Putting his excellent guitar skills to good use, Taylor Scott led the band through two sets that spanned well over two hours. The musical connection between keys player John Wirtz and Scott makes for memorable jams, but the whole group impressively fed off each other for a slick presentation that still felt loose and free.
PREVIEW: THE GRAND OLE OPRY RETURNS TO BONNAROO 2021
The Grand Ole Opry will be at Bonnaroo 2021 with acts including Tommy Emmanuel, Dom Flemons, Chris Janson, Amythyst Kiah, Maggie Rose, and many more!
THE PEW PLAYLIST: NEW MUSIC FOR JULY 30, 2021
New additions to the Pew Playlist! Check out new music from The Accidentals, Karen Jonas, Strand of Oaks, Sean Rowe, and Birdtalker!
ALBUM REVIEW: TALKING TO GHOSTS EP – BY BRIDGET RIAN
On Talking To Ghosts, Bridget Rian pulls from a variety of musical influences while wrapping the listener in a blanket of haunted emotions.
ALBUM REVIEW: ANNIE KEATING — ‘BRISTOL COUNTY TIDES’
Even the most cursory listen to Bristol County Tides will reveal Keating’s gift for capturing fleeting wisps of emotion and shaping them into lyrics. In the vein of Lucinda Williams or Bob Dylan, Keating uses her raw, slightly gritty vocals to transport the listener into the world within her songs.
SONG PREMIERE: “THIS YEAR BE” — BY LEFT VESSEL
Delicate-yet-expressive vocals are set beautifully to an acoustic melody full of playful banjo and building strings. With a dreamy folk haze, summer sensations are synthesized into song on “This Year Be,” the latest from Bend, Oregon’s Left Vessel.
ALBUM PREMIERE: SET YOU FREE — ASHLEY RILEY
Authenticity can be gleaned from a singer’s delivery. You can often tell if the words have personal meaning to the artist, rather than simply being text set to music, which is exactly what Ashley Riley was able to capture on her latest album, Set You Free. Thanks to her always expressive, often aching, sometimes raw, vocal delivery, she leaves no doubt we’re getting the real deal.
ALBUM REVIEW: BETH WHITNEY — ‘INTO THE GROUND’
Washington State singer/songwriter Beth Whitney captures the spaciousness of her Pacific Northwest home and bottles it into the soundscape of her latest album, Into the Ground. Folk at its core, it grabs your attention with its sonic and stylistic twists.
ALBUM REVIEW: KRIS ANGELIS – ‘THE SKIES WE LOOK TO’ EP
With The Skies We Look To, Kris Angelis has assembled a group of songs that highlight her ability to not just write compelling lyrics, but also present it in a way that makes you feel the emotion behind the words. It’s an album that’s rooted in storytelling told through divergent folk influences making it a quality listen for any Americana music lover.
SONG PREMIERE: SWIFT SILVER – “COME ON HOME TO YOURSELF”
The muddy rocker, “Come On Home To Yourself,” features a complete taste of the delta from its swampy electric guitar riffs to Kline’s straight from the heart, soulful vocals.