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A t first glance, the idea of Belgians playing bluegrass makes as much sense as Texans doing Morris dancing - it might happen, but do we really want to see it? In this case - the Belgian one - the answer is a surprisingly definite yes.
The band in question is called The Broken Circle Bluegrass Band, but it's…Continue
5. Daniel Romano, Come Cry With Me
To be honest, I don’t know why I like Romano. There’s the obvious: his voice, songs that reach into earlier eras of country and resurrect the naked, vulnerable emotion of singers like Gram Parsons. Come Cry With Me feels almost hipster self-aware – like Romano knows what he’s doing and who he’s channelling and it could be silly, but it’s the only logical pathway for what he has to say.
4. Kelly Willis and…Continue
Posted by Gillian Turnbull on December 7, 2013 at 9:30am
Next time I see Jc Babb, I am going to shake his hand for awhile and order him a couple of drinks, on me. Babb, you see, sent me a message a couple of weeks ago cluing me in on a dude named Adam Pasion and whereas normally I would pass on recommendations (I am way behind on reviews/articles as it is), when Babb said that Pasion's O Hear the Rattling! album was one of the best albums he'd heard this year if not the best, I couldn't help myself. For one thing,…Continue
Posted by Frank Gutch Jr. on December 6, 2013 at 11:30pm
This album – with its spooky Nosferatu with a 1940’s cruiser cover -- was released independently in 2006 but, with the passing of the beloved Levon Helm – this album by Bow Thayer deserves another listen.
It’s almost like discovering new music by The Band – which would also qualify the three albums Rick Danko made with Danko / Fjeld / Andersen. But, that’s another review.…Continue
Posted by Bill Frater on December 6, 2013 at 12:30pm
Most people know Eddie Spaghetti as one quarter of the self-proclaimed “greatest rock-n-roll band in the world,” the Supersuckers. Known for their raucous performances and hard-hitting style of punk and country-influenced rock music, the Supersuckers have gained a devoted following since forming in 1988. Recently Eddie Spaghetti, the band’s frontman and principal songwriter, decided to branch out with a solo record that blends country twang with dirty rock and roll, making for one…Continue
Both great songs and big hits come out of Music City, and the two categories aren't mutually exclusive. By putting his craftsmanship front and center, Trent Dabbs echoes the Nashville ethos that the song always comes first. Dabbs' artistry, though, digs deeper than most big hits ever dare to. He isn't content to sing about drinking beer and driving trucks. On The Way We Look at Horses and, in fact, all of his previous efforts, Dabbs explores the emotional depths of love…Continue