “Mainstream country all sounds the same, it has no roots, it sounds like boy bands gone country.  It’s all about money, what appeals to teenagers and to people who are easily programmed,” says the Texas-based… Continue Reading

“Magic Kid” – New Music from Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll recently premiered his new song “Magic Kid”, from his anticipated new album, Lovers and Leavers, which will be released April 8th via Thirty Tigers. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter says, “The song was inspired by my son Eli, his love of magic, and the… Continue Reading

“Sake Of The Song” – New Music from Hayes Carll

  Texas troubadour Hayes Carll’s has released“Sake Of The Song”, a single from the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s anticipated new album, Lovers and Leavers, which will be released April 8th via Thirty Tigers. Already receiving widespread acclaim, Rolling Stone recently named the album as one of… Continue Reading