Here are some shiny gems from the big Grammy weekend. Grammy nominees Robbie Fulks and Lori McKenna played Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty's classic "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly" (with improvised insults at the end - one of them rhymes with "election") at the Americana Music Association Pre-Grammy Tribute to Loretta Lynn at the historic Troubadour. As you can imagine, they...Read more
"'Crippled & Crazy' is the definition of autobiographical for Biram, who was severely injured in a 2003 collision...Read more
"No speech. I’ll have to make it up. I’m counting on not winning, so no need to write one. But I’m gonna keep at it. Maybe I’ll write a speech for the sixth time I’m nominated. I guess it’s a little validating. Everybody’s nicer to me all of a sudden. Maybe I’m a little more popular now." —Robbie Fulks...Read more
Hear brand new Scott H. Biram song "Red Wine" along with an excellent interview via Texas Monthly right here! It's from The Dirty Old One Man Band's upcoming album The Bad Testament. Pre-order on CD, vinyl LP, or digital.
"Songs like this one ensure Biram’s place at the table among country’s best songsmiths—despite his fondness...Read more
It's the 40th anniversary of the Mekons!! To celebrate, this summer they will host a festival in the glorious Suffolk UK countryside! There will be art, film, poetry, food, booze, camping, and performances by various iterations of the Mekons, including a special performance by the original lineup!
Info and tickets can be found here.
We need the Mekons more...Read more