AllMusic had Bloodshot co-commander Rob Miller pick his top 13 favorite Bloodshot songs...perhaps to be festive we'll say it's the songs he's most "thankful for." They aren't necessarily what he's calling the BEST songs (that would be impossible), but they carry a cultural and Bloodshot-autobiographical significance. The list is complete with video embeds for each song, so you can listen while... Read more
American Songwriter Magazine conducted this in-depth interview with our co-founder/head honcho Rob Miller to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Rob gets pretty detailed about how our 20th anniversary compilation came together (including what he loves about some of the tunes), what we look for in new artists in the "digital age," and finally... Rob's thoughts on this whole Spotify debacle.
Yet another worthy read. Our fearless co-leaders Rob & Nan, along with Bloodshot stalwart Robbie Fulks, give an oral history to Chicagoist on the BEGINNINGS of Bloodshot Records. Read all about the conversations and libations in Chicago dive bars that birthed the label and the subsequent luck, sweat, and tears that raised it into the 20-something we are now.... Read more
Here's some more quality Bloodshot literature for you, this time from Chicago Tribune! The piece includes a brief history of our label; interviews with co-fearless-leaders Nan Warshaw & Rob Miller, Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan, and The Reverend Peyton; and some background on how the 20th anniversary album, While No One Was Looking, came together. The album comes... Read more
Here's a creative and outstanding read about the history of Bloodshot Records, as told by our co-fearless-leaders Rob & Nan, longtime fan and writer Raphael Maurice, Robbie Fulks, and Brian Roberts of Ha Ha Tonka, published by The Bluegrass Situation. Give it a read here while you wait for the punch clock to expire so you can get to... Read more
Maggie Bjorklund's "Missing at Sea" is the Song of the Week on The Bluegrass Situation! In addition to totally gushing over the track and Maggie's playing, TBGS also chats with her about the story behind the song. Read & listen here.
HERE to listen to an exclusive stream of
Whitey Morgan and the 78's playing a live version of "Where Do You Want It?", Dale Watson's tune about that one time Billy Joe Shaver shot a guy in the face in Waco.
The track streaming on Saving Country Music is from Whitey's forthcoming live album Born, Raised & Live from Flint, out... Read more
Hear Chicago's Into It. Over It. play a stark, haunting version of
Neko Case's classic "Deep Red Bells" via Esquire
HERE. Also included is an interview with our co-commander-in-chief Rob Miller.
This is the final song we are sharing from our upcoming 2 0th anniversary compilation While No One Was Looking before its release one week from today. The album also features Blitzen Trapper, Chuck... Read more
EW also interviewed Luke and Kyle about how they met and the making of the video for the article alongside the video.
Aquarium Drunkard asked Luke Winslow-King about his favorite Delta Blues and NOLA favorites. Luke put together a fascinating video playlist featuring amazing vocalists, guitarists, brass players, and more, spanning multiple decades. We guarantee you'll find something new that you like. Luke is virtually an encyclopedia of roots music.
Yahoo Movies just premiered the brand new trailer for Revenge of the Mekons! The outstanding (really, we've seen it) movie about one of punk's most important, yet unheralded, bands is premiering theatrically this fall and will be getting a wide(r) release via Chicago's Music Box Films (the folks who brought the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy to the U.S.) in 2015!
Our fearless leader Nan Warshaw graces the cover of this month's DEMO Magazine. If you're in Chicago, pick up a copy. If not, read the comprehensive story on Nan and Bloodshot Records for our 20th anniversary here on the interweb.