"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!
Lydia Loveless's Real is #12 and Robbie Fulks's Upland Stories is #15 on Rolling Stone's list of the 40 Best Country Albums of 2016.
On Real, Rolling Stone says Lydia is "as fiery as ever on her fourth album, but she's also expanded her emotional range."
And Fulks's Upland Stories is "old-timey and bluegrass arrangements that are understated enough to where you...Read more
"The result, a 10-song collection of crisp pop-rock, fierce cowpunk, and bleeding heart new wave, is the singer-songwriter’s greatest album to date."
"Lydia Loveless has never been catchier, funnier, smarter, or more of an emotional powerhouse than on this album of hearty roots-rock songs that helped her decide to keep living."
She Shreds Magazine's profile on Rosie Flores is definitive, fascinating, and required reading. Rosie recalls her entire career, from her teenage rock-n-roll band to her days on Music Row in Nashville to her revolution as a world-renowned lead guitarist and genre-bender.
"When I look around now, it makes me feel good to see that women are getting their up and commence more...Read more
You want answer's to life's greatest mysteries? Wayne Hancock's got em! Everything from Mighty Mouse to the...uh...cough...green stuff. The Bluegrass Situation asked all the burning questions, and Wayne dished the truth.