Kelly's voice is so versatile it can wrap itself around any song, in any style, be it torchy jazz, country weepers, soul-fueled bump and grinders or long-lost pop nuggets, and transform them into something all her own. Hell, just her compilation appearances could be their own "Best of..." collection. She's that good.
Top shelf musicianship, razor sharp songwriting, and a total lack of concern for the confines of genre, made the Meat Purveyors one of the most entertaining and energetic bands to ply the dark corners of the roots underground and were a touchstone in the thrashgrass movement.
We like The Sadies because they can play ANYTHING better than anyone else. Surf, cool cowboy psychedelia, electric bluegrass, spaghetti western soundscapes, garage punk, whatever.
The Deadstring Brothers' heart beats with pure rock and roll. Simple and shor 'nuff. Built on a the unshakable foundations of blues, rock country and soul, DSB manages to create something at once totally fresh but totally recognizable. It's all ragtops and cold beer, seeds and stems, gatefold LPs and foxy girlfriends with tight, flared jeans.
Devil in a Woodpile, they play blues. They also play country. Ragtime. Hot Jazz. Hillbilly. It's all the same to them. It's all taken from the same deep, muddy well called American Music that existed long before wise guy marketing goons and interweb algorithms decided to categorize and sub-categorize the whole mess.
These "bests" span the spectrum of Jon's term of service with us. There's all out punk, ballads, country, folk-punk punk-folk, and well...it's Jon. 'Nuff said.
The perfect 12 pack for any heartbreak!
Pulled from all of Rex & the Boys' fabulous honky tonk anthems, this collection will have you in REAL country high heaven.
A rousing 12 pack of songs from a band not unfamiliar with 12 packs. This is one helluva party platter packed with classic singalong athems from their first 5 albums.
12 tracks from the Train that'll show you why he is the King of Juke Joint Swing.
Covers his hillbilly boogie road songs, a murder ballad, a live classic or two, as well as his duet with Hank III.