Live Show Review: Pokey LaFarge

There was surely something in the water at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon Tuesday night. I bore witness like a soul being saved to the genre-blending music of Pokey LaFarge. He walked on stage, with his arms wide open, a welcoming host with his merry and mischievous band of story tellers. The night was to... Continue Reading →

“Made, For Now” – New Music from Beth Bombara

Americana songstress and erstwhile side-woman Beth Bombara, who’s opened for the likes of Pokey LaFarge, Waxahatchee, Madisen Ward & Mama Bear, and Joe Pug, has found her way with new album Map & No Direction, set for release on March 3rd. After a significant battle with depression, she’s honed her clarity as a songwriter--the result is equal parts hooky Americana and... Continue Reading →

Nashville Boogie Is Back!

I don't know about y'all, but I'm getting geared up for this year's Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender--May 2016 will be here before we know it, and I'm ready to paint my lips and the town red! "But Susan, what is this Nashville Boogie Weekender of which you speak?" you may ask.  Well, Nashville Boogie is a massive... Continue Reading →

Interview: The Deslondes

"You don’t really know where you’re from ’til you leave, you know?  Living in New Orleans for the years we have, you don’t realize what all you’ve learned until you leave and do it different places," says Missouri native Riley Downing, frontman for five-piece band The Deslondes, on their adopted hometown.  "It’s definitely got its own flavor.  New... Continue Reading →

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