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

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

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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Best of 2015; Non-rock Albums

For awhile I thought I’d have to name this article “The House of Cobb” since the majority of these albums were produced by famed Nashville producer Dave Cobb. Mr. Cobb has made a name of himself lately by producing great albums by Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton. I did spend a decent portion of the year listening to a lot of non rock albums and this article reflects those.

Don’t forget to check out my Top 25 of 2015 as well as my honorable mentions list. Continue reading

Album Spotlight; It’s Good To Be Lonesome by The Lonesome Billies

It's Good To Be Lonesome by The Lonesome Billies

If the legendary Johnny Cash ran a school for song writing, The Lonesome Billies would be the A+ honor roll students to graduate from that school. Their song writing is quick and witty just like Cash’s songs. Instead of writing about dirty dogs, going to prison, trains or the last 25 minutes of life, The Lonesome Billies are writing songs about not coming our west, the last day of life or being on the wagon and getting girls. I found these guys while searching the “outlaw country” tag on Continue reading

Album Spotlight; Strahan & The Good Neighbors Self Titled

Strahan & The Good Neighbors

Recently I was browsing my Bandcamp collection going though and finding albums that still needed reviewing when I came across an album I had bought about two years or so ago. The album was the latest release by Texas based blues rock band Chili Cold Blood. I decided to see what they’ve been up to. No new releases so I checked out their alter-ego band The Continue reading

Quick Hits 5-20-2015

Quick Hits

The Whiskey Charmers by The Whiskey Charmers – One of the most simplest albums happens to be one of the most enjoyable albums. The album is a little bluesy, a little country, mellow and easy on the ears. Upon hearing vocalist Carrie Shepard’s voice I knew this album was going to be something special. She’s got a beautiful voice that mesmerizes with each song. I think I knew this Continue reading

Album Spotlight; A Reckoning Is Coming by Sweetkiss Momma

A Reckoning Is Coming by Sweetkiss MommaThis little write up has been on the back burner for awhile now. I received it back when I was on my little hiatus. I played it a lot. Now I’m back to writing I’m revisiting some of the albums that made it my way before.

Sweetkiss Momma put out an excellent album in 2010 called Revival Rock. It was excellent. I even said the following about the album: Continue reading