Album Review: Hailey Whitters – Black Sheep

"Who really wants to be white as snow, the thing about black is that the dirt don't show," Hailey Whitters confesses in the title track of her newest LP Black Sheep. Headstrong and confident, she sarcastically blazes through snarky lyrics, unapologetically punctuating her bullet points. With an unstoppable one-two punch of angelic voice and devilish charm,... Continue Reading →

Interview: Merle Haggard

At 78 years of age, Merle Haggard is not slowing down. “My family won’t let me sink back in the chair,” he jokes. “They want me to be a young grandpa.” The truth is that the legend has seen a thing or two in his day. With a career spanning from the early sixties to... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Dan Bern – Hoody

Bob Dylan had a kind of wit that spanned beyond his age and his generation. Wise and political, he flawlessly walked a tightrope of teaching topically without clubbing his listeners with a heavy stick.  Similarly, Merle Haggard pointed out the flaws in the Vietnam War protester, using his country, party voice to speak for a generation.... Continue Reading →

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