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February 16, 2018 - Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire.... »»»
February 9, 2018 - Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band.... »»»
February 7, 2018 - First Aid Kit belies its name with its blend of folk, Americana and country because after just releasing the excellent "Ruins," there is no need to be concerned about the musical health of the... »»»
February 3, 2018 - Steve Earle is not ready to be relegated to elder statesmen status. Not at 63, not after three decades in the business. And most definitely, not when you kick off a solo set with "F the CC"... »»»
February 3, 2018 - Fans expecting to see Chase Rice to come out and play his pleasing contemporary country for 100 minutes were in for a bit of a surprise. The set list included all the hits, and was skewed more toward his... »»»
February 1, 2018 - Sierra Hull may be an ace bluegrass player on mandolin, but she sure has an unusual touring line-up. The child prodigy - Hull released the first of three albums at the ripe old age of 16 with Allison... »»»
January 31, 2018 - Before launching his solo acoustic show with "Champagne Corolla," Justin Townes Earle opined after asking the crowd how it was doing, "I don't know how I feel...... »»»
January 29, 2018 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit walked onstage as stealthily as they picked up their two Grammys (Best Americana album for "The Nashville Sound") and best American roots song ("If We Were... »»»
January 27, 2018 - For the first time in nearly five years NewFound Road got together. Tim Caudill, Jr. Williams, Rob Baker and Tim Shelton, all founding members, stepped on stage to a nearly packed house and thunderous applause.... »»»
January 25, 2018 - Greensky Bluegrass is one of those bands that difficult to pin down musically. First and foremost, there's bluegrass that anchors their sound. Add to that a dose of string band music and a definite... »»»