Shrooms, Tunes, and a Haunted Guitar: The Making of Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves has mystified and entertained crowds with his Americana musical blend for over a decade. With the release of Roll the Bones X, the origin of his beautiful, haunting melodies has been unearthed for all to hear. Read the full article for the story behind the artist, his new album, and the haunted guitar at the center of it all. Continue reading Shrooms, Tunes, and a Haunted Guitar: The Making of Shakey Graves

Sturgill Simpson and The Steep Canyon Rangers Land a Lethal One-Two Bluegrass Punch

Two bluegrass albums came out last Friday from Sturgill Simpson and the Steep Canyon Rangers: two well-known acts in the country and folk music spheres. In terms of popular appeal, it might end up being one of the biggest days … Continue reading Sturgill Simpson and The Steep Canyon Rangers Land a Lethal One-Two Bluegrass Punch

REVIEW: Wilco’s ‘Ode to Joy’ Is the Band’s Best Album in Over a Decade

Last year, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy released his memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), along with two 11-track solo albums, WARM and WARMER. It was an especially busy year for him, and fortunately this pace hasn’t slowed down in 2019. Tweedy reunited with his Wilco bandmates to release their 11th album, Ode to Joy, on October 4th, which they are following up with an accompanying tour through the rest of the year.
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REVIEW: Sturgill Simpson – SOUND & FURY

The success of A Sailor’s Guide to Earth brought fame that Sturgill Simpson never wanted. The Kentuckian appreciates the simple, organic pleasures of life, as opposed to the hollywood charades. Surrounded by an unfamiliar world, he quickly sniffed out all the bullshit around him, and made the pessimistic SOUND & FURY as a cathartic middle finger to all the destructiveness he wanted to hop in a car and drive away from. In other words: he made art, not friends. Continue reading REVIEW: Sturgill Simpson – SOUND & FURY