Tag Archives: Americana

250 word album review – Ashley Raines & The New West Revue – Gutter Mansions

Ashley Raines has spent years spinning tales of the downtrodden. On his latest release he uses his semi-rotating cast of the New West Revue to deliver a similar message with a very different sound. His last record “It Could Be … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Vandoliers and Austin Lucas at Knuckleheads in Kansas City 3/9/19

WHO’S PLAYING?  Vandoliers (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas) and Austin Lucas (Bloomington, Indiana) WHAT TO EXPECT?  The cutting edge of country music, not the Thomas Rhett crap you hear on the radio but rather the true blood flowing through the veins of … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Bottle Rockets at Knuckleheads in Kansas City 11/18/18

WHO’S PLAYING?  The Bottle Rockets (St. Louis, MO)   WHAT TO EXPECT?  The Bottle Rockets are the elder statesmen of the alternative country scene. With their first record landing in 1993 they are a strong 25 years and 11 albums … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Bottle Rockets – Bit Logic

  The Bottle Rockets proved they weren’t done making great music with 2015’s “South Broadway Athletic Club” and have returned in late 2018 with a record that is actually a little bit better. The americana pioneers can come off like … Continue reading

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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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