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Watch Out! Gravel Kings – “Boozgeois Blues” [VIDEO]

18 hours agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

Fort Pierce, FL.- based Gravel Kings found a fitting and welcome place to film the video for their song “Boozgeois Blues,” the song’s namesake and hometown bar Boozgeois Saloon. The song is a tuneful and rollicking folk-pop gem that both celebrates and bids adieu to the place and folks featured. From the band: “Most the [...]

Fats Domino Documentary Debuts at New Orleans Film Fest; Kenny Chesney Returns to the Road; O’Donovan, Pikelny Collaborate

20 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Music City Roots’ Craig Havighurst interviewed Joe Mullins about keeping bluegrass alive on the radio. (warning: autoplay) Ryan Bingham will release Fear and Saturday Night on January 20. Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal premieredShow More Summary

Paul Craft Passes Away; Little Big Town Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry; New Music Videos

20 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Just two weeks after his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Paul Craft passed away last Saturday at the age of 76. Read the obituary Peter Cooper wrote for The Tennessean. Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay recently...Show More Summary

Roots Watch: Indestructible Lee, Monumental Lee, Jerry Lee

20 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

“I don’t want no headstone on my grave,” Jerry Lee Lewis informed us from his undisturbed piano bench on stage at the Ryman, October 4th.  “I deserve a monument!” He was still toying with the keys, and had just finished wailing the bluesy...Show More Summary

Friday Five: Earl Thomas Conley

20 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Earl Thomas Conley turns 73 today. The birthday boy has been getting some recent mentions in the media following Blake Shelton’s namedropping the ‘80s superstar in his new “Good Country Song” and describing Somewhere Between Right and Wrong as his favorite album of all time. Show More Summary

Stringbean’s Murderer Gets Parole; Aldean Tops Billboard 200; JD McPherson Releases Covers EP

20 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

John A. Brown, one of the two men convicted in the 1973 murders of Stringbean and Estelle Akeman, has been granted parole. The Tennessean reports that Brown, who had been up for parole six times prior to yesterday’s hearing, when he appeared “before five of the seven members of the Tennessee Board of Parole. Show More Summary

Trisha Yearwood Reveals PrizeFighter Cover; Wilco Box Set Due in November; Stream Little Big Town, Devon Allman Albums

20 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Trisha Yearwood shared the PrizeFighter album cover on her Facebook page. She looks great, but I’m not sure that’s what her corner meant when they told her to keep her hands up. Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Kacey Musgraves, Reba, and Ronnie...Show More Summary

Listen Up! Sara Rachele – “Listen, Judas” PREMIER

22 hours agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

It’s a rarity in contemporary music to be honest and reflective. Baring emotional stratum as a public performance involves an nearly masochistic level of self-awareness and equal parts naivety and courage. Sara Rachele appears to be too savvy to be naive so she must have an epic emotional exoskeleton. “Listen, Judas,” from her debut release [...]

JW-Jones – Belmont Boulevard

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

JW-Jones is one slick guitar slinger from north of the border.  Cut from the mold of a Jimmie Vaughan or the late Johnny Winter, Jones hails from Ottawa, Canada, an unexpected cradle for an artist sure to be recognized for his impressive guitar skills. Somewhat of a prodigy, Jones recorded his first album, Defibrilatin’, in 2000 […]

Mayer’s Playlist for Oct 2014, Part 1

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH Boxers, by Matthew Ryan Boxers is an album of discontent. Life, love, work — you name it — the characters that inhabit this collection of songs are dissatisfied. There is rage, resentment and restlessness. Through it all, however, Ryan manages to find a glimmer of hope — sometimes it’s a lyrical […]

Readers’ Pick: Boxers by Matthew Ryan

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

You picked Boxers by Matthew Ryan as your favorite for the week of October 14, 2014. Readers’ Top Picks (last 4 weeks) Boxers by Matthew Ryan (20) [10/14] Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone by Lucinda Williams (9) [9/30] And The War Came by Shakey Graves (7) [10/7] Indian Ocean by Frazey Ford (5) […]

Monday Morning Video: J.P. Harris and Nikki Lane

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

Here are J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices with guest Nikki Lane performing a damn fine rendition of the Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty classic “After the Fire Is Gone.” Harris has just released a fine new honky-tonk album (Home Is Where the Hurt Is) and Lane released her own gem earlier this year (All […]

Maggie Bjorklund – Shaken

I like gut-wrenching songs about heartbreak and whiskey-induced mistakes, sung by a guy with a rough-hewn voice as much as anyone but sometimes there’s a need for a change of pace. Maggie Bjorklund’s excellent new record, Shaken, is exactly the change of pace I need from time to time. Bjorklund takes familiar instruments like guitar, [...]

Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer – The Flower Of Muscle Shoals

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

They haven’t allowed smoking in years, but the rafters still have that slight air of stale cigarettes.  The Fire Department long ago made them sweep up the sawdust, but of course you can never really get rid of all it.  The Polaroids above the bar are too faded to know who’s in them, unless of […]

Podcast – Ajax Diner Book Club, 10/20/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Maggie Bjorklund “Dark Side Of The Heart” from Shaken J Mascis “Every Morning” from Tied To a Star Billy Bragg “No One Knows Nothing Anymore” from Tooth & Nail Jon Dee Graham “God’s Gonna Give You What You Need” from Not As Bad As It...Show More Summary

Nu-Blu – All the Way

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

Another in my string of bluegrass reviews, Nu-Blu’s new record “All The Way” manages to take the cheesy and make it memorable. Take leadoff track “That’s What Makes the Bluegrass Blue.” I couldn’t think of a less appealing title. Yet the first spin clothed in expert bluegrass picking and airtight harmonies, makes the song surprisingly […]

THE TIM VERSION—ORDINARY LIFE

Let’s start simple with Tampa rock band The Tim Version. Their name is probably a Replacements nod (frustratingly so when you’re a teenager with poor researching skills trying to Soulseek search for their albums and getting results of nothing but “Can’t Hardly Wait (Tim version)” from the Mats bootleg thing All For Nothing/Nothing For All, which obviously [...]

Duke Robillard – Calling All Blues

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

Duke Robillard is a blues guitar icon.  A multiple Blues Music Award winner and Grammy nominee, if Robillard had stopped at creating the jump blues revival outfit Roomful of Blues in the late 1960s, his contribution to blues music would have been sizable. Jump blues, an up-tempo form of blues often featuring horns that was […]

ANCHOR BENDS—ALL OUT OF FIREWORKS

Almost a year ago to the day, I heard the first four-song demo from Anchor Bends and rushed here to Ninebullets to tell as many people about as I could. The band features the greatest collection of Atlantans since Smoltz, Glavine, and Maddox. Band pedigrees include Leatherface, The Weight, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, and [...]

Trampled By Turtles Cover Yes; Bob Seger, Jason Aldean to Tape CMT Crossroads; Kasey Chambers Postpones Tour

yesterdayMusic / Country : The 9513

Trampled By Turtles covered “Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Yes for The A.V. Club’s Undercover series. (warning: autoplay) Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley discuss their forthcoming album, Before the Sun Goes Down, in this Bluegrass Today video. Show More Summary

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