Brandy Clark Does Songs Not on Her Album

Brandy Clark

Recent performances of songs not on 12 Stories, compiled in one spot for your fanboy/fangirl needs. "Two Rings Shy" (on Miranda Lambert's Platinum) "Better Dig Two" (on The Band Perry's Pioneer) "Mama's Broken Heart" (on Miranda Lambert's Four the Record) "Two More Bottles of Wine" (Emmylou Harris … [Read more...]

Album Review: Corb Lund – Counterfeit Blues

Corb Lund Counterfeit Blues

Not just a stopgap release between albums of new material, Counterfeit Blues is an ideal American introduction to the work of Corb Lund. For one thing, it's recorded live on the floor at Sun Studio in Memphis, the singer and his three-piece ensemble crackling with the spirit of rockabilly heroes past and daring to get as low down and dirty as anything you'll hear this year. For another, the track list is pulled entirely from what might be called Lund's breakout albums in Canada, Five Dollar Bill … [Read more...]

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

Lauderdale album cover

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...]