Lydia discusses the rock, pop, and country influences on her music, her songwriting style, and music in today's socio-political climate....Read more
CNN (yeah, that CNN!) interviewed Banditos vocalist/percussionist/kazoo-ist Mary Beth Richardson about music's importance in this political era and making music that's political by default. Read it here.
"You never really think (that) you're in a movement until its gone, until it's passed. This is so transparent and so powerful that you know you're in something huge. It's exciting and it's...Read more
The Bluegrass Situation highlights the brilliance of the new Ha Ha Tonka album's centerpiece "Height of My Fears" in its Song of the Week feature! Heart-Shaped Mountain is out now on CD, vinyl LP, and digital.
"Ha Ha Tonka shows us a way to keep climbing. Our feet may drag, the air may thin, and the...Read more
Cory Branan takes police brutality head on in his new song "Another Nightmare in America," now playing via Alternative Press. Dave Hause lends vocals to the biting, punk-infused number from Cory's upcoming album ADIOS, out April 7th on CD, vinyl LP, and digital. Pre-order here.
"If you’re trying to write as somebody else, it’s not going to sound like you, and it’s probably going to sound terrible" — words to live by from Ha Ha Tonka's Brian Roberts, which he expands on in this interview with American Songwriter Magazine about the band's new album Heart-Shaped Mountain, out one week from today on...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
Scott H. Biram talked to The Bluegrass Situation about how legendary blues singer/songwriter Lead Belly has influenced his own life and songs. They go in depth and far out.
"We had this vinyl record that was the soundtrack to the film 'Lead Belly' which is a pretty obscure movie...They filmed it in the little town that I lived in and I was...Read more
Hey look at (Grammy nominated!) Robbie Fulks sidled up between Loretta Lynn and Beyonce! He's a diva in our hearts.
The A.V. Club is in good company including Lydia Loveless's Real on their list of the 20 Best Albums of 2016. Writer Annie Zaleski nailed it in her description of the album here. "Musically, Real finds Loveless boldly building on her classic-rock-meets-alt-country grit to include vintage country, wiry indie-rock,...Read more
Our feisty, fearless, frugal co-leaders Rob & Nan talked to TIDAL about the history of the label, where we're headed, and the time-space continuum (really!). It's a worthy and wise read.
"Bloodshot started the same way a great many ridiculous enterprises began: ignorance, stubbornness, naiveté, and boundless enthusiasm for music that others seemed to be ignoring. And liquor." —Rob Miller
We're seeing Lydia Loveless's album Real all over best-of-2016 lists (and rightfully so!) but Paste Magazine has also recognized Lydia's authentic, in-your-face live show. Here she lands on Paste's list of the 25 best live acts of 2016 (alongside, oh you know, The Boss, LCD Soundsystem, and freaking PRINCE).
Our pal at NPR Ann Powers also included Upland Stories on her Top 10 Albums list, with a beautiful write-up!