Articles By: Kyle McCraw

Little Rock, AR I grew up listening to a lot of country music with my parents, but part of my rebellion was musical. After spending a lot of time in hard rock, metal, rap, indie rock, jazz and even an obsession with early-mid 70’s Stevie Wonder, I made my way back to country. Really there were always artists like Bill Mallonee and Neil Young that I was listening to in the interim, but it took a while to get back to guys like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and Lefty Frizzell. Today, my interests are primarily in the roots/americana/country/southern rock area of things, but that doesn't mean I don't listen to anything else.

Billy Joe Shaver – Long in the Tooth

Cory Branan – The No-Hit Wonder

Jason Isbell – “Southeastern”

Cory Branan: Live and Direct

Alabama Shakes – “Boys & Girls” – (ATO)

Justin Townes Earle “Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel about Me Now” – (Bloodshot)

Billy Joe Shaver, an interview

Slaid Cleaves “Sorrow and Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge” Music Road

Guy Clark “Songs and Stories” Dualtone

The Wood Brothers “Smoke Ring Halo” (Southern Ground)

The Band of Heathens “Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster’s Son” BOH Records

Album Review: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – “Here We Rest” (Lightning Rod)

Album Review: J. Shogren “Birds Bones & Muscle” JAHA!

Album Review: Nathan McEuen “Scrapbook Sessions 2010” Lint