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Nicholas & The Pessimistics: Album Review and Interview

The Pessimistics are a Cincinnati band who have been together for a few years now, and are releasing their first album. They are comprised of Nick Baker (vocals/guitar), Shawn Steele (lead guitar), Alex Fraser (bass), and Donie Maness (drums). The record was recorded at Fat Tracks Studio located...

Catch on to Joe Macheret in February

Joe Macheret has played with just about everyone in this town. Currently he plays with The Tillers, Maria Carelli, Scott Risner, and his own band Joe’s Truck Stop. Music is what he loves. The pace and rhythm of it is great, and for him being a full time musician is something that he loves. I...

The Way Down Wanderers Tonight at Southgate House Revival

The Way Down Wanderers are a folk, soul, and high energy quartet based out of Chicago/Illinois. The guys are Austin Thompson on guitar and lead harmony vocals, Collin Krause mandolin, fiddle, and lead harmony vocals, John Merikoski drums and percussion, and John Williams on Upright bass and vocals....

Steve Earle & The Dukes: Live at The Madison Theater

Eight o’clock in the evening rolled around, and here we all stood or sat awaiting to be taken through one man’s history of himself and all through his songs. But first it was The Mastersons to open up the evening. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this evening. There was...

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Nikki Lane and Clear Plastic Masks: Show Review

On a cool November evening Nikki Lane and Clear Plastic Masks (both calling Nashville home now) took to the stage at The Woodward Theater. The Woodward Theater has a natural sound quality that most venues often lack. At one point during the show Nikki was having trouble getting sound out of her...

Nikki Lane: All or Nothin'

Nikki Lane is a country girl born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina whom now resides in music city, Nashville. Yes, she plays country, but this ain’t what you hear on the radio, and in fact she has asked before, “Why can’t we just have a pop-country radio station and a...

Chaos Before Conformity: Erin Coburn

Let’s just put this right up front and center, Erin Coburn hasn’t been doing this for twenty years or 10 she’s not 30 or 20, she is 14 and is releasing her debut album Chaos before Conformity. Listening to this album age means nothing because the playing is stellar. You would have...

Pokey LaFarge: Americana with Soul

Pokey LaFarge is his name, and his music is a blend and vast array of musicality. In one song he can take you on a history lesson through music and, depending on the song, through our own American History as well. This was all born through his grandfathers and his own inquisitiveness. The...

Wonky Tonk: Stuff We Leave Behind

Wonky Tonk is Jasmine Poole. She has been playing for about 7 years now. She has seemingly blended country and folk into a raucous good time, and a time to make you think. Her debut album is titled Stuff We Leave Behind. The players that she enlisted to be on the album is a who’s who of...

Life’s A Freak: Hu-Town Holler

Hu-Town Holler is comprised of Patrick Kennedy (guitar and vocals), Chris Goins (guitar and vocals), and Elia Burkhart (upright bass and vocals). Life’s A Freak is their debut album some of the tracks were recorded on Pat’s shanty boat, and some were recorded out in Lawrenceburg, IN at...

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Urban Pioneers: Catch ‘em at Whispering Beard Folk Festival

The Urban Pioneers fronted my Liz Sloan and Jared McGovern are a freight train of a duo. Add in some upright bass and this train can really get raucous. Jared and Liz’s vocals and harmonies blend delightfully behind a punchy banjo and Liz’s break ya down fiddle. They have a new album...

Bottle Rockets: True Troubadours

The Bottle Rockets are a band from East St Louis/Southwestern Illinois basically Missouri. These guys and Uncle Tupelo all formed within 30-40 miles of each other and all played on each other’s albums as well. Bottle Rockets are Brian Henneman (guitar and vocals), Mark Ortmann (drums), John...