Straight out of Sin City, it’s the Turnstyled, Junkpiled Pimp Podcast #4, where Rolling Stone meets Hee Haw, with hosts, Buffalo Badass and her sidekick, Little Squirrel, the self-proclaimed Pancho and Lefty of Podcasts. Bringing the latest and greatest in Americana, Country, comedy and Gonzo Journalism. Like Merle Haggard, we’re no BS.…
March 27, 2012
By Grant Britt
As if Lou Ann Barton, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q and SXSW weren’t enough reasons to get you all whipped up about Austin, here’s one more. K Phillips debut, American Girls, is a greasy mix of Delbert McClinton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and the Stones, fronted by Paul Thorn. Phillips described his feelings about the musicians assembled for this session as akin to attending rock and…Continue
By Brian McNeal
Summerdog - Compilation CD
Released: March 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the Summerdog 30 Year Reunion Concert and Barn Dance.
We're going to bring to the stage some old friends of yours and some special guests. But first, I want to talk to you just a bit.
You'll notice some CDs for sale this evening. These are a special compilation of the best from the 3 original Summerdog 33rpm LPs recorded in the…Continue
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Oringally posted on my Posterous Blog
Justin Townes Earle's newest album, "Nothing's Ever Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now," is due out tomorrow, March 27. While it has garnered some good reviews, I can't help being put off by the cover art, which does not exactly scream alt-country. It has a decidedly urban feel. Is that Earle on the cover (the art work is way too…Continue
A while back I worked on an interesting record for my friend Joe Flood who is a multi instrumentalist and great songwriter who's tunes have been covered by a lot of people including the Bottle Rockets, Levon Helm and the Band. His latest project was recordings of…Continue
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The Lumineers will release their highly-anticipated, self-titled album next week (via Dualtone Records on April 3rd). Upon hearing the band's Tracks From The Attic EP (which you can download on the band's site for free) and then a copy of their excellent full-length, The Lumineers, I realized that this a band that is about to burst out of nowhere as soon as the record hits the shelves (both…Continue
A decade or two back, it was said that in South Dakota heaven and hell share the same space. The landscape transforms from blissful prairies to deserted badlands; culminated at it's western most border with the majestic Black Hills. The land is rugged, often times more intimidating and beautiful than you can imagine. Interstate 90 is it's spiritual fault line, dividing prairie and desert sand. You'll feel as though paradise lay on one side of the black top, with apocalypse …Continue
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This episode features cuts from upcoming albums by Ray Wylie Hubbard, Chelle Rose and Joe Pug and great cuts from The Damn Quails, The Steel Wheels , Hiss Golden Messenger and Jim White.Mr J.R. Cash concludes the episode to…Continue
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If you consider Bruce's recent album of hazy metaphors and stadium anthems protest music Todd Snider's Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables might be a little bit too direct, a little too honest and might even hit a little too close to home. Snider doesn't mince words and he isn't subtle and maybe that's because he doesn't have to worry about alienating fans since he probably drove off any sensitive…Continue
This post appears in its full format w/ the audio of the entire interview on Country Fried Rock.
AmericanaFest always amazes me: such an incredible collection of roots music showcases, where it is impossible to catch every "must see" show. I quickly discovered in 2010 that I have two favorite venues,…Continue
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Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs is quite good. From the Apple II to the iPad, from Steve Wozniak to Tim Cook, from Buzz Lightyear to WALL-E, from Jobs barefoot and unbathed at the beginning of Apple to Jobs in mock turtleneck and jeans introducing the iPhone, it's an interesting story. The book is an easier read than most biographies, reading more like a novel, particularly for the first two thirds of the way through. It is well researched. Isaacson interviewed…Continue
When country fans discuss Texas artists, they often limit themselves to the renegade stars, such as Willie and Waylon, who abandoned Nashville, and the songwriters, Townes van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker,…Continue
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When American Roots Publishing released our first CD, Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, we were astonished at the attention it received from the media and music lovers all over the world. Although we cherished it, we never could have predicted that so many people would delight in our little album.
The praise culminated with a…Continue
When you think about folk-Americana artist Tom Rush’s song “No Regrets,” on his classic 1968 album “The Circle Game,” it’s tough not to recall the Oscar Wilde quote about life imitating art.
It’s been 50 years since Rush, then a young English Literature student at Harvard University, began playing Cambridge-area coffeehouses and clubs including the renowned Club 47 (where he’ll play Wednesday, March 28 in celebration of his Golden Anniversary. …Continue
Added by Nancy Dunham on March 25, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Little Blue Egg (Red House), one of the best folk albums I’ve heard in the past year, could have easily never happened. As you may know, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer teamed up professionally and personally in 1996 and made great music together for several years. Then in 2002, Carter died suddenly of a heart attack at age 49. Eight years later, Grammer was rescuing tapes from a moldy basement when she discovered about 30 demos, living room recordings and reference tracks, all in…Continue
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Many of Nanci Griffith’s previous recorded high points have been cover versions (notably, her pair of Other Voices collections). But her new album is mostly self-penned and highly personal. It’s also one of her best.
An accompanying press release says the CD focuses largely on “familial relationships, breakups, being at a personal crossroads, great difficulties of a personal nature…” which made me expect something akin to Blood on the Tracks. It’s not quite on a par…Continue
Ever wonder why some artists are revered and respected and others never get even a glimmer of recognition? Whatever the reason, music lovers often remain unaware of the musicians that fall short of superstardom. So do I! Here are a few artists that I believe deserve discovery.
Alluring, accessible and effortlessly engaging, Dawes’ music recalls the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Eagles and a distinctive ‘70s sensibility. Two exquisite albums…
One of our favorite albums of 2011 was The Holy Coming of the Storm, by Cahalen Morrison & Eli West. We were proud to help run publicity on it because we believe then (and now) that their music was a game changer. Cahalen and Eli's songs were so tight, so perfectly…Continue
FTB podcast #157 features the new album by MOOT DAVIS called Man About Town. Also new music from TOMMY WOMACK, SHURMAN and AUDREY AULD. Here's the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts. Here's the direct link to…Continue
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I thought of a particular friend when I put Doug Prescott’s album on, but it took until the second song to figure out why. There’s something reminiscent of '70s southern rock in the first track, “Happy Enough Song”, but I couldn’t figure out what that was. A busy song with a thumping opening riff played by all the instruments and organ flourishes, sax interjections, and guitar solos to back up Prescott’s phrases, it felt a bit like going back in time.
But when the dense vocal…Continue