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Music Review: Kinky Friedman – ‘The Loneliest Man I Ever Met’


Kinky Friedman delves into the darker side of life for his first studio album in 39 years. Read More »

Music Reviews: Indie Roundup – Wide-Ranging Americana from Holly Golightly, Stephen Young & the Union, Andy Hackbarth


These three new albums all fit loosely into the Americana category but are all very, very different. Two are from artists who aren't even (originally) from America. Read More »

Concert Review: Ayla Brown and Madison Rising Bring Country and Rock to Veterans Rally

Ayla Brown

Patriotism, country music by former 'American Idol' finalist Ayla Brown and rock and roll by Madison Rising made the Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Defend Freedom Tour a treat for the spirit and the ears. Read More »

Music Review: Brent Best – ‘Your Dog, Champ’ [Slobberbone Frontman Releases First Solo Album]


This is gritty stuff and Best breezes through it with a naturalistic poetic flare. It is, at times, downright touching. Read More »

Music Review: The Ragpicker String Band – ‘The Ragpicker String Band’

Ragpicker String Band

A loving tribute to the great traditions of country blues. Read More »

The Rockologist: For Your Consideration – Neil Young’s ‘Monsanto Years'; Wilco’s ‘Star Wars'; Rolling Stones At Hyde Park 1969 DVD


Neil Young's rabble-rousing protest rock; Wilco's free, beautiful noise; and The Stones' dress rehearsal for Altamont. Read More »

Music Review: Ajay Mathur – ‘9 to 3’

Ajay Mathur '9 to 3'

A good effort that could make do with some major fine-tuning. Read More »

Music Review: Jonathan Edwards – ‘Tomorrow’s Child’

Jonathan Edwards Tomorrow's Child

The crisp energy of the album's expertly performed acoustic arrangements, produced by the great singer-songwriter and all-around instrumentalist Darrell Scott, makes the songs feel both timeless and timely. Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Interview and Playlist Debut – Singer-Songwriter Emily West on her ‘Breakup Songs’ Spotify Playlist

Emily West All for You

Streaming services like Spotify are taking us "back to the future" in a way, reminiscent of the days of free-form radio DJs. Except that today, artists themselves are designing some of these creative, meaningful playlists. Emily West's new Spotify playlist is a prime example. Read More »

Music Review: Kacey Musgraves – ‘Pageant Material’


What may start out feeling like bubblegum country becomes a multi-course meal as you get a little ways into this batch of 13 brief, efficient songs. Read More »