1. By now, Rosanne Cash’s new record The List has been pored over by critics, previewed by NPR, and released a week ago. Her renditions of songs from her father’s list of 100 essential songs provide new insight into classic […]
1. If there is one thing of emphasized throughout Jerry Jeff Walker’s music, it is the importance having a good time. Though he is probably best known for his Viva Terlingua live record (and its recording of Ray Wylie Hubbard’s […]
1. Let me tell you what I appreciate about James Hand: there is not a single phony thing about him. Not that you needed me to tell you that, with Kristofferson saying that “he believes” James Hand and Willie calling […]
1. Tom Russell writes songs about a fading, dangerous West — the same one that Calexico (who backs Russell up on this record) conjures musically and that Cormac McCarthy has traversed so famously. Russell’s latest, Blood and Candle Smoke, is […]
1. A self described “failed little love story”, the characters of Robert Earl Keen’s latest single (and title track to his new record) “The Rose Hotel” just barely miss each other. If the previous sentence could adequately sum up the […]
1. There’s a reason you don’t hear Kris Kristofferson on country radio: his music is way too raw. Kristofferson claims to be concerned first and foremost with the truth, and his last two records have shown that he wants […]
I had the opportunity to talk to Corb Lund on the phone the other day. Corb releases Losin’ Lately Gambler on New West Records on September 29th and has a freewheeling country sound and a witty approach. Here, Corb talks […]
1. The Southern man is a paradox of sorts — aware (and far too often indulging) of his vices, but at the same time constantly confronted with offers salvation and compelled to walk that line. Jason Eady’s latest single “God […]
1. Rarely has one artist assimilated so many influences into a single sound. Managing to meld the 60’s British Invasion sound he heard on the radio with the country, Tejano, and R&B he heard in Texas, Doug Sahm turned in […]
1. I remember visiting the Lost Highway site in 2006 and happening upon three videos of Ryan Bingham. It all seemed a bit too perfect – how they had managed to find this troubadour with a hazy backstory that involved […]
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