“Sing a Train Song”: this deft and touching tune by one of East Nashville’s finest – or maybe its finest – is easy to hear as a familiar trope; train songs abound in American music for good reason. But in this […]
This isn’t so much a review as a rumination on the best concert I’ve ever seen. Jon Dee Graham played the American Music Festival at Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn, Ill. over the July 4th weekend, deservedly headlining one of the nights […]
Country music kicks ass on humor – way harder than rock does. And here’s why: rock takes a young person’s point of view – it’s supposed to be hopeful even when it’s hurtin’ (“Help me, Rhonda, yeah, get her out […]
Wonderful Rootsy Blues Rock Country (and Klesmer) Album by the Amoreys. You have to love an album that starts with a guitar solo and ends with klesmer. Well, you don’t, and that’s the pity. The Amorey’s “Tip of My Brain” […]
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