Tag Archives: Americana

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’ latest release. He has 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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250 Word Album Review: Jason Collett – Song and Dance Man

Jason Collett is a national treasure, the only problem is that that nation is Canada. His albums are always well put together and sound fresh. His latest effort Song and Dance Man is no different. It is a record to … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Freight Train Rabbit Killer at Muny Inn, St. Joseph, MO 3/25/16

Audiences just want something unique. Every live concert they see they don’t want to yawn my way through a set and unfortunately this happens far too often. Countless bands represent what they do on their releases perfectly adequately but fail to add anything … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Robbie Fulks – Upland Stories

Robbie Fulks flexes his alt-country versatility on Upland Stories. He can turn up the twang with banjo laden tunes or put together a soothing vocal performance adorned by hesitant acoustic strums. Possibly the most striking thing about this album is … Continue reading

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