Tag Archives: Country

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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Album at a glance: Moonshine Sorrow – While You’re Drinking

Moonshine Sorrow – While You’re Drinking If you are wondering what to do since Waylon, Willie and the boys aren’t so active anymore, look no further than Moonshine Sorrow. They come from Iowa but channel Luckenbach pretty well. Whiskey soaked … Continue reading

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250 Word Local Album Review: Dylan Russell – Keep Me In Mind

Dylan Russell’s debut album is pure new country. Overflowing with pop hooks and acoustic strums with all the familiar lyrical territory. Russell covers love found, love lost and everything in-between in a variety of ways. The album is built around a … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Sexwolph – Twang As Fuck

With a name like Sexwolph you might expect an industrial death metal sound that will make you damage your speakers but the group is actually more inspired by fragile, old-school country. Complete with heartbreak and steel guitars, this is more … Continue reading

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