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
“Avenging Annie” was all over the airwaves in the early 1970s. It had “hit” written all over it. There wasn’t another tune quite like it and it seems like it’s had the staying power to remain in the hearts of all music fans who loved it back then. The musician behind the song—Andy Pratt—is still making great music. He’s recorded many CDs over the years and has played selected gigs. Rolling Stone said of Andy: “By reviving the dream of rock as an art and then…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on December 1, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Willie Alexander. I go way back with his music—back to the days when you’d find me at punk and rock clubs more often than you’d find me at a coffeehouse. And who would imagine that a few decades down the road that the twain would meet at the me&thee in Marblehead?
Willie’s contribution to the Boston music scene is legendary. From The Lost to the Boom Boom Band to The Confessions. Willie was inducted into the Boston Hall of Fame in 1987—the same year as The Cars. One…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on December 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The remastered re-release of Ashley Hutchings' By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept is one of those rare albums that is so beautiful it can re-ignite a genre as it leads music lovers to rediscover an artist.
It's no overstatement to consider this album a true gift. Hutchings, the Gov'nor himself, has nothing left to prove in music. If he walked away today, he'd still be revered for creating more exceptional music––both under his own direction and through…Continue
It’s hard to believe twenty years have passed since a little band from Festus, Missouri by the name of The Bottle Rockets released their very first album. Yet, despite the passage of time, in our troubled times The Bottle Rockets’ hard-rocking songs of beat up cars, small town woes, and rowdy nights feel more relevant than ever. In fact, for me, The Bottle Rockets have never ceased to be relevant for even a second throughout the course of their twenty years as a band and my twenty…Continue
T Max is a musician, a graphic designer, an editor and a publisher and so much more. He’s one of the most vocal proselytizers of the New England music scene who has ever lived. Yes, he’s a force of nature. Musicians and music fans alike should be thankful that he spends every waking hour either making music or telling the world about the music that he’s discovered or rediscovered.
To learn a little bit more about TMax, visit this…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on November 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Recent transplant to Seattle, New Zealand born singer songwriter Fleur Jack found herself in the world of her teenage dreams, namely the land of “grunge rock of the 90’s,” and one of its holiest shrines the vaunted London Bridge Studios. Previously she had toured in America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong and released two albums as Fleur Jack & The Jandals and two others as the lead vocalist, bassist & writer for rock band “The Twitch”, who placed 2nd in the…Continue
Added by Rick J Bowen on November 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
In summary, you will love this CD if you like beautiful folk rock with a touch of country. The Civil Wars have nothing on this.
The self-titled work is the first CD by this duo, but it is far from the first CD by either Kelli or Swearingen. Both of them have fabulous voices and Jayne Kelli is a vocal chameleon and she can adjust her sound a hundred ways to suit the song. Swearingen is an outstanding singer and guitarist and plays very tasty fills throughout the record.…
Added by Colin Ward on November 22, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Since forming in 2010 as a duo consisting of drummer Andrew Bryant and guitarist Justin Kinkel-Schuster, Mississippi-based band Water Liars have been gaining an increasing fanbase of admirers who have become infatuated with the group's rich, Southern-tinged songwriting and no frills rock and roll. Their latest album, Wyoming, is unquestionably one of my personal favorite releases this year and of all time for that matter. Recently I interviewed Justin Kinkel-Schuster and…Continue
Added by Neil Ferguson on November 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Pete Anderson is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Producer and groundbreaking guitarist, who melds blues and country to forge a style all his own. Known as a pioneer in the roots-rock genre and an early champion of the Americana movement, he had a hand in introducing the world to artists such as Michelle Shocked, Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Rosie Flores and perhaps most famously, his musical partner of 20 years, Dwight Yoakam. Pete recently released his seventh solo…Continue
Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son:
Damien Jurado speaks about his new album and collaborating with Moby.
Reggae? Damien Jurado?
No, this prolific mainstay of Seattle's folk-rock community hasn't jumped ship into a new genre. But his forthcoming album proves, once again, Jurado isn't afraid to innovate in his approach to making music, including drawing on creative elements of dub reggae.
As he prepares to embark on a…Continue
The Honey Island Swamp Band is named after a Louisiana marshland and claim New Orleans as their home, but the skilled five piece pays homage to all the great sounds from southern states. Formed by Aaron Wilkinson (vocals, mandolin, guitar, and harmonica) and Chris Mulé (vocals, guitar) in San Francisco after the devastation of hurricane Katrina, along with fellow expatriate evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals). The group landed a house gig at John Lee…Continue
Brother Dege, aka. Dege Leg recorded his tenth album, How to Kill a Horse, in an empty warehouse in Lafayette, LA. As you listen to the ten song collection you begin to smell the smoky residue, taste the grit and feel the hot wind that blows through the broken windows as you are transported to the lonely locale that inspired these artful tomes and desperate dirges. Dege delivers each with a gravelly everyman voice that is only remarkable in its presence of authentic pain and…Continue
Added by Rick J Bowen on November 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
North Carolina bluegrass group the Steep Canyon Rangers may be best known as the backing band for comedian, actor and banjo player Steve Martin, but on their own they have released a number of albums and have forged a career as one of the most respected bluegrass acts. Their latest record, Tell The Ones I Love, which may be their most impressive, incorporates influences of country and Americana music into the band's bluegrass sound. The group worked with Grammy-winning…Continue
Detroit-raised and Nashville-based band the Deadstring Brothers released one of the finest records of this year, and for the last 10 months the band has been perpetually on the road.
Kurt Marschke (pictured at left) and his band the Deadstring Brothers are resting outside a small Nebraska town that can best be described as the middle of nowhere. Cell phone reception is spotty but we agree to try and make it work. Taking gigs in tiny towns on the outskirts of America wouldn’t…Continue
When I first began to hear the name Waydown Wailers I imagined a sound somewhat akin to Waylon Jennings. After listening a few sample cuts on the internet, I had them pigeon holed as a “Southern Rock” band. Now that I’ve gotten my paws on their CD, “State of The Union”, simple comparisons fail to embrace what this Northern New York group is all about.
Many influences got into making up the Wailers’ sound, and their various strains…Continue
Added by Keith Gorgas on October 24, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
On his new album of soulful blues rock and funk, Magic Honey, Cyril Neville is joined by several other brothers from New Orleans and Ruf records. The twelve song set features Neville Brothers band mates Cranston Clements on tasty guitar, “Mean” Willie Green on pile driving drums, and from the Anders Osborne trio Carl Dufrene on bass. Special guests include appearances from the legendary Allen Toussaint on piano and Dr. John on organ, as well as Walter Trout and his Royal Southern…Continue
On Friday Chicago rock band Wilco played a sold out official ACL after show at Stubb's BBQ in Austin that blew the minds of all who were present.
Wilco can basically charge whatever price they want for tickets. There are two reasons for this. The first is the fact that, for going on twenty years, the Chicago band has never released a single album that failed to impress their fans and keep their sound both refreshing and exciting, which brings me to the second reason. As they…Continue
Baywood open up their posthumous live album with “We’re Gonna Have a Party Tonight,” and the vibe is infectious. The group is clearly in a good mood, and the whole set reflects not only the band’s high hopes for pop stardom but explosive chemistry. 32 years later, one can merely imagine what would happen if the group had managed to break through the mainstream and become famous. Alas, country rock was not scorching the charts in 1981; the Eagles were on the verge of splitting up,…Continue
Added by Stacey Zering on October 9, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
Veteran bluesman RB Stone cashes in all his chips and is going for broke with his new album Loosen Up by joining forces with Grammy winning producer, songwriter and drummer Tom Hambridge. Together with a group of crack studio musicians the duo have created a commercial rocking blues album of radio friendly tracks featuring hard driving drums and gritty guitars, exploiting familiar blues and country themes of hard luck in trouble with a tongue in cheek flair. The ten tracks cover…Continue
Added by Rick J Bowen on October 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments