The Cleverlys Interview

Jason “Mater” Robinson Interviews The Cleverlys.   The Cleverlys are a long time family band that hail from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. They play Traditional Bluegrass in their own unique style – from Bill Monroe to “Gospel Sanger” Katy Perry. The group has recently released a debut album with heavy critical acclaim from The…

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Shannon Brown from NYC

Greetings from the Big Apple!  I’m Shannon Brown, lead singer of NYC country band, Trailer Radio (www.trailerradio.com), and I’m more than a little excited to be Outlaw Magazine’s eyes and ears on the New York City country music scene. Let me tell you a little about myself.  I was raised in a small town called…

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Mark Wayne Glasmire: Review

Dave Pilot reviews Mark Wayne Glasmire  (Traceway Records) Mark Wayne Glasmire’s an unusual guy, and his music isn’t anything that just grabs you by the throat and screams “hell yeah it’s outlaw time” the way so many fans expect these days.  Which makes him a bit easy to miss at first listen.  There’s something familiar…

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Molly Gene One Whoaman Band

“I got me some leftover straw in the back of my truck if you wanna go for a hayride? Gimme a big belly bushy bearded man. Maybe he can be the one to take me for a ride. On his stick shift. One more time. Well,  the suns gone down and I finished a days…

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Freddie Vanderford: Greasy Greens Review

Albums like the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award Winner Freddie Vanderford’s Greasy Greens make me proud to reside in the same ZIP code as the Piedmont Blues man. He has been conserving this local style of the blues for a few decades now with the blessings of local legend (now deceased) Peg Leg Sam. This…

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Chris Isaak Review: Beyond The Sun

Chris Isaak’s latest release Beyond The Sun. CD Review by Michael Ross.  What’s old is what’s new again…..and what’s wrong with that? Absolutely nothing, especially when we’re talking about music. The good stuff. Like the raw, soulful sounds of Sun Records that captivated millions of people and birthed the “Million Dollar Quartet.” It was this…

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Hanni El Khatib: Will the Guns Come Out Review

I was trying to think of a way to describe Hanni El Khatib’s blistering, howling, guitar-driven music.  Psychobilly?  No.  Modern blues?  Sort of.  Grunge?  Not quite.  Luckily, I discovered Hanni El Khatib had provided a perfect description for his music on his website: “These songs were written for anyone who’s ever been shot or hit…

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Willie Nelson Month in April at Outlaw

Country Music Icon Willie Nelson will be 79 years old on April 30th and here at OUTLAW, April is ALL ABOUT WILLIE month! We’ll be featuring a Rewind Willie section in our Reviews that will cover reviews and write-ups on Willie’s past albums, and all of our writers will be contributing various pieces on Willie’s…

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TeXchromosome 2012

The 10th Annual TeXchromosome – Women With Texas Spirit will be March 16th at Opal Divines Penn Field in Austin, Texas. Beginning at noon, the event features stand out female Artists (along with some male counterparts) performing until close to midnight. TeXchromosome takes place during the big SXSW festival, but is an unofficial showcase, which…

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Billy Don Burns Interview

Billy Don Burns is a true Country Music Warrior. He wears his battle scars with honor, depicting the stories of his life in his songs with brutal and beautiful honesty. He’s respected far and wide for his long career in songwriting and performing, and he’s still out there. He’s lived it and breathed it through…

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