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The International Americana Music Show #1404, features music by several foreign artists who performed at the Folk Alliance International in MO last month, new music by Claudia Scott from Norway and The Jigantics from England, and a cover of Diamonds, by Rhianna, by Australian Wes Carr (Buffalo Tales). Here's the direct link to listen now!…
Posted by Michael Park on March 4, 2014 at 10:00am
In a year that's shaping up to be another great one for music, an early contender for various 'Best Albums of 2014' lists is, no doubt, The Lights from the Chemical Plant by Robert Ellis. For the record, Ellis has shaken off the shackles of country music and his new sound defies definition. Draw a Venn diagram of country, bluegrass, Americana, jazz, rock, and other. Whatever the middle area turns out to be,…Continue
Posted by Kelly McCartney on March 4, 2014 at 10:00am
The Dirty Old One Man Band himself Scott H. Biram released his 9th full length record Nothin But Blood on Bloodshot Records this past February 5th. It’s another fine example of his trademark sometimes diabolical version of blues, country, hell just plain ol’ footstompin’ good music. Some things are best left unlabeled as far as genres go. Who needs genres anyway!
Nothin’ But Blood is proof yet again that Scott H. Biram will never…Continue
Posted by Sad Songs Keep The Devil Away... on March 4, 2014 at 8:00am
Written by Dan King
Having been a CD reviewer for Prescription Bluegrass in the past, as well as having written for various other publications including my own, it came as no large surprise when I received a package in the mail from a music publishing company containing a few CD’s that were hoping for my attention.
When you are a published reviewer, all sorts of offerings come your way shouting for attention, and they can run the gamut from pretty darn good to just…Continue
Posted by Dan King on March 4, 2014 at 1:30am
Folk School? St. Louis, home of the Blues? That’s right. In a world that is dominated by high tech gadgets, a fast paced world where everyone needs to get there first, there are some who realize the importance of recognizing a slower time... a time when the end of a hard days work meant heading out to the front porch or a friend’s front porch with your fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, maybe all of these, and relaxing into some tunes. De-stressing, re-charging, chilling, all familiar terms…Continue
Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn (Little, Brown) $32 679 pages
The steely quaver in Johnny Cash's voice seemed to ring out of the blackest, most-bedeviled corner of the male American psyche. It conveyed the resolute self-assurance of a guy you could count on standing up for the little guy -- if not for showing up for a concert date. But to know the man's life story is to understand all the fault lines cracking the foundation of…Continue