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Ray LaMontagne to Release Fourth Album

Ray LaMontagne to Release Fourth Album

Ray LaMontagne admitted during an episode of Elvis Costello’s Spectacle talk show on the Sundance Channel, that he doesn’t like being the center of attention and never wanted to be on stage. “If I didn’t have to do it I wouldn’t do it.” Luckily for us, he is compelled to do so. That said, we […]

John Prine – In Person & On Stage – (Oh Boy Records)

John Prine – In Person & On Stage – (Oh Boy Records)

John Prine is a national treasure. No one writes and sings quite like he does. His wry, poetic genius spills over with the precise amount of irreverence needed to pull his fans through hard times. One line can be the funniest thing in the world, followed by a quietly heartbreaking image. His smiling voice, especially […]

Declan McGarry – Self-Titled Debut – (LT Records)

Declan McGarry – Self-Titled Debut – (LT Records)

Declan McGarry is obsessed with summertime and being seventeen again. That’s what you might think on on the opening “Summer Heat” and subsequent songs like “Seventeen” and “Summers of My Life.” But hold on. This 25-year-old Canadian who hails from Winnipeg — hometown of the legendary Neil Young and an early influence — has much […]

CMP to Nikki Darlin: "It's break a LEG not an ARM!"

CMP to Nikki Darlin: "It's break a LEG not an ARM!"

This just in, a statement from Those Darlins: “Nikki Darlin suffers injury, postponing Australia tour and Memphis show; Nashville’s Dead show this Saturday 5/22 becomes fundraiser to aid with medical bills. “This past weekend, Nikki Darlin of Those Darlins broke both bones in her left forearm after performing Friday at The Nelsonville Music Festival in […]

Shelby Lynne's Tears, Lies and Alibis CD GIVEAWAY!

Shelby Lynne's Tears, Lies and Alibis CD GIVEAWAY!

“Shelby Lynne sings in quick, blunt bursts, suggesting the kind of jabs you don’t see coming but which can drive you to your knees …” — The NY Daily News “Lynne’s music explores a diverse range of genres and sounds. In a business that prefers its artists be a ready fit for categorization … Lynne […]

The Jayhawks' "Bunkhouse Album" Finally Available on CD

The Jayhawks' "Bunkhouse Album" Finally Available on CD

Legendary alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks will reissue their 1986 self-titled debut (aka The Bunkhouse Album) for the first time ever on CD. Originally released by Bunkhouse Records with a pressing of 2000 vinyl copies, the CDs (and more vinyl) will be available from Lost Highway Records on May 18th. The reissue will include an eight-page […]

Brandon Bush and The Long Drive Home

Brandon Bush and The Long Drive Home

Brandon Bush has had a ton of sweet gigs in a career spanning more than 20 years. At age four, he and his older brother played a fiddle duet to open a Dolly Parton show. He’s been featured on Grammy-winning albums by Train and John Mayer, toured and played with Shawn Mullins, Sugarland (his brother […]

The Reverend John DeLore – Ode to an American Urn – (Independent)

The Reverend John DeLore – Ode to an American Urn – (Independent)

What does it mean when an unsigned artist releases an album whose songwriting utterly outshines those of the established and elite, arena-filling Nashville mega-stars? It means big labels need to open their eyes because there’s a plethora of real talent out there — you just have to know where to look. Like Brooklyn, NY. When […]

Those Darlins Contest WINNERS!

Those Darlins Contest WINNERS!

We hope you’re enjoying Record Store Day. There are two people, however, who may be enjoying it a little bit more; they’re the winners of our vinyl & CD giveaway. We wish we could have given each and every fan something — y’all deserve it. We put all the names into a boot and pulled […]

Those Darlins FREE Vinyl and CD Giveaway!

Those Darlins FREE Vinyl and CD Giveaway!

UPDATE: Those Darlins fans are lightin’ it up! Since we’ve been flooded with comments and emails, we’ve decided to up the ante. Not only will we give away the vinyl, but we’ll throw in a Those Darlins CD to another lucky fan! Yes, TWO winners will be announced this Saturday! (Let’s all drink a toast […]

Johnny Gimble – Celebrating With Friends – CMH Records

Johnny Gimble – Celebrating With Friends – CMH Records

Some music is simply meant to make you feel good. Western swing certainly does that, and Johnny Gimble, one of the genre’s fiddle and mandolin virtuosos, is still swingin’ at 84. Celebrating With Friends is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and set your boots to tappin’. The consummate sideman, Texas-native Gimble is […]

Laura Cantrell Sings “Kitty Wells’ Dresses” at Radio Free Song Club

Laura Cantrell Sings “Kitty Wells’ Dresses” at Radio Free Song Club

“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” — Groucho Marx. Despite what Groucho said, this is one club you want to be a part of. The Radio Free Song Club is a group of ten veteran songwriters with a monthly deadline: ready or not, write a new song every […]

Kate McGarrigle, 1946-2010

Kate McGarrigle, 1946-2010

We are saddened today to learn of the death of Kate McGarrigle last night from cancer. She was 63. McGarrigle performed widely with her sister, Anna, for more than three decades, recording 10 albums. She was also well-known for being the matriarch of a musical family, the Wainwrights. McGarrigle was the mother of singers Rufus […]

"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with …"

"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with …"

The Sundance Channel is well into the second season of its critically acclaimed music/talk original series “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…”. This week — Jan. 20, 10 p.m. EST — features the first of a two-part episode with guest Bruce Springsteen. In the series, executive produced by Sir Elton John, Costello interviews his musical guests and […]