MCP On Location: Bonnaroo 2019

Americana music has experienced unprecedented growth over the last few years, both in fanbase and styles included within the genre.  With such expansion, it comes as little surprise that many U.S. music festivals have started including more Americana acts on their lineups.  Bonnaroo has always been ahead of the curve in this area.  In the... Continue Reading →

Live Show Review: The Lumineers

When you finally get a chance to see a group you’ve liked for years perform live for the first time, the excitement and anticipation is next level.  You spend more time getting ready.  You rush your friends out the door so you’re sure to get a good vantage point. You’re amped the minute you walk... 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 brand new video featuring an acoustic performance of "Ho Hey," the ubiquitous earworm by The Lumineers... Continue Reading →

Interview: Chase Gassaway

“Music is all I’ve ever done, I’ve never known anything different,” says Austin-based Americana artist Chase Gassaway, who grew up singing in church choir, playing cello and trombone, and who taught himself how to play guitar and keys, all before finishing middle school. “Writing is something that naturally came about as I was teaching myself... Continue Reading →

MCP’s 2016 Year-End Roundup

Many sites have crafted all manner of "Best Of 2016" lists, reviews, and other musical offerings--we decided not to partake this year, because honestly, we go to great lengths to feature only the best music all year long--and what a year it's been! In 2016, Mother Church Pew reviewed over 40 stellar releases from amazing... Continue Reading →

“Blue Christmas” – New Music from The Lumineers

The Lumineers have released their version of "Blue Christmas" via Dualtone Records, reworking an Elvis Presley season classic and reforming it with their signature stripped-down yet emotive charm. The band performed the song while partaking in the prestigious 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in President’s Park (White House).  The show, which also included Kelly Clarkson,... Continue Reading →

Album Review: The Lumineers – Cleopatra

The Lumineers have returned to the spotlight bringing with them a resplendent sophomore effort, Cleopatra, due out April 8th via Dualtone Records.  This band holds a special place in my heart, as their self-titled 2012 blockbuster of a debut album was the soundtrack to, well, my life at that time.  Their folktastic style of song... Continue Reading →

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