Articles by: Neil Ferguson

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Unleash a Country Music Tour De Force On Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

For someone who has been playing music for his entire life – who literally shared the stage with the likes of Johnny Cash and Lester Flatt while still a boy – you might expect Marty ...

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Nashville Cow-Punk Outfit Raging Fire Release First New LP in 30 Years With ‘These Teeth Are Sharp’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s been over thirty years since the members of Nashville’s Raging Fire have released an album, but you would hardly know it from their new release These Teeth Are Sharp. The band’s heyday came at ...

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Low Cut Connie’s Adam Weiner Talks Rock and Roll Liberation and New LP, Shares New Track “Dirty Water” (INTERVIEW/PREMIERE)

When I first heard Low Cut Connie during South By Southwest in 2015 it was a liberating experience. I had been listening to the Philly band for a year or two before, but it was ...

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Jamey Johnson, Margo Price and Brent Cobb Give Portland a Heaping Portion of Outlaw Country (SHOW REVIEW)

Walking into the Crystal Ballroom on Monday, May 8th – a venue situated right in the middle of the liberal bastion that is Portland – felt like stepping into Trump country. In Portland the crowd ...

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Son Volt and Anders Parker Bring Alt-Country Glory to Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

Entering their third decade as a band, Son Volt feel more vital than ever. This can be evidenced by their current tour, nearly all of which has been sold out. It is not simply the ...

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The Harmed Brothers Evolve With Bigger Indie Rock Sound On Self-Titled LP (ALBUM REVIEW)

Portland, Oregon band The Harmed Brothers have come a long way since releasing their debut album All The Lies You Wanna Hear in 2009. With their earlier efforts, the band favored a rootsier, gritty folk-rock sound. ...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: The Deslondes Perform “Déjà Vu And A Blue Moon” at Willie Nelson’s Studio for the Luck Sessions

If you were lucky enough to make it out to Willie Nelson’s fabled old west ghost town Luck, Texas during SXSW this year, then you would have experienced one hell of a party. Billed as ...

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band Embrace Traditional and Modern New Orleans Sounds in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

Few modern acts have managed to do such an effective job at bringing the musical heritage of New Orleans to the world as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. This much was evident from the sold ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Rod Melancon Beckons Rowdy Times With Catchy Rocker “Redhead”

Most people probably don’t think about Southern Louisiana too often, if at all, but Rod Melancon is aiming to change that. If you’ve been to this swampy landscape you may know that the region is rich ...

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The New Pornographers Play Career-Spanning Set For Sold Out Portland Audience (SHOW REVIEW)

“It’s a relief seeing you guys stand, I needed that,” said Neko Case shortly after the New Pornographers hit the stage in front of a sold out crowd at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom on April 16th. ...

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