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The Burnt Pines

Don't Look Down

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Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

Live at Levon's!

CD review - Live at Levon's!

JD Clayton

Long Way from Home

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Pony Bradshaw

North Georgia Rounder

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Lainey Wilson

Bell Bottom Country

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Steve Earle pays tribute to one of his mentors and heroes, Jerry Jeff Walker, on "Jerry Jeff," which follows his "GUY" tribute to Guy Clark and "TOWNES" tribute to Townes Van Zandt. Earle has called these projects a necessary form of therapy, as each of these great artists have passed on.
The title track to James McMurtry's "The Horses and the Hounds" plays out like one of those great running songs, namely Merle Haggard's "The Fugitive." "Lord I've been running for so long I just can't find a way back home," McMurtry sings, in that enjoyable deadpan vocal tone of his. When the Haggard song is mentioned, though, McMurtry responds, "I don't really remember.
Back before the world retreated into makeshift fallout shelters for a year of Netflix binging, board games and what Warren Zevon referred to as splendid isolation, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Shannon McNally was invited to play a Music City benefit concert.
By their own admission Track45 hails from a town that is "big enough for a WalMart and a Waffle House, but not a Target or a Starbucks." Ironically, Meridian, Miss. (population (41,148) is the birthplace of the father of country music, Jimmy Rodgers. The harmony-driven sibling trio of Track45 includes Ben Johnson and his infectiously bubbly sisters Jenna and KK.
It was only fitting that Lindsay Ell had Lauren Alaina as a guest on her recent livestream concert. Alaina penned the song "Crashing The Boy's Club." That is exactly what Ell is doing using her Stratocaster as a battering ram. Men have disproportionately occupied lead guitar, vocals
"Right Now" is where Americana/bluegrass band Twisted Pine is at - a compelling reason to believe that traditional music will continue to grow.

Concert Reviews

Nile goes on an "American Ride"

Willie Nile is not exactly an imposing figure. He's not of stature in either height or physical presence, but that would be judging this veteran musician only by his looks. And that would be a huge mistake given the vitality and sheer joy that he brought to this special performance. ...

HARDY presents two separate but equal musical personalities

You might say Hardy's live celebration of his just-released "the mockingbird & THE CROW" was a tale of two Hardys. He began the evening by performing the album's (mostly) country-er songs at The Troubadour, then relocated to The Roxy Theatre to rock out (once again, mostly) on the ...

Scott, Bradbery, Scott, Whitters pull it off

A good, old-fashioned guitar pull typically has something to offer everyone. And that pretty much summed up the Songs & Stories night of music with Dylan Scott, Danielle Bradbery, Matt Stell and Hailey Whitters in the first show for each in the new year. Over the course of 90 minutes, Scott, Bradbery, ...

Lake Street dive rings out the old, new just right

Yes it was New Year's Eve, but the dress by a portion of the sold-out crowd of Lake Street Dive's show was not your typical festive or concert fare. PJs were in the house – mainly it seems among the female crowd – as well as the three bands that were onstage. ...

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