THE CICADAS WERE OUT in full force, buzzing in celebration as the August summer heat had mercifully subsided, at least for a few days. I ordered coffee (black) and took a seat at a tiny round table outside Caffé Driade, […]
It’s great to see so many “low power” FM radio stations popping up across the country like Richmond, Va.’s WRIR-LP, where Garry Morse does his “Lost Music Saloon” show on. And, for the first time, a DJ mentions classical music as a favorite […]
In 1997, the most surprising thing about Whiskeytown’s major-label debut was how quiet it was. The big-league polish, that much was expected — but not its overall subdued tone. If Whiskeytown’s mythically chaotic live shows back then evoked a liquor-driven […]
When it comes to Ryan Adams, contradictions appear to be the rule, not the exception. On the one hand, Pneumonia is the presumed final album from Whiskeytown, the band Adams has fronted since he was 20. On the other hand, […]
What a difference a few thousand dollars can make. Originally recorded three short years ago by an unknown North Carolina band as the debut offering from an unknown North Carolina label (Mood Food), Faithless Street had about it the raw, […]
Another big little idea from Bloodshot, the folks whove criss-crossed the nations byways seeking evidence of country music insurgencies, this split single straddles contrasting anecdotes in the epic love affair between North Americans and their cars. Whiskeytowns Highway 145 is […]
North Carolina band Whiskeytown is nothing if not prolific. This eight-song EP (nine if you count the hidden bonus track) is just one of a number of recordings building up to this summer’s release of their major-label debut album Sorry […]
Their major-label debut still on the horizon, the pride of Raleigh, North Carolina, offers up this four-song vinyl missive in the meantime, shunning for the moment the Replacements trappings for a pure, acoustic country simplicity. Nothing here rocks in the […]
“I’ll ride with you tonight, I’ll ride forever/There’s no way to predict this kind of weather.” It’s the kind of opening line that sets a tone, sticks with you, serves as a harbinger that something significant is looming on the […]
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