Posts Tagged ‘album’

Yim Yames salutes Harrison, saves America

Yim Yames salutes Harrison, saves America

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is a busy, busy dude. His first in a slew of mostly altruistic musical projects under the name “Yim Yames” is Tribute To…, an EP homage to former Beatle George Harrison, featuring acoustic covers of his songs. The EP will benefit the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, a shelter for […]

Song of the Summer (So Far)

Song of the Summer (So Far)

With the summer reaching the halfway point, it’s time we took a look at some of the best seasonal jams and eventually decide whose sonic cuisine reigns supreme. Things could very well change by September, but let’s take a look at the candidates so far. Kenny Chesney –– “Out Last Night” The obvious frontrunner. New […]

TANYA TUCKER RELEASES MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, MY TURN

TANYA TUCKER RELEASES MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, MY TURN

The Time Life ‘Saguaro Road Records’ Release Reconstructs Classic Country – In Stores Now Nashville, TN — One of country music’s greatest legends, Tanya Tucker, has just released her much anticipated new CD, My Turn, on Saguaro Road Records.  On this new album Tucker takes classic country songs originally recorded by the all time great […]

Jewel San Manuel Casino

Never before have I seen the snaggle-toothed queen of hippie-folk-pop-(and now country) perform live, but alas the smoke filled San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino decided to accommodate as many Southern California fans as would come when they showcased a performance by Jewel last Thursday. Prior to the show I was not quite sure how […]

Johnny Cash "Remixed" Compadre Records

Johnny Cash "Remixed" Compadre Records

By Melissa Barnes Produced by hip hop king Snoop Dogg and John Carter Cash, Remixed was either a hit or big fat miss depending on your musical tastes. If you tend to err on the side of the more traditional and old school Johnny Cash, this is probably not the album for you. However, if […]

The Boxmasters "Christmas Cheer" Vanguard

By Kyle McCraw Billy Bob Thornton and his new band have been busy this year, not only releasing a double disc debut, but also following with this Christmas album less six months later. And, even though a largely unheard of band releasing a Christmas album seems like a bad idea, there are some nice original […]

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals "Cardinology" Lost Highway

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals "Cardinology" Lost Highway

By Jeremy Climer Beginning with the release of Easy Tiger, Ryan Adams seemed to have learned to control his desire to release damn near every song he writes and put out a solid, cohesive record, and Cardinology is a continuation of that maturity. Perhaps it is the consistency of playing with The Cardinals and having […]

Kevin Costner & Modern West "Untold Truths" Universal South

Kevin Costner & Modern West "Untold Truths" Universal South

By Kyle McCraw When I heard that Kevin Costner was releasing an album, I gotta admit, I was skeptical. It turns out Costner has been playing with Modern West member John Coinman since the late-80s. And that is exactly what this sounds like: a country rock album from the late-80s (For whatever reason, production-wise, the […]

David Bazan – Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA

by Jason Jones As a devoted fan of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, Headphones), I made the trip out to Pasadena on a Saturday night, just me and my Honda Accord. It had been awhile since I had gone solo to a show so I was a little hesitant at first, but the intimate setting […]

Centro-matic/South San Gabriel – interview

Centro-matic/South San Gabriel – interview

by Brad Tucker The easy misconception when one first encounters Centro-matic and South San Gabriel is that they are the same band; both are led by guitarist and singer Will Johnson, and South San Gabriel’s line-up features all four Centro-matic members, plus two. The groups are touring together for the first time in the U.S., […]

George Strait "Classic Christmas" MCA Nashville

George Strait "Classic Christmas" MCA Nashville

by Melissa Barnes, The Music City Muse This album undoubtedly lives up to its name Classic Christmas. And personally speaking, I have never heard anything come from George Strait that was anything less than amazing. Strait adds his own special country twang on classics like “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls.” His voice […]

The Lynn Morris Band "Shape of a Tear" Rounder Records

The Lynn Morris Band "Shape of a Tear" Rounder Records

by Andy Warrener Hats off to Rounder Records for their release of The Lynn Morris Band’s “Shape of a Tear”. A finely crafted album full of Smoky Mountain, bluegrass music. They’re not your typical quartet, bass, banjo, mandolin, vocals. No, Lynn Morris is a musician who learned to sing and not a singer who learned […]

Dearestazazel "Be Mine" One Eleven Records

Dearestazazel "Be Mine" One Eleven Records

by Daniel Norwood When I first encountered this band I was a bit shocked. The singer was a very tall thin man, and the rest of the band kind of looked like they should of been in a southern rock or much heavier band. Then much to my amazement, the show started and I was […]

Matt Toka "Burning In The Clouds" Unsigned

Matt Toka "Burning In The Clouds" Unsigned

by Daniel Norwood Heres an artist the only comes around once in a while. This album was made in a matter of a few short months, and released very soon after. For a unsigned artist to be able to do this, and create songs that you could swear were meant for MTV, VH1 and more, […]