July Album of the Month Bonnie Bishop Ain’t Who I Was

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Ain’t Who I Was by Bonnie Bishop is Outlaw Magazine’s Album of the Month for July. I met Bonnie Bishop at a Writer’s Night (yes, one of those) in Nashville, several years ago. Might have been around ’06 or ’07 (the years kind of blend together, hard to say).  Despite the fact we were both from Texas, I’d never…

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In Love With Wynonna & The Big Noise

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Christina Claire Ciminella, otherwise known as WYNONNA, is a complete, full on Badass. I remember years ago, watching The Tony Danza Show (some of you are thinking,”Tony Danza had his own talk show? or Who the hell is Tony Danza?”). He had just seen Wynonna in concert  in NYC the night before. He raved about her in…

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Album of the Month: Darrell Scott

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Kentucky’s own has laid claim to an uprising of roots glory as of late, with the “country-on-the-edge” golden boy Chris Stapleton creating an underground media storm and racking up awards, Sturgil Simpson’s beautifully executed new album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth may be one of the best albums of the year, and then there’s the latest release…

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Classic Of The Month: Strike Like Lightning

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The recent passing of Lonnie Mack marked the loss of yet another ground breaking Icon in Music. Lonnie Mack was called a “Pioneer in Rock Guitar Soloing” by Rollling Stone. He was known as one of the first true guitar Heroes. His instrumentals “Wham”  and “Memphis” (back in the 60’s)  influenced many guitar legends including Duane Allman,…

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June Artist Of The Month: Tony Joe White

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Tony Joe White is Outlaw Magazine’s Artist of the Month for June 2016.  His new album, Rain Crow, dropped on May 26th and it holds up strong to his body of work that includes over forty releases (nineteen studio albums) since his debut in 1969 with Black and White on Monument Records. TJW has had songs recorded by Elvis,…

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10,000 Maniacs: Twice Told Tales

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10,000 Maniacs, best known for their mega-hit “These Are Days,” have taken a bold step in their successful career by releasing Twice Told Tales – a collection of British Isles folk songs.  Some of these songs are centuries old and the band, with their mastery of traditional instruments and beats, brings fresh life to songs…

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The Hillbenders – Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry

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Talk about an ambitious and ballsy project. Take a Rock ‘n Roll classic, the infamous  Rock Opera Tommy (The Who) nonetheless, and Bluegrass it up in style. This idea could have gone so horribly wrong. But producer Louis Jay Meyers found himself a group class act to pull it off.  He teamed up with Springfield, Missouri…

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BUDDY GUY LIVE AT LEGENDS REVIEW

Buddy Guy at Buddy Guy’s Legends – Chicago, IL – January 08, 2015 I’ve wanted to see Buddy Guy play at his own club for almost twenty years.  He does a residency at his club each January and all his shows normally sell out.  I’ve never been able to work out the dates with my…

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The Young – Chrome Cactus

Hailing from Austin, Texas, The Young have been knocking out solid rock albums since 2007.  Their newest, Chrome Cactus, is a welcome addition to their catalogue and to your music collection. The first track, “Metal Flake,” could be a song about a burned-out metal head.  The heavy opening riffs, fuzzed guitars, and sort-of distant lyrics…

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