Lydia Loveless and John Paul White (of The Civil Wars) hopped on the phone together for a The Bluegrass Situation piece that resulted in some fascinating conversation about how songwriting changes over with age, coming up in small town music scenes, and what current music excites them. (Lydia is listening to Mitski, in case you were wondering.)
Here's New Orleans bluesman Luke Winslow-King's new Italian-made music video for "I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always," the title track from his new album. The video was directed by Rossella De Venuto and produced by Maurizio Antonini at Interlinea Films.
LWK is kicking off his European release tour this week! With more European dates coming in February.
Robbie Fulks wonderfully covered the late Freddy Powers's classic "Little Hotel Room" for The A.V. Club's Under Cover (The Day of the Dead Edition). The song was originally made famous by Merle Haggard & Ray Charles. Watch Robbie's version here.
Just Robbie, an acoustic guitar, and this beautifully gut-wrenching song. Enjoy....Read more
Lydia Loveless is the musical guest on the new episode of Matt Besser's Improv4humans! Lydia & Todd play a few songs from the new album Real, and then funny humans Besser, Tim Meadows(!), Dan Lippert, and Pamela Murphy perform improvided comedy based on the lyrics. Lydia's songs morph into all kinds...Read more
And honestly, who isn't? Only people who haven't yet heard it! You can do that here.
"The album spans the gamut from a playful Mills Brothers-style vocal arrangement of "Buglight" to the baroque pop orchestrations of "Bluebirds in Michigan." The disparate songs coalesce around a tone that is unapologetically uplifting. It's impossible to listen to the Flat Five and not...Read more