Tyler Childers “Whitehouse Road” – Listen

Tyler Childers’ new album “Purgatory” (which would be a better title for the last five U2 albums) is produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, and RS Country premiered the track below yesterday. They describe it as blending “that ethereal, off-kilter edge of bluegrass with Seventies country and an analog, Southern rock slant… and lyrics that … Continue reading “Tyler Childers “Whitehouse Road” – Listen”

Sturgill and Tyler play Nashville’s Ryman – Watch

RS Country are carrying a clip this morning, which we embed for you below dear reader, of a surprise appearance by Sturgill Simpson at Tyler Childers’ current shows at the Ryman opening for Margo Price. They report: “Adding a fiery solo to “Whitehouse Road,” Childers’ song about the drugs, desolation and muted dreams of modern … Continue reading “Sturgill and Tyler play Nashville’s Ryman – Watch”

Ten Americana artists from Kentucky

If you were to find yourself cruising down Interstate-75 in the Renfro Valley area of Kentucky you may feel inclined to take a detour at exit 62 and head on down to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. A caveat at the current time would be that you may find some time to kill upon … Continue reading “Ten Americana artists from Kentucky”

Craig Gerdes “Tough as Nails” (Independent, 2020)

Make no mistake this is a country album, a no-nonsense, old fashioned honest to god working-man’s country record. And it’s as fine a one as you will hear this year: if not next year as well, and last year for that matter. It doesn’t flirt with other genres, it’s the sort of record about which … Continue reading “Craig Gerdes “Tough as Nails” (Independent, 2020)”

Sturgill Simpson announces live stream show from the Ryman

Sturgill Simpson released his latest album ‘Sound & Fury’ (along with its accompanying animated film) last year, and was scheduled to shortly go on tour with Tyler Childers to support of it, but that like everything else was cancelled due to the pandemic. Still in a win for the environment, Simpson has announced a livestream … Continue reading “Sturgill Simpson announces live stream show from the Ryman”

Zach Aaron “Fill Dirt Wanted” (Independent, 2020)

From the delicious black humour on the album sleeve to the 12 songs of down home rambles contained within, ‘Fill Dirt Wanted’, the third album from Texan Zach Aaron, is a delight from start to finish. Recorded in Oklahoma, the album finds Aaron seeking succour from that old Okie, Woody Guthrie while maintaining a fine … Continue reading “Zach Aaron “Fill Dirt Wanted” (Independent, 2020)”

Pickathon presents a concert a day – starting with Drive By Truckers

Long-running Portland, Oregon festival Pickathon has announced a new series of concerts for the next 2 months entitled ‘A Concert A Day’. The initiative has been set up to help musicians and artist communities through the Recording Academy’s MusiCares organization, with the rationale that during the current more or less worldwide lockdown, with so many … Continue reading “Pickathon presents a concert a day – starting with Drive By Truckers”