Rest in Power, Sara Romweber

March 5th, 2019 by bsradmin

It is with hearts so full of sadness that we need to inform you we lost a beloved member of our family last night. Sara Romweber, the clattering, drumming powerhouse yin to Dex Romweber’s guitar yang in the Dex Romweber Duo, passed away on March 4th after a long illness.

To watch Sara play (and when she played,...Read more

Remembering Phil Dürr, Dear Friend and Member of the Extended Bloodshot Family

January 11th, 2019 by bsradmin

It is with a deep sadness that I need to tell you of the passing of a very dear friend and a member of the extended Bloodshot family.

Phil Dürr died today, in the presence of family and friends, after a sudden and catastrophic heart attack on Sunday.

Phil was an ace-in-the-pocket guitarist for numerous Detroit area bands like Five...Read more

2018: Our Opinions (Bloodshot Artists Edition)

December 21st, 2018 by bsradmin

Another calendar year is just about in the books, so it's time to look back on our highlights and milestones of the year, as well as look back on the art, music, literature, food, and other things that helped us escape, cope, and march forward. And maybe point out some of the shitty things we didn't like about this year,...Read more

Bloodshot Year-End List Round-Up 2018

December 19th, 2018 by bsradmin

Every year since the dawn of music journalism as we know it, critics huddle over their laptops scrolling through their painstakingly kept notes and scribbles, synthesizing the calendar year to tell us what works of art they liked in the past year (or rather, they tell us what we should have liked in the past year—since, after all, that’s their job). There...Read more

Bon Voyage, Tony Sarabia

December 19th, 2018 by bsradmin

This week Chicago bids fare-thee-well to a stalwart friend of the arts community. Tony Sarabia, the voice and force of WBEZ’s Morning Shift and Radio M, is signing off and heading to the goaty wilds of Iowa.  

Beyond his uncanny ability to be conversant and well-informed on the news subjects of the day, he demonstrated a fierce dedication to...Read more

Into The Wild! with Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis

May 22nd, 2018 by bsradmin

As announced in Rolling Stone, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and longtime Bloodshot Records artist Robbie Fulks and Memphis rock-n-roll royalty Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee's little sister!) recorded a collaborative album Wild! Wild! Wild! which will be released on August 10th, 2018. Recorded at Chicago's Reliable Recorders by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Pokey LaFarge, The Cactus Blossoms) and produced by...Read more

'Bloodshot SXSW 2018: A Thank You' by Rob Miller

March 23rd, 2018 by bsradmin

From the desk of what’s left of Rob Miller:

Now that, a week later, our ears have stopped ringing, our cholesterol levels have moderated, and our livers are no longer tender to the touch, I wanted to post a quick note regarding our recent shenanigans at SXSW in Austin TX.

THANKS to everyone who attended, enabled, or otherwise contributed to...Read more

Drink to 2017: Our Opinions

December 29th, 2017 by bsradmin

The great philosopher Dolly Parton once said "The world will end someday, but the end of the world and the end of time are two different things."

The end of both is inevitable, and they may or may not be simultaneous. While we may feel suffocated by the bad news of the day, it's important to highlight the art, music, literature,...Read more

Thank You - 22nd Annual Bloodshot SXSW Yard Dog Party

March 22nd, 2017 by bsradmin

Now that our ears have stopped ringing; our livers are (somewhat) on the mend; and the dust has settled beneath our feet back here in Chicago, we want to sincerely, genuinely thank each and every one of the couple thousand fans who shuffled through Yard Dog Art for our unofficial SXSW day party in Austin, TX on Friday. The fact that...Read more

The Bloodshot Staff's Top 10 High School Albums

January 17th, 2017 by bsradmin

Everyone is doing it. And Peer Pressure™works! Our friends and fans have been posting their top 10 high school albums all over the web, listing off the records they spun the most in their teenage years. It got our memories jogging (or "yogging" - it may be a soft "j") and we couldn't help but share our favorite teen obsessions,...Read more

2016 Wasn't All Bad: Our Opinions

December 31st, 2016 by bsradmin

The astrophysicist and anti-idiot Neil deGrasse Tyson once said "In five billion years the sun will expand and engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes. Have a nice day." 

It may not happen tomorrow, or next year, but doom is impending. All we can do while we wait is enjoy and appreciate the art,

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Like Sweet, Sweet Wine: Rob Miller Reflects on Robbie Fulks 'Country Love Songs,' 20 Years Later

June 28th, 2016 by bsradmin

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Robbie Fulks's debut album Country Love Songs, released June 26th, 1996 on Bloodshot Records.

Yesterday we published an essay by Robbie Fulks himself about the album (it's inception and aftermath), and now here's Bloodshot Records bossman Rob Miller's take. 

Despite the modest and surprising success of a couple of our early records like the...Read more

RIP Ralph Stanley, Bluegrass Legend and Friend of Bloodshot

June 24th, 2016 by bsradmin

Late last night I felt and heard a faint, lonesome sound. It was as if a giant tree had fallen in faraway woods. I wake up this morning to find Ralph Stanley had died.

I find myself, quite oddly, crying as I write this. I met him once. He reminded me of my grandmother, the most purely spiritual person I have ever known.
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