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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RIP Candye Kane

May 9th, 2016 by bsradmin

It’s with heavy hearts we bring the news of a passing in the extended Bloodshot family. Candye Kane, who contributed a track to our 2004 tribute to Wanda Jackson, Hard-Headed Woman, died on Friday, May 6th in San Diego after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Her voice was as big as her generosity, or vice versa.  She was an...Read more

Bloodshot Crashes the 2016 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

April 27th, 2016 by bsradmin

From the desk of Rob Miller:

Agree or disagree on the merit of, or necessity for, a Hall of Fame celebrating a subjective art form like music, the HOF exists. I mean, I don’t LIKE beets, but they do exist, so I must deal with them.

There are no-brainers and there are head scratchers. Some make you throw the devil horns...Read more

"Love and Loss and Redemption, 15 Years Later: Alejandro Escovedo's 'A Man Under the Influence'" by Rob Miller

April 18th, 2016 by bsradmin

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO A MAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE4/24/2001

By the end of the year 2000, Alejandro and Bloodshot had been working together for a couple of years. We’d released the stirring, sometimes somber, sometimes raucous live document More Miles Than Money in 1998.  In 1999 came the wonderful odds and sods collection Bourbonitis Blues, with its different...Read more

Oscar Week: Bloodshot Artists Pick Rock-N-Roll Flicks

February 24th, 2016 by bsradmin

Ain't no better flick than a rock-n-roll pic. From the early days of rock stars acting (badly) in music tie-in movies to the new age of sappy biopics, we can't get enough. We love the fake movie bands (Sonic Death Monkey! Stillwater! Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters!) and the real stories in the (more) accurate rock docs alike....Read more

2015 Bloodshot Year-End Accolades

January 15th, 2016 by bsradmin

At the end of every year in history (well, at least since the first lovelorn or oxytocin-deprived person sat down with a guitar and started singing stories over three chords), critics and pundits around the world 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...Read more

R.I.P. David Bowie - A Tribute by Nan Warshaw

January 11th, 2016 by bsradmin

My college dorm room was a shrine to Bowie. Big posters plastered across the walls, with the rare and more sensual photos next to my and my roommates' beds. David Bowie’s Hunky Dory, Low, Lodger, Heroes, The Man Who Sold The World, Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, and Scary Monsters albums were all in regular rotation on our turn table. When...Read more

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