Tag: Texas country

  • Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 1/27/17

    Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 1/27/17

    Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough – Mockingbird Soul These two were born to sing together, and this collaboration proves it. Though it’s not their first rodeo together, these best friends and longtime music-makers have knocked it out of the proverbial park with Mockingbird Soul; by mixing acoustic stylings with straight out of the swamp harmonious blues, […]

  • Interview: Vandoliers

    Interview: Vandoliers

    Alt-country outfit Vandoliers blend Texas two-stepping country rock with touches of Tejano and mariachi—and throw a little rowdy punk rock in for added flavor. “The punk is my fault,” laughs frontman Joshua “Fireball” Fleming. “I was in a punk band for a long time. When you’re in a three-piece band, it can get a little volatile, […]

  • MCP Sessions: Shane Smith & The Saints – “I Can Hear Him Now”

    MCP Sessions: Shane Smith & The Saints – “I Can Hear Him Now”

    Upon experiencing Shane Smith & The Saints‘ live show earlier this year, I was completely blown away; their expansive brand of Texas country is made even richer through their assortment of stringed instruments,  stellar harmonies, and the power of Smith’s vocals; when reviewing their show, I wrote: “Smith’s deep and gritty voice is unexpected and enormous;  […]

  • Album Review: My Mountain – Jeremy Nail

    Album Review: My Mountain – Jeremy Nail

    Alt-country artist Jeremy Nail‘s new album, My Mountain, produced by the iconic Alejandro Escovedo, is an excellent addition to his catalogue;  the heart of a classic Texas troubadour beats strongly in this masterpiece. The title track, with its hint of blues and loads of soul, is an exceptional way to begin the album’s journey.  Nail has established a signature […]

  • Preview: Honky-Tonk Legend Dale Watson at Station Inn on 3/27/16

    Preview: Honky-Tonk Legend Dale Watson at Station Inn on 3/27/16

    Dale Watson doesn’t mince words.  “Mainstream country all sounds the same, it has no roots, it sounds like boy bands gone country.  It’s all about money, what appeals to teenagers and to people who are easily programmed,” says the Texas-based honky-tonk legend.  “It’s whatever the flavor of the month is with a little country twang.” […]