Blues guitar showman Luke Winslow-King's rock-n-roll/R&B-shaken new album Blue Mesa is out now, and NoiseTrade is dishing out a few free tracks from the album to help you toe the water before you go for a dip. NoiseTrade also chatted with the "roots music alchemist" about his journey to and from New Orleans and his newly mined classic...Read more
In case you didn't know, Lydia Loveless is a big time Cubs fan. Yes, we know she's from Ohio, but she's spent enough time here on the Northside (you know, the home of her favorite record label) to cross over to the dark side, as some may call it. She talked to one of our pals Josh Terry about...Read more
Whoa! Paste Magazine named Alejandro Escovedo's Bloodshot album More Miles Than Money one of the 30 best albums of 1998! They even suggest the record includes the high point of the decade: 'The 12-minute, album-closing medley of Escovedo’s vertigo-inducing “Gravity” and [Lou] Reed’s “Street Hassle”'
"I collect experiences, the crazier the better, the weirder the better, I go about my life doing my thing, and at some point when I’m alone, usually after a whiskey or two, my subconscious aligns everything..."
Sarah Shook chatted with American Songwriter Magazine about her songwriting craft (they know a thing about songwriting, since you know, their magazine...Read more
"Shook knows exactly how to make good on an opening line like “I didn’t mean to stay out all night drinkin’.”
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Sarah Shook spilled the beans to Rolling Stone about every nook and cranny of Sarah Shook & The Disarmers' new album Years, and you can read what she had to say along with Rolling Stone Country's analysis of the album below.
"'Years' is a crisp display of precision. Everyone plays with fire and purpose...Read more
"Sarah Shook Has Words for the Rich-Ass Motherfuckers of Pop Country." Whoa, what a headline. And it's true; she does. Noisey talks to her all about it and streams Sarah Shook & The Disarmers' entire new album Years ahead of Friday's release!
"Equal parts Joan Jett and Hank Williams, Shook and the Disarmers are pioneers, finding a...Read more
"I see myself more as a bastion of unpopular music. I wouldn't know a hit single if it bit me in the arse."
Jon Langford confabbed with No Depression on his new album with band Four Lost Souls, the music he listened to growing up (you could make a pretty killer playlist out of that paragraph), and how a...Read more
As we strolled (see: crawled) back into the office from Austin this morning, we were suddenly lifted back to high spirits with the news that Rolling Stone listed Sarah Shook & The Disarmers and Ruby Boots as two of the best shows they saw at SXSW!! See the whole list (including some names you might know...)...Read more
For Oxford American's special issue on Kentucky music, Freakwater is featured in a wonderful long-read about the band's history, impact on the Louisville music scene, and the band's enduring legacy and ethos.
"If a Freakwater song was sitting in a hotel bar, she would be down at the end, alone, surly and sullen, putting away double greyhounds in quick succession....Read more
"Direct, no-frills ethos of classic R&B, powered by Whitfield's forceful bellows and anchored by his rock-solid band, the Savages, which delivers compact, effective saxophone...Read more
Rolling Stone premiered a flat-out incredible acoustic live video of her affecting song "I Am a Woman" and interviewed RB about her journey from Australia to Nashville.
Joined by her on vocals are Nicole Atkins, Phillip Creamer, and Kashena Sampson. Of the...Read more
Country music mag Wide Open Country dishes the dirt on Ruby Boots' Bloodshot debut album Don't Talk About It, which comes out next Friday. They chatted with RB about the album's songwriting and production and growing up in the most isolated city in the world. And it sure seems like they're...Read more
Whoa nelly! Rolling Stone called Ruby Boots' Bloodshot debut album Don't Talk About It one of its most anticipated country albums of 2018! And it's cominatcha Feb 9! Pre-order on digital, CD, or orangey-gold vinyl LP.
"Ruby Boots, the alter-ego of Australian Bex Chilcott, does more than throw a foreigner's view into the mix; it brings sass,...Read more
"Chilcott earned a devoted following in her native Australia before moving to Nashville and signing with Chicago's Bloodshot Records, a deal that precipitated her forthcoming album 'Don't Talk About It.'" —Rolling Stone...Read more