Tag Archives: Country

Coming Soon: Robbie Fulks and Sarah Shook & The Disarmers in Kansas City 5/10/18

WHO’S PLAYING?  Robbie Fulks (Chicago, IL) Sarah Shook & The Disarmers (Chapel Hill, NC)   WHAT TO EXPECT?  Country storytelling about broken hearts and empty bottles… Robbie Fulks is a professional and accomplished musician. At 54 years old his latest record “Upland Stories” … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: John Mackey – Chasin’ Dreams

One of the best things about country music is its bluntness. It never gets too cute or loses its listeners in a web of analogies and illusions. John Mackey’s latest album “Chasin’ Dreams” abides by this, it’s just straight forward … 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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250 word album review: Wayne Hancock – Slingin’ Rhythm

Wayne Hancock is going to give you a constant record every time out, without a doubt. “Slingin’ Rhythm” is no exception as he hammers out classic honky tonk with a virility that suggests he hasn’t been doing this for two decades … Continue reading

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250 Word album review: Beth Bombara – Map & No Direction

Beth Bombara is a midwest songstress in the vein of Lucinda Williams and with the delivery of Aimee Mann. Her latest release “Map & No Direction” finds her skillfully weaving her way in and out of soul searching numbers while … Continue reading

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VOT Cover Story: Phil Vandel

A successful artist has record sales, radio play and a big house with a hot tub, right? Success isn’t always measured in dollars and cents though and all of those things directly trace back to money. Phil Vandel is one … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Buck Owens -Best of Buck Owens Volume 1

Artist: Buck Owens Album: The Best of Buck Owens (1964) Purchased at: Treasure Island Thrift Store (Maryville, MO) for $1 I’ll admit it; I really didn’t understand what country music was for a long time. I thought Garth Brooks and … Continue reading

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