This quartet of sisters from Lookout Mountain, Georgia had a string of hits in the late eighties.
Gretchen Wilson became a major star with her debut album, on the strength of her signature hit, "Redneck Woman."
Time Will Be the Healer, Glen Hansard (from the Anti- Records release Between Two Shores) Songwriting is arguably a numbers game. For many artists, the quantity of songs released is a fraction of those that are written. It’s a shame, really, as some quality songs can get left on the shelf gathering dust. For his […]
Hackney Empire is one of those gorgeous spaces that hides in a city. Its exterior – completely deceiving, just another big, boxy building on a street of big, boxy buildings, but its interior – completely transporting. It’s one of those spectacular theaters that just seems to go up and up and up – shallow but […]
We’ll wrap up our Folk Alliance International coverage with a collection of videos from this year’s conference. Most of these performances are from the official performances that took place in hotel ballrooms but you’ll see a few from the late night hotel room showcases. This video playlist includes Colter Wall, John Gorka, Jaimee Harris, John […]
You picked Crushed Coins by folk singer-songwriter, Caleb Caudle, as your favorite new release for the week of February 23, 2018. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Winter & Spring 2018 CALEB CAUDLE, […]
With over 3000 showcases in 4 nights, and perhaps an average of 5 gigs/musician, it was of course impossible to see the roughly 600 acts that works out from that math. So when I say these were my favorites, it’s from a relatively small sampling. Nonetheless, I saw some great music. What’s Old Is New […]
Ruby Boots Nashville by way of Australia singer-songwriter Ruby Boots was celebrating the release of her just released Bloodshot Records debut. She brought together an infectious enthusiasm with stellar songs, mostly about relationships, that matched catchy melodies with lyrical fervor. Show More Summary
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The words Renaissance Man is often thrown around to apply to anyone that has more than one interest. When applied to Ry Cooder his nearly 50 years as a master guitarist/musician, producer, songwriter and mentor give those words their proper significance. The Santa Monica, California native has explored music and culture from across the USA […]
The quality of her work has established Ashley Monroe as one of contemporary country’s most vital artists.
The story of women in recorded country music starts here.
One of my favorite things about attending music conferences and festivals are the crazy comments that you hear along the way. Here are a few choice selections from this year’s Folk Alliance Conference. It’s my first time at Folk Alliance, I was wondering if it was because my background is tainted by that rock and […]
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, singer-songwriter Wolfe Jackson moved to New York a few years ago to hone his craft and absorb the music scene, and then out to Los Angeles. His soon-to-be-released second record, Nobody Knows Me (Better Than You) has several good, gritty rock-and-roll tunes that show me he found the […]