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 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

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.

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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

Railroad of Sin January Podcast

2015 - 01  cover Podcast

Here it is. Happy New Year to you. The January 2015 Podcast. This Podcast is dedicated to my top albums of 2014 list. You can read my list HERE. Listen to my favorite song from each album on this very Podcast. As always, this Podcast is hosted on Bandcamp so you can stream to your hearts content on any web browser or mobile device. Of course I want to hear your thoughts. Let me know in the comments below. Continue reading

Top 25 Albums of 2014

Top 25 2014

Well 2014 has been a great year for new music. Of course I say that every year but it’s true every year too.

First I’ll start off my list with my honorable mentions. I’ve listened to a lot of albums this year and liked quite a few. It would be an injustice to NOT give these bands a mention. After all, it’s only fair. They did write, record, and publish these fine works of art. As I was going through this list, I realized that I listened to a lot more than I thought I did. I’m probably going to (unintentionally) leave out some really good ones. I also haven’t heard all there is that was released this year. Albums by both Monster Magnet and John Garcia went unheard by these ears as well as the new Alunah album (which will be getting my full attention soon). If you’re curious as to each band, click on the album name to go to either the album on Bandcamp or a video from a song on the album. I hope there’s a few hidden gems on here you discover. Leave a comment below if there is and let me know what you think.

Honorable Mentions:

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Friday Freebies 7-04-2014

Friday Freebies 2014

Happy 4th of July everyone. Stay safe and don’t drink and drive.

Armed with a smorgasbord of influences. From Hendrix, Zeppelin, Pumpkins, Kyuss, Clutch, QOTSA, Mastodon, Down and beyond….
The Mute Assassins’ sound is down tuned, low end and in your face.” Continue reading