Quotable Country – 07/06/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. It’s not just hitting licks. She’s feeling words. Lee Ann is like the kind of musician that John Coltrane was. I guarantee you if Coltrane could sing like Lee Ann, he wouldn’t have picked up a horn. ● --- "The Way I'm Livin'" songwriter Adam Wright on Lee Ann Womack. We're all caught in this Americana lynch wrap. I think it all started when the record companies decided that Johnny Cash wasn’t country anymore. They decided that, … [Read more...]

July 2014 Show Calendar

From our Northern California Concert Calendar, a listing of shows for the month ahead. If you have friends in the area, be sure to have them subscribe to receive our monthly roundups by email. Don't forget that you can always check the calendar on our site to see shows further out and get your tickets in advance. Believe it or not, we already have details on shows through March of 2015. 07/01/14 - Carolina Chocolate Drops - Kuumbwa Jazz Center - Santa Cruz, CA 07/02/14 - Carolina … [Read more...]

Album Review: Jim Lauderdale – I’m a Song

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Jim Lauderdale is the very picture of a restless creative: In the past 25 years, he has released 26 albums ranging in style from modern and traditional country to pop, rock, folk, and bluegrass, often mashing and distilling it all into something that can only really be called Americana, Lauderdale style. I'm a Song joins The Other Sessions (2001) and Country Super Hits Vol. 1 (2006) as one of the prolific singer-songwriter's richest new millennium offerings for down-the-middle traditional … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/29/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. If I could just be a hair on her ass, I'd be happy. ● --- Miranda Lambert on Reba. I still write plenty of sad story songs. It’s just that a lot of people don’t really care for that—it’s not commercial anymore. When you get ready to do an album, I try to think about what the public likes and what they will accept me singing. People don’t like to hear me sing a lot of sad stuff anymore. They say, “I don’t think of you like that!” I … [Read more...]

Organizers Call Second Annual “Get Drunk and Wreck Pittsburgh” Concert an Overwhelming Success

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Guest submission from friend of the site Sam Gazdziak. Thanks, Sam! As the clean-up crew at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field digs through the first strata of garbage left by fans at last weekend’s Luke Bryan concert, concert promoters are congratulating Bryan and his fans for banding together to just trash the living hell out of the venue. "Last year’s concert featuring Eric Church and Kenny Chesney left beer cans, garbage, blood, and human excrement all over Heinz Field and the surrounding area," … [Read more...]