Daily Bandcamp Album; Metamodern Sounds In Country Music by Sturgill Simpson

Tonight marks the night that Saturday Night Live makes it’s new season debut. To kick off the long running series new season, SNL has tapped Sturgill Simpson to be the musical host. Sturgill is no stranger to the late night talk show appearances but tonight marks his SNL debut. This is the first Continue reading

On The Sixth Day of Christmas…..

cody-jinks-im-not-the-devil…My true love sent to me, I’m Not The Devil by Cody Jinks.

Cody Jinks first entered my radar last year when he released his most excellent Adobe Sessions album. I was told to check the album out based on my likeness for Sturgill Simpson’s and Whitey Morgan’s music. I liked the album so much that it ended up being one of my favorite non rock releases of 2015. I honestly wasn’t expecting a new album until 2017 at the very earliest so to find out that a new album was coming in August was quite welcoming.

I had wondered how the new album would hold up to Continue reading

On The Fifth Day of Christmas…..

Margo Price - Midwest Farmers Daughter cover…My true love sent to me, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter by Margo Price.

Upon discovering Margo Price late last year I was stoked to find out that she had an album on the way. Of course I had to wait until the end of March for it to come out. To curb the appetite for her music I sought out all previous material I could find. I was able to come up with four albums from her previous band Buffalo Clover, one Daytrotter Session, and a handful of YouTube videos. The only thing that eludes me is a live Buffalo Clover album. I’m not Continue reading

On The Third Day of Christmas…..

kelsey waldon I've Got A Way….My true love sent to me… I’ve Got A Way by Kelsey Waldon.

Kelsey released her sophomore this past August. While I did listen to it a few times, it wasn’t until last month that I was able to really sink my teeth in and dig into this fine album.

Fans of traditional country music are going to really enjoy this album. It doesn’t get much better than this. First off, Kelsey has a beautiful voice. It’s like her voice was made for this music. “In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and Continue reading

On The First Day of Christmas…..

sturgill-simpson-a-sailors-guide-to-earth…My true love sent to me, Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide To Earth. 

Back in 2014 when Sturgill released his phenomenal Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, I was one of the many people that took notice. Sturgillmania was full steam ahead and I was right along for the ride. In early 2015 Sturgill announced that he signed with Atlantic Records. Was a new record on the way? Yes, eventually. Over a year went by before it was announced that Sturgill would finally release a new album in April.

After releasing the first two singles, including a cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom” he really got people talking. This wasn’t country sounding. It wasn’t like anything that was on Continue reading

Folk Friday; When I See You | Joshua by Angelica Rockne

Folk Friday

My latest Folk Friday album is a 7″ review by the lovely and talented Angelica Rockne.

When I See You  Joshua by Angelica Rockne

I’m not sure or how but this fine piece of music was in my Bandcamp wishlist. I suspect someone I follow on Facebook posted about it so I tagged it to listen to later. “When I see You” is a rocking album with a side of country. It’s not traditional country by any means but does have a Stevie Continue reading

Folk Friday; Midwest Farmers Daughter by Margo Price

Folk Friday

The next edition of Folk Friday is the superb Midwest Farmer’s Daughter by the lovely and talented Margo Price.

Margo Price - Midwest Farmers Daughter cover

“I’ve been waltzing with my sin. He’s an ugly evil twin. He’s a double-crossing, back-stabbing thief”

Since I discovered Margo Price’s wonderful voice a few months back, I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of her solo debut. To hold me over, I hunted down all four studio albums by her former band, Buffalo Clover (the live album still eludes me). Buffalo Clover were a Nashville based southern rock band with country elements. I hear more country though the band says Continue reading

Folk Friday; Carolina Ghost by Caleb Caudle

Folk Friday

Here’s a feature that I;m going to try out called Folk Friday. It’s your typical Album Spotlight feature only instead of rock, doom, or metal, this will feature albums in the folk, bluegrass, country, or americana genre. So, without further hesitation, here’s my first feature, Carolina Ghost by Caleb Caudle.

Carolina Ghost by Caleb Caudle

Carolina Ghost is the third release by Caleb Caudle after putting out his first release only 4 short years ago. He’s somehow flown under my radar until recently. It was when he announced the new album and released “Piedmont Sky” for streaming is when he popped up on my Facebook Continue reading

Album Spotlight; Southbound by Midnight County

Southbound by Midnight County

I discovered Midnight County when I was looking for some new and good country on Bandcamp. While the album is a country album, with obvious nods to past country greats such as Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, there’s a heap of southern rock sprinkled throughout. Vocalist Justin Russell has Continue reading

Americana Singer/Songwriter Caleb Caudle Premieres New Music

Caleb Caudle. Photo by Justin Reich.
“The next Jason Isbell.” – Huffington Post 
“Evocative and impressionistic Southern lyricism, wrapped in an impeccable mix of vintage and contemporary country sounds.” – Paste 
“Immaculately constructed roots rock.” – Aquarium Drunkard
“In a just world, Caudle would be on every country radio station in the world.” – The Bitter Southerner
“Straight outta Lone Star territory, with jaw-droppingly fine songs steeped in classic Earle, Ely, Clark, McMurtry and Van Zandt.” – Blurt 
“Full of crisp imagery and thick with longing.” – CMT

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