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{Review} Amanda Shires – To the Sunset

Fearless. That’s the first word that comes to mind upon listening to Amanda Shire’s fantastic new record To the Sunset.  It’s a word that returns to your consciousness throughout this masterful collection of songs. Unbound from genre, burdened with expectation, fulfilled with artistry.  Shires’ evokes firebrands of all types throughout the ten tracks.  Echoes of […]

{20 Questions} Garrett Bryan

Garrett Bryan is one of the most exciting new artists to hit the scene in a while.  On the songwriting spectrum he veers closer to the Fullbright’s and Kennedy’s…and live he’s Sturgill-esque.  High, heavy praise for a new artist, but deserved.  This kid is just getting started, so get to know him.  Peep the latest […]

{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 […]