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{Review} William Clark Green – Hebert Island

The line from Misunderstood to Rose Queen to Ringling Road didn’t lead straight to Hebert Island.  Along that route, William Clark Green experienced some hardcore life.  He’s gone from plucky songwriter well-known on the plains to a regional headliner backed by one of the best bands to be found anywhere.  He’s turned modern country music […]

{Brad's Corner} August 2018: Realizations

{Brads Corner}

Realizations are hard.  Becoming fully aware of something, whatever that may be can be jolting, halting and alarming.  It’s usually a cause for growth.  A learning experience. When it comes to this music scene, the first realization I had many years ago was that it existed.  Once I got that part down, I became fully […]

River Jam Artist Preview: The Buffalo Ruckus

Comparisons are easy to come by, but hard to live up to.  One of my most trusted gatekeepers of taste in this scene once told me that The Buffalo Ruckus was as if The Band met the Allman Brothers in Texas and never left.  That’s high, hyperbolic praise that seems outrageous until you see these […]

{Brad's Corner} July 2018 – Warm Fuzzies Amid the Cold Madness

{Brads Corner}

We live in an era and age where arguing online has become a hobby.  Our leaders do it, our kids do it, and over on Facebook your grandmother is doing it.  I’m not sure exactly when we reached this tipping point, but it’s truly depressing.  As someone who has been on the internet since its […]

{Brad's Corner} June 2018 – There’s Always Somebody Playing Somewhere

{Brads Corner}

“There’s always somebody playing somewhere.” That’s the quote the grizzled songwriter gave me post-set as he gazed out at the domestic longneck swilling crowd that had been nonplussed by his original offerings, yet exploded onto the dance floor during his loadout to the successive medley of The Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, Copperhead Road.  You know the […]