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January 23, 2015 - It's heartening to see the continual rise of Eric Church's career, as he is one of the best songwriters in contemporary mainstream country music. Church mentioned from the stage how he performed... »»»
January 22, 2015 - Garth Brooks may have stood outside of country music by and large for 17 years, but he is jumping back in with both feet and more. Brooks released "Man Against Machine" in November, his... »»»
January 20, 2015 - Reverend Horton Heat has been going at it for three decades now. It hasn't always been easy, admitted Jim Heath, the singer and axe grinder for the Dallas-based psychobilly band.... »»»
January 17, 2015 - For any musical act enjoying a modicum of success, the homecoming gig is always a sweet one, with friends, family, and plenty of local fans in attendance. By all measures the star of Charleston, S.C.... »»»
January 16, 2015 - By Lee Zimmerman Time seems to stand still when you're on a cruise ship out at sea. And yet, when it comes to time spent strictly having fun - encouraged all the more by a cruise that puts the... »»»
January 16, 2015 - By Michael Rampa Even Dale Watson's empty stage emits a hyper-masculine traditional country vibe. His custom Tompkins guitar is flanked by a single monitor atop a milk crate and a pedal steel.... »»»
January 10, 2015 - The Devil Makes Three had their work cut out for them. First of all, it was one of those cold winter Saturday nights in Boston. With the thermometer heading south, this was not the most pleasant time... »»»
December 20, 2014 - Don't bother arguing with Abner Ramirez and his wife, Amanda Sudano about what a great year the two enjoyed in 2014. After all, they enjoyed two releases this year, an appearance on NPR, touring... »»»
December 15, 2014 - Nick Lowe made reference to the downer that's been a most unfortunate part of his Quality Holiday Revenue, not exactly the time of year when music, particularly of the holiday variety, should be sad.... »»»
December 10, 2014 - Daniel Romano perhaps couldn't help himself in commanding the stage. After all, he was only up on the small stage accompanied by his backing band, The Trilliums, consisting of a fellow acoustic... »»»