Video Premiere: “Quarter On The Ground (Song For Uncle Joe)” by Matt Andersen ft. The McCrary Sisters

Matt Andersen, award-winning purveyor of soul-shaking blues, will release Halfway Home by Morning on March 22, 2019, via True North Records. The New Brunswick native may hail from Canada, but his sound is steeped in the sweaty roots-tinged grit of the American South. His commanding performance style is mind-blowing, and while nothing beats seeing and hearing... Continue Reading →

Premiere: “Rocking Boat” by Kerri Powers

Rootsy songcrafter Kerri Powers knows how to tell a story—her forthcoming album Starseeds, set for release on May 4th, brims with tales and metaphors that soothe souls and challenge ideas. Today, she unveils “Rocking Boat,” a single from the new album. “I wrote ‘Rocking Boat’ one morning after waking from a vivid dream,” she explains. “I... Continue Reading →

New On Vinyl: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as "the original soul sister" and "the godmother of rock and roll".  This live recording from 1960 had never been on vinyl until now, 57 years... Continue Reading →

Interview: Jerry Douglas

Does Jerry Douglas play dobro in his sleep? “Lord I hope not, there has to be some time when I don’t have that thing on. It’s like a little brother,” he laughs. “Sometimes I hate the damn thing, but I can only be away from it for a couple of days before I’ve got to... Continue Reading →

Interview: Rev. Sekou

“In times like these, we need a miracle/Ain’t nobody gonna save us/We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for,” wails Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, in the title track of of his powerful and timely debut album, In Times Like These. Produced by six-time Grammy nominated Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, featuring Luther’s brother Cody Dickinson,... Continue Reading →

Interview: Jake La Botz

“It was 1991. I had just moved back to Chicago, and I was driving back from West Virgina in a 1959 Chevy Apache pickup, and I was living in the back of it,” reminisces modern vintage rock n’ roller Jake La Botz, as he recalls how me met friend, producer, and Hi-Style Records founder Jimmy... Continue Reading →

Interview: The Company Stores

Eclectic: selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles. Few embody those characteristics like West Virginia musical collective The Company Stores, who released a brand new album, Little Lights, in April. “We’ve been a band for about four years now— people have told us that we should focus on one genre... Continue Reading →

Interview: Imelda May

Irish musical force to be reckoned with and industry veteran Imelda May hops on the telephone for a chat, having just put her four year old daughter to bed; as she eyes the mess that is her post-dinner kitchen, she says, “I think women are fantastic, how we multi-task. We’re brilliant, I think we should... Continue Reading →

Live Show Review: The Band Of Heathens

Twenty minutes before showtime, the stage at the Basement East was already ensconced by fans waiting for The Band of Heathens. In the Nashville music scene, where being fashionably late is the norm and tour managers often usher a lurking crowd closer to the stage, it was a pleasant surprise to see the Heathens faithful... Continue Reading →

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