SONG PREMIERE: Seattle Singer-Songwriter Bell Delivers Buoyant Piano Rocker “La Via Negativa”

On La Via Negativa,Seattle songwriter Joel Bell gingerly wraps incisive, fearlessly honest observations in buoyant rolling melody. While the songs on La Via Negativa are immediately engaging (as any tightly built tune should be), spend some ...

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Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters Bring The Magic To Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre (PHOTOS)

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters brought their tour in support of their new LP Carry Fire to Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre on February 22nd. Photos by Billy Briggs.

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SONG PREMIERE: Leslie Tom Echoes Country’s Golden Era Via Hank Influenced “Audrey’s Song”

Leslie Tom’s Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams is not your typical tribute record. It’s a 10-track reflection of Leslie’s own journey in life, thoughtfully—and often playfully—intertwined with Hank Williams-inspired tales of addiction, love, heartache and ...

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SONG PREMIERE: John Calvin Abney Balances Dreamy Pop and Rich Americana on “Every Now and Then”

For the past decade, John Calvin Abney has made a name for himself as a solo artist and sought-after sideman. He’s toured as lead guitarist for fellow Oklahoman John Moreland, recording with him on his ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Minor Characters Craft Indie Rock Travelogue With “NOLA”

Minor Characters is a rock band in the truest sense. As lifelong Chicagoans, the men in Minor Characters carry with them that very American blend of wistful angst and ever striving hope. After their last ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Charlie Overbey’s “Shame” Matches Punk Flair With Righteous Storytelling

Charlie Overbey may be a lifelong Californian, but his songs are steeped in the timeless traditions of the American South. After years of touring the world supporting acts ranging from David Allan Coe and Blackberry ...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Bonnie Montgomery Offers Soft But Forceful Vocals and Full Country Treatment on “Forever”

Upon first listening to Bonnie Montgomery, it’s easy to mistakenly assume that you’ve stumbled upon a long-buried track by a legend from the golden era of country western music. Such is the artistry of this ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Sir Canyon Delves Into The Aural & Visual With Desert-Tinged “Think You’re Amazing”

Ventura Skies is an unexpected return from a songwriter who just a few years ago thought he might never make another album again. But a romantic breakup and the death of his father to cancer ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Young Valley Shine With Fiddle-Charged Alt-Country Tune “Hang Me”

Jackson, Mississippi’s Young Valley offers points of view from three songwriters: fraternal twins Zach Lovett and Dylan Lovett, and Spencer Thomas. Each of them bring a different perspective to the table, and present their lyrics ...

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FULL ALBUM PREMIERE: Hood Smoke’s New LP ‘Cannonball Porch’ Curates A Must Listen Jazz Rock Presentation

Bridging both genres and generations with original music steeped in the history of its influences, Hood Smoke’s sonic narrative illustrates timeless stories using beautifully simple melodies set to a rhythmic foundation built firmly from the ...

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