A sometimes sparse, sometimes exuberant blend of folk, deep country and wide-open spaces from this co-founding member of punk legends X. Subdued, but no less edgy.
Rock’s bread and butter is romantic tragedy. This album takes all that, crushes it up, and emerges with something new, crisp, compelling and incredibly intelligent. Sure, they rock, but they also read.
Confident and cohesive, the record is a dark treaty on the violent and self destructive tendencies of society at large. Ha Ha Tonka take listeners on a complex tour of the South...This record is spot on, dynamic, harsh but lovely. It’s a novel wrapped up into a record.
Within the first song, you just know you’re hearing something special, that you are party to the unknown and exhilarating paths being explored by an artist on the creative ascendancy.
Roams o’er the vast landscape of American music without so much as a stumble.
Stacked with a sharp lyricism and gritty fatalism that looks off the front porch for inspiration and has the locked down groove of a band on top of its game.
Viper of Melody is played with an old school musicianship and a stand-on-the-edge-of-the stage immediacy that rockets out of the speakers.There ain't a problem that can't be solved by his brand of stripped down, intensely rhythmic amalgam of hillbilly, roadhouse blues, and high energy honky-tonk.
The Sundowners’ music and love of life struck a chord with generations of music fans. They are true legends in Chicago and an important part of the city’s ongoing connection with country music.
The Brothers delve into the grit and sweat of dirty blues scooped from the fields of the Delta and polish it in the toxic waters of the Detroit River
This is some stone cold country rock, my friends. Dig out yer dad's fringed leather jacket and catch the groove
Her languid, dreamy, smooth-as-honeyed whiskey voice will take you on a pleasing journey through the un-make believe lands of sorrow, betrayal, and emotional devastation.
On this album they've layered the sound up with dusty cloaks of reverb and echo and created a hillbilly noir classic. It's the Cramps, Dock Boggs, and Hasil Adkins all fronted by the hypnotizing vocals of Melissa Swingle.
26 tracks intended for the amusement of children and arrested adolescents everywhere.
Enjoy these songs full of cowbells, wolf calls, banjos, bongos, hiccups and rubber duckies.
Weaver’s mood is double-edged; darkness and melancholy always live in close proximity to a romantically hopeful and redeeming view of the human condition.
Kids music with a brain and that won't make the adults run screaming from the room.
The young will thrill to the sing-a-long tunes about ducks, squirrels, flies, newts and turtles, while the music geek in all of us will marvel at the dexterous harmonica and National steel guitar playing and super excellent vocals.
Taken as a whole, it is a dark and meditative album which also perfectly echoes a stark and melancholic setting.