Greg Trooper passed away on January 15, 2017 at the age of 61. He had been dealing with pancreatic cancer for some time, but the singer-songwriter lived up to his last name, performing shows up until the end. If you are […]
Marty Brown was an up and coming country music writer and performer in the 1990’s but his fourth and most recent major record label CD, Here’s to the Honky Tonks, was released way back in 1996. Since then, many have wondered […]
In the last few weeks, many have focused on Bruce Springsteen’s new album, Wrecking Ball. All of the news reminds me that there was already a great album with the same name from seventeen years ago when Emmylou Harris released […]
Because Woody Guthrie never got to make his own music video of “So Long It’s Been Good to Know You,” singer Rob Tepper helps us imagine what one might look like. Tepper is an actor who does a one-man show […]
This time of year seems like an excellent time to revisit one of the great country music concept albums of the last few decades, Marty Stuart’s The Pilgrim (1999). Although we often associate the word “pilgrim” with the English colonists […]
Willie Nelson recorded a version of Coldplay’s “The Scientist” that is used in this excellent short film for the restaurant Chipotle. Yeah, it is a commercial, but it also makes a good point in a soft-sell kind of way about […]
In recent weeks, there have been a flurry of stories about a possible break in the D.B. Cooper hijacking case. FBI agents were using DNA evidence in an attempt to link a now-deceased suspect to Cooper. But ultimately the tests […]
Sometimes, it may be difficult to explain to others the role that music plays in our lives. Music can uplift, and it can help one through loss, pain, and heartache. As we learned from Dobie Gray in the song “Drift […]
I often have read about those who traveled around the country in the early and mid-twentieth century discovering great blues musicians and folk songs. The music was always there, but it might have dwelled in obscurity had the music not […]
I was excited awhile back to read on No Depression that Buddy Miller was making an album with the great jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. Majestic Silver Springs, released this month, also features guitarists Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz and vocals […]
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