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I saw an artist I enjoy last week and he was in an unusually chatty mood (he mumbled between songs). He played a one hour set, left the stage and the house lights and music came on almost…Continue
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of Watergate. That's not really anything to celebrate, it's not an accomplishment, and what's that got to do with music? Nothing. It simply marks the inevitable passage of time. But, 2014 also marks the 40th anniversary of Raleigh, N.C.'s Schoolkids Records, which is an accomplishment and is definitely something worth celebrating.
iTunes and streaming have cut into record…Continue
Posted on July 27, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment
The Backsliders, Raleigh's royalty of hard-core honky tonk, are back with their first new material in 15 years. The band reformed in 2012 and the release of Hicktopia last year (long-lost recordings from 1999's Southern Lines) whet the appetite of long-time fans and left them hoping for some…Continue
Posted on July 12, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment
Deadstock (Louds Hymn) continues to explore the path and pathos forged on the three previous albums from Michael Rank and Stag (KIN, In The Weeds, and Mermaids). As Rank continues along his dusty rural road of alternative Appalachian music, he’s slowly and literally shedding what can’t be easily carried to…Continue
Posted on June 22, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment
Hangtown Dancehall (Red Beet Records) might have been called a concept album forty years ago but "folk opera"--Eric Brace's phrase--is a better, more accurate description. Set in the1850s in California, Hangtown Dancehall is as authentic, as Americana, as it gets. Eric and Karl Straub created the saga, at least partially inspired by a song from that…Continue
Posted on May 27, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments