Album Review: Josh Ritter – Gathering

As an author, painter, and singer-songwriter, Josh Ritter must see life through a creative lens that constantly refocuses reality into art.   Starting from a self-described “exciting sense of dissatisfaction,” Ritter desired to expand his style outside of the expectations he, and others, held over his songwriting.  Embracing internal unrest as his muse, Ritter puts forth... Continue Reading →

Interview: The White Buffalo

“This album came in a crazy way,” says swamp-tastic crooner Jake Smith, who makes his bluesy brand of music under the moniker The White Buffalo, of his forthcoming album, Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights, set for release on October 6th via Thirty Tigers. “I didn’t have a huge well of songs—in between albums I was writing... Continue Reading →

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 8/11/17

Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native - self-titled With his new album, internationally acclaimed cellist, composer, singer-songwriter, and environmentalist Ben Sollee pushed the boundaries of our bluegrass-leaning imaginations; with his stellar accompanying string band, Kentucky Native, Sollee has corralled and incorporated the sounds of bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle, Celtic folk, and Congolese rhythms. Paying homage to the... Continue Reading →

Interview: Will Hoge

“I got real disheartened with it,” says singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around industry veteran Will Hoge of what is colloquially known as “the band thing.” “We worked really hard on that last album, Small Town Dreams, and we played a lot of shows. There was a lot of negativity in the band, too many personalities... Continue Reading →

Interview: Rev. Sekou

“In times like these, we need a miracle/Ain’t nobody gonna save us/We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for,” wails Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, in the title track of of his powerful and timely debut album, In Times Like These. Produced by six-time Grammy nominated Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, featuring Luther’s brother Cody Dickinson,... Continue Reading →

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 5/5/17

Rev. Sekou - In Times Like These Probably one of the most important and relevant albums yet of 2017, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou combines the blues learned during his youth--the sound and the experiences as well--with testimony-inspiring Pentecostal roots gospel. Sekou, a noted activist, author, documentary filmmaker and theologian, has infused in his album, In Times Like These,... Continue Reading →

“Molly B Good” – New Music from Los Colognes

"Molly B Good," the mucho fantástico new single from Nashville faves Los Colognes, is featured on their third album, The Wave, set for release on on May 12th via Big Deal Media/Thirty Tigers. The song is the second track released off the album; the band explains that "Molly B Good" "is about the pull between the demands of society, of cultural... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Son Volt – Notes Of Blue

Jay Farrar, through his various bands and exemplary projects, has become a purveyor of the great American songbook, like many great musical legends before him. As he brings his own unique flavor to the party, Farrar’s music has encompassed folk, country, garage rock, psychedelia, and now, blues-inspired stomp. Farrar’s forthcoming release, Notes Of Blue, from his... Continue Reading →

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