Album Review: Steve Earle & The Dukes – So You Wannabe An Outlaw

On Steve Earle’s new release, So You Wannabe An Outlaw, the stylized view of being an outlaw is given a much-needed return to reality. In the current country music genre, the term “outlaw” has become vernacular better lending itself to… Continue Reading

Interview: Sarah Siskind

Sarah Siskind is on her way to Nashville from her home in the mountains of North Carolina; the phone reception is iffy through the Smokies, and the line goes silent. “Can you hear me now?” she asks. “Okay, I’ll just… Continue Reading

Interview: Rose Cousins

“If my guts had a landscape, it would be Prince Edward Island,” Rose Cousins says with a laugh of her seaside Canadian upbringing. “The further I get away from how I grew up, like thinking it wasn’t that interesting, I… Continue Reading

MCP Sessions: Hugh Masterson – “Lost And Found”

Hugh Masterson, Nashville-based alt-country troubadour and the pride of Butternut, Wisconsin, will release his solo debut, Lost + Found, on Friday, June 2nd via Rock Ridge Music.  Recently, Masterson, who is a skilled craftsman of all things wooden, invited us to… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Tidal Wave” by Roger Street Friedman

In January, singer/songwriter Roger Street Friedman released his masterwork, Shoot The Moon, via Rock Ridge Music; brimming with hook-laden, emotionally resonant rockicana, the 54 year old cohesively stitches together reflective vignettes from his real-life experiences, in a stunning display of vulnerability… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Ho Hey” by Chase Gassaway

Texas-based folkster Chase Gassaway recently released A Fly Can’t Bird, an album of carefully-chosen and reimagined tunes–covers of fellow Texas bands as well as of songs made famous by the likes of The Temptations and John Legend; today, Gassaway is back with a… Continue Reading

Album Review: Beth Bombara – Map & No Direction

In creating her new album, Map & No Direction, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Beth Bombara started deep within a battle against what she describes as “a couple months of a can’t-quite-get-out-of-bed, always-tired-but-can’t-sleep kind of depression.” The end result is a lyrical outpouring… Continue Reading