Tag Archives: Americana

250 word album review: Tyler Childers – Live on Red Barn Radio I & II

Album reviews are usually just vaulted comparisons and the really good ones avoid that trap. There are good reasons for saying “sounds like…” in a review and no tricks will be pulled here because the best way to represent what … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Nathan Kalish – I Want To Believe

Nathan Kalish has no problem embracing his country soul. The twangy guitars and vocals simply don’t lie. Kalish pops out a new record every now and then in between touring to check in with the non bar-goers and his latest … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Like Rabbits – The Devil In Your Eyes

Like Rabbits doesn’t pull any punches on their debut album. It’s straight forward bar bluegrass. The rustic music (stand-up bass, banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar) is fronted with raspy, whiskey soaked vocals with lyrics to match. Songs like “Keep On Drinking” … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Ashley Raines – King of Nothin’

The black album cover should tell you a lot about what you need to know about Ashley Raines’┬álatest release. He┬áhas traditionally kept his album cover barren when it comes to his name and album title but this takes it to … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Drive-By Truckers – American Band

The Drive-By Truckers are at a place in their career where they have built such a solid fan base that they can take some chances. On their 11th proper studio album they do take some chances, maybe not a ton … Continue reading

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250 Word album review: Massy Ferguson – Run It Right Into The Wall

This kind of twang you wouldn’t expect to come out of Seattle. The band’s northwest leanings do explain the heavier guitar driven sound though. With the thick, Jay Farrar sounding vocals it would always be difficult for the group to … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Joey Kneiser – The Wildness

Back in February of 2013 My Morning Jacket’s Jim James released his debut solo record called Regions of Light and Sound. That record was extremely disappointing. Joey Kneiser has just released the record we all wanted and expected from Jim … Continue reading

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