Ghosts are not always paranormal phenomena or beings that occupy a higher astral plane that one can choose to believe in or not. Ghosts can sometimes refer to people in our past who may still be very much alive but […]
When Lucinda Williams entered Ray Kennedy’s studio with her longtime road band in September 2019 to begin work on Good Souls Better Angels, her 15th and most direct, topical album yet, neither she nor we had any idea of how […]
It’s often said that the best way to experience bluegrass music is to witness it live. Rarely is the energy of a live performance successfully translated onto an album – especially a studio recording. Thankfully, Elements, the new album from […]
Soul and country music have always resided on the opposite sides of the same coin. Both deal with heartbreak, pain, joy, love, and just everyday life in very similar ways. Soul and R&B artists have successfully ventured into country for […]
Over the years, many bands have survived losing or replacing pivotal members, including a well-loved lead singer. From Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, and Van Halen to Genesis, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple, rock and roll is littered with groups that soldiered […]
It’s been four years since Midnight, Grace Potter’s last solo outing. On that album, Potter all but abandoned her roots-rock foundation in favor of an electronic pop sheen. Underneath, however, was the same melodic and lyrical framework that made her […]
The advantage — or disadvantage, depending on your perspective — of a tribute album is that by glancing at the track listing you already have an idea in your head of how it will sound. Depending on your familiarity with […]
When you’ve been a part of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue; partied with John Belushi; hung out with Iggy Pop; hosted parties that attracted Jack Nicholson, Joni Mitchell, Dylan, and hundreds more; written north of 30 books; not to mention […]
Many of The Band’s songs were written with an eye toward the big screen: characters both timeless and of their time, lyrically ambitious, and cinematic in scope. It was a natural move then, when following the dissolution of The Band, […]
Since his 2001 masterpiece, The Houston Kid, and up to the revisiting of his back catalog on 2018’s Acoustic Classics, Rodney Crowell has faced his past not through rose-colored glasses, but with equal parts skepticism, cynicism, disdain, and sorrow. Even […]
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