Lukas Nelson is an old soul. Mojo seeps from his veins. Witness this every time he straps on his trusty 1956 Les Paul Junior with his band Promise of the Real (POTR). The tones that emanate from this vintage guitar […]
Blue Rodeo’s catalog is vast and filled with so many outstanding albums that it’s easy to overlook the excellent solo albums released through the years by members of the Canadian band. A new album, Constellation, was just released by Jim […]
Kris Kristofferson takes a final pull from a bottle of beer and tosses it at the trash. It misses. The glass bottle hits the concrete floor with an echo loud enough to turn heads, but it doesn’t break. He shrugs, […]
Jerry Lee Lewis knows he is going straight to hell. So he plays. And he stays alive. Jerry Lee Lewis is a self-proclaimed stylist. According to the Killer himself, there are only four original American voices: Al Jolson, Jimmie Rodgers, […]
As I write this week’s column, we’re two days out from the 2017 Americana Music Festival. So in this week’s edition of Crowdfunding Campaigns of the Week, I’m going to feature three acts that were instrumental in shaping what would […]
Throw a rock from anywhere you’re standing in Texas, and you’re bound to hit a songwriter. Like churches, there’s a singer-songwriter on every corner in every town of the Lone Star republic. Simply to list the names of recent artists […]
Now that the holidays have come and gone, there’s a good chance you are thinking about what to purchase with those shiny new gift cards. Here are some of the best pop culture releases of the year, all of which […]
For Kris Kristofferson the ‘old road’ has been a long one. Thankfully, he doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. At the Rose in Pasadena last Thursday night the legendary songwriter took his time moving through his legacy of song […]
If there is ever a chance of seeing Kris Kristofferson live, my friend Sweet D and I take it. He has been our main man since the 1970s, and at 80 years old, he is still as incredible as ever. After a […]
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