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
"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
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
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
Lydia Loveless is this week's guest on the excellent Walking the Floor podcast hosted by our friend Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters and Chris Shiflett and The Dead Peasants). They get along swimmingly and talk about her new record Real. Listen to it via Rolling Stone.
And Lydia talks about her affinity for the Cubs....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.
Watch Lydia Loveless navigate romance with a clown in the new music video for "European" via Rolling Stone! The video just premiered alongside a terrific profile on Lydia and her new album Real, which is out now.
Today Lydia announced dates for a U.S. winter tour:
Nov 15 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 16 - Bowery Ballroom...Read more
Lydia Loveless and John Paul White (of The Civil Wars) hopped on the phone together for a The Bluegrass Situation piece that resulted in some fascinating conversation about how songwriting changes over with age, coming up in small town music scenes, and what current music excites them. (Lydia is listening to Mitski, in case you were wondering.)
"I’m not comparing myself to Nikola Tesla, but I know that when he invented something, he would see it in his mind before he did it. And that’s a lot of my process." —Dex Romweber