American Outlaw Songwriters: Rare Breed

Growing up with the music of Hank Williams playing from my Mama Madgelee Hanes Moore’s old collection of 78 records (playing around our house on the old Victrola) was without a doubt my first exposure to the craft of songwriting. Even as a  young child who would not take up playing guitar and writing my own music until years…

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Ed Woods Album Review: Wild Dude

A Japanese psychobilly band that worships Ed Wood, grindhouse cinema, and B-movies?  Sold. Ed Woods consist of Billy Trash on upright bass and vocals, Johnny Trash on guitar and vocals, and Jet Trash on drums and “screaming.”  They sing mostly in Japanese, and I have no idea what the hell they are saying, but I…

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The Dunes Album Review: La Musicque Nouveau

Shine up those shoes, because you’ll want to gaze at them a lot when you hear La Musique Nouveau by The Dunes. The Australian four-piece (Stacie Reeves, Matt Reiner, Dan Fernie-Harper, and Adam Vanderwerf) bring a great, expansive, spaced-out sound to their new EP. The opener, “Red Leaves,” would be ideal for drives through a…

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