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Oh Snap, Stagecoach is Back!

And Brooks & Dunn are going to be there. Beat that, Coachella. Stagecoach, country’s answer to the storied indie-rock desert ‘fest is returning to Indio, Calif. on April 24th and 25th, 2010. In addition to the Brooks & Dunn reunion, we also have the first-ever festival appearances of Keith Urban and Toby Keith to look […]

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It’s Just Like Seeing a Hank Williams Show. Sort of.

You know Time Life? That company that does the “Sweet Sounds of the ’70s” 22-disc anthologies with all the Rod Stewart songs you never knew you secretly loved? Well, now they’ve made a box set for those of you who love Hank Williams but were born several decades after his tragic death in 1953. Revealed: […]

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Zac Brown Band – “The Foundation”

“Well you know I love my chicken fried…” and I am really lovin’ the new project by Zac Brown Band. The first time I heard of the ZBB, was from a friend who saw them in Nashville before “Chicken fried” was released. (It caught my attention since my son’s name is Zach Brown) So of […]

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Woody Guthrie – “My Dusty Road”

Woody Guthrie Rediscovered It isn’t often that a legend gets the chance to be reborn, but listening to these four disks is like hearing Woody for the first time. His voice is clear on all of the tracks. The hiss and background noise that is so familiar to any Guthrie recording is virtually unnoticeable. My […]

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Luke Bryan interview

Former farm boy Luke Bryan kicks off his Farm Tour later this month in Jacksonville, FL, but this time it’s about more than just promoting his second album, Doin’ My Thing – it’s also about giving back. Country Music Pride: Your Farm Tour charity campaign to give back to organizations in farming communities throughout the […]

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Yonder Mountain String Band – “The Show”

Yonder Mountain String Band starts out paying homage to the Bluegrass greats of the past with their new CD “The Show”. The opening track “Out Of The Blue” sounds as traditional Bluegrass/String Band as you can get, all the ingredients are there, the Banjo runs and the Chicken Pickin Flat Top seem to be hitting […]

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Emmylou Harris, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Melissa Ethridge, and that one Judge from American Idol – Country Music Hall of Fame “All for the Hall” Fundraiser and Guitar Pull

Last night I think I overheard Emmylou Harris talking about a guitar pull in New York that she sat in on with Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark. There’s always such good country lovin’ on the East, but alas, for us West Coasters we don’t get quite as many sessions like the one […]

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Those Darlins at The Loft – Atlanta, GA – 9/29/09

ATLANTA, GA – On a chilly Tuesday night at The Loft in Atlanta, Those Darlins roared into town and proceeded to heat up the place before a crowd that was either extremely stoned or completely taken by surprise. These sweet little darlins are cussin’ big time! They’re screamin’ and shreddin’ guitars up there! After opening […]

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