Chamomile and Whiskey “Red Clay Heart” (County Wide Records, 2020)

Virginia natives Chamomile and Whiskey’s founding members Koda Kerl and Marie Borgman came up with their band name after mixing mellow, sweet, herbal chamomile tea with Evan Williams, the legendary brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, and declaring that it tasted the way their rootsy Southern rock/Celtic/alt-country music sounded. Continue reading “Chamomile and Whiskey “Red Clay Heart” (County Wide Records, 2020)”

The Little Lord Street Band “A Minute of Another Day” (Independent, 2020)

After six years of touring, a handful of well-received EP’s, and three West Australian Music Industry Awards for Best Country Act, Perth’s The Little Lord Street Band have finally released their debut album ‘A Minute of Another Day.’ The alt-country folk four-piece, along with West Australian songwriter and collaborator Bri Clark, have created a stylistically diverse scattershot group of songs that run the gamut of moods and emotions. The project began in 2017 and 2018 at the APRA Songhubs workshops. ‘Frankies Back in Town’ sets the bar rather high for the rest of the album: a vibrant, elated track about a woman’s long-anticipated return to her hometown. It’s easy to wonder what happens next in the story. Continue reading “The Little Lord Street Band “A Minute of Another Day” (Independent, 2020)”

AmericanA to Z: Zeitgeist (The Reivers)

It’s the end of an era. After three complete journeys around the alphabet we finally reach the end of our A-Z series, and what a way to finish. In the first flush of early ’80s college rock bands there was Zeitgeist, a talented, locally adored, critically lauded quartet from Austin, Texas. They were part of an Austin indie subgenre called New Sincerity, supposedly named by The Skunks’ Jesse Sublett, which also included Daniel Johnston, Glass Eye, and Doctors’ Mob.
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