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April 18, 2018 - Cody Johnson is not your typical mainstream country artist. He self-releases his albums, and instead of putting out rock and pop songs (disguised to look country), he records real, diehard Texas country music.... »»»
April 18, 2018 - The opening lines of Kim Richey's "Chase Wild Horses," one of the best tracks on her excellent new CD, "Edgeland," starts with the lines: "I don't chase wild horses... »»»
April 15, 2018 - In some ways, the pairing of headliner Colter Wall and opener Jade Bird was a tale of opposites, but in ultimately, the most important way, it was not. Musically, except for an encore song of Johnny... »»»
April 7, 2018 - Brent Cobb is another in those line of artists who don't have a hit to propel themselves to the public limelight. What Cobb was have was a steady diet of touring and a plethora of quality songs to do the job.... »»»
April 7, 2018 - Some locales are synonymous with the festivals they host. Montreal, of course, with the Montreal Jazz Festival. Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight give their names to theirs. Austin opens its doors to South By Southwest.... »»»
April 4, 2018 - Sam Bush is typically considered part of the bluegrass crowd. Now, you wouldn't necessarily have thought so the way he attacked that electric mandolin of his during a stirringly, lengthy, hair... »»»
April 2, 2018 - Kim Richey may not fit comfortably into the Nashville country music mold, but with the smattering of fans gathered, she may have felt like queen for the day. As always happens during these intimate... »»»
March 27, 2018 - Lindi Ortega appeared in support of her "Liberty" album, and it didn't take long for GRAMMY Museum Executive Director/interviewer and MC Scott Goldman to address the obvious spaghetti... »»»
March 26, 2018 - Last time through Beantown, Courtney Marie Andrews opened for Eleni Mandell across the river at the small, but very venerable Club Passim. Times have changed a lot thanks to a very well received... »»»
March 18, 2018 - Lee Ann Womack pretty much summed up where she's at these days in concluding her show with Don Williams "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good." The ever-strong voiced country traditionalist sang,... »»»