Son Volt – Notes of Blue
Jan19

Son Volt – Notes of Blue

  Son Volt To Issue New Release Notes of Blue February 17 2017 Acclaimed roots outfit Son Volt has announced the February 17 release of their new album Notes Of Blue via Thirty Tigers \ Cooking Vinyl Australia. Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt followed on from seminal alt. country band Uncle Tupelo.  As such, Farrar has been a key player in reinvigorating the alternative country movement of the 1990’s,...

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Pieta Brown Sends Postcards
Jan13

Pieta Brown Sends Postcards

Pieta Brown New Album ‘Postcards’   Acclaimed singer/songwriter Pieta Brown has announced her new album Postcards which is set to release on March 10 2017 via Lustre Records.  As a follow-up to 2014’s Paradise Outlaw, the new release explores the role of distance and isolation and features a collaboration with a guest performer on each track. Most of the new songs were written in hotel rooms across the U.S. and...

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Close Ties To Rodney Crowell
Jan07

Close Ties To Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell Returns With Close Ties “T for Texas, T for Tennessee”. They Came To Nashville. I have been reading Without Getting Killed Or Caught – the engrossing biography of Guy Clark by Tamara Saviano.  When Clark and his wife Susanna moved from Texas to Nashville, it was the start of something so significant that the singer-songwriter scene would never be the same.  Lured by the success of Kris Kristofferson,...

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Old 97’s Go Graveyard Whistling
Jan01

Old 97’s Go Graveyard Whistling

Alt. Country Rockers Old 97’s New Release – Graveyard Whistling   On February 24 2017 acclaimed Texas alt-country stalwarts Old 97’s release their eleventh album Graveyard Whistling, recorded in the same Tornillo, TX studio as their (now legendary and reissued) 1996 stunning major label debut Too Far To Care.    “[Too Far To Care] is the sound that best defined us,” says Rhett Miller, lead singer and primary...

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Scott H. Biram’s Bad Testament
Dec20

Scott H. Biram’s Bad Testament

Scott H. Biram The Bad Testament Out February 24 2017 My first experience of Scott H. Biram was laying my eyes on the cover of his last album – Nothin’ But Blood (2014).   There he was, eyes rolled back in his head, arms outstretched, consumed with bliss, exhaustion or guilt, half-immersed in a river of blood. Interesting picture and what lay therein was even more startling – music that demanded your...

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Ruthie Foster’s Joy Comes Back
Dec17

Ruthie Foster’s Joy Comes Back

New Ruthie Foster Release Joy Comes Back Out March 24 2017 Texan Ruthie Foster has one of the most powerful voices I have heard.  Live, she is a supreme performer. Foster will be releasing Joy Comes Back, her eighth studio album (via Blue Corn Music) on March 24 2017 and it promises to be a collection filled with emotional resonance.  When she recorded these songs, Foster wasn’t merely singing about love and loss, she was splitting a...

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