The Southern Grace of Fayssoux Mclean

There must be something in the water in Spartanburg, South Carolina. A small southern town with big talent, Spartanburg boasts some incredible musicianship. It’s where you’ll find Country, Americana, Bluegrass, Rock, Blues and more….and the southern grace of one Fayssoux Mclean.                            …

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Willie Nelson 80th Bday Bash – Plan Now!

  Well, the world must not be ending on Dec. 21st. Why? Because – if Willie is making plans for a birthday bash in April of 2013, the third stone from the sun will still be turning. After all, wise ol’ Willie would know if we were going up in a cloud of smoke, wouldn’t…

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The Sandworms – Terror at Sunshine Park

Surf rock rocks.  We all know that.  You know what rocks even more?  Horror surf rock – the kind made by the Sandworms on their fun album Terror at Sunshine Park. I love B-movie, cult films, and psychotronic cinema.  So, any band that names itself after giant monsters from a series of sci-fi novels (or,…

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Bootleggers Album Review: Heart of Dixie

An album of hard core country moans and blues riffs – an album called Heart of Dixie, mind you – rooted in France? Oh, yes indeed. By some twist of fate, the Bootlegger’s frontman, Didier Céré, was born in a faraway land that conjures images of vineyards and fine art galleries with Honky Tonkin’ in…

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New Townes Van Zandt Album: Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos

Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972 is a 28-track set featuring versions of notable songs from the artist’s most prolific period, 1971-72. Liner notes by Colin Escott.   AUSTIN, Texas — As musicologist Colin Escott writes in his liner notes for the upcoming Omnivore Recordings release of the late Townes Van Zandt’s Sunshine Boy:…

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Live Photos of The Who: Live at BI-LO Center Greenville, SC

Our favorite photojournalist, April Britt-Kelly, recently captured one of the greatest and most notorious rock bands of all time, English rockers THE WHO. They’ve sold close to 100 million albums and are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yes, they were rockin’ it hard long before CSI got a hold of ’em. And…

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Stevie Tombstone Album Review: Greenwood

There are many different species of the Music Artist. Various combinations of singers, songwriters and entertainers.  But it’s the ones that wear their art that get to us the most. The ones that don’t know how not to tell the truth in their music and reveal the raw and ragged triumphs that in the end…

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The Art of Carter Robertson: Lady Outlaw Extraordinaire

Carter Robertson’s creative spark has lit more than a few fires lately. From writing memoirs to singing and storytelling, Robertson is an Artist who is delivering beautiful works of creative expression. The only female member of the legendary “outlaw” band of the late, great Country Music legend Waylon Jennings, Robertson has just released a book…

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Otis Taylor Promises Big Things With New Album Gone Due Feb

Roots music visionary Otis Taylor’s 13th album, My World Is Gone, set for release February 12, 2013 on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group, is a lightning bolt of musical creativity and social commentary. Its songs crackle with poetic intelligence and a unique, adventurous sound that balances the modern world with echoes of ancient…

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