As we close in on a quarter century in existence in our weird and wonderful corner of this treachurous and tremendous racket of an industry, we're kicking off the festivities in our hometown of Chicago at Old Town School of Folk Music's exquisitely curated summertime festival Square Roots! On Saturday July 13th, right in the heart of the warmly...Read more
"Its centerpiece is “In the Desert,” which makes reference to the Iraq War, George W Bush, Tony Blair and Ozymandias, and features lead vocals from Sally Timms and drummer Steve Goulding."
The music video, directed by Ryen McPherson, is a one-shot narrative that depicts the struggles of a working class family, a demographic with whom the farm-keeping, blue-collar Whitmore identifies.
Whitmore is also...Read more
Ground zero outlaw David Allan Coe’s “Monkey David Wine” gets a sinister gut bucket blues duet treatment. It lands about 11 feet away from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins on a ten foot chain. Pass the bottle, friends....Read more
Ruby Boots returns with new song "Might Be Losing My Mind," a collaboration with Mississippi-via-Nashville rock-n-rollers Indianola! Hear the "blackened whirl of punk’s raw noir and late '70s/early '80s jukebox glory" right here via Glide Magazine.
The song hits all digital music platforms tomorrow. Pre-save on Apple and Spotify here.
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New song from roving bluesman Luke Winslow-King! The Bluegrass Situation is streaming Luke's tropically jazzy take on New Orleans folk classic "Going to New Orleans" ahead of his appearance at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this Friday.