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Articles by: Neil Ferguson

SONG PREMIERE: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Issue Defiant Rock and Roll Statement With “Nail My Feet Down To The Southside Of Town”

It’s 2017 and one of the hardest rocking bands with one of the most potent political mindsets happens to come from the state of Alabama. No, I’m not talking about the Drive-By Truckers, although there ...

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FEATURE: How Billy Stoner’s Long Lost Outlaw Country Album Finally Got Released After 40 Years

Sometimes life can be pretty far out, throwing a curveball at you when you least expect it. Such is the case with Billy Stoner and his sort of new old self-titled album, which is finally ...

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The Parson Red Heads Celebrate ‘Blurred Harmony’ Album Release With The Minus 5 in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

On Thursday, June 8th Portland’s Mississippi Studios played host to a local-centric bill from some of this city’s finest acts. The occasion for such a gathering was the release of a new album, Blurred Harmony, ...

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Valerie June’s Country-Soul Charms and Captivates in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

When a singer-songwriter by the name of Valerie June first garnered attention with the 2010 release of an EP called Valerie June and The Tennessee Express, those lucky enough to hear it were blown away ...

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Abram Shook Talks Love Songs, Dream Pop, and Shares Catchy New Tune “Device” (INTERVIEW/SONG PREMIERE)

Getting out of a long relationship can be a blessing and a curse for a musician. The experience can lead to a burst of creativity, but the songs that result often aren’t too happy. For ...

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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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