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Cris Jacobs: A Rare Q&A

Cris Jacobs is a busy man. With two different albums currently in the works, as well as an upcoming tour opening for the legendary Steve Winwood, Jacobs certainly has his hands full. Lucky enough for us, Jacobs kindly took time out of his busy schedule to provide some detailed and insightful responses to our many questions.… Read the rest

Howlin’ Brothers: Q & A and Concert Review

10171002_3182260037922_9056685961742202008_nEven as a music blogger, believe it or not, I am not a very huge fan of technology. I still have a flip phone, I don’t own a Nook or Kindle, and I, obviously, listen to vinyl. You will not hear/see me defending technology very often, so what I’m about to do is a rare occurrence: I’d like to partially thank Twitter for the experience I’m about to describe.… Read the rest

{Review} Robert Ellis – The Lights From the Chemical Plant

Do you remember when you were young and every new album you heard blew your mind?

You were probably somewhere between the ages 13-18, and you started to “discover” music that you had never heard before. Each great new album/artist that you discovered changed your idea of what music could be.… Read the rest

Jason Eady and Courtney Patton: Q & A and Concert Review

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Only one day after witnessing another honky tonk “Jason,” (Boland) in Saint Louis, I traveled three hours down Interstate 44 to see Jason Eady rock the house at Cartoon’s in Springfield, MO.

Eady’s fiancé, Courtney Patton, opened the show. Backed by Eady’s standup bass and pedal steel players, Patton delivered a set full of quiet, deep, and beautiful country songs.… Read the rest

Dallas in the Midwest: Jason Boland & The Stragglers with Thieving Birds

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A near sold out crowd greeted Jason Boland & The Stragglers and openers Thieving Birds on an icy Friday night in Saint Louis. The house was packed, the beer line was long, and the cowboy hats were at a record high for downtown STL.… Read the rest