Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

Great American Taxi “Reckless Habits” Thirty Tigers

Great American Taxi “Reckless Habits” Thirty Tigers

Listening to the band’s second release, it is no wonder why Great American Taxi has become a favorite on the jam band circuit, and it’s not because they happen to be led by Leftover Salmon frontman Vince Herman (Although, I’m sure that doesn’t hurt.).  These guys play with skill and an infectious energy that deserves […]

When legends return: Jason & The Scorchers

When legends return: Jason & The Scorchers

When Jason Ringenberg strutted into Nashville in 1981, he didn’t imagine his idea of combining modern punk rock and traditional country would later land his band, Jason & The Scorchers, one of country music’s most prestigious awards. “It could have gone in a lot of different directions,” Ringenberg told Country Music Pride. Touted as the […]

Top Poppin' by Whiskey & Co.

Top Poppin' by Whiskey & Co.

Here at Country Music Pride, we appreciate the finer things in life. We love whiskey, and we love good company. So naturally, we’d love a band called Whiskey & Company. And it turns out Whiskey & Co. loves us –– so much in fact that Country Music Pride will be exclusively streaming their new album, […]

Drive-By Truckers Make Their Highest Debut Ever !

Drive-By Truckers Make Their Highest Debut Ever !

#22 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART #1 ON THE INDIE CHART “America’s greatest rock band.”  Billboard “Drive-By Truckers are the best rock band in America.” CNN.com New York, NY – Drive-By Truckers’ The Big To-Do debuted at #22, the band’s highest debut ever, on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, #1 on the Indie […]

Review: Sidewalk Dave – “Gold Liquid Mischief” (Sidewalk Dave)

Review: Sidewalk Dave – “Gold Liquid Mischief” (Sidewalk Dave)

Sophomore efforts are often notoriously inferior to a band’s successful debut (think Spin Doctors, Georgia Satellites, Hootie and the Blowfish). Only the very best artists avoid the Sophomore Slump, the dreaded second album, by releasing a more compelling effort than the first. Sidewalk Dave have grabbed that old albatross by the throat and throttled it […]

SxSW 2010 DAY FOUR

SxSW 2010 DAY FOUR

also see: DAY ONE | DAY TWO | DAY THREE | DAY FOUR In a decade of SxSW adventures, I have never encountered a night as cold as Saturday.  To call it “unseasonable” does not begin to do it justice. The mercury dropped to 37 degrees, accented by a biting wind howling through the streets […]

Bret Michaels teams up with Miley Cyrus on new single

Bret Michaels teams up with Miley Cyrus on new single

You may know him best as the lead vocalist for Poison, or maybe as a reality TV star on “Rock of Love,” or even as a solo artist, having just released the single “Nothing to Lose.” But now Michaels is tapping into his melodic prowess and knack for writing epic ballads to deliver a song […]

The Drive-By Truckers' Balancing Act

The Drive-By Truckers' Balancing Act

Decades ago, idealistic youths dreamed of running off to the circus, becoming nomads taming lions and walking on wires. Today, alt-country grassroots heroes Drive-By Truckers are living the dream of the modern-day circus as part of a touring rock ‘n’ roll band. More than a decade after their formation the band is in their prime, […]

Levon Helm Documentary to premiere at 2010 SXSW Festival!

Levon Helm Documentary to premiere at 2010 SXSW Festival!

Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, directed by Jacob Hatley, finds the musician thrust into the spotlight after a Grammy nomination and increasing popularity, but he is also now forced to confront the dark times after The Band’s demise. He’s haunted by throat cancer, bankruptcy, drug addiction and the tragic […]

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 […]

Freedy Johnston – Rain On The City – (Bar None Records)

Freedy Johnston – Rain On The City – (Bar None Records)

It’s been eight years since Freedy Johnston’s last album, so what does he open with on this new one but an accordion and a ukulele. Welcome back Freedy, welcome back. Recorded in Nashville at House of David, a studio run by multi-instrumentalist Richard McLaurin and owned by legendary Nashville session man David Briggs (Elvis Presley’s […]

Buddy and Julie Miller – "Written In Chalk"

Buddy and Julie Miller – "Written In Chalk"

There was a time when I anxiously awaited the impending arrival of a new Neil Young release, knowing it would not only impact my life, but that it would speak to me on a level of depth somewhere between religious, familial, and primordial-in other words, scary personal. That place is now reserved for Buddy and […]

Tiny Television – Mission Statement (Magnolia Records)

Tiny Television – Mission Statement  (Magnolia Records)

Some artists sneak up on you from out of the haze of a purple dusk, tap you on the shoulder and hand you a precious box. Tiny Television’s Mission Statement (Magnolia Records, 2009) is that box, a bejeweled wonder full of interesting compartments holding secret, shiny surprises that reveal themselves with each new opening. From […]